WEST VIRGINIA: Corrections Officer Cadets Fired After Nazi Salute

Photo: Graduating Corrections Officers for West Virginia give Nazi Salute, with blurred faces, in photo released by state officials By Mario Ginesta and David Martinez On the final day of 2019, West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, announced that he would fire 32 cadets and three staff members of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCOR) after a photo surfaced in early December of … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA: Corrections Officer Cadets Fired After Nazi Salute

TURKEY: Government Sentences Revolutionary Book Publishers to Prison

Photo: A protester holds a picture of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya as Turkish police look on By Felipe Vera On December 26, the owner of Umut Publishing was sentenced to two years and one month in prison for publishing the collected writings of Communist revolutionary Ibrahim Kaypakkaya in 2018. An operator with Yön Printing was also sentenced to 10 months just for printing the book. After the … Continue reading TURKEY: Government Sentences Revolutionary Book Publishers to Prison

IOWA: Woman Intentionally Runs Over Black and “Mexican” Adolescents

Photo: 14-year-old Natalia Miranda after being run over and hospitalized in a racist attack outside of Des Moines, Iowa By Nélida Tello Over the past week, Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, has been charged with attempted murder in two separate incidents after she intentionally drove her SUV into a 12-year-old Black boy, and 30 minutes later, ran over a 14-year-old Latina girl in Clive, Iowa … Continue reading IOWA: Woman Intentionally Runs Over Black and “Mexican” Adolescents

AUSTIN: Demonstration at Capitol Calls for Solidarity with India Protests

Photo: Protesters rally outside the Texas State Capitol against the reactionary Indian government’s recent anti-Muslim immigration laws By Mike Talavera On Sunday, a few hundred people gathered at the Texas State Capitol to support the protests throughout India against the recent anti-immigrant legislation targeting Muslims. The Citizen Amendment Act (CAA), passed in Indian parliament on December 11, targets Muslim immigrants and refugees by excluding them … Continue reading AUSTIN: Demonstration at Capitol Calls for Solidarity with India Protests

CHAPEL HILL: University’s $2.5 Million Deal with Confederate Group Draws Scrutiny

Photo: “Silent Sam” statue is toppled and covered with dirt on August 20, 2018 By Gabriel Roshan Over the past week, a $2.5 million deal between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has come under increased scrutiny as the confederate group’s ties to white nationalists and outlaw biker gangs have come to light. On November 27, … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL: University’s $2.5 Million Deal with Confederate Group Draws Scrutiny

BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019

Photo: Military Police walk through a favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro By Felipe Vera According to a report from the Institute of Public Security, in the first 10 months of 2019 the police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have been responsible for the death of at least 1,546 people, surpassing 2018’s count of 1,534, and making it the highest since the state … Continue reading BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019

INDIA : Four Kashmiri Students Assaulted, Called “Terrorists”

Photo: Kashmiri student Tahir Majeed was beaten in an act of targeted violence at Mewar University in Northwest India By Kannan Krishnan On November 22, four Indian students were arrested for attacking four Kashmiri students at Mewar University in Chittorgarh, located in Rajasthan province along the Indian border with Pakistan. The attack was instigated by the four Indian students from Bihar after one of them … Continue reading INDIA : Four Kashmiri Students Assaulted, Called “Terrorists”

PHILIPPINES: Reactionary Old State Orders Mass Raid and Arrests of Activists

Photo: Activists hold demonstration outside Philippine National Police headquarters in response to mass arrests By Felipe Vera Progressives who were targeted as alleged Communist supporters and arrested in successive raids in Bacolod City late last month and earlier this month in Manila joined with allied House of Representatives to denounce Duterte’s crackdown on progressive groups on Thursday. The reactionary old Philippine state carried out the … Continue reading PHILIPPINES: Reactionary Old State Orders Mass Raid and Arrests of Activists

CHILE: The Heroic People Set Fire to Fascist Torture Center

Photo: Smoke from fire set by protesters at Tejas Verdes School of Engineers in Chile. By Ed Dalton In the context of a general strike across Chile where more than two million people were mobilized, on November 12 the people set fire to the Tejas Verdes School of Engineers in San Antonio, the site of one of Pinochet’s former fascist torture centers. The fire set by … Continue reading CHILE: The Heroic People Set Fire to Fascist Torture Center

BOLIVIA: Right Wing Coup Deposes Opportunist Morales Government

Photo: Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation on Sunday By Jakob Stein On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation following weeks of protests motivated by allegations of election fraud. Morales has held the office for the past 14 years but was able to run for another term after the Constitutional Court decided to lift Presidential term limits in 2017. Bolivian elections require … Continue reading BOLIVIA: Right Wing Coup Deposes Opportunist Morales Government