Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Photo: An abandoned homeless camp in Austin during the February winter storm Letter from a reader of Tribune of the People: I was a member of an organization that housed every unsheltered person in San Marcos during the winter storm that shut down Texas for a week. We had contacts with the community of unsheltered people in San Marcos that let us find everyone who … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

By Nélida Tello Two weeks have passed since the capitalist-caused winter disaster hit Texas, leaving millions without basic utilities for days along with a rising death toll. Despite power and normal temperatures returning, many have been left to grieve loved ones, deal with thousands of dollars of debt, and remain in unlivable conditions without water or with severe damages to their homes. The death toll … Continue reading Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

By Oliver Powell This week, Austin Police Department (APD) failed to meet their own 45-day deadline to release body camera footage of their killing of Alex Gonzales Jr., which was scheduled for release on February 19. Alex Gonzales Jr. was shot to death by APD officer Luis Serrato on January 5 after Gonzales, his wife, and two-month-old son were initially fired upon by plainclothes officer … Continue reading Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

Photo credit: Associated Press, Terence Monahan kneels with protesters By Serran Soledad On February 25, New York City Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed leader, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, announced his retirement from the force. Monahan, who made headlines in 2020 for kneeling with protesters during the May Uprisings, will take on a cushy job as Senior Adviser for Recovery and Safety Planning under mayor Bill … Continue reading New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

Tribune of the People Marks Its One Year Anniversary

By the Editorial Board Imperialist crisis has only deepened as Tribune of the People marks its first anniversary. The revolutionary news service was developed according to the current conditions, to fill a void and bring organization to disorganization in favor of the world proletarian revolution. Tribune began publishing one year ago due to a lack of a clear revolutionary voice capable of reporting news from … Continue reading Tribune of the People Marks Its One Year Anniversary

Week in Struggle: February 26-March 4

India According to reports from the ruling-class Indian media, four separate actions from the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in the state of Chhattisgarh, including firefights and two improvised explosive devices, resulted in the death of two members of the reactionary armed forces and the wounding of two others last week. Additionally, it was reported that a police spy was annihilated in Maharashtra. Brazil Protesters … Continue reading Week in Struggle: February 26-March 4

Celebrate March 8th, International Working Women’s Day

By the Editorial Board International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), marked every year on March 8, is a militant celebration observing the strength and organizing of proletarian women, but it is not a day for women alone as it holds historical significance for the proletarians of the world. On March 8, 1917, the February Revolution broke out in Russia. It was working women who led the … Continue reading Celebrate March 8th, International Working Women’s Day

Opinion: US Imperialism’s Bombing of Syria Continues under Biden

Photo: Area targeted for US bombing in Syria, before and after airstrike By Jakob Stein Last week, Joe Biden authorized an airstrike in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq directed against Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), a coalition of Shiite militias supposedly backed by Iran, killing at least 22 according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British non-governmental organization (NGO). The Biden … Continue reading Opinion: US Imperialism’s Bombing of Syria Continues under Biden

Austin: Protesters Gather at Governor’s Mansion, Demand Ruling Class Pays for Power Outage

By Oliver Powell On February 26, protesters and activists gathered outside the governor’s mansion in Austin and marched through downtown to protest ERCOT and governor Greg Abbott’s role in the winter disaster that began on February 14. The protesters blamed the privatized energy grid and the capitalist system as a whole, which includes the owners of transmission lines and power plants, for leaving many Texans … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Gather at Governor’s Mansion, Demand Ruling Class Pays for Power Outage

Kansas: State’s Unemployment System Fails Workers, Favors Ruling Class

Cover Photo: Sign at the Kansas Department of Labor building (Source: The Capitol-Journal) By Brian Martel Since the beginning of the economic crisis and subsequent COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has been inundated by unemployment requests as the US saw a record number of people without work not seen since the Great Depression. KDOL workers have reported being overworked and many unemployment … Continue reading Kansas: State’s Unemployment System Fails Workers, Favors Ruling Class