NORTH CAROLINA: Protesters Denounce Rapist Chef, Political Opportunist Garrett Tallent

Photo: Protesters hold a banner reading, “Garrett Tallent is a rapist and abuser” By Laura Byron with contributions from Maria Perez On March 11, protesters entered Azalea Bistro in Saluda, North Carolina to denounce its founder and former head chef, Garrett Peter Tallent. On March 3, Tallent was arrested for raping one of his female employees on charges that include second degree kidnapping, assault by … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA: Protesters Denounce Rapist Chef, Political Opportunist Garrett Tallent

Super Tuesday of the Imperialist Electoral Farce

PHOTO: Election Boycott actions in Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina By Jakob Stein On this ‘Super Tuesday,’ revolutionaries in Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina carried out several actions in support of the ongoing election boycott campaign. The campaign is aimed at transforming the already existing large-scale voter abstention into an active movement for revolution by steering the masses away from the dead-end of … Continue reading Super Tuesday of the Imperialist Electoral Farce

CHARLOTTE: Community Commemorates Black Rebellion at Unmarked Slave Graves

Activists and Community Members gather to commemorate the gravesites of Black slaves and celebrate Black rebellion By Destinee Fuerte On February 1, members of revolutionary organization Serve the People (STP) and the community came together to honor the slaves buried in unmarked graves in front of the gentrified Silos apartments in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte. Attendees gathered around a community-made sign marking the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Community Commemorates Black Rebellion at Unmarked Slave Graves

CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing

Mostly Black, poor and working class residents line up in the cold to apply for affordable housing at ‘The Mezzanine’ By Gabriel Roshan On January 27, an estimated 1,000 people waited in line in the cold rain to apply for 129 housing units marketed as affordable on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. The “Mezzanine at Freedom” apartments have been under construction for the last two … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing

CHARLOTTE: Anti-Imperialist Banner, Posters Seen at US Military Center

By Mike Talavera On the evening of January 10, in the wealthy Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, a banner reading “Combat & Resist US imperialism” was dropped on the awning over the front door of a Armed Forces Career Center. This was done alongside flyers which read “Death to US imperialism, Military Recruiters Out of Working Class Communities, No War on Iran” which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Anti-Imperialist Banner, Posters Seen at US Military Center

CHARLOTTE: Protesters Resist Police Attempt to Stop Anti-War Demonstration, One Arrested

Photo: Protesters rally at a major intersection in Charlotte, North Carolina against US aggression toward Iran By Miriam Cordova On Thursday, dozens of people in Charlotte held an anti-war demonstration, with one anti-imperialist protester being brutally arrested and charged with a noise ordinance violation for leading chants on a megaphone. As the protest increased in militant energy, police attempts to stop or confine the event … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Protesters Resist Police Attempt to Stop Anti-War Demonstration, One Arrested

NORTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slams 11-Year-Old to Ground

Photo: Warren Durham, School Resource Officer who abused 11-year-old student By Chancellor Davis Last week, video surfaced online of Warren Durham, a Sheriff’s Deputy acting as a school resource officer at Vance County Middle School in North Carolina, violently slamming an 11-year-old Black student to the ground. Despite damning video footage of the assault, Durham has managed to dodge felony charges and faces at most … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slams 11-Year-Old to Ground

CHAPEL HILL: University’s $2.5 Million Deal with Confederate Group Draws Scrutiny

Photo: “Silent Sam” statue is toppled and covered with dirt on August 20, 2018 By Gabriel Roshan Over the past week, a $2.5 million deal between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has come under increased scrutiny as the confederate group’s ties to white nationalists and outlaw biker gangs have come to light. On November 27, … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL: University’s $2.5 Million Deal with Confederate Group Draws Scrutiny

CHARLOTTE: Freedom for GN Saibaba!

By Laura Byron Last week, a poster appeared on Charlotte’s westside calling for the release of Indian political prisoner GN Saibaba. The poster read, “Freedom for GN Saibaba, Shining Hero of the People’s War in India, Revolution is not a crime!” The call follows a similar display seen in Los Angeles, California in weeks prior calling for freedom for all political prisoners and identifying Saibaba … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Freedom for GN Saibaba!

CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard

Photo: Charlotte Douglas International Airport By Miriam Cordova with contributions from Gabriel Roshan In late October, Charlotte Douglas International Airport held meetings announcing a proposal for additions which include “relocating West Boulevard.” This project, which is sponsored by the City of Charlotte, would displace and uproot families by buying and destroying homes in the area for development. The airport, which is the sixth busiest in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard