CHARLOTTE: Architect Offices Vandalized Amidst Anti-Gentrification Struggle

By Gabriel Roshan Gentrifying architecture firm Shook-Kelley’s (SK) windows were tagged with “Terry Shook watch your back” last week. Shook-Kelley is a self-described “renegade” architecture firm founded in 1992, with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Terry Shook and Kevin Kelley, their philosophy on design is embodied in the slogan “we convene.” In LA, Shook-Kelley renovated and did brand marketing … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Architect Offices Vandalized Amidst Anti-Gentrification Struggle

GERMANY: Maoists Honor Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and VI Lenin

By Ed Dalton Maoists showed a strong and combative presence at the annual march in Germany to commemorate Liebknecht, Luxemburg, and Lenin (known as the LLL-demonstration) on January 15. 2019 marks the 100-year-anniversary since the assassination of Liebknecht and Luxemburg, who were leaders in organizing the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). The KPD was founded officially only 15 days before their assassination by social-fascists. The … Continue reading GERMANY: Maoists Honor Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and VI Lenin

CANADA: State Forces Out Indigenous Protesters to Make Way for Pipeline

by David Martinez The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) forcefully evicted camps set up by the Wet’suwet’en tribal peoples defending their unceded territories in the province of British Columbia. In total, fourteen campers protesting the governments plans for an oil pipeline were arrested. The attack is considered an ‘act of war’ by traditional tribal leaders, and shows the violent nature of Canada’s settler-colonial origins. The evictions are meant … Continue reading CANADA: State Forces Out Indigenous Protesters to Make Way for Pipeline

UNITED STATES: Government Shutdown Exposes Schism Within Imperialism

By Matt Handocerdos As the United States enters its 20th day of the government shutdown, workers and the people in general grow more tired and frustrated with the entire US capitalist state, not just with President Trump or either of the bourgeois political parties. This will soon be the longest government shutdown in US history. Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the press that a meeting … Continue reading UNITED STATES: Government Shutdown Exposes Schism Within Imperialism

Why Brexit Could Reignite Mass Involvement in the National Liberation Struggles in Northern Ireland

By Ed Dalton Imperialist war criminal and former Secretary of State, John Kerry is trembling over the possibility that due to Brexit, and a possible hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland could reignite the Troubles. In a statement to the bourgeois news, Kerry said, “I have concerns that depending on what kind of Brexit takes place, it could have a negative impact on the … Continue reading Why Brexit Could Reignite Mass Involvement in the National Liberation Struggles in Northern Ireland

LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered

By Ulrike Salazar Anti-gentrification artists recently honored the memory of murdered undocumented migrants in front of the Los Angeles Immigration Detention Center in downtown on Sunday. Broadcast on Defend Boyle Heights’s livestream, the artist group BASURA symbolically showed the audience that revolutionaries and progressives are not abandoning the struggle of the undocumented immigrant masses, especially those from Central America. As part of the performance, Pelón Suelto, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered

PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting

By Alex Meins A Pennsylvania grand jury released findings last month accusing the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president Robert Swartzwelder of deliberately obstructing or “interfering with” investigations into multiple “officer involved shootings” in the city, specifically the police murder of a black man in his own home in the neighborhood of Larimer and the non-fatal shooting of a man allegedly carrying a … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting