“The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet”

Jose Maria Sison, 1939-2022 An Obituary by the kites Editorial Committee Comrade Jose Maria Sison has passed away at the age of 83 after two weeks of hospitalization in his place of forced exile in Utrecht, Netherlands. He lived his whole life in struggle and service to the Filipino people, to the international proletariat, andContinue reading ““The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet””

On “foreign monsters” and the people’s war that persists

An Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines Commissioned by the kites Editorial Committee Original Release: October 2022 / Re-Edited: Late December 2022 Editorial Introduction In September 2022, kites had the pleasure of interviewing Jose Maria Sison, the Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP),Continue reading On “foreign monsters” and the people’s war that persists

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

“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.””

Revolution has vanished, replaced with fantasies of dual power, counterpower, “base areas,” abolition, and other “bottom-up” bourgeois-democratic illusions

By Kenny Lake For a PDF of this article, click here. For all their aversion to collective discipline and democratic centralism, for all their anti-vanguardism, for all their donning of dogmatic ideologies and petty sectarian bickering, it’s striking how firmly united most Leftists under the age of 35 in the US are on the notionContinue reading “Revolution has vanished, replaced with fantasies of dual power, counterpower, “base areas,” abolition, and other “bottom-up” bourgeois-democratic illusions”

Chairman Gonzalo’s Legacy of Steadfast Revolutionary Principle and Strategic Innovations

by the kites Editorial Committee For a PDF of this article, click here. On 11 September 2021, the international proletariat and oppressed people of the world lost one of the greatest revolutionary leaders of the last several decades. Abimael Guzmán, AKA Chairman Gonzalo, leader of the Communist Party of Peru–Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), passed away,Continue reading “Chairman Gonzalo’s Legacy of Steadfast Revolutionary Principle and Strategic Innovations”

Exceptionally Serious Responsibility

Some notes on the history of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and prospects for unity in the international communist movement today by Hinton Alvarez “…the Marxist-Leninst movement is confronted with the exceptionally serious responsibility to further unify and prepare its ranks for the tremendous challenges and momentous battles shaping up ahead.” -Declaration of the Revolutionary InternationalistContinue reading “Exceptionally Serious Responsibility”

Against the Tide of Counter-Revolution

An Interview with Comrade Kiran (Mohan Baidya), General Secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist) The interview was conducted in January 2021 and appears in the kites Issue #4. Editorial Introduction In the 1990s, when the ruling classes were proclaiming the permanent victory of capitalism-imperialism in all corners of the globe, a smallContinue reading “Against the Tide of Counter-Revolution”

When We Ride On Our Enemies

by Kenny Lake (First published Sep 2017) When we ride on our enemies is the third part in the four-part series The Specter that Still Haunts. Part four will appear in kites #4. Originally written in 2015 and published in Uprising (which was a theoretical organ of Revolutionary Initiative’s), the whole series can be foundContinue reading “When We Ride On Our Enemies”

Theses on Capitalist Crisis and Class War

by José San Miguel First written December 2019 / updated+published September 2020 Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Preface I began the work of writRening out these positions over the course of 2018 and 2019. But these ideas, like all ideas, are social in their origin: they’re the outcome of significant effortContinue reading “Theses on Capitalist Crisis and Class War”