BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

Photo: Residents of the Rio das Pedras favelas block the street leading into their neighborhood with burning barricades By Thomas Lambert On the morning of March 10 in west Rio de Janeiro, residents of the Rio das Pedras favela barricaded streets and fought police in defense of their homes and businesses. Just five days earlier, the city government instituted a “Zero Tolerance” program, which targets … Continue reading BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

PERU: Attack on Police in Ayacucho

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Angriff auf die Polizeikräfte in Ayacucho” from German revolutionary news source Dem Volke Dienen. On Wednesday March 4, several National Police patrols were ambushed in the area of Apurimac and Mantaro Rivers, in the province of Ayacucho, Peru. The incident took place when the security forces were on duty in the center of Santa Rosa, Canayre … Continue reading PERU: Attack on Police in Ayacucho

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: International Working Women’s Day

Photo: International Working Women’s Day march in Petrograd, Russia, 1917 By Audrey Hellenbrecht On February 27, 1917 (March 8 modern calendar), thousands of women factory workers took to the streets of Petrograd, Russia on International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) to strike against harsh working conditions, bread rationing by the Tsarist government, and World War I, which sent so many workers and peasants into the trenches … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: International Working Women’s Day

FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike

The following is an unofficial translation of an article from French revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple titled “Sur la grève de la RATP.” Translation by Kate LaBelle Workers from the Régie autonome des transports Parisiens (RATP), the Parisian transportation network, were among the most combative during the December and January strike against pension reforms. Every day for over a month, thousands of them, even … Continue reading FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike

Coronavirus Outbreak Sparks Misinformation and Deception

A screenshot of a viewer developed by Northeastern University’s modeling lab showing the spread of the coronavirus. Small dots represent population centers. By Lois Boite The December 2019 coronavirus outbreak has placed strain on international public health, with over 37,000 reported cases of the virus detected in 28 different countries. Coronaviruses are a class of virus that can infect both humans and animals with symptoms … Continue reading Coronavirus Outbreak Sparks Misinformation and Deception

INDIA: Communists Take Action Against Sex Tourism Hotel

Photo: Damage to Kerala sex tourism hotel caused by the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army By Kannan Krishnan  On the morning of January 15, members of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) attacked a hotel complex known for sex tourism in Attamala, located in district of Wayanad in the Indian state of Kerala. PLGA members smashed the windows and set fire to furniture in the newly … Continue reading INDIA: Communists Take Action Against Sex Tourism Hotel

GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Photo: German and International Maoists carrying a banner that reads “For the New International Organization of the Proletariat!” By Sherman Cox Early last year, thousands marched during the annual Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin demonstration (known as the LLL demonstration) to commemorate both the martyrdom of the founders of the Communist Party of Germany and the death of Vladimir Lenin. This year, the internationalist bloc organized by the Internationalist … Continue reading GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

Photo: Turkish Parliament approved the deployment of troops to support the UN-installed Libyan Government of National Accord on Thursday By Jennifer Kelly On Sunday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish military units have begun moving into Libya to support the UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the ongoing Libyan civil war. The military agreement with Turkey was requested by the Libyan GNA, among … Continue reading Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

The following is an unofficial translation of two statements put out by the Ecuadorian revolutionary organization Defense Front of the People’s Struggle condemning the arrest and calling for the release of Cristian Montero, a political activist in the fight against large mining companies that displace poor peasants throughout the Ecuadorian countryside. Translation by Emiliano Guerrero Original statement from December 30 IMMEDIATE FREEDOM FOR CRISTIAN MONTERO … Continue reading ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes

Photo: Protesters set fire to a reception area at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq By Jakob Stein 6,000 protesters who had been rallying outside of the US Embassy in Baghdad in retaliation to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria over the weekend finally withdrew this morning. The protests included several Shia militias. During the protest, several dozen participants broke through the outer gates of … Continue reading IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes