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

Coronavirus Panic Exposes Chaos at Heart of Capitalist World Economy

Photo: Stock brokers panic at the New York Stock Exchange as coronavirus fears cause stock values to plummet  By Mike Talavera The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has had its worst week since the Great Recession of 2008. Traders have been frantically selling off their shares, causing values to plummet, out of fear of that the coronavirus is on the verge of becoming a pandemic. … Continue reading Coronavirus Panic Exposes Chaos at Heart of Capitalist World Economy

Bloomberg Campaign Offices Targeted Across US with Paint, Rocks, Masses’ Anger

Photo: Various acts of vandalism against Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign offices around the US By Jakob Stein On Thursday, Michael Bloomberg’s Austin presidential campaign office was seen entirely covered with red and yellow graffiti, including revolutionary slogans such as ‘Elections No! Revolution Yes!’, hammers and sickles, and multiple smashed windows. The action against Bloomberg’s Austin office comes after a wave of vandalism against his campaign’s … Continue reading Bloomberg Campaign Offices Targeted Across US with Paint, Rocks, Masses’ Anger

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’

Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information

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

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