PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists

Photo: Protesters in Phoenix block a street near the local ICE office ahead of threatened national ICE raids in July. By Nélida Tello Newly-disclosed documents show that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) branch in Phoenix, Arizona is monitoring immigration activists and has been doing so since May 8, 2018. The activists and organizations under surveillance have been targeted for “monitoring various US Border Patrol … Continue reading PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists

INDIA: People’s War Rages On as Old State Pushes Hindu Nationalism

Photo: People’s Liberation Guerilla Army in India By Mike Talavera Over the past month, the old Indian state has escalated its Hindu nationalist program by intensifying its crackdown of Kashmir and launching an anti-immigrant campaign in the northeast state of Assam. Meanwhile, successful actions by the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) have advanced the People’s … Continue reading INDIA: People’s War Rages On as Old State Pushes Hindu Nationalism

MEXICO: African Migrants Fight Back Against Military Police

Photo: African migrants trapped in Tapachula clash with military police By Jakob Stein On August 27, video surfaced of African migrants detained in the Chiapas town of Tapachula fighting back against the Mexican Military Police, who have been keeping them interned in “21st Century Migrant Station,” a detention center with extremely poor conditions. The clashes broke out as detainees attempted to break through police barriers … Continue reading MEXICO: African Migrants Fight Back Against Military Police

BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian Exposes Imperialist Domination

Photo: Bahamians struggle to clear debris in the wake of Hurricane Dorian By Felipe Vera As Hurricane Dorian finishes its course up the east coast of the US, survivors of the storm’s devastating blow to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas are still struggling to recover. As the second strongest hurricane ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, with wind speeds over 185 miles per hour, … Continue reading BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian Exposes Imperialist Domination

COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

Photo: FARC dissidents announce a return to armed struggle in a video posted to the internet By Jakob Stein On August 29, former second-in-command of the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) Iván Márquez, along with former FARC leader Jesús Santrich, announced that a dissident faction of the group would return to armed struggle in response to recent government killings of former guerillas and other violations … Continue reading COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

Opioid Manufacturers Targeted by Lawsuits as Drug Epidemic Continues

Photo: Johnson & Johnson has been subject to a number of lawsuits from hospitals and state governments for their role in the opioid epidemic By Dmitri Sans This week, a group of 29 Texas hospitals led by Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma, and other manufacturers of opioids, a class of hard drugs to which millions … Continue reading Opioid Manufacturers Targeted by Lawsuits as Drug Epidemic Continues

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