From Postmodernist Nonsense to Plain Proletarian English: A Translation Guide

Some readers of kites, particularly class-conscious proletarians in North America and our international audience, may be confused when they encounter the terminology and slogans used by postmodernist activists and academics in the US and Canada that are alien to their life experience and to common sense. In order to assist such readers in making senseContinue reading “From Postmodernist Nonsense to Plain Proletarian English: A Translation Guide”

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”

Malcolm X Didn’t Dish Out Free Bean Pies

Distinguishing Charity and Social Work from Revolutionary Strategy by Kenny Lake (December 2020) Click here for a printable PDF of this article. In the 1990s, aside from militant protests and a willingness to go head-to-head with riot police perhaps best exemplified in the 1999 protests that shut down the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle,Continue reading “Malcolm X Didn’t Dish Out Free Bean Pies”

Kick ’Em While They’re Down

Kites #3 Editorial By the kites Editorial Committee (December 2020) Click here for a printable PDF of this article. In the future, hopefully 2020 will go down in history as the year of squandered possibilities for revolutionary advance in the US. We say hopefully because the other possibility—2020 as the year when all the signsContinue reading “Kick ’Em While They’re Down”

Catching Fire

Participant Reflections on the Summer of Protest and Rebellion by a reader of kites The interviews in this article were conducted in the summer of 2020. Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Author’s note: As a reader of kites, I’ve been inspired by the guidance and leadership your journal provides to conductContinue reading “Catching Fire”