Opinion: Biden’s Own Version of ‘Law and Order’ to Compete with Trump’s

By David Martinez In a press briefing in late July, Biden told reporters that, in essence, his views on protesters do not differ much from Trump’s. “I think we do need to hold those who violate the law accountable,” Biden said. “We should never let what’s done in a march for equal rights overcome what the reason for the march is. And that’s what these … Continue reading Opinion: Biden’s Own Version of ‘Law and Order’ to Compete with Trump’s

Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Landlord’s Home, Confronts Him Over Demands

By Peter Cherry On the morning of July 29, nearly 20 protestors consisting of tenants, activists, and community members organized by United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) marched on the home of slumlord lawyer, James M. Ferguson. Posters with demands were placed on the windshield of Ferguson’s car, stating: “End the harassing of Joshua now! Make all required and necessary repairs! Collect no back rent! Turn … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Landlord’s Home, Confronts Him Over Demands

Daniel Perry’s Anti-Social Past

By Mike Talavera Since US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry was exposed as the murderer of anti-racist activist Garrett Foster, former classmates and fellow soldiers of Perry’s have come forward with details of his racist and anti-social past. Desera, Perry’s former classmate, trained with him in the ROTC program at R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. During this time, Perry regularly used racial slurs … Continue reading Daniel Perry’s Anti-Social Past

Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

By Sandra Harris A massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday after an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse detonated, killing at least 137 people, wounding around 5,000, leaving 300,000 homeless, and causing damage to the city estimated between $10 to $15 billion. The stockpile is believed to have detonated either due to a fire nearby, or because … Continue reading Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

On the Reactionary Tactics and the Protest Movement for Black Lives

By the Editorial Board Cars as Weapons against Crowds The formal tombstone for the alt-right movement was engraved when neo-Nazi James Alex Fields plowed his car into a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. The almost universally-reviled Fields was subsequently convicted and given multiple life sentences. Even many on the far right denounced him, or so it would seem. In reality, Fields was a pioneer for reactionaries. … Continue reading On the Reactionary Tactics and the Protest Movement for Black Lives

Letter to the Editors: How do we Restore the Fires of Revolution?

Dear Editorial Board, How do we restore the fires of revolution? Every week continues the income of murmurs in our streets, the Facebook events, and pop up art murals supporting Black Lives but the turn out has diminished massively. It has been over a month since our largest protest – when thousands of Austinites rallied at Huston-Tillotson University before marching to our Capitol and beyond. … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How do we Restore the Fires of Revolution?

San Antonio: Activists Hold Vigil for Garrett Foster

By David Martinez On the evening of August 5, activists in San Antonio held a vigil for Garrett Foster, who was murdered by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry in Austin on July 25. With a crowd of about a hundred in attendance, organizers gave speeches in his memory, including multiple activists visiting from Austin who had marched alongside Garrett. As people began to gather, candles … Continue reading San Antonio: Activists Hold Vigil for Garrett Foster

Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

By Felipe Vera This past Tuesday, the California Attorney General’s office charged David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, with three misdemeanor counts of assault, after he pointed a gun at several Black Lives Matter protesters in March. District Attorney Lacey has long been a target of anti-police activists and community members due to her refusal to prosecute or indict any police … Continue reading Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

By Mike Talavera In late July, China ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close as a “legitimate and necessary” response to the Chinese consulate in Houston being forced to close the week prior by a Trump administration order, accusing the consulate of being a base for Chinese spies. Fires could be seen inside the Houston consulate before it closed. Hopes of making progress on … Continue reading US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

Week in Struggle: July 31-August 6

Brazil Women and students from the Popular Women’s Movement (MFP) and Popular Student Revolutionary Movement (MEPR) demonstrated outside of the Federal University of Minas Gerais on July 28 calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in India, revolutionary poet Varavara Rao as well as Professor G.N. Saibaba. Students also called to defend the life and health of Chairman Gonzalo, the world’s greatest living communist who … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 31-August 6