LOS ANGELES: LAPD Officer Arrested for Groping Dead Woman

Photo: Lieutenant Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPD’s police union), holds a press conference on Officer David Rojas’ sexual abuse of a dead woman. By Zein Amari Last Thursday, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer David Rojas was arrested after footage from his body camera showed him fondling a dead woman’s breasts. Internal Affairs charged Rojas with a felony for … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: LAPD Officer Arrested for Groping Dead Woman

SAN DIEGO: Women Stage Cultural Performance Denouncing Violence Against Women

Photo: Women in San Diego perform the chant, “El Violador en el Camino (A Rapist in Your Path)” which originated in Chile. By Edith Flanagan On December 8, several dozen women performed a chant titled “El Violador en el Camino (A Rapist in Your Path)” in Balboa Park to denounce violence against women and in solidarity with the struggles of women in Chile and Latin … Continue reading SAN DIEGO: Women Stage Cultural Performance Denouncing Violence Against Women

AUSTIN: Mourners Crave Justice at Vigil for Slain Working Mother, Revolutionaries Unite with Family to Keep Police Out

Photo: Mourners of Veneranda Martinez embrace at a vigil held on Wednesday evening. By Mike Talavera On December 11, a few hundred people gathered at a Montopolis lot in East Austin for a vigil commemorating the life of Veneranda Martinez-Gutierrez, the working mother of three who was killed last week by her estranged husband at the Riverside gas station where she sold tamales. The Austin … Continue reading AUSTIN: Mourners Crave Justice at Vigil for Slain Working Mother, Revolutionaries Unite with Family to Keep Police Out

AUSTIN: St. Edward’s Students Condemn University’s Promotion of Sexual Harasser

Photo: St. Edward’s University put together a panel to quell women’s anger at the school for using a known sexual harasser in promotional materials By Emma Snow On December 5, students questioned a panel of St. Edward’s officials about the university’s inclusion of a known sexual harasser in promotional materials in another example of the rising student movement against misogyny and abusers on college campuses. … Continue reading AUSTIN: St. Edward’s Students Condemn University’s Promotion of Sexual Harasser

AUSTIN: Pedophile Professor Flees Home Under Police Protection

Photo: Protesters carry a banner reading, “Professor Thomas Hubbard Pedophile” By Kali Abbott On Monday night, a group of mainly women students from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and their supporters held a demonstration against UT professor Thomas Hubbard at his home. Protesters blocked his driveway with a large banner that read “Professor Thomas Hubbard: Pedophile” while chanting “Thomas Hubbard is a creep! … Continue reading AUSTIN: Pedophile Professor Flees Home Under Police Protection

AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Hold Vigil for Veneranda Martinez, Working Single Mother Killed in Murder-Suicide

Photo: Former customers of Veneranda Martinez-Gutierrez kneel in front of a memorial constructed at the site of her death. By David Martinez On Sunday night in East Austin, women revolutionaries and community members held a vigil for Veneranda Martinez-Gutierrez, a single mother of three who was shot by her estranged husband, Florencio Barron, at a gas station in the East Riverside neighborhood. After he shot … Continue reading AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Hold Vigil for Veneranda Martinez, Working Single Mother Killed in Murder-Suicide

FLORIDA: State Attorney’s Office Covers for Rapist Cop

Photo: Sergeant Jesus “Jesse” Menocal Jr. (left) Assistant State Attorney Johnette Hardiman (right) By Ben Robinson New details have emerged in the case of Hialeah Police Department (HPD) Sergeant Jesus “Jesse” Menocal Jr., suggesting that the State Attorney’s Office may have aided in covering up allegations of assault and rape four years ago in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The prosecutor responsible for charging Menocal, Assistant State … Continue reading FLORIDA: State Attorney’s Office Covers for Rapist Cop

KANSAS CITY: Restaurant Closes After Owner Exposed as Abuser of Women

Photo: Rockstar Burgers, the Kansas City establishment owned by recently exposed abuser and predator of women Brian Smith By Gail Miller and Daniel Reed Yesterday Kansas City restaurant owner Brian “Rockstar” Smith confirmed that he would be closing Rockstar Burgers after being exposed as an abuser of women. Leading up to his announcement the community launched a campaign against him including protests and details of … Continue reading KANSAS CITY: Restaurant Closes After Owner Exposed as Abuser of Women

Revolutionary Women March Against Violence Across Europe

Photo: Demonstrators in Hamburg, Germany carry a banner reading, “Don’t Mourn! Strike Back!” in the annual march for the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women By Jakob Stein November 25 marked the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, and revolutionary women formed red blocs in marches in Germany, Switzerland, and France. The demonstration in Hamburg, Germany was called for by the … Continue reading Revolutionary Women March Against Violence Across Europe

MEXICO: Student Contingents Demand an End to Sexual Harassment

Photo: Masked students turn Mexican flag upside down and burn it as other students cheer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico By Nélida Tello Earlier this month, a student march against sexual harassment at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City was followed by a separate militant action by 100 masked students that set fire to an administration office. The protesters … Continue reading MEXICO: Student Contingents Demand an End to Sexual Harassment