WILKINSBURG: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley at Police “Community Public Safety” Forum

PHOTO: Activists are pushed out of the ‘Community Public Safety” Forum by police and Chief Ophelia Coleman (Video Still) By Darius Firoozi On Tuesday evening, activists with Serve the People–Pittsburgh (STP-PGH) disrupted a “community public safety” forum hosted by the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Police Chief Ophelia ‘Cookie’ Coleman, and Mayor Marita Garrett, which was held to address gun violence in the predominantly Black, working-class borough … Continue reading WILKINSBURG: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley at Police “Community Public Safety” Forum

ARIZONA: Workers Continue Strike Against Asarco Mining Company

Photo: Striking Asarco workers rally outside a mining convention in Phoenix, Arizona By Destinee Fuerte On Monday, striking copper workers from the American Smelting and Refining Company LLC (Asarco) staged a protest outside of the Phoenix Convention Center as their employers attended a national conference of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. After 4 months on strike, there is no end in sight for … Continue reading ARIZONA: Workers Continue Strike Against Asarco Mining Company

CANADA: Imperialists Lose Patience as Wet’suwet’en Blockades, Protests Take Economic Toll

Photo: A rail blockade in Toronto on February 8 By Lois Boite, with contributions from Felix Weber, David Martinez On Monday, protesters in Vancouver supporting the indigenous Wet’su’weten resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline blockaded a vehicle access route to the port while others blocked a bridge on a passenger train line, shutting down service for part of the morning. These actions follow weeks of … Continue reading CANADA: Imperialists Lose Patience as Wet’suwet’en Blockades, Protests Take Economic Toll

GERMANY: Fascist Murders Nine in Shooting Spree

Photo: Forensics team enters one site of the shooting rampage in Hanau, Germany By Jakob Stein On February 19, a fascist named Tobias Rathjen murdered nine people in Hanau (in the German state of Hesse), and injured another five. He deliberately targeted immigrants by attacking two different hookah bars in the area; while some victims did have German citizenship, the majority were immigrants from the … Continue reading GERMANY: Fascist Murders Nine in Shooting Spree

CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

A flag with the Guñelve, a symbol flown by the Mapuche indigenous people of Chile By Nélida Tello Earlier this month, ten Mapuche political prisoners detained in Angol prison released a statement on their political position regarding the old Chilean state. Angol prison serves as one of the designated detention centers for indigenous Mapuche political prisoners. For generations, the Mapuche people have continuously faced abuse … Continue reading CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

SWAT-Style Border Patrol Agents to be Deployed in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Photo: A Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) team in a training exercise By Henry Perez President Donald Trump has announced that the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), a SWAT-style team reserved for special operations, will be patrolling and helping make arrests in so-called sanctuary cities across the US such as Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and many others. This authorization is the Trump administration’s reaction to … Continue reading SWAT-Style Border Patrol Agents to be Deployed in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

AUSTIN: Election Boycott Targets Campaign Signs, DSA Politician Cries Suppression

PHOTO: Photos of campaign signs with Election Boycott Slogans and Hammer and Sickle (Source: @HeidiSloanforTX twitter) By Robert Madrone Note: This article has been updated to include photos Incendiary received of an election boycott banner drop that occurred on Thursday morning. On Thursday, politician Heidi Sloan posted photos on her twitter page of campaign signs that had been painted with election boycott messages, hammers and … Continue reading AUSTIN: Election Boycott Targets Campaign Signs, DSA Politician Cries Suppression

Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information

Photo: Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That (left) and the company’s logo (right) By Ben Robinson Over the past two months, major technology companies Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Venmo sent cease-and-desist letters to facial recognition technology company Clearview AI for violating their company policies after it was exposed that Clearview was scraping the sites for images of users’ faces for a facial recognition app sold … Continue reading Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information

PHILIPPINES: Duterte Ends US Military Agreement, Strengthens Ties with Chinese Imperialism

Photo: Fascist President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte By Felipe Vera On February 11, Filippino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Philippines would be withdrawing from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) pact with the US. The move signifies that the fascist Duterte regime is opting to realign itself with Chinese social-imperialism after a long history of the old Filipino state functioning as a lackey of … Continue reading PHILIPPINES: Duterte Ends US Military Agreement, Strengthens Ties with Chinese Imperialism

AUSTIN: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Police, City, and County Over Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases

PHOTO: Defendants in the dismissed lawsuit – Chief of Police, Brian Manley; City of Austin (Council Chambers); County Attorney, Margaret Moore. By Sandra Harris On February 10, federal judge Lee Yeakel dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of eight women claiming the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, the Austin Police Department (APD), and City of Austin officials mishandled their sexual assault cases. The class action … Continue reading AUSTIN: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Police, City, and County Over Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases