MEXICO: Women Demand Justice for 17-year-old Raped by Police Officers

Photo: Protesters break glass at Attorney General’s office in Mexico City. By Nélida Tello In the past week, multiple protests have taken place in Mexico City in response to recent acts of sexual violence against women perpetrated by the police. Most recently on August 16, a protest of thousands defaced the Angel of Independence, shattered the windows of metrobus station “Insurgentes,” and set it ablaze by burning pieces of … Continue reading MEXICO: Women Demand Justice for 17-year-old Raped by Police Officers

BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

Photo: Large banner from demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, reads “Bolsonaro enemy of education” By Jakob Stein On August 13 the people of Brazil took to the streets in 26 states and the federal capital for a National Education Strike. The protests were called in opposition to the anti-people policies of the reactionary Brazilian government, headed by Bolsonaro and the High Command of the Armed … Continue reading BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

MEXICO: Revolutionaries Release General Alert for Arrest Warrants Against Trade Union Leaders

Photo: Healthcare workers surround Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Tlacolula de Matamoros, protesting their unjustified dismissal and demanding reinstatement By Ed Dalton Revolutionaries from Current of the People Red Sun (Sol Rojo), confirmed in a general alert that the Government of Oaxaca, the States Attorney General’s Office, and the Judicial Power of the State of Oaxaca have initiated new and deceptive attacks against … Continue reading MEXICO: Revolutionaries Release General Alert for Arrest Warrants Against Trade Union Leaders

PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended

Photo: Protesters block road in Arequipa By Jakob Stein Last week, Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines suspended the permit for the construction of the $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper mine in the Arequipa region. The reactionary government suspended the license supposedly to reevaluate its legality and take into account the objections from local officials, but paralyzing strikes, port blockades, and combative protests have forced … Continue reading PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended

IRELAND: Riots Rock Derry 50 Years After the Battle of Bogside

Photo: Police vehicles patrol old city walls of Derry on Monday Night By Mike Talavera This week, petrol bombs and other projectiles bombarded the old city walls of Derry (referred to by British occupiers as Londonderry) over the span of multiple nights, frustrating the Police Service of Northern Ireland who have not been able to make any arrests. Now a tourist attraction, the city walls … Continue reading IRELAND: Riots Rock Derry 50 Years After the Battle of Bogside

PALESTINE: Israeli Police Clash with Worshipers During Eid al-Adha

Photo: Palestinians clash with Israeli police at al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem. By Jakob Stein On Sunday, the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa mosque. Thousands of Palestinians had gathered at the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem for the religious celebration, when reports broke that … Continue reading PALESTINE: Israeli Police Clash with Worshipers During Eid al-Adha

KASHMIR: India Revokes Kashmiri Rights, Escalates Military Occupation

Photo: Scene from protests in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, last Friday. By Mike Talavera Last Friday, tens of thousands took to the streets in Srinagar, capital of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, to defy a week-long crackdown by the old Indian state. A few days before, the reactionary Indian government, led by fascist Prime Minister Nerenda Modi, issued a decree officially revoking Article 370 of … Continue reading KASHMIR: India Revokes Kashmiri Rights, Escalates Military Occupation