BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

By Jakob Stein The following is a compilation of reports on demonstrations across Brazil connected to the National Education Strike, held last week on Wednesday May 15. The strike was called in response to the fascist Bolsonaro administration announcing that they would be cutting thirty percent of the budget across the board for universities and high schools in an ideologically motivated attack on public education aimed … Continue reading BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

AUSTIN: Protest of State Trooper HQ In Memory of Sandra Bland

By Mike Talavera On Friday, a small group of protesters stood with signs around a banner that read “Fight For Sandra Bland! Resist DPS Fascism!” at the intersection of North Lamar and Koenig. Behind them, the headquarters of the Department of Public Safety loomed, the agency responsible for the 2015 death of activist Sandra Bland. Newly released video surfaced last week showing the now infamous … Continue reading AUSTIN: Protest of State Trooper HQ In Memory of Sandra Bland

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The People’s War is initiated in Peru in 1980

By Ulrike Salazar On the evening of May 17, 1980, a detachment of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP) stormed the small town of Chucshi in the Ayacucho region of Southern Peru, tying up the registrar and snatching ballot boxes and voting lists and setting them on fire in the town plaza. It wasn’t simply a symbolic action – it was a declaration of war. … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The People’s War is initiated in Peru in 1980

Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran

By Jakob Stein  On Wednesday the Trump administration ordered all non-emergency US government personnel be evacuated from the US embassy in Baghdad and US consulate in Erbil, citing unspecified threats from Iran. The threats are based on dubious intelligence reports that are reminiscent of the faulty information that US imperialists used as a justification for the military invasion of Iraq. The decision to withdraw personnel … Continue reading Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran

BAYTOWN: Unarmed Woman Murdered by Police Moments After Yelling “I’m Pregnant!”

By Jennifer Kelly Monday night an unarmed black woman was murdered outside of her apartment by a Baytown police officer outside of Houston, TX. Video surfaced of the officer harassing Pamela Turner (45), tasing her, throwing her to the ground, and finally shooting her five times. In the video she can be heard yelling “I’m walking to my apartment, you are harassing me” and “Why, … Continue reading BAYTOWN: Unarmed Woman Murdered by Police Moments After Yelling “I’m Pregnant!”

AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Activists Return $50 Donation to Sellout Non-Profit in Pennies

By David Martinez Last Friday afternoon, residents of the East Riverside neighborhood of Austin visited the offices of arts non-profit Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) and dumped $50 worth of pennies in an act of protest against the Riverside Arts District and John Riedie, the CEO of the non-profit. The community members included tenants of apartments facing redevelopment and supporters of revolutionary organizations Defend Our Hoodz … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Activists Return $50 Donation to Sellout Non-Profit in Pennies

BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro

By Jakob Stein Since the Brazilian government announced budget cuts in education over the past few weeks, massive demonstrations have erupted at public universities around the country with teachers, professors, students, and parents joining forces to resist the measures. On April 29, Education Minister of Brazil Abraham Weintraub announced a 30% budget cut across the board at all federal public universities and high schools. It … Continue reading BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro