Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015

By David Martinez Keith Edmonds, the Pittsburgh police officer identified as the killer of Jim Rogers, has not only used his power as a law enforcement officer to kill, but in 2015, he aided his twin brother Karl to mislead a woman so that Karl could collect a $500 bounty. Karl was charged with impersonating a public servant, obstructing administration of law, and official oppression. … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015

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

Gifts to the Yellow Unions in Biden’s Spending Bill

Photo: SEIU President Mary Kay Henry (credit Gage Skidmore) By the Editorial Board The $2 trillion spending plan being pushed through Congress by the Biden administration known as “Build Back Better” (BBB) has sparked a contentious debate among ruling class politicians, with Republicans characterizing it as a radical, ‘socialist’ agenda, and the Democratic Party framing it as a major victory for the working class. The … Continue reading Gifts to the Yellow Unions in Biden’s Spending Bill

Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin provides an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Worker Correspondents: Serious Injuries Caused by Owners of Package Manufacturing Plant

By a Transcontinental Packaging Worker Transcontinental Packaging (TCP) has a manufacturing plant in Griffin, Georgia, where I work. Plastic packaging is produced at the plant and printed with various beverage logos such as Coca Cola, Sprite, Sunny D, Yoo Hoo!, and so on. The owners of the plant only care about their profit, not workers, and fail to maintain machinery or enforce safety measures, causing … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Serious Injuries Caused by Owners of Package Manufacturing Plant

Week in Struggle: October 15-21

India The Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement for Central Committee member Yaydaş Ramakrishna, who died on October 14 from kidney failure and other health issues. The statement affirms that this is a heavy loss for the Party and the people of India. Brazil Graffiti was seen in support of the peasant struggle in Brazil, in the face of recent actions by the old Brazilian State … Continue reading Week in Struggle: October 15-21

Exclusive: Investigation Exposes Keith Edmonds as Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Murdered Jim Rogers

By Oliver Williams and David Martinez Update (10/22): In 2015, Keith Edmonds and his twin brother Karl (a bounty hunter) were involved in misleading a woman order to collect a $500 bounty reward, sending her to jail for three weeks. Read more – Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015 A Tribune investigation has confirmed Keith L. … Continue reading Exclusive: Investigation Exposes Keith Edmonds as Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Murdered Jim Rogers

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