LOS ANGELES: Mayor Endorses Imperialist Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a press conference to endorse Joe Biden in the Democratic primary for the 2020 Presidential election  By Audrey Hellenbrecht In a press conference on January 9, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gave his endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2020 Presidential election. Calling Biden “a close personal friend … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Mayor Endorses Imperialist Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

Photo: China’s Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US President Donald Trump (right) By Mike Talavera Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed an eight-part agreement that marks a detente in the ongoing trade war between the imperialist superpower US and rising imperialist China. The deal, which saw concessions from both sides, is widely seen as a temporary settlement … Continue reading US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

AUSTIN: University of Texas Releases List of Sexual Misconduct Violations

By Serena Ayers On January 9, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) released the names of 17 faculty and staff who had violated the school’s sexual misconduct policies since November 2017 despite previous claims that they would withhold them. UT is expected to host a forum with its President Gregory Fenves on the topic of sexual misconduct on January 27. UT originally promised to … Continue reading AUSTIN: University of Texas Releases List of Sexual Misconduct Violations

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