Spain: Rapper Faces Nine-Month Jail Sentence for Criticizing Monarchy and Police; Protests Held across the Country

Photo Credit: ENRIC FONTCUBERTA (EFE) | EPV By Serran Soledad On Tuesday, Spanish rapper and political activist Pablo Hasél was arrested by Catalan police forces for “glorifying terrorism,” after disparaging the Spanish monarchy and police over Twitter and in his lyrics. Attempting to evade the nine-month jail sentence, Hasél along with dozens of his supporters barricaded themselves inside the Lérida (Lleida in Catalan) University, 90 … Continue reading Spain: Rapper Faces Nine-Month Jail Sentence for Criticizing Monarchy and Police; Protests Held across the Country

Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

Week in Struggle: February 12-18

India The People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), has faced off with various state forces over the past month. On February 11, PLGA militants ambushed 50 members of the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), a Special Assault Team (SAT), and district police force in the Lugupahari forest area in Jharkhand state, injuring two officers. Earlier in the month, … Continue reading Week in Struggle: February 12-18

Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Photo credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register By the Editorial Board When mass uprisings take place it is like a great awakening—many new activists are like a person seeing snow for the first time and expecting it to last for years. To seasoned eyes, it is more like a tide, powerful and inspiring, but already poised to recede. The tide returning to the sea never means that … Continue reading Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Cover Photo: Austinites sheltering at a warming center (Credit: Austin Tribune SC) By Nélida Tello Temperatures in Austin hit below freezing during the week, as layers of snow and sleet covered the city. Hundreds of thousands of people across the city weathered the historic winter storm without power due to the failure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as well as various power … Continue reading Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Chile: Miles de personas protestan por el asesinato policial de un artista callejero, se incendian diez edificios gubernamentales

Credito de foto: Alicia Caceres/Aton para Chile/AFP por Getty Images Por Nélida Tello La policía de la ciudad de Panguipulli, Chile asesinó a Francisco Martinez, 27, el 5 de febrero durante un control de identification, provocando protestas masivas en todo el país. En Panguipulli, los manifestantes prendieron fuego a 10 edificios gubernamentales, incluido el ayuntamiento.  En la capital de Chile, Santiago, miles de manifestantes tomaron … Continue reading Chile: Miles de personas protestan por el asesinato policial de un artista callejero, se incendian diez edificios gubernamentales

Pittsburgh: UNDM alberga una recaudación de fondos para activistas e inquilinos a pesar de intimidación de la policía.

Por Blake Garrison El sábado, la sección Movimiento de Barrios Unidos en Defensa (UNDM, por sus siglas en ingles) en Pittsburgh organizó una venta de jardín para recaudar fondos para los activistas e inquilinos que se enfrentan a la represión del Estado por su lucha contra los desalojos, que recaudó más de 500 dólares a pesar de la interferencia de la policía, para los inquilinos … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM alberga una recaudación de fondos para activistas e inquilinos a pesar de intimidación de la policía.

Our Unalterable Goal

By the Editorial Board The ultimate and unalterable goal of all revolutionaries is Communism. Communism is the natural process of human development; it is the ideal of billions of working people. It is the most perfect, most revolutionary, and most rational social system. Ideologically, Communism is the doctrine of the liberation of the proletariat. The proletariat are those who have nothing else to sell besides … Continue reading Our Unalterable Goal

Idaho Falls: Police Murder Man in His Own Backyard after Mistaking Identity

Photo Credit: John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register, via Associated Press By Serran Soledad An Idaho Halls police officer shot and killed Joseph Johnson, a husband and father of four, in his own backyard early Monday morning after an officer mistook him for Tanner Shoesmith, 22, who fled from his car during a traffic stop nearby. After observing a vehicle with a broken taillight, a Bonneville County … Continue reading Idaho Falls: Police Murder Man in His Own Backyard after Mistaking Identity

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center