Imperialism has prepared the conditions for its own doom. These conditions are the awakening of the great masses of the people in the colonies and semi-colonies and in the imperialist countries themselves. Imperialism has pushed the great masses of the people throughout the world into the historical epoch of the great struggle to abolish imperialism.

- Mao Zedong

This Program Has Been Discontinued Temporarily While the Committee Tries to Find a Way to Discontinue It Permanently
Herblock, Washington Post, 1954

Among Senator Joseph McCarthy’s moments in the spotlight during his anti-communist campaign, the nationally televised thirty-six-day hearing in 1954 stands out. This cartoon was published during the hearings. As McCarthy charged U.S. Army and civilian officials with subversion, television exposed his hectoring and brutal interrogation techniques, which helped turn public opinion against him. Mortified by his increasingly reckless attacks on officials that included President Dwight D. Eisenhower and political leaders of both parties, on 2 December 1954, the Senate voted to censure McCarthy.

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Stonewall Means Fight Back!

Don’t believe the hype! 

U.S. imperialism tries to use Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer rights as a bludgeon against other countries. 

But Stonewall was a rebellion of the most oppressed, people of color and working-class youth against police brutality, the racist, sexist capitalist state and the imperialist war in Vietnam. 

That’s why communists celebrate Pride. That’s why LGBTQ workers are an essential part of the U.S. working class!

Leslie Feinberg interviews Sylvia Rivera: ‘I’m glad I was in the Stonewall riot’

Un-American Activities in California
Fifth report published by the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, Sacramento, California, 1949

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Buzludzha; a former socialist celebrations venue, now known as the abandoned communist UFO. Entering the building is illegal and its entrance is locked up, but by climbing through a small hole in the side of building you can enter into one of its dark staircases and explore the building from there. Stepping inside was one of the most thrilling and breathtaking moments of my life.

The hole I entered through reportedly was sealed up just hours after I was there- I feel so lucky to have been able to see the inside!