“We are both the subject and the object of the revolution”

An Interview with Italy’s CARC Party by the kites editorial committee Part 1 of On Granite Conviction:Revolutionary Communism in Italy Today Editorial Introduction from kites In the interest of learning everything we can from seasoned and still-in-the-struggle communist revolutionaries—especially those in other imperialist countries, and even more especially those with a strong connection to andContinue reading ““We are both the subject and the object of the revolution””

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

by the kites Editorial Committee 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, having spent the last nearly thirty years ofContinue 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”

Picking the Ripest Fruit for Harvesting a Revolutionary People

by Kenny Lake (Written in 2015) Picking the Ripest Fruit for Harvesting a Revolutionary People is the fourth and final part in the series The Specter that Still Haunts: Locating a Revolutionary Class Within Contemporary Capitalism-Imperialism, and will appear in print in kites #4. Originally written in 2015 and published at revolutionary-initiative.com, this piece wasContinue reading “Picking the Ripest Fruit for Harvesting a Revolutionary People”

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”

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”

Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?

By kites editorial committee members in the US Click here for a printable PDF of this article. 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 givenContinue reading “Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?”

Manifesto of the Organization of Communist Revolutionaries (US)

Click here for a printable PDF of this article. 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 goal of communism and the socialist transition to get there; and our strategic thinking on making revolutionContinue 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”