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

INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

Photo: Protesters clash with police in West Papua By Jakob Stein On Wednesday, Indonesian police in the West Papuan Deiyai Regency killed six protesters and injured several more, including children, during a protest supporting West Papuan national liberation. The vicious police crackdown is part of a larger pattern of state repression against the oppressed nation of Papua. At least one police officer was killed and … Continue reading INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

México: Los Revolucionarios Anuncia una Alerta General Para las Órdenes de Detención Hacia los Líderes de Sindicados

Este artículo es una traducción Foto: Trabajadores de salud rodean el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador en Tlacolula de Matamoros, protestando sus despidos injustificados y exigiendo la restitución. Por Ginés Los revolucionarios del Sol Rojo confirman en una alerta general que el gobierno de Oaxaca, la oficina del procurador del estado y el poder judicial del estado de Oaxaca han iniciado ataques nuevos y … Continue reading México: Los Revolucionarios Anuncia una Alerta General Para las Órdenes de Detención Hacia los Líderes de Sindicados

AUSTIN: City Council Moves Domain on Riverside Forward, State Repression Continues

By Walter Villarreal On Thursday, Austin city council voted to approve the second reading of the “Domain on Riverside” rezoning application, moving one step closer to full approval. That morning, there was a banner drop over city hall reading, “City Council for sale: $63,000. No Domain on Riverside, workers of Austin unite, combat gentrification!” The “asking price” of $63,000 is the sum of donations made … Continue reading AUSTIN: City Council Moves Domain on Riverside Forward, State Repression Continues