Ignite is a communist youth league formed in New York City at the beginning of 2011. Our collective was formed on the basis of producing Communist practice, theory, and culture amongst the proletarian youth throughout the city and to help in building organizations of class struggle, to wage class war by making revolution.
A necessary task is communications of the political platform and the deepening thinking, strategy, and tactics of the developing world revolution a foot. This website presents a forum primarily to the ideas and work of the Ignite Collective. We also will present material and work from comrades across the world a part of the vanguard forces of the proletarian revolution. At this conjuncture in particular there is a great necessity for the communication of the ideas of world revolutionaries to the oppressed and exploited masses, particularly the proletarian masses. To develop for ourselves in this process the road towards liberation and the smashing of the bourgeois State. Political line determines Everything!
We present here our Points of Unity
1) We fight for revolutionary transformation of all social relations led by the proletarian masses.
Our lives are dependent on a system of exploitation and oppression of working people by a parasitic ruling class. This is the capitalist world system where the ownership of the vast land of the earth and its resources are privately held. While the masses of people are forced to sell their labor power and produce the wealth, they benefit only marginally from this process. This system is without mind or heart, only motivated by the competition of the world market which has now pushed it to the brink of its own destruction by destroying the world’s ecological balance and creating an economic crisis in the global system.
We must eliminate this system and create a new one, where the poor and working masses control the means of production – the land, industry, agriculture, etc. – through mechanisms of revolutionary political organization. We fight for a world which begins a process of the reorganization of production based on the axiomatic principle of “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.” A world where humans flourishing in culture and life is promoted over the excess and degeneration of the capitalist order.
2) Flames to the US Empire! Liberation for all Peoples against Imperialism!
The world is divided into cores, semi-periphery, and the periphery – imperialist states and oppressed nations. The capitalist world system is an imperialist system that is historically rooted in the colonial projects of Europe – in its slave trade, in the genocide of indigenous people, and in the extraction of resources from the third world. We recognize this history and affirm the principle of self-determination for all oppressed nations.
We are revolutionary defeatists. As those privileged enough to be within the borders of the US Empire, we support the world’s people in its rebellion against the United States. We support the world’s people in toppling the US Empire from Afghanistan to the Philippines to Puerto Rico.
3) There is Nothing Sacred about the Borders, End the White Settler-Colonial State!
The borders of the US Empire are based on the holocaust of First Nations (indigenous) people, the conquest of Mexican land, and the annexation of Hawaii. Its wealth is based on the kidnapping and slavery of African people and the super-exploitation of third-world people within its borders. Its pig-police terrorize black and brown communities in the ways its pig-military does throughout the world.
The historical communities excluded and criminalized by the US Empire constitute nations within its borders – these communities have the right to self-determination and/or autonomy. The struggle of oppressed nationalities and people of color must be transformed into a war of liberation against the white supremacist settler-colonial state.
4) Support the Revolutionary Feminist Transformation of all Gendered Relations. End the Masculinist Nightmare!
The development of all exploitative systems is dependent on the oppressive and exploitative gendered relations of each epoch, of each community. These gendered relations and their corresponding ideologies are historically constituted and reproduce the means of production on a daily basis. Whether it be the institutions of family, “civil society,” economy and the State, the hegemony of the masculinist order and terror functions as the method of our system to exert male supremacy over women and continue the reproduction of labor.
The revolutionary transformation of all social relations must be carried forward under the banner of a revolutionary feminism; a consciousness amongst revolutionaries that recognizes the need for a struggle against both patriarchy and heterosexism both externally in the world and internally amongst comrades. A mark of a true revolutionary transformation will be counted by the potentiality and power women and queer people will have in their own lives and in the direction and development of new social formations.