PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

Photo: Serve the People-Pittsburgh activists confront Democratic Socialists of America “tenants’ meeting” (where no tenants showed up). By Alex Meins Last Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) failed to carry out their first tenant meeting at Melon Park when several activists with Serve the People-Pittsburgh (STP) confronted them. DSA has recently been flyering in the bourgeois neighborhood of Shadyside in hopes of finding … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

PITTSBURGH: Graffiti Commemorates Homestead Strike, Calls for Solidarity with Brazil

By Samantha Murray On Monday, posters and graffiti commemorating the 1892 Homestead Strike were found outside the McConway & Torley steel foundry, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The graffiti appeared the day of a family tour and picnic organized by the owners to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. One slogan on the side of the plant reads, “Strike back!” in white paint with an accompanying hammer and … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Graffiti Commemorates Homestead Strike, Calls for Solidarity with Brazil

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Homestead Strike

By Mark Delaney On June 30, 1892, steelworkers in Homestead, Pennsylvania began a massive strike that would culminate with a full-scale battle at the Homestead Steel Works, owned by the Carnegie Steel Company. The workers were organized under the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, a national trade union, although the union’s membership was only for skilled craftsmen. Production at the mill was increasing due … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Homestead Strike

PITTSBURGH: Amenaza de desalojo de Activistas Comunitarios obstruido por Servir al Pueblo-Pittsburgh y Movilización de la Comunidad

Originalmente publicado el 28 de mayo, 2019 Por Alex Meins Entre las 8 y las 10 de la noche del jueves, Servir al Pueblo – Pittsburgh (STP) y los miembros de la comunidad se movilizaron en Larimer para cerrar un intento de desalojo de un activista comunitario contra la gentrificación. Poco antes de las 8 pm, four miembros de Rhino Security, la fuerza de seguridad … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Amenaza de desalojo de Activistas Comunitarios obstruido por Servir al Pueblo-Pittsburgh y Movilización de la Comunidad

El Primero de Mayo a través de los Estados Unidos

Editado por Mike Talavera, con contribuciones de Gabriel Roshan, Jennifer Kelly, y Jenna Humphrey Además de las marchas del Primero de Mayo en Austin y Los Ángeles, muchas otras ciudades celebraron el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores el pasado miércoles. Estas marchas y acciones, modestas pero militantes, demuestran una clara ruptura con la izquierda mayoritaria de los Estados Unidos que ha descuidado el Día de … Continue reading El Primero de Mayo a través de los Estados Unidos

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