AUSTIN: Mayor Pelted with Eggs After Confrontation with Anti-Gentrification Activists

Photo: Austin Mayor Steve Adler at homelessness forum on Tuesday By Ed Dalton Around 9 PM on Tuesday, after leaving a heated forum on Austin’s homeless at St. Edwards University, a black SUV driven by Austin Mayor Steve Adler was pelted with eggs. Eggs hit the driver side windows and windshield, prompting the police to search the wooded area around the action for over an … Continue reading AUSTIN: Mayor Pelted with Eggs After Confrontation with Anti-Gentrification Activists

AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban

Photo: US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks to audience after televised debate. By Jennifer Kelly After 18 years of imperialist war, the US is getting close to reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban, which would include a complete withdrawal of US troops. Ahead of a final agreement, US President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing over 5,000 troops from Afghanistan on August … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban

Trump Administration Reallocates $3.6 Billion for Border Fortifications

Photo: Construction of border fencing in New Mexico last month. By Mike Talavera In a letter leaked yesterday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper informed Congress that the Trump administration would be taking $3.6 billion from deferred military construction projects and investing those funds in over 100 miles of new steel barriers along the border with Mexico in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The longest strip … Continue reading Trump Administration Reallocates $3.6 Billion for Border Fortifications

FRANCE: March for Comrade Théo and Political Prisoners

By Mike Talavera Over the weekend, a march was carried out in the city of Nantes in France demanding the release of Comrade Théo and other political prisoners. Comrade Théo has been on hunger strike for over a month and released a second letter which is translated below (you can read the first letter here): Comrades, It has now been a month since I’ve been … Continue reading FRANCE: March for Comrade Théo and Political Prisoners

MEXICO: March Against Forced Disappearance, Solidarity Graffiti in Austin

Photo: Hundreds of protesters march through Oaxaca for the International Day of the Detained/Disappeared By Jakob Stein Last Friday marked the International Day of the Detained/Disappeared, and demonstrators from revolutionary organization Current of the People Red Sun (Sol Rojo) took to the streets to demand the presentation of Dr. Ernesto Sernas García alive. Dr. Sernas was an active militant of Sol Rojo, a professor at … Continue reading MEXICO: March Against Forced Disappearance, Solidarity Graffiti in Austin

AUSTIN: Graffiti in Support of Antifascism

Photo: Graffiti targeting Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick with a view of the Texas State Capitol By Jakob Stein This weekend in Austin, several pieces of graffiti went up across the city in support of antifascism. Two pieces honored the victims of the recent mass shooting in El Paso where a fascist shooter deliberately targeted and killed Chicano and Mexican people inside of a crowded Walmart shopping … Continue reading AUSTIN: Graffiti in Support of Antifascism

PITTSBURGH: Fire Displaces Residents in Path of Gentrification

Photo: The cause of the fire of the apartment complex in the Hill District is still unknown, but residents believe it was due to poor maintenance of the building. By Darius Firoozi The former residents of an apartment complex in the Hill District Area are struggling to find permanent housing after a large fire displaced them last month. The slumlords at Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Company … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Fire Displaces Residents in Path of Gentrification