Puerto Rico: Protests Against Electricity Privatization, US Imperialism Continue

By Josefina Morales On Friday, thousands of Puerto Ricans marched down the ‘Las Americas’ highway in the capital of San Juan to protest the privatization of the island’s electrical grid. The privatization has resulted in steep increases in electricity bills and blackouts that have increased in severity since June, affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of the island’s three million people. The protest denounced … Continue reading Puerto Rico: Protests Against Electricity Privatization, US Imperialism Continue

Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly

By Nélida Tello Poor Brazilian peasants, organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), from Camp Tiago dos Santos have unwaveringly defended their land and successfully prevented a massacre at the hands of the police by burning bridges and blocking roads leading to the Camp. On October 17, the reactionary armed forces sieged the Camp and evicted dozens of families to … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly

Electricians Expose Exploitative Contracts, Poor Working Conditions

By Peter Garland Over 90 electrical workers from across the country protested on October 10 outside the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. NECA is a contractors’ syndicate with which all International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local unions negotiate their contracts. The workers highlighted a recent contract dispute in IBEW Local 606 in Orlando, Florida, which instituted a seven-day workweek … Continue reading Electricians Expose Exploitative Contracts, Poor Working Conditions

Video: Brazilian Peasants Hold Grand Demonstration for Chairman Gonzalo

By David Martinez In the countryside of Brazil, peasants carried out a massive, elaborate demonstration recently to honor Chairman Gonzalo (Abimael Guzman Reynoso), the fallen leader of the Communist Party of Peru. Video of the demonstration was shared by the Front for the Defense of the People’s Rights (FRDDP, Frente de Defesa dos Direitos do Povo), showing a huge contingent of peasants marching behind a … Continue reading Video: Brazilian Peasants Hold Grand Demonstration for Chairman Gonzalo

Peru: PCP Graffiti for Chairman Gonzalo on Highway to Ayacucho

By Jakob Stein Graffiti signed by the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Perú) was seen on Sunday with the slogan, “Eternal Honor and Glory to Chairman Gonzalo!” on the highway that connects the Ayacucho and Cuzco regions of Peru. The action was reported in the reactionary Peruvian press outlet Willax TV. Witnesses told Willax that the graffiti was painted at dawn and … Continue reading Peru: PCP Graffiti for Chairman Gonzalo on Highway to Ayacucho

Brazil: 3,000 Soldiers Mobilized to Massacre Peasants at Camp Tiago dos Santos

Photo: Screenshot of video showing thousands of Brazilian Military Police readying operations to attack peasants By Nélida Tello On Saturday, Marcos Rocha, the reactionary governor of the state of Rondônia in Brazil, deployed more than 3,000 military police soldiers to the Nova-Mutum Paraná district in the city of Porto Velho in preparation to massacre the peasants occupying the land at Camp Tiago dos Santos. On … Continue reading Brazil: 3,000 Soldiers Mobilized to Massacre Peasants at Camp Tiago dos Santos

Movie, TV, and Stage Workers Speak on Conditions, Readiness to Strike

Source: @runolgarun/Twitter By Sarah Ahmed Earlier this month, 98% of workers in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted to authorize a strike after the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) walked away from negotiations. On Saturday, the IATSE announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, which members will vote on later this week, however many IATSE … Continue reading Movie, TV, and Stage Workers Speak on Conditions, Readiness to Strike

Brazil: Police Prepare to Massacre Peasants, Judge Issues Eviction Order

By Nélida Tello Thousands of poor Brazilian peasants who live and work in Camp Tiago dos Santos and Camp Ademar Ferreira, located in the western Amazon region, are resisting police preparations for a massacre. On October 2, peasants from the two camps held a popular assembly to denounce the reactionary Brazilian police and declare their readiness to fight for their land. On September 28, the Ministry … Continue reading Brazil: Police Prepare to Massacre Peasants, Judge Issues Eviction Order

Worker Correspondents: Miserable Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouses

Photo credit: Maryland GovPics By a Former Employee at Amazon DPP7 in Sewickley, PA In Amazon’s distribution centers, employees are held to unattainable standards while working in a very hazardous environment. The health and safety of workers is always a far lower priority than maximizing productivity, risking serious health problems for those involved. I worked full-time at the DPP7 Distribution Center in Coraopolis as a warehouse … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Miserable Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouses

India: Maoists Oppose New Counter-Revolutionary Operation ‘Prahaar’

By Nélida Tello The Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] released a statement on October 2 to denounce the new counter-revolutionary military operation against the Party and the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), known as ‘Prahaar.’ Since its founding in 2004, the CPI (Maoist) has been waging a revolutionary armed struggle against the reactionary Indian State, mainly basing its operations in the poor, semi-feudal Indian countryside. On September … Continue reading India: Maoists Oppose New Counter-Revolutionary Operation ‘Prahaar’