1.12.2018 – Do It Like Durham!

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1.12.2018 #DefendDurham Hello, comrade subscribers! I am so happy to be able to announce a small victory in the struggle against white supremacy. Do It Like Durham! The felony charges against our Durham comrades have have been DROPPED! However the struggle is not yet over. There is a new court date scheduled for February 19th, President’s Day. We must keep up the pressure against the District Attorney and the country commissioners in particular to make sure that the remaining misdemeanor… Read More

[1.5.18] Racism is a Deadly Disease

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1.5.2018 Hello, comrade subscribers, and welcome to the New Year! Hope you and yours had a happy and healthy holiday season. A few quick points to begin with: It brings me no pleasure to tell you that in my dear city of Philadelphia, a young man was murdered by the pigs just at the close of 2017. Dennis Plowden, Jr. was on his way to bring a Christmas present to his grandmother in Germantown when he was executed by police, shot in the… Read More

[12.29.17] Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

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12.29.17   Hello, comrade subscribers, and welcome to the third installment of Prole Position. We’re going to start 2018 out strong so don’t forget to drop me a line here. I love reading your responses and the feedback has already vastly improved these newsletters.   As this is the last issue of 2017, it seems only appropriate to reflect on those who will not be joining us the new year. On a personal note, I still can’t believe that we lost my… Read More

[12.22.17] Sex Worker Solidarity and Soviet Electronica

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Never miss an issue! Sign up here. 12.22.17 Hello, comrade subscribers. Thanks for signing up for the newsletter’s launch. This is just the beginning for Prole Position and I’m really excited about the where I hope to take it in the coming year. But for now I’m just grateful that you all took the time to read today’s issue. Can’t wait for see what you think. You’ll have noticed, I’m sure, the brand new logo designed by my friend, the… Read More

[12.14.17] Muntadhar al-Zaidi

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Never miss an issue! Sign up here. 12.14.2017 Muntadhar al-Zaidi embracing his sister upon his release from prison Hello new subscribers! Thanks for signing up for the newsletter. I’m still testing out what I can do on TinyLetter but I appreciate you coming aboard to be my test subjects. This is going to be a weekly (probably coming out on Friday or Saturday) digest of some news and articles that you probably would have missed if you were only looking at… Read More

No War But Class War

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Comrades— One hundred and thirty one years ago, anarchists in Chicago were rounded up by cops after a demonstration at Haymarket Square turned violent. The peaceful protest was well-attended by Chicago’s workers, but sometime before midnight the cops set upon on the crowd and forced them to disperse. Someone — we’ll never know who, or where their allegiances lay, whether they were a true saboteur or a rank provocateur  — threw a bomb at the advancing cops. Seven of them were killed. In the chaos that ensued,… Read More

Trump’s Cabinet is a Harbinger of a Very Bleak Future

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Many of us shouted our voices hoarse when Hillary Clinton was running for president trying to get across one simple message: don’t listen to her campaign promises, look at what she actually did. But now Clinton is hiding in the woods somewhere waiting for hikers to come take selfies with her. And Donald Trump is going to president. The same rule needs to apply to him, but it’s a lot easier to be distracted by every bigoted, deranged, nonsensical thing he… Read More

On Voting (Annotations on the Aftermath)

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If you’re voting today, good for you. I hope you didn’t have to wait in line too long. Now we know only half of eligible voters showed up. As Tuesday night’s results are starting to sink in, I wanted to return to this election day post and see how it looked in the bright cold light of the dawning Trump Era. In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, some friends I really respect have been taking to social media to ask – furiously but… Read More

Last Thoughts On Voting

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If you’re voting today, good for you. I hope you didn’t have to wait in line too long. I went to my polling place in Philadelphia this morning intending to write-in Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly, the candidates for the Workers World Party. I was going to vote for Moorehead and Lilly because they best represent the policies I wish to see implemented in the United States. Unfortunately, the write-in function didn’t work on the voting machine I used at the Russian… Read More

Fight For $15 Rally At Broad & Arch

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Yesterday afternoon, multiple mass movements scheduled rallies across Philadelphia. The Philaelphia Coalition for Real Justice declared a ‘Day of Rage’ and assembled at Broad and Girard. Temple activists, the Stadium Stompers, rallied at Cecil B. Moore to protest the construction of a $100 million sports stadium in the middle of North Philly. And I managed to make it out of work early enough to catch the end of a Fight For $15 assembly on Arch Street, where Verizon and fast food workers… Read More