FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

Photo: Guyland Thompson, Former Mayor of Milton, Florida and Executive Director of Santa Rosa County United Way By Ben Robinson On January 17, the former Mayor of Milton, Florida and United Way executive director Guyland Thompson was sentenced to prison for 51 months for 20 counts of wire fraud and three additional counts of tax evasion. He had embezzled at least $652,000 from United Way, … Continue reading FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

AUSTIN: Sexual Misconduct Town Hall Serves to Pacify UT Students, Justify Administration Inaction

Photo: Students interrupt University of Texas administrators during their town hall meeting on professor sexual misconduct with a banner reading “UT is Complicit, Fire the Abusers” By Ann Evans Last night, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) held a student town hall to address concerns regarding the sexual misconduct of professors who remain on staff and the administration’s failure to protect students. The Misconduct … Continue reading AUSTIN: Sexual Misconduct Town Hall Serves to Pacify UT Students, Justify Administration Inaction

A Self-Criticism on Irresponsible Editing from the Incendiary Editorial Board

By The Incendiary Editorial Board On January 19 we published an op-ed by our contributor Ed Dalton titled “‘Peaceful’ Gun Rally Obscures Rising Fascism.” In response to our handling of this, he delivered harsh, but accurate criticisms of our editing of his article, and submitted his resignation. We subsequently unpublished the article, to prevent the dissemination of distorted political lines, and are issuing this self-criticism … Continue reading A Self-Criticism on Irresponsible Editing from the Incendiary Editorial Board

FLORIDA: Eckerd College Sides With Abusive Professor, Victim Sues

Photo: Abusive Professor David Hastings (Left) speaks at a 2014 Climate Change conference in Florida By Katia Guamani and Alon Sulaimani Last month in St. Petersburg, Florida, a lawsuit was filed against Eckerd College by a former student exposing the school’s mishandling of a sexual misconduct complaint against former marine science professor David Hastings. The lawsuit was filed after Eckerd’s Dean of Faculty urged the … Continue reading FLORIDA: Eckerd College Sides With Abusive Professor, Victim Sues

WEST VIRGINIA: Black Prisoner Sues Prison Over Aryan Brotherhood Stabbing, Assault by Guards

Photo: Aerial view of Mt. Olive Correctional Complex in West Virginia By Mario Ginesta Lermon Russell, a Black man imprisoned at Mt. Olive Correctional Complex (“MOCC”) in West Virginia, filed a lawsuit late last year accusing state prison guards of encouraging and assisting the neo-Nazi prison gang Aryan Brotherhood (AB) in stabbing him earlier in 2019. The lawsuit was filed around the same time that … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA: Black Prisoner Sues Prison Over Aryan Brotherhood Stabbing, Assault by Guards

AUSTIN: Anti-Imperialist Graffiti Covers Front of Military Recruitment Office

By Mike Talavera   Graffiti recently appeared across the front of the Armed Forces Career Center at 9500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd in Austin, reading “Combat + Resist US Imperialism!” along with X’s over the doors and a large hammer and sickle. The office recruits for all the branches of the US military, including the Army, Marines, Navy, and Airforce. The action comes as … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anti-Imperialist Graffiti Covers Front of Military Recruitment Office

PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families

Photo: Palm Beach Tenants Union rallies against poor conditions in Stonybrook Apartments By Ben Robinson On January 16, four families in Palm Beach County were violently evicted by police from Stonybrook Apartments after two years of resistance against their slumlord Frank Sinito, under the name Millennia Housing. All of the evicted families were members of the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, including the family of … Continue reading PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families