World Economy Heads Towards Recession as Coronavirus Declared Pandemic

Photo: Pedestrians in New York City pass under headlines in Times Square related to the coronavirus outbreak. Read Tribune of the People’s response to this article here. By the Incendiary Editorial Board Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China has become a pandemic, meaning that it has spread worldwide. The economic impact on … Continue reading World Economy Heads Towards Recession as Coronavirus Declared Pandemic

AFGHANISTAN: US, Taliban Officials Agree to ‘Peace’ Plan as Fighting Resumes

Photo: US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (left) and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (right) By Sherman Cox and Ben Robinson On Monday, reports emerged that fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces resumed, just two days after the US government signed a ‘peace’ deal with the Taliban, aiming for a near-total US withdrawal and a cessation of hostilities. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: US, Taliban Officials Agree to ‘Peace’ Plan as Fighting Resumes

SWAT-Style Border Patrol Agents to be Deployed in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Photo: A Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) team in a training exercise By Henry Perez President Donald Trump has announced that the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), a SWAT-style team reserved for special operations, will be patrolling and helping make arrests in so-called sanctuary cities across the US such as Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and many others. This authorization is the Trump administration’s reaction to … Continue reading SWAT-Style Border Patrol Agents to be Deployed in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

PHILIPPINES: Duterte Ends US Military Agreement, Strengthens Ties with Chinese Imperialism

Photo: Fascist President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte By Felipe Vera On February 11, Filippino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Philippines would be withdrawing from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) pact with the US. The move signifies that the fascist Duterte regime is opting to realign itself with Chinese social-imperialism after a long history of the old Filipino state functioning as a lackey of … Continue reading PHILIPPINES: Duterte Ends US Military Agreement, Strengthens Ties with Chinese Imperialism

The Past, Present, and Future of the US-Iran Conflict

Photo: Iranians mourn the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani By Mike Talavera, with contributions from Kate LaBelle Last week, the US Senate passed an Iran War Powers resolution, a symbolic slap on the wrist for US President Donald Trump after his ordering of the January 2 US airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to smooth over this assassination … Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of the US-Iran Conflict

Indiana Dispatch: Mayor Pete and Elections, No! Revolution, Yes!

Photo: Pete Buttigieg, presidential candidate and former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana By the Michiana Incendiary Support Committee Editor’s Note: We are pleased to share a statement written by a brand new Incendiary Support Committee based out of a region of Northern Indiana, known to locals as Michiana, making a clear call to uphold the 2020 Election Boycott. With the Democratic primaries coming up, and … Continue reading Indiana Dispatch: Mayor Pete and Elections, No! Revolution, Yes!

NEW YORK: ICE Shoots Immigrant in the Face, Arrests Second Man in Hospital

A photo obtained of Erick Diaz in Maimonides hospital after ICE shot him in the face By Nélida Tello On February 6, plainclothes agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fugitive Operations Team tazed Mexican immigrant Erick Díaz-Cruz before shooting the 26-year-old in the face, outside of his mother’s house in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The federal agents were serving Gaspar Avendano-Hernandez, 33, Díaz’s mother’s boyfriend, … Continue reading NEW YORK: ICE Shoots Immigrant in the Face, Arrests Second Man in Hospital

Trump Expands Travel Ban to Seven More Countries

Photo: Nigerian foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at press conference this week. By Felipe Vera Last Friday, Donald Trump signed a proposed expansion of the current travel ban which will go into effect February 22, three years after the initial travel ban was put in place. Belarus, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will now be … Continue reading Trump Expands Travel Ban to Seven More Countries

Impeachment Trial Ends with Trump’s Acquittal

Photo: US President Donald Trump giving a statement after the conclusion of impeachment proceedings By Mike Talavera A Senate vote that was divided almost strictly along party lines has acquitted US President Donald Trump of the two articles of impeachment approved by the House last December, one for ‘abuse of office’ and the other for ‘obstruction of justice.’ Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the … Continue reading Impeachment Trial Ends with Trump’s Acquittal

Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos

Photo: Media filing center in Des Moines, screen reads “Results Coming Soon” By Mike Talavera What was supposed to be an inspiring kickoff to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary has ended in a train wreck that has worsened people’s already weak confidence in the US election process. As the Iowa Caucus wrapped up Monday night, a few seemingly sporadic errors in reporting turned into a … Continue reading Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos