LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

By Cajeme Iniciador After approximately two months of relative tranquility, street vendors clashed again this past Sunday with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health employees at Exposition Park. Public Health employees have been harassing Mexican and Central American immigrant street vendors for years throughout Los Angeles, under the pretext of protecting public health. Public Health employees swooped on street vendors at the entrance of … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, picketers descended on the opening event of the Riverside Arts District in southeast Austin, Texas, causing a disruption that culminated in a brawl with one protester being arrested. The big tent art exhibition hosted by nonprofits Almost Real Things and Pump Project was held across the street from the Ballpark, Quad, and Town Lake apartments currently under threat of being … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

By Ed Dalton On November 10, MonkeyWrench Books (MWB) of Austin, Texas had its windows smashed out, a rerun of when its storefront was battered by local reactionaries in the early 2000s. In a statement published on Facebook today, the bookstore insinuated that Nazis were responsible for the action, but no fascist organization has yet taken credit. “This morning we discovered that our window had … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

LOS ANGELES: Turn the Defeat of Prop. 10 into a Revolutionary Lesson

By Ulrike Salazar Proposition 10, the proposed statute that would have made universal rent control more possible in California, failed to pass in last week’s midterm elections. For the last three years, Los Angeles has been an epicenter of the anti-gentrification and tenants rights movement. With big rent hikes, mass displacement, urban redevelopment and evictions, working-class tenants of Los Angeles have organized and fought back. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Turn the Defeat of Prop. 10 into a Revolutionary Lesson

MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

Featured Image: #DrSernasPresentaciónConVida solidarity action in Ecuador By Mike Talavera Last Thursday, 22 activists involved in Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo (Sol Rojo People’s Movement) in Oaxaca, Mexico, were acquitted of “terrorist” charges they had been facing since June, 2015. However, their lawyer, Dr. Ernesto Sernas García, is still missing after having been disappeared in May of this year. The 22 militants had been detained … Continue reading MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

PITTSBURGH: Antifascists Protest Anti-Semitic Shooting

By Bird Seed Last Sunday, the masses of Pittsburgh took to the streets behind a banner reading “Antifascist Pittsburgh” to condemn the shooting of 11 Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27. Fascist terrorist Robert Bowers has plead not guilty to a 44-count indictment, despite having made his reactionary intentions clear on social media and at the time of the murders. … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Antifascists Protest Anti-Semitic Shooting

CHARLOTTE: Revolutionary Organization Boycotts the Election

By Gabriel Roshan On November 6th, a group of militants and revolutionaries took up the slogan “Elections, No! Revolution, Yes!!” by holding a picket in front of a polling site in Charlotte, NC. Serve the People—Charlotte (STP-C) picketed for an hour, passed out flyers and had conversations with the masses about why voting will not make life easier for the working class. The picketers also … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Revolutionary Organization Boycotts the Election