PITTSBURGH: Day of Heroism Commemorated Outside Jail

By Samantha Murray On Wednesday, militants and activists held a demonstration in front of Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) to commemorate the Day of Heroism, leading chants, delivering a speech, then marching down Second Avenue downtown. Militants held flags bearing the hammer and sickle and a red banner that read “Imperialism will only harvest storms” and “Glory to the fallen heroes! June 19, Day of Heroism.” … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Day of Heroism Commemorated Outside Jail

PITTSBURGH: Developer Keith Key’s Rental Office Hit with Propaganda

By Alex Meins Propaganda outlining the crimes of developer Keith Key appeared early Friday morning at Key’s rental office in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Posters plastered across the window of the office called on Key to stop retaliatory evictions and labelled him an exploiter of his own people, a fake progressive, and a friend to gentrifiers. Two hammer and sickles were painted in red … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Developer Keith Key’s Rental Office Hit with Propaganda

PITTSBURGH: Threatened Eviction of Community Activist Stopped by Serve the People-Pittsburgh and community mobilization

By Alex Meins Between 8-10pm Thursday, Serve the People-Pittsburgh and community members mobilized in Larimer to shut down an attempted eviction of a community anti-gentrification activist. Shortly before 8pm, 4 members of Rhino Security, the private security force of developer Keith B. Key of Keys Property Management Services (KPMS), threatened a community activist in the Larimer neighborhood with eviction. She and activists of Serve the … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Threatened Eviction of Community Activist Stopped by Serve the People-Pittsburgh and community mobilization

PITTSBURGH: Bourgeois Mayor and Councilman Forced to Flee Working Class Neighborhood

By James Hass On Saturday, activists with Serve the People – Pittsburgh and community members from the black neighborhoods Lincoln-Lemington and Larimer succeeded in disrupting and shutting down Mayor William Peduto and Councilman Ricky Burgess’s ribbon-cutting event for a much-loathed “spray park” at Lincoln-Lemington’s Paulson Playground. This event, meant to be a public relations victory lap for phony-progressive Mayor Bill Peduto and gentrifier Councilman Ricky … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Bourgeois Mayor and Councilman Forced to Flee Working Class Neighborhood

May Day Across the US

Edited by Mike Talavera, with contributions from Gabriel Roshan, Jennifer Kelly, and Jenna Humphrey In addition to the May Day marches in Austin and Los Angeles, many other cities celebrated International Workers’ Day last Wednesday. These modest but militant marches, actions, and performances demonstrate a clear break from the mainstream US left that has neglected the workers’ holiday for years. These examples show signs of … Continue reading May Day Across the US

PITTSBURGH: Women-led Picket Confronts Abuser

by Samantha Murray On April 6, working-class women and activists marched to picket Biddle’s Escape, a business owned by Joseph Davis in Pittsburgh. Davis has sexually harassed and assaulted women workers and patrons at his business, faking accountability processes and firing workers for coming forward. The march also targeted Davis’s home which is across the street at 400 Biddle Avenue. Biddle’s Escape has been facing a small … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Women-led Picket Confronts Abuser

PITTSBURGH: Killer Cop Found Not Guilty in Murder of Antwon Rose Jr, Masses Rise Up

By Alex Meins Last Friday night, a jury found police officer Michael Rosfeld not guilty in the murder of Antwon Rose Jr, an unarmed 17-year old who Rosfeld shot three times in the back on June 19, 2018. That same night, the law office of Rosfeld’s defense attorney Patrick Thomassey was riddled with bullets while hundreds took to the streets in the black neighborhood of … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Killer Cop Found Not Guilty in Murder of Antwon Rose Jr, Masses Rise Up