ORLANDO: Gutwrenching Video Surfaces of School Police Arresting 6-Year-Old Black Girl

By Ben Robinson and Joseph Belko Last week body camera footage surfaced documenting the arrest of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle by Orlando police officers Dennis Turner and Sergio Ramos on September 19, 2019. Kaia had been arrested on charges of “misdemeanor battery” at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy when she had a tantrum after being grabbed by her wrists by school staff. Florida has no … Continue reading ORLANDO: Gutwrenching Video Surfaces of School Police Arresting 6-Year-Old Black Girl

TAMPA: Strip Club Trafficks and Abuses Minor with Disabilities

Photo: Scores strip club in Tampa, Florida By Ben Robinson On January 29, a lawsuit was filed against Tampa Strip Club “Scores,” exposing their sexual exploitation of an underage girl with disabilities. The victim was assaulted by customers, forced to strip and perform nude, and engaged in prostitution. The unnamed victim was first brought to Scores by Roberto ‘Bobbie’ Torres III in 2017. Torres owned … Continue reading TAMPA: Strip Club Trafficks and Abuses Minor with Disabilities

AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Show Solidarity With Evicted Tenants Around the Country

Austin organizers from Defend Our Hoodz and Popular Women’s Movement show solidarity with tenants movements in California and Florida. By Thomas Lambert On Saturday, revolutionary organizations Popular Women’s Movement – Movimiento Femenino Popular (PWM-MFP) and Defend Our Hoodz (DOH) rallied to raise funds and show support for organized tenants around the country who have recently been evicted by militarized police actions. In January, Moms 4 … Continue reading AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Show Solidarity With Evicted Tenants Around the Country

PALM BEACH: La Policía Desaloja Brutalmente a los Organizadores de Inquilinos y Familias de Stonybrook

Foto: Palm Beach Tenants Union se reúne contra las malas condiciones en Stonybrook Apartments Este artículo es una traducción. Por Ben Robinson El 16 de enero, cuatro familias en el condado de Palm Beach fueron desalojadas violentamente por la policía de Stonybrook Apartments después de dos años de resistencia contra el casero, Frank Sinito, bajo el nombre de Millennia Housing. Todas las familias desalojadas eran … Continue reading PALM BEACH: La Policía Desaloja Brutalmente a los Organizadores de Inquilinos y Familias de Stonybrook

FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

Photo: Guyland Thompson, Former Mayor of Milton, Florida and Executive Director of Santa Rosa County United Way By Ben Robinson On January 17, the former Mayor of Milton, Florida and United Way executive director Guyland Thompson was sentenced to prison for 51 months for 20 counts of wire fraud and three additional counts of tax evasion. He had embezzled at least $652,000 from United Way, … Continue reading FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

FLORIDA: Eckerd College Sides With Abusive Professor, Victim Sues

Photo: Abusive Professor David Hastings (Left) speaks at a 2014 Climate Change conference in Florida By Katia Guamani and Alon Sulaimani Last month in St. Petersburg, Florida, a lawsuit was filed against Eckerd College by a former student exposing the school’s mishandling of a sexual misconduct complaint against former marine science professor David Hastings. The lawsuit was filed after Eckerd’s Dean of Faculty urged the … Continue reading FLORIDA: Eckerd College Sides With Abusive Professor, Victim Sues

PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families

Photo: Palm Beach Tenants Union rallies against poor conditions in Stonybrook Apartments By Ben Robinson On January 16, four families in Palm Beach County were violently evicted by police from Stonybrook Apartments after two years of resistance against their slumlord Frank Sinito, under the name Millennia Housing. All of the evicted families were members of the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, including the family of … Continue reading PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families

HISTORIA PROLETARIA: La Masacre de Dade

Foto: Recorte de noticias se refiere a masacres de colonos a finales de 1835 y 1836, incluyendo la masacre de Dade Este artículo es una traducción. Por Joseph Magyar El 28 de diciembre de 1835, el comandante estadounidense Francis Dade y sus 110 soldados fueron casi aniquilados cuando las fuerzas de Seminole dirigidas por el jefe Micanopy los emboscaron en lo que luego se llamaría … Continue reading HISTORIA PROLETARIA: La Masacre de Dade

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Dade Massacre

Photo: News clipping refers to massacres of settlers throughout late 1835 and 1836, including the Dade Massacre By Joseph Magyar On December 28, 1835, US Major Francis Dade and his 110 soldiers were nearly annihilated when Seminole forces led by Chief Micanopy ambushed them in what would later be called “The Dade Massacre.” The battle was the first decisive victory for the Seminoles in the … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Dade Massacre

FLORIDA: La Policía Mata a un Trabajador de UPS Retenido Como Rehén en Tiroteo

Foto: Camión de UPS que Frank Ordonez conducía antes de ser tomado como rehén por sospechosos de robo y asesinado en un tiroteo con la policía Este artículo es una traducción. Por Ben Robinson El 5 de diciembre en el condado de Broward, afuera de Miami, la policía disparó y mató un trabajador de UPS, Frank Ordonez, después de que su camión fue secuestrado por sospechosos de … Continue reading FLORIDA: La Policía Mata a un Trabajador de UPS Retenido Como Rehén en Tiroteo