Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14

Minneapolis, MN Proceedings in the cases against the officers who participated in the murder of George Floyd have seen delays and attempts by defense attorneys to claim that a fair trial is impossible because of their clients own oppositional defenses. Read more here. New York City, NY The New York attorney general has announced a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and … Continue reading Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14

Germany: Lenin-Liebknecht-Luxemburg March Attacked by State

By Ed Dalton The 102nd anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, founders of the Communist Party of Germany, known as the Lenin-Liebknecht-Luxemburg (LLL) March was commemorated this year by approximately 1,000 observers in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, and attacked with reactionary violence by the old German state. The revolutionary website Dem Volke Dienen (DVD, trans: “Serve the People”) reports that more … Continue reading Germany: Lenin-Liebknecht-Luxemburg March Attacked by State

The Events of January 6 in the Bowels of Yankee Imperialism

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Os acontecimentos de 6 de janeiro nas entranhas do imperialismo ianque” from the Brazilian revolutionary news source A Nova Democracia By Jailson de Souza The events of January 6 in the US Capitol are symptoms of the chronic illness that the imperialist system suffers in its general crisis of decomposition, all the more so at this … Continue reading The Events of January 6 in the Bowels of Yankee Imperialism

Spain: Worker Destroys Dozens of Vehicles Following Mass Layoffs at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz)

By Serran Soledad On December 31, in Vitoria, Spain, a former employee of Daimler (commonly known as Mercedes-Benz), destroyed over 50 vans using a small tractor. The 38-year-old, who was fired from Daimler back in 2017 for taking part in protests against the company’s mass layoffs, took on the individual action following another series of layoffs by the company. Reports indicate the rebellious worker stole … Continue reading Spain: Worker Destroys Dozens of Vehicles Following Mass Layoffs at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz)

Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

By Brian Martel On January 8, Donald Eric Smith was shot by Civil Process deputies enforcing an eviction on behalf of Smith’s landlord, Kelly Gallegos. That night, the housing struggle organization KC Tenants held an action outside of presiding 16th Circuit Court judge J. Dale Youngs’s home. Soon after, in response to the organized resistance, Youngs ordered evictions to be suspended until January 24. Due … Continue reading Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

Worker’s Correspondence: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

By Henry Underwood A nurse who works in a Covid-19 ward at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin recently spoke with Tribune about high patient-to-nurse ratios, under-staffing, and the necessity to organize for better pay and working conditions. “When the pandemic first started, we begged for specialty pay or hazard pay. … They refused. They all said no,” she told Tribune. Despite a sharp increase … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

Minneapolis: Derek Chauvin to be Tried Separately for the Murder of George Floyd

By Nélida Tello Judge Peter Cahill ruled on Tuesday to separate the trial of Derek Chauvin, known for killing George Floyd last May after kneeling on his neck for over eight minutes, from the three former Minneapolis police officers who aided him. Cahill decided to split up the trial after receiving an email from Hennepin County Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette, who expressed concern, arguing that … Continue reading Minneapolis: Derek Chauvin to be Tried Separately for the Murder of George Floyd

Opinion: US Congress Conducts Second Impeachment Pageant

Photo Credit: C-SPAN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds up the articles of impeachment By David Martinez On January 13, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for the second time, making him the first US president to be impeached twice. The House has charged Trump with ‘inciting an insurrection,’ a charge which now goes to the Senate for trial. The Senate will not … Continue reading Opinion: US Congress Conducts Second Impeachment Pageant

Austin: Familia y comunidad honra a Alex González, demanda justicia

Por Nélida Tello El fin de semana pasado, activistas y miembros de la comunidad se unieron a la familia de Alex Gonzales Jr., el joven latino asesinado por el Departamento de Policía de Austin (APD) el 5 de enero, en dos vigilias en su honor y para exigir justicia. Además, los activistas se manifestaron frente a la sede del APD contra el asesinato policial el … Continue reading Austin: Familia y comunidad honra a Alex González, demanda justicia

Austin: Gabriel Gutiérrez identificado como oficial de policía fuera de servicio involucrado en el asesinato de Alex Gonzales Jr.

Por Noah Long Actualización: La Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito de Austin, dio a conocer el nombre del oficial de policía en servicio, responsable de la muerte de Alex, el 14 de enero como Luis Serrato, quien ha estado con el Departamento de Policía de Austin durante dos años. Una investigación de Tribune ha confirmado a Gabriel Andreas Gutiérrez como la identidad del oficial fuera … Continue reading Austin: Gabriel Gutiérrez identificado como oficial de policía fuera de servicio involucrado en el asesinato de Alex Gonzales Jr.