Seven Theses on Imperialism and the Drug War

by Aiyanas Ormond kites received the following submission from Aiyanas Ormond, a leading activist within the International League of People’s Struggles chapter in Canada who also has considerable experience and knowledge on the question of the bourgeoisie’s drug war, gained in part through eleven years of work in the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.Continue reading Seven Theses on Imperialism and the Drug War

The Psychosis of Imperialism

kites Issue #7 Editorial by the kites Editorial Committee As the crisis of the world capitalist-imperialist system deepens and the bourgeoisie has no resolution, and in the absence of an international communist movement posing a revolutionary alternative, not just individuals but whole classes are losing their damn minds. The COVID-19 pandemic—not so much the virusContinue reading “The Psychosis of Imperialism”

Contested Nation

Ukraine and the Present War Amidst a History of Great Power Politics and Inter-Imperialist Rivalries by F.O. Marthoz (July 2022) INTRODUCTION How the imperialists fight each other while blaming another Europe is at war once again, for the third time in a little over a century: the specter of communism, we are told, is hauntingContinue reading “Contested Nation”

War in the enemy’s camp

An investigation into the “Freedom Convoy” movement by Jorge, Paul, and Arthur The world of the ruling class is in flames, the internal war in the enemy camp is exacerbated, and the masses are increasingly pushed to resist in a thousand ways. In this context, our task as communists is and will always be toContinue reading War in the enemy’s camp

“It is only in participating in the revolution that women can work for their liberation.”

An interview with Coni Ledesma of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Editorial Introduction from kites The Philippine revolution has an exemplary record of women’s leadership and participation. In 53 years of protracted people’s war, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army have swam against the tide of semi-feudal socialContinue reading ““It is only in participating in the revolution that women can work for their liberation.””

Tin Man Maoism

A Summation of the MRP by Tyler and an exchange with Kenny Lake In response to our call for summations,1 kites received a summation of the “Maoist Revolutionary Party” (MRP), a short-lived organization in Philadelphia in 2019–20, from Tyler. While this summation offers some insights into the arrogance and lack of revolutionary principles that ledContinue reading “Tin Man Maoism”

Between Gilead and OnlyFans: Notes on the Oppression of Women in 21st-Century Capitalism-Imperialism

By the kites Editorial Committee, March 2022. International Women’s Day on March 8th was initiated by the international communist movement over a century ago as a recognition of the centrality of women’s liberation to communist revolution. In contrast to the patriarchy, violence, and degradation women face under capitalism-imperialism, where the proletariat, under the leadership ofContinue reading Between Gilead and OnlyFans: Notes on the Oppression of Women in 21st-Century Capitalism-Imperialism

“Banish Pessimism and Defeatism”

An Interview with Umberto Corti of the Central Committee of the (new) Italian Communist Party Part 2 of On Granite Conviction: Revolutionary Communism in Italy Today Editorial Introduction from kites In April 2021, the kites Editorial Committee conducted this interview with comrade Umberto Corti of the (new) Italian Communist Party ((n)PCI). The (n)PCI was establishedContinue reading ““Banish Pessimism and Defeatism””

“Kick, Push,” but Don’t “Coast”: Skateboarders and the 2020 Summer Rebellion

by Conrad Drexel kites received the following from a reader in Southern California whose previous submission,“Catching Fire: Participant Reflections on the Summer of Protest and Rebellion,” appeared in kites #3.1 As an introduction to the culture by way of personal experience, when I was coming of age in the mid-late ’90s, skateboarding was a refugeContinue reading ““Kick, Push,” but Don’t “Coast”: Skateboarders and the 2020 Summer Rebellion”

Code Blue: The Living Nightmare of Healthcare Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

kites received the following submission, which is based on interviews with healthcare workers in a hospital setting during the COVID-19 pandemic, from a reader in a major US city. While this piece is the result of an initial investigation, it gives more than a sense of the possibilities for communists to integrate with the massiveContinue reading “Code Blue: The Living Nightmare of Healthcare Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic”