BOMBAY: Bail Granted for Comrade Ajith, Indian State Adds Two-Week Hold

By Ed Dalton Yesterday the High Court in Bombay, India, granted bail to imprisoned Maoist theoretician Comrade Ajith, also known as Konnath Muralidharan, but placed a two-week hold on him so that the Anti-Terrorist Squad can appeal the decision. Sixty-five-year-old Comrade Ajith has been in prison for four years, based on accusations that he belongs to the illegal and clandestine Communist Party of India (Maoist), … Continue reading BOMBAY: Bail Granted for Comrade Ajith, Indian State Adds Two-Week Hold

SAN ANTONIO: AtomWaffen Member Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

By Mike Talavera and Steve Bingham Last week, neo-Nazi Benjamin Bogard was brought to court in San Antonio, Texas, for possessing child pornography after images were discovered on his phone and computer when he consented to a search by the FBI earlier this month. The federal agents were responding to a crime-stoppers tip about Bogard’s Instagram account where he had displayed fascist rhetoric and made … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO: AtomWaffen Member Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz holds a funeral for Blue Cat Cafe

By Lisa Edison Yesterday, a contingent of community members and revolutionaries led by Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende el Barrio – Austin (DOH) marched to the site of the now-abandoned gentrifying Blue Cat Café. The march was a celebratory funeral procession to commemorate the end of the infamous business with the dishonor it deserved. Four years ago this month, property owners F&F Real Estate Ventures … Continue reading AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz holds a funeral for Blue Cat Cafe

HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists

By Jennifer Kelly  On January 28, the Houston Police Department broke into the residence of Dennis Tuttle (59) and Rhogena Nicholas (58) in plain clothes to serve a “no-knock” warrant for suspected dealing of heroin, shooting their dog immediately upon entry. Tuttle responded to this home invasion by drawing a .357 magnum revolver and returning fire. By the end of the brief fire fight, four … Continue reading HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists

AUSTIN: Protest and Combative Action Carried out Against Gentrification

By Ed Dalton Yesterday, revolutionary community organization Defend Our Hoodz (DOH) carried out a confrontational demonstration against nonprofit Austin Creative Alliance (ACA), which has been collaborating with developer Presidium Group, by protesting a gallery exhibit of artist Jean-Pierre Verdijo. Protesters filled the small space at ACA headquarters, condemning sell-out artists like Verdijo and far outnumbering those attending the event. “There is no peace between developers … Continue reading AUSTIN: Protest and Combative Action Carried out Against Gentrification

AUSTIN: Militant Boycott Leads to Closure of Gentrifier Business After Three-Year Struggle

By Mike Talavera The Blue Cat Café has officially closed. The site of a three-year anti-gentrification struggle, the gentrifying business could not remain profitable at East Cesar Chavez area thanks to the militant resistance of local community members led by revolutionary organization Defend Our Hoodz. “For all those who have stood with us, and seen through the lies, the distortions of gentrifiers, and even attacks … Continue reading AUSTIN: Militant Boycott Leads to Closure of Gentrifier Business After Three-Year Struggle