By Mike Talavera On the evening of January 10, in the wealthy Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, a banner reading “Combat & Resist US imperialism” was dropped on the awning over the front door of a Armed Forces Career Center. This was done alongside flyers which read “Death to US imperialism, Military Recruiters Out of Working Class Communities, No War on Iran” which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Anti-Imperialist Banner, Posters Seen at US Military Center
Photo: Protesters rally at a major intersection in Charlotte, North Carolina against US aggression toward Iran By Miriam Cordova On Thursday, dozens of people in Charlotte held an anti-war demonstration, with one anti-imperialist protester being brutally arrested and charged with a noise ordinance violation for leading chants on a megaphone. As the protest increased in militant energy, police attempts to stop or confine the event … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Protesters Resist Police Attempt to Stop Anti-War Demonstration, One Arrested
Photo: Incendiary supporters agitate and distribute print issues in Austin (left), Los Angeles (Center), and Charlotte (Right). By Mike Talavera In the past few months, Incendiary support committees have sprung up around the country to distribute print issues and agitate around the stories of the day with revolutionary slogans. Through a combination of soapboxing, one-on-one conversations, and group discussions, these supporters have expounded on published … Continue reading Incendiary Supporters Distribute Print Issues, Agitate for Revolution
By Laura Byron Last week, a poster appeared on Charlotte’s westside calling for the release of Indian political prisoner GN Saibaba. The poster read, “Freedom for GN Saibaba, Shining Hero of the People’s War in India, Revolution is not a crime!” The call follows a similar display seen in Los Angeles, California in weeks prior calling for freedom for all political prisoners and identifying Saibaba … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Freedom for GN Saibaba!
Photo: Charlotte Douglas International Airport By Miriam Cordova with contributions from Gabriel Roshan In late October, Charlotte Douglas International Airport held meetings announcing a proposal for additions which include “relocating West Boulevard.” This project, which is sponsored by the City of Charlotte, would displace and uproot families by buying and destroying homes in the area for development. The airport, which is the sixth busiest in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard
Photo: Jedida “DeeDee” Blaise and her family By Wayne Mitchell and Miriam Cordova Today, October 23, Jedida Blaise is scheduled for a court date on spurious legal charges intended to coerce her to drop her lawsuit against private police entity G4S. Blaise, affectionately known to her friends and family as DeeDee, was viciously brutalized by G4S private security officers on March 9, 2018 while at the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: G4S Private Security Launches Legal Retaliation Against Brutalized Black Woman
Photo: Strikers at GM Service Parts Operations building last week. By Gabriel Roshan At midnight on September 15, a group of auto workers began a picket outside of the General Motors (GM) Service Parts Operations in Charlotte on Westinghouse Blvd. The day before, the contract expired between GM and United Automobile Workers’ (UAW) after 96% of workers authorized a strike demanding a pay increase among … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike