BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

By Jakob Stein The following is a compilation of reports on demonstrations across Brazil connected to the National Education Strike, held last week on Wednesday May 15. The strike was called in response to the fascist Bolsonaro administration announcing that they would be cutting thirty percent of the budget across the board for universities and high schools in an ideologically motivated attack on public education aimed … Continue reading BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro

By Jakob Stein Since the Brazilian government announced budget cuts in education over the past few weeks, massive demonstrations have erupted at public universities around the country with teachers, professors, students, and parents joining forces to resist the measures. On April 29, Education Minister of Brazil Abraham Weintraub announced a 30% budget cut across the board at all federal public universities and high schools. It … Continue reading BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro

LOS ANGELES: Teachers’ Strike Concedes After Only One Week

By Alexeyia Morina United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has struck a deal with Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) after a six-day strike. This deal has only continued the pattern of asking for bread crumbs while acting like they’ve seized a bakery. As previously reported, the union’s original demands were for a 6.5% pay increase, smaller class sizes, less testing, new hires of librarians, counselors and nurses … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Teachers’ Strike Concedes After Only One Week

LOS ANGELES: Reformist Leadership Clouds Future of Teachers’ Strike

By Alexeyia Morina The Los Angeles teachers’ strike kicked off on January 14th, led by nonprofit union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and backed by over 34,000 teachers. The strike is demanding better pay for teachers, smaller class sizes, less testing, new hires of librarians, counselors, and nurses, and a moratorium on charter schools. These demands echo the spirit of those made 30 years ago during the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Reformist Leadership Clouds Future of Teachers’ Strike

AUSTIN: Professor’s Death Ruled Suicide After Being Targeted by Revolutionary Students

By Ed Dalton AUSTIN – The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office has recently declared professor and violent domestic abuser Richard Morrisett’s death a suicide, according to an anonymous source that has seen the report. “An empty bottle of Euthasol (pentobarbital and phenytoin used for animal euthanasia) was found in the residence, along with a syringe,” according to the autopsy report. After finding out about Morrisett’s … Continue reading AUSTIN: Professor’s Death Ruled Suicide After Being Targeted by Revolutionary Students

AUSTIN: Kavanaugh Defenders Overwhelmed By Student Demonstrators

By Mike Talavera Tuesday afternoon, nearly a hundred students on UT campus surrounded, berated, and kicked out a handful of students defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One counter protester ripped a sign which read “Kavanaugh did nothing wrong” out of the hands of one of the Kavanaugh defenders and ripped it to pieces, while another swiped a “Make America Great Again” hat from one … Continue reading AUSTIN: Kavanaugh Defenders Overwhelmed By Student Demonstrators

Nicaraguan Mass Protests Continue

By Ed Dalton Violent protests have been raging in Nicaragua for the past four months, with more than 400 dead. In spite of new anti-terrorist laws which criminalize protest movements, the masses of Nicaraguan students, pensioners, and peasants persist in a just rebellion against the corrupt Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government. Protests erupted in response to the highly denounced pension … Continue reading Nicaraguan Mass Protests Continue