GERMANY: Musa Aşoğlu Sentenced to Prison Amid Protests

By Emilio Gonzalez On February 6, the German courts sentenced Turkish revolutionary Musa Aşoğlu to six years and nine months in prison, based on his alleged leadership role in the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (or DHKP-C). Police had originally arrested Aşoğlu in Hamburg on December 2, 2016 in a late-night house raid, and in the two years since his capture there has been an uproar … Continue reading GERMANY: Musa Aşoğlu Sentenced to Prison Amid Protests

BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown

By Mike Talavera Former Italian militant Cesare Battisti was apprehended in Bolivia after fleeing Brazil on January 12 and was promptly extradited to his home country to serve a life sentence mandated by an Italian court in 1995. Former Brazilian President and revisionist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had refused to extradite Battisti, who had entered the country sometime in 2002. After the Brazilian courts went … Continue reading BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown

MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

Featured Image: #DrSernasPresentaciónConVida solidarity action in Ecuador By Mike Talavera Last Thursday, 22 activists involved in Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo (Sol Rojo People’s Movement) in Oaxaca, Mexico, were acquitted of “terrorist” charges they had been facing since June, 2015. However, their lawyer, Dr. Ernesto Sernas García, is still missing after having been disappeared in May of this year. The 22 militants had been detained … Continue reading MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

By Ulrike Salazar UPDATE: At approximately 1 p.m. yesterday, Yudis Leonel Cruz was confirmed as being safe at home. Supporters are still investigating matters. It is unknown at the moment if he was apprehended or arrested and then released. What is known, however, is that witnesses saw California Highway Patrol officers single out Leonel as a militant leader. Witnesses last saw Leonel running away with … Continue reading Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges

By Ed Dalton In Hydrabad, India on August 28th, revolutionary poet and writer Varavara Rao was arrested on trumped up charges for “plotting the assassination” of reactionary Indian President Modi. Along with Rao, other progressive and democratic intellectuals were arrested including Rao’s son-in-law, journalist KV Kurmanath, and photographer T. Kranth. Their apartments were raided and cell phones and electronics seized. The false charges were based … Continue reading Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges

Brazil: People’s Struggles Unite around the 23 Activists

By Ed Dalton On Tuesday, 8/14/18 a massive demonstration was held in Rio de Janeiro for the 23 activists sentenced up to 13 years in prison for their involvement in the protests against the FIFA World Cup in 2013 and 2014. Under the slogan “it’s not just for the 23 but for everyone who struggles”, they demanded the right to protest, coming out against military … Continue reading Brazil: People’s Struggles Unite around the 23 Activists