Political Work

Pack the Court Rooms! Defend RSCC Comrades Against Police Repression!

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

10448404_783147905054284_7209045917051066408_o More than 100 protesters were arrested in tonight’s crackdown, including three RSCC comrades. [Not the actual picture] Three RSCC comrades were specifically targeted and brutally arrested last night, Wednesday, April 29, as they took the streets once again to protest the outright genocide being committed against Black people at the hands of the police all over the country.

Like in Baltimore, the people in NYC congregated and decided to take the streets to condemn state violence they experience in their communities. But this time, the pigs decided to crack down on protestors proving once again the very nature of the white supremacist state under which we all live. All over the city, over 100 protesters were arrested.

The state is scared of the way the movement against police killings of our people has revealed that their true purpose is to maintain the peace for the ruling class…

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The Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People

What is Proletarian Feminism?

This is the first of a series of notes that will be relatively short, and by no means exhaustive, but are put forth as both a summation and intervention of the theoretical and practical context of gender liberation in general and proletarian feminist struggle in the particular, both within the context of the United States, and the global context – taking on the particularities of gender formation, as well the universal aspects of patriarchy.

Adavasi women with the Indian Maoists.

Adavasi women with the Indian Maoists.

Let us take opportunity in the annual remembrance on the International Working Women’s Day to raise a necessary definition in the ongoing development towards a Proletarian Feminist conception of gender liberation.

First, a necessary comment: while we do not mention trans women as separate subjects, when we say women in this article, we are including trans women as the issues we touch upon are common to all proletarian women, whether trans or cis, and while we recognize that cis women and trans women have differences, for example cis women and reproductive health choices, and trans women’s exclusion from women’s spaces or lack of access to hormones – we understand these differences as within the umbrella of women, as the subjects of oppression by patriarchy. We also recognize that the struggle against patriarchy is not solely a women’s issue, or a sexual or gender issue, and that gender is not a binary, nor is sex free of social and cultural construction. However, we will address this in subsequent notes and a series on Queer Maoism that has been almost two years in the making. Non-men, people who are neither women nor men, but still suffer patriarchal oppression, and thus for the purpose of this discussion are treated the same as women – both cis and trans – however, we want to keep the discussion centered on feminism as an expression of women’s politics whether cis or trans, not genderqueer struggle – which includes besides trans women and non-binary people, men, like trans men, whose experience of patriarchy is different from that of cis or trans women, and which has its own separate history from feminism, even if indeed proletarian feminism is queer struggle. This article has a narrower focus, but we feel these overlaps needed addressing for the sake of clarity and to make clear that we speak firmly for trans and genderqueer inclusion in feminism, and that trans women are women.

Proletarian feminism: more than just proletarian and feminist together

Proletarian feminism is the theoretical and practical development of the struggle against patriarchy from the perspective of the proletariat and revolutionary communist politics. Continue reading

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Political Work

All Out for International Working Women’ Day! Smash Capitalism, Imperialism, and Hetero-patriarchy!

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

Comrade Denise in IWWD Comrade Denise in IWWD

This Sunday, March 8, join us for the 101st commemoration of the International Working Women’s Day. International Working Womens Day was created in the early 20th century by revolutionaries (revolutionary women in particular) such as Clara Zetkin, Aleksandra Kollontai, and Vladimir Lenin. The day was set to mark the fact that a revolution against capitalism and imperialism is incomplete if it does not address half of the population, women, who are exploited under capitalism and imperialism, national oppression, and have to suffer patriarchal oppression at home, in the street, and their work place.

Despite the explicitly anti-capitalist sentiment of International Working Women’s Day, liberal feminists still use the rhetoric of women’s equality and deprive it of class consciousness. In this type of feminism, it is conceived that laws addressing equality for men and women are adequate to ending women’s struggle as women can take…

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Picket to Defend Filipino Peace Consultants!

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

Benito and Wilma Tiamzon Benito and Wilma Tiamzon

PICKET TO DEFEND FILIPINO PEACE CONSULTANTS

Where: 556 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10036

When: March 28th, 5:30pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480235112204996/?context=create&source=49

The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee is participating in the New York Committee to Defend Filipino Peace Consultants, following the illegal arrest and detainment of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in the Philippines. The Tiamzons are peace consultants between the New Democratic Front of the Philippines and the government, and both are carriers of letters signed by the government providing them free and safe passage.

We condemn the repression faced by Benito and Wilma Tiamzon by the Aquino regime, as well as the repression of all political prisoners by governments that let people live and die in poverty, that do not provide adequate relief and rehabilitation after natural disasters and sell out their own people to imperialism.

We unite with the New York Committee to Defend Filipino Peace Consultants…

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WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY: RSCC ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY

The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee released their International Working Women’s Day statement.

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

                                                                    WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY

The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee turned out a contingent of 20 people to the International Women’s Day march this year. The march is one in a series of events we are participating in and hosting, as part of Women’s History Month. Two RSCC members spoke before and after the march, about the experience of proletarian women and the importance of the struggle for women’s liberation.

denise-iwwd RSCC Chairwoman, Denise Ford

“The women’s struggle is a part of the class struggle. We must become more proactive in abolishing the structure we live in, capitalism and the fight against patriarchy” – Denise Ford, RSCC Chairwoman

The Chairwoman of RSCC, Denise Ford discussed the…

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New Communist Party (Liaison Committee)

International Working Women’s Day: RSCC and NCP(LC) Comrades Speak for Proletarian Feminism!

RSCC and NCP(LC) present at the IWWDC rally and march.

During International Working Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, the comrades of the Revolutionary Students Coordinating Committee – RSCC and the New Communist Party (Liaison Committee) – NCP(LC) gave speeches in the different events they participated in, speaking to necessity and reasons for proletarian feminism as the guiding theory on anti-patriarchal struggle, woman and queer liberation, and how the struggle against patriarchy must be a struggle against capitalism and the struggle against capitalism must be a struggle against patriarchy. Continue reading

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New Communist Party (Liaison Committee)

Maosoleum is now an organ of the NCP(LC)

102113-CUNY-PROTEST-DM-7.jpg.jpegThe Liaison Committee for the New Communist Party-NCP(LC), formed after a split with the NCP(OC) on the basis of a line struggle between a Gonzaloite deviation and Maoism proper, has been announced.

We now span several cities and are leading mass work in NYC guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism through our student mass organization, the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC) and internet mass organization, Maosoleum.

If anybody has any questions they can contact our leadership:

New York City Branch leader: Christian L.

Kansas City Branch leader: Andrés H.

National Liaison: Tafadar S.

National Email: ncpliaison@gmail.com

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