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’
Photo: Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That (left) and the company’s logo (right) By Ben Robinson Over the past two months, major technology companies Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Venmo sent cease-and-desist letters to facial recognition technology company Clearview AI for violating their company policies after it was exposed that Clearview was scraping the sites for images of users’ faces for a facial recognition app sold … Continue reading Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information
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
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!
By Jakob Stein On February 8, over 100 members of the fascist group ‘Patriot Front’ marched through the National Mall in Washington DC alongside a full police escort. The march ended at the US Capitol where police had completely shut down the area to everyone but the fascist demonstrators. According to the DC Metropolitan Police, the march had not obtained a permit beforehand but by … Continue reading Patriot Front Neo-Nazis March with Police Escort in US Capitol
By Noah Long February 11, 1919 marked the official end of the Seattle General Strike. Over five days, more than 65,000 workers engaged in work stoppages, shutting down the Seattle economy in the process. The Seattle General Strike would spark fears of a Communist uprising in the first general strike in the US since the Great October Socialist Revolution. By 1919, the shipbuilding industry saw … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Seattle General Strike
A screenshot of a viewer developed by Northeastern University’s modeling lab showing the spread of the coronavirus. Small dots represent population centers. By Lois Boite The December 2019 coronavirus outbreak has placed strain on international public health, with over 37,000 reported cases of the virus detected in 28 different countries. Coronaviruses are a class of virus that can infect both humans and animals with symptoms … Continue reading Coronavirus Outbreak Sparks Misinformation and Deception