Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?

By kites editorial committee members in the US Following the protests and rebellions ignited by the police murder of George Floyd, calls to “defund” and “abolish” the police have grown in popularity, mostly among the activist/Leftist crowd and the progressive petty-bourgeoisie. Some elected officials have given their endorsement to these calls, and the Minneapolis cityContinue reading “Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?”

Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights

By the kites Editorial Committee A series of outrages and the protests and rebellions that followed them have laid bare to a new generation, to white people willing to listen, and to the whole world a cold but potentially liberating truth: White supremacy and the oppression of Black people are fundamental to the foundations andContinue reading “Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights”

Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)

Publication of the print version of kites #2 is delayed due to the pandemic. However, we will be posting new content here on our website. The following Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (OCR) is our indictment of US imperialism and the entire capitalist-imperialist system it is part of; our conception of the goalContinue reading “Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)”

On Infantile Internet Disorders and Real Questions of Revolutionary Strategy: A Response to the “Debate” over the Universality of Protracted People’s War

by Kenny Lake To read and download in PDF, click here. For nearly three decades, people calling themselves Maoists in Europe and North America have been arguing that Mao’s military doctrine of protracted people’s war (PPW), which guided the Chinese revolution to victory and has been adopted and adapted in Vietnam, the Philippines, Peru, India,Continue reading “On Infantile Internet Disorders and Real Questions of Revolutionary Strategy: A Response to the “Debate” over the Universality of Protracted People’s War”

From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s

by Kilmore and John Albert To read and download in PDF, click here. Dedicated in remembrance of Nicholas Heyward, Sr., a fierce fighter in the struggle against police violence. Eric Garner, 43, in Staten Island, NY, 2014. Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, MO, 2014. Laquan McDonald, 17, in Chicago, IL, 2014. Tamir Rice, 12, inContinue reading “From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s”

The contraband of revolutionary theory

Introducing KITES, a journal of communist theory and strategy for revolution in North America by Amil K. To read and download in PDF, click here. In the American and Canadian prison systems, kites are “contraband” correspondence shared among inmates, and between inmates and those on the outside. Tiny, folded-up pieces of paper, kites are slippedContinue reading “The contraband of revolutionary theory”

The Proletariat: What it is, what it ain’t

by Kenny Lake The Proletariat: What it is, what it ain’t is the opening essay in a four-part series The Specter that Still Haunts. Parts two, three, and four will appear in kites two, three, and four respectively. Originally written in 2015 and published in Uprising (a previous theoretical organ of Revolutionary Initiative’s), the wholeContinue reading “The Proletariat: What it is, what it ain’t”