CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

A flag with the Guñelve, a symbol flown by the Mapuche indigenous people of Chile By Nélida Tello Earlier this month, ten Mapuche political prisoners detained in Angol prison released a statement on their political position regarding the old Chilean state. Angol prison serves as one of the designated detention centers for indigenous Mapuche political prisoners. For generations, the Mapuche people have continuously faced abuse … Continue reading CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

ST. LOUIS: Women’s March Collaborates with Police, One Marcher Arrested for Confronting Reactionary

Photo: The 2020 Women’s March in downtown St. Louis, Missouri Editor’s Note: The fundraising link originally published was not working properly, please donate to the arrested activist’s legal fund here: http://gf.me/u/xhkb4s By Olivia Klein On January 18, revolutionary activists attended the Women’s March in Saint Louis, Missouri to combat its electoral agenda and promote the campaign to boycott the 2020 US elections. During the march, … Continue reading ST. LOUIS: Women’s March Collaborates with Police, One Marcher Arrested for Confronting Reactionary

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

AUSTIN: University of Texas Police Press Charges Against Activists Two Months After Protest

Photo: Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest an event at the Blanton Art Museum in November 2019 By David Martinez Two months after an anti-gentrification action at the Blanton Art Museum in November 2019, the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) is pressing charges of trespassing and meeting disruption against two activists. The charges are a clear attempt to intimidate political activity on campus and across Austin, especially … Continue reading AUSTIN: University of Texas Police Press Charges Against Activists Two Months After Protest

ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

The following is an unofficial translation of two statements put out by the Ecuadorian revolutionary organization Defense Front of the People’s Struggle condemning the arrest and calling for the release of Cristian Montero, a political activist in the fight against large mining companies that displace poor peasants throughout the Ecuadorian countryside. Translation by Emiliano Guerrero Original statement from December 30 IMMEDIATE FREEDOM FOR CRISTIAN MONTERO … Continue reading ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

PHILIPPINES: Reactionary Old State Orders Mass Raid and Arrests of Activists

Photo: Activists hold demonstration outside Philippine National Police headquarters in response to mass arrests By Felipe Vera Progressives who were targeted as alleged Communist supporters and arrested in successive raids in Bacolod City late last month and earlier this month in Manila joined with allied House of Representatives to denounce Duterte’s crackdown on progressive groups on Thursday. The reactionary old Philippine state carried out the … Continue reading PHILIPPINES: Reactionary Old State Orders Mass Raid and Arrests of Activists

EGYPT: Thousands Arrested in Government Crackdown of Protests

Photo: Thousands of protesters took the streets in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt last week By Mike Talavera On Friday, riot police and other security forces closed down Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, anticipating a repeat of mass protests that erupted a week before. While the ramped-up police presence discouraged people from taking to the streets in the nation’s capital, thousands of protests happened elsewhere, … Continue reading EGYPT: Thousands Arrested in Government Crackdown of Protests

FRANCE: Yellow Vests Arrested as Protests Enter 45th Week

Photo: Yellow Vest demonstrators in Paris set fire to barricades and trash bins this past weekend By Mike Talavera The Yellow Vest movement entered its 45th week last weekend, its latest instance of rebellion sounding like a thunderclap in Paris. Thousands of police, tear gas canisters, and security checkpoints could not stop windows and doors from being smashed, street barricades and dumpsters being ignited, and … Continue reading FRANCE: Yellow Vests Arrested as Protests Enter 45th Week

BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

Photo: Army and Military Police round up peasants in an effort to evict them By Jakob Stein Last week, the reactionary Army, the National Force, and the Military Police Tactical Force evicted 400 peasant families from the Boa Esperança Camp in Porto Velho, Rondônia. The residents report that the military acted violently and set fire to the area, arresting Delson Pinto de Souza, a peasant who … Continue reading BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists

Photo: Protesters in Phoenix block a street near the local ICE office ahead of threatened national ICE raids in July. By Nélida Tello Newly-disclosed documents show that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) branch in Phoenix, Arizona is monitoring immigration activists and has been doing so since May 8, 2018. The activists and organizations under surveillance have been targeted for “monitoring various US Border Patrol … Continue reading PHOENIX: FBI Spies on Immigration Activists