Workers Correspondence: Walmart Carries Out Mass Layoffs, Doesn’t Enforce Covid Protocol

Photo Credit: Etienne Laurent/EPA/Shutter Stock By Julian Oddo Management at Walmart in Charlotte, North Carolina has failed to enforce COVID-19 safety measures. Customers are allowed into the store without masks, and the company has not done enough to safeguard workers from viral transmission. When workers complain to management they are ignored, and mask mandates are not enforced. The break room at the store was recently … Continue reading Workers Correspondence: Walmart Carries Out Mass Layoffs, Doesn’t Enforce Covid Protocol

Santa Barbara: Eight Activists Arrested Protesting Land Development

By Serran Soledad On Thursday morning, eight protesters were arrested for a sit-in at the San Marcos Foothills, a piece of land in Santa Barbara, CA once inhabited by the native Chumash tribe. The action was held as a protest of luxury homes set for development on the land by the Chadmar Group, a Santa Monica-based multi-million dollar real estate agency.  The action was initially … Continue reading Santa Barbara: Eight Activists Arrested Protesting Land Development

The Coup d’Etat in Myanmar

Editor’s Note: Tribune of the People is pleased to share this article on the coup in Myanmar first published on the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist internet review, Communist International – Internacional Comunista, to deepen our reader’s understanding of the situation there. We have made minor technical edits to improve readability for an American audience. Preface The media is full of articles regarding the current development in Myanmar. Especially … Continue reading The Coup d’Etat in Myanmar

Texas: Charges Dropped against Black Teen Arrested Walking Home from Work during Winter Storm

By Serran Soledad Eighteen-year-old Black high school student and Walmart worker Rodney Reese was arrested, and charged with “pedestrian in a roadway” by the Plano, Texas police on February 16, while walking home during the major winter storm which struck the entire state. The charges were dropped a week later after his family spoke out and the incident garnered widespread outrage. Released body-cam footage shows … Continue reading Texas: Charges Dropped against Black Teen Arrested Walking Home from Work during Winter Storm

Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Photo credit: WBTV By Dontay Stevenson A worker at one of the Snyder’s-Lance Factories in Charlotte recently spoke with Tribune of the People about the conditions inside the facility. The worker informed Tribune that management takes deliberate steps to avoid paying their permanent workers higher wages by hiring temp workers or outside contractors for maintenance-related jobs. Once hired, the temp workers receive very little in … Continue reading Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Worker Correspondence: H-E-B Employees Speak on Wages, Work Conditions, and COVID Precautions

Photo Credit: H-E-B Newsroom By Nélida Tello Tribune of the People spoke to two H-E-B employees from Austin and Brownsville, Texas, respectively, who spoke about the work conditions they face, wages, and some of the company’s practices during the pandemic. H-E-B is a grocery store which operates mainly in Texas. It is also one of the largest companies in the US and is promoted by … Continue reading Worker Correspondence: H-E-B Employees Speak on Wages, Work Conditions, and COVID Precautions

The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

By the Editorial Board At the height of the extreme winter storm that hit the country this past week, the Old State abandoned those suffering through power blackouts, the widespread loss of water, and the heavy cold that set in for days, all of which killed dozens of Texans and others across the country. These deaths should not be laid at the feet of nature, … Continue reading The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

Week in Struggle: February 19-25

India Last week, the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) led three actions against police officers. In the village of Khursipar Khurd, Chhattisgarh, a police informant was killed by PGLA fighters, literature explaining the role of the informant was also distributed. In Lohandiguda (Bastar), Chhattisgarh, a road construction project, part of expanding the counterinsurgency efforts of the reactionary Old State, was set on fire by PLGA combatants. … Continue reading Week in Struggle: February 19-25

United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

By Blake Garrison and Jakob Stein The United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) carried out actions in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles this past week demanding, among other protections, an end to evictions for non-payment and the collection of back rent. In Pittsburgh, activists hung a banner reading, “The UNDM Demands: An End to All Evictions for Nonpayment, Government and Corporations Pay Back Rent” in the front … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

Brazil: Comrade Dantas, Present in the Struggle

By Nélida Tello Brazilian revolutionary José Alves da Silva, known by many as Dantas, died on February 13, after contracting COVID-19 in early January. Dantas was a known Marxist-Leninist-Maoist steeled in class struggled who dedicated his life to fight for a new democratic revolution in Brazil. Dantas’s partner, Nora, also contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized alongside Dantas in February as their symptoms worsened. Dantas spent … Continue reading Brazil: Comrade Dantas, Present in the Struggle