AUSTIN: Police Officer Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Photo: Dustin Paul Lee, APD officer charged with sexual assault of a child By Kali Abbott On September 8, a lieutenant of the Austin Police Department (APD), Dustin Paul Lee, 47, was booked into the Williamson County Jail on charges of sexual assault of a child, his own daughter. A relatively low bond of $150,000 has been set for the child molester and he continues to … Continue reading AUSTIN: Police Officer Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

TENNESSEE: ICE Shoots Undocumented Immigrant in Attempted Arrest

Photo: Bullet holes are visible in the windshield of the white van driven by the undocumented immigrant who was shot by ICE last week. By Ulrike Salazar An ICE agent shot an undocumented immigrant for allegedly driving toward him on September 5 in Antioch, Tennessee. Despite the allegations, the undocumented immigrant was not charged, calling into question the authenticity of the agent’s allegations. The 39-year-old undocumented … Continue reading TENNESSEE: ICE Shoots Undocumented Immigrant in Attempted Arrest

LOS ANGELES: Revolutionaries Disrupt Opening Day of Gentrifier Gallery

By Felipe Vera On September 7, revolutionary anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) led militant activists in disrupting the reopening of the Nicodim art gallery at its new location in downtown Los Angeles. Nicodim was originally located in Boyle Heights, before being driven out after a two-year long anti-gentrification resistance led by activists and community members. Although representatives of Nicodim say the protests had no … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Revolutionaries Disrupt Opening Day of Gentrifier Gallery

Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

Photo: US troops oversee SDF’s removal of fortifications in northern Syrian “Safe Zone.” By Jennifer Kelly   This weekend, Turkey and the United States began joint patrols of the recently established “safe zone” within the Kurdish-controlled area in northeastern Syria. Turkey has made it clear it is not satisfied with the strip of land that has been established as the safe zone. “It seems Turkey’s … Continue reading Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

Photo: US airstrike that killed 30 in Afghanistan in November 2018. By Jennifer Kelly On Saturday night, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was calling for an end to negotiations with the Taliban, including a previously undisclosed meeting scheduled for Sunday at Camp David with the president of the Afghan puppet government, Ashraf Ghani. Talks were allegedly canceled because the Taliban took … Continue reading Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

AUSTIN: 12 Schools Face Closure as Gentrification Drives Lower Enrollment Numbers

Photo: The AISD board meets on September 9 to go over the proposed closures of 12 schools. By Walter Villarreal and David Martinez On Monday night, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) board of trustees went over plans to shut down 12 public schools based on recommendations from the district released last Friday. AISD continues to face declining enrollment primarily due to the ongoing gentrification … Continue reading AUSTIN: 12 Schools Face Closure as Gentrification Drives Lower Enrollment Numbers

PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists

Photo: Protesters in Phoenix block a street near the local ICE office ahead of threatened national ICE raids in July. By Nélida Tello Newly-disclosed documents show that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) branch in Phoenix, Arizona is monitoring immigration activists and has been doing so since May 8, 2018. The activists and organizations under surveillance have been targeted for “monitoring various US Border Patrol … Continue reading PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists