For All of Us: Fighting for Black & Palestinian Liberation

Over the past few weeks and all over the world we have seen an incredible outpouring of support for the Palestinian resistance in the name of solidarity and anti-imperialism. Here in the United States, through the mainstream media and the so-called “education” we receive, we have been forcefed years of Pro-Zionist, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim propaganda. […]

Colombian State Terrorism: Made in the USA

A two-day strike planned in Colombia at the end of April to reject an oppressive tax reform has turned into more than a month-long nationwide protest, capturing the attention and solidarity of the world. The United States is the main supporter of the repressive Colombian government. It is the duty of those of us in […]

We Take Care of Us! The Unity & Survival Program

Philly members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation along with Philly Liberation Center volunteers and local block captains have been building the Unity and Survival grocery delivery program for over a year.  Over 100,000 meals have been delivered to working class families throughout Philadelphia and volunteers help other organizations carry out their own serve […]

Rule of the Rich: How a Tiny Class of Ultra-Wealthy Landlords Dominates the Philly Working Class

PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of a year of massive economic downturn coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia’s largest and most powerful landlords have the most to gain — all at the expense of the Philadelphia working class. A Rapidly Changing City Philadelphia has been changing quickly in recent years, with crises of gentrification, unemployment, […]

No Confidence & Unsatisfactory: The Progress Report of Commissioner Danielle Outlaw

In December of 2014, President Barack Obama assembled the 21st Century Task Force on Gun Violence: a team of elite police commissioners from across the country tasked with addressing gun violence in Black communities. This team, lasting five months and consisting of 11 cops, was assembled in response to the Ferguson Uprisings that followed the […]

Serving the People ‘Boxes, Not Bullets,’ at the Community Healing Garden

The Community Healing Garden on the corner of 31st and Wharton Streets was formed after tragedy struck the block on July 15, 2020. On that day, neighbors found  a woman’s body in a plastic bin in the vacant lot at that corner. Community leader Boogie Rose lives near there: “Not only did we take that […]

Struggle targets elite universities over theft of MOVE bombing victims’ remains

Protesters have taken to the streets in Philadelphia as outrage spreads across the city and the country over the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University’s theft of the remains of Tree and Delisha Africa, members of the MOVE organization who were murdered in the infamous May 13, 1985, bombing. Their remains were stolen from the […]

Philadelphia Police Worked with Feds to “Infiltrate” Last Summer’s Protests

How Did the PPD Infiltrate Protests? During the uprisings against racist police violence following the murder of George Floyd in June, 2020, the Department of Justice granted increased law enforcement capabilities to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This unconstitutional move drew immediate criticism from civil rights advocates and legislators who demanded its immediate reversal. […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Rittenhouse Square vs Southwest Philly

Imbalances driven by discrimination, inadequate financing, and a lack of compassion for human life create poor living conditions in Philadelphia and across the U.S.. Resources such as full-service grocery stores, strong public schools, well-maintained parks, and clean streets are reserved for higher income areas and elite neighborhoods, leaving little financial support or successful city planning […]

‘Sanctuary City’ Not a Sanctuary for Immigrants After All

PHILADELPHIA — Saroun Khan, a Cambodian immigrant and Olney resident, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in March of last year, and has since been put through a series of detainment transfers, and is still currently on a path to deportation. Khan has been living in Philadelphia with his family since their arrival […]