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

MEXICO: Displaced Triquis of San Miguel Copala Celebrate 2-Year Occupation in Oaxaca

Photo: Displaced Indigenous Triquis read statement in the city square of Oaxaca By Jakob Stein This week the Mexican revolutionary organization Current of the People Red Sun (Sol Rojo) released a statement from the displaced Triquis of San Miguel Copala, commemorating the two years of occupation in the Zocalo (city square) in the city of Oaxaca. More than 150 indigenous Triquis families from the community … Continue reading MEXICO: Displaced Triquis of San Miguel Copala Celebrate 2-Year Occupation in Oaxaca

TURKEY: Molotov Cocktails Hurled at Bank, Government Building

Photo: Aftermath of handmade explosives thrown at private bank in Istanbul. By Jennifer Kelly This week, the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) carried out attacks against a bank and Turkish postal office building in Sarigazi, a predominantly Kurdish district on the eastern outskirts of Istanbul. According to an email received by the revolutionary Turkish newspaper Yeni Demokrasi, TKP/ML militants undertook the actions, and left a … Continue reading TURKEY: Molotov Cocktails Hurled at Bank, Government Building

INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

Photo: Protesters clash with police in West Papua By Jakob Stein On Wednesday, Indonesian police in the West Papuan Deiyai Regency killed six protesters and injured several more, including children, during a protest supporting West Papuan national liberation. The vicious police crackdown is part of a larger pattern of state repression against the oppressed nation of Papua. At least one police officer was killed and … Continue reading INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

Photo: Turkish and US military vehicles in Northern Syria By Jennifer Kelly This past Wednesday the US and Turkey began the first phase of a plan to develop a “safe zone” in northern Syria. This puts a halt, at least for now, on Turkish plans for further incursion into the Kurdish-held territory in the north of Syria. There has been much consternation over the details … Continue reading US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon