Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice

By Josefina Morales On June 5, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr. and their supporters held a press conference at the site of Gonzales’s memorial, only a few feet from where he was murdered by Austin Police Department (APD) officers five months earlier. Loved ones of Garrett Foster, who was murdered by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry during a protest in the wake of the … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice

Workers’ Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Photo: A picture of the Lytx camera posted by a UPS driver in Atlanta on an online forum By Rachel Foster UPS has begun installing surveillance systems in its delivery vehicles as a tactic to monitor drivers, speed up their work, and curtail breaks. Package cars in four fulfillment centers in Oklahoma and Texas have been fitted with cameras both inside and outside the vehicles, … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Photo credit: Brooke Anderson By Taylor Jensen  On June 7, activists held a picket, joined by workers at the Port of Oakland, successfully preventing the unloading of the Volans, a ship belonging to the Israeli carrier company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.  The recent call to block Zim carrier ships was coordinated by the the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) in the wake of the … Continue reading Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Mexico: Students Burn Electoral Building, Demand Release of 17 Political Prisoners

By Ben Robinson Two days before the national elections were held in Mexico on June 4, a group of normalistas (students who attend rural teachers’ colleges) set fire to the offices of the National Electoral Institute (INE, Instituto Nacional Electoral) in Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Chiapas in demand for the freedom of 17 imprisoned normalistas. The 17 political prisoners were arrested last month after seizing buses and occupying … Continue reading Mexico: Students Burn Electoral Building, Demand Release of 17 Political Prisoners

Kansas City: Video Shows Police Murder of Malcolm Johnson, Community Members Demand Justice

Cover Photo: Still from security camera footage of police attacking Malcolm Johnson By Serran Soledad Last week, new cell phone and security camera footage surfaced depicting the moment Malcolm Johnson, a 31-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by an unnamed Kansas City police officer at a gas station this past March. The footage contradicted police claims that Johnson shot at them, and depicted a … Continue reading Kansas City: Video Shows Police Murder of Malcolm Johnson, Community Members Demand Justice

Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Continues, Steelworkers and Activists Protest Scabs

By Jason Bartles On Tuesday in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, striking steelworkers from Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) picketed their employers and protested the company’s use of scabs (additional workers brought in to break the strike). The workers were supported by area activists, who joined in chanting at scab workers who crossed the picket line. Scabs driving vehicles would accelerate when exiting the facility, suggesting they feared confrontation … Continue reading Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Continues, Steelworkers and Activists Protest Scabs

Workers’ Correspondent: Trader Joe’s Uses Hazard Pay to Cut Raises, Workers Push Back

Photo Source: Tribune Supporter By Joanna Meyer Trader Joe’s has used the current economic situation to drive down wages and try to cut raises, using a temporary pandemic “hazard pay” as a bait-and-switch on their workers like myself. When workers spoke out last month, Trader Joe’s made some concessions, but we know that it’s still not enough. While Trader Joe’s does tend to pay better … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondent: Trader Joe’s Uses Hazard Pay to Cut Raises, Workers Push Back

Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Cover Photo: Booking photo for Mecklenberg County Jail Detention Officer Kyle Harris By Sarah Ahmed On Monday, June 7, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Kyle Harris, a detention officer with the Mecklenburg County Jail, for repeatedly sexually assaulting Heaven Gilliland, a transgender woman inmate, last month. Since May, the same jail has seen two deaths of inmates in their custody and is facing increased denunciations and protests … Continue reading Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “New Forces” from the Brazilian democratic newspaper, A Nova Democracia (AND). At the bottom, we have included a glossary of some acronyms that are mentioned in the editorial. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Although it is not yet clear what the consequences of the demonstrations of last May 29 will be, … Continue reading Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces