AUSTIN: Jumpolin Party Shop Announces Closure of Storefront, Issues Call to Resist Gentrification

Photo: Current Jumpolin Piñata Store location at 2605 E Cesar Chavez in East Austin. By Mike Talavera The Jumpolin Piñata Store, a staple of the East Austin community for over 10 years, announced the closure of its storefront this morning. The statement posted to social media was signed by the owners, the Lejarazu family, and unapologetically blamed gentrification for the store’s demise. Despite the sad … Continue reading AUSTIN: Jumpolin Party Shop Announces Closure of Storefront, Issues Call to Resist Gentrification

Six Members of Neo-Nazi Paramilitary Group Arrested Before Virginia Pro-Gun Rally

Photo: Virginia State Capitol blocked off after Governor Ralph Northam called a “state of emergency” on Thursday By Jakob Stein On Thursday, three members of the neo-nazi paramilitary group ‘The Base’ were arrested by the FBI in Maryland and Delaware, as they planned to attend a pro-gun rally in Richmond, Virginia next Monday. The following day, three more suspected members of the neo-nazi group were … Continue reading Six Members of Neo-Nazi Paramilitary Group Arrested Before Virginia Pro-Gun Rally

Court Lifts Injunction Against $3.6 Billion of Military Funds for Border Wall

Photo: Former Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen gives speech next to section of the border fence last October. By Thomas Lambert On January 8, US Court of Appeals overruled an injunction that had been in place since December of last year preventing the Trump administration’s use of $3.6 Billion of military funds to construct new border fencing along the US-Mexico border. The Western District … Continue reading Court Lifts Injunction Against $3.6 Billion of Military Funds for Border Wall

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

PUERTO RICO: Trump Finally Releases Aid with Restrictions After Major Earthquakes

Photo: Rubble from a church destroyed by the ongoing wave of seismic activity in Puerto Rico By Joseph Magyar and Ben Robinson On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump finally announced he would lift a block on $8 billion of previously allocated disaster aid meant for Puerto Rico after months of withholding the money, but it came with several restrictions which could further delay its release. … Continue reading PUERTO RICO: Trump Finally Releases Aid with Restrictions After Major Earthquakes

DELAWARE: Fascist Attacks and Vandalizes Planned Parenthood

Photo: Newark, Delaware Planned Parenthood vandalized by Samuel James Gulick By Ben Robinson Earlier this month, 18-year-old Samuel James Gulick was arrested for vandalizing a Newark, Delaware Planned Parenthood with fascist graffiti and throwing an incendiary device through its window. The explosive device started a fire but burned out on its own after causing minor damage. For this, Gulick was charged with maliciously damaging a … Continue reading DELAWARE: Fascist Attacks and Vandalizes Planned Parenthood

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Remember Luxemburg and Liebknecht 101 Years After Their Murder by Social-Democrats

Photo: German Communists and revolutionaries Karl Liebknecht (left) and Rosa Luxemburg (right) The Proletarian History series chronicles the stories of the revolutionary class struggle and the lives of important figures from a working class perspective. By Peter Cherry On January 15, 1919, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were assassinated in Berlin, robbing the working class of Germany of their main leaders at the height of … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Remember Luxemburg and Liebknecht 101 Years After Their Murder by Social-Democrats