Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

By Josefina Morales On May 29, activists and community members commemorated the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd as well as the massive wave of rebellion and protest sparked by his killing, known as the May Uprisings, by marching through the streets of downtown Austin and rallying at the Texas Capitol. Demonstrators also honored both Alex Gonzales Jr., who was murdered by … Continue reading Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

Charlotte: Workers at Frankie’s Fun Park Walk Out in Protest of Racist Manager

By Sarah Ahmed A group of workers at Frankie’s Fun Park in Huntersville, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, staged a walkout on May 22 after their complaints against an unnamed white manager making racist comments against Black workers were repeatedly ignored by the company. Frankie’s, an amusement park chain with five locations across North Carolina, retaliated against the predominantly Black workers by firing them … Continue reading Charlotte: Workers at Frankie’s Fun Park Walk Out in Protest of Racist Manager

North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Cover Photo: Meko Williams, a mother of a man killed by police, speaks at a Charlotte rally. By Sarah Ahmed Rallies were held in Charlotte and other cities across North Carolina this past Tuesday in protest of the Pasquotank County District Attorney’s (DA) decision last month to not charge the sheriff’s deputies that murdered unarmed Black man Andrew Brown Jr. as he fled police in … Continue reading North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Colombia: Report by the Communist Party of Colombia (Red Fraction) on the Great Uprisings

By the Editorial Board This past week, an English translation of a report on the Great Uprisings in Colombia made by the Communist Party of Colombia (Red Fraction) was posted to the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist online newspaper, Communist International. The current massive wave of rebellion in Colombia is shaking the country to its core and this report is an important contribution from the Communists in Colombia who … Continue reading Colombia: Report by the Communist Party of Colombia (Red Fraction) on the Great Uprisings

Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3

Brazil During the massive protests across Brazil on May 29, demonstrators showed their support for the League of Poor Peasants ( LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), who have been fighting to keep their land under threat of massacre by the government. A banner signed by the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (MEPR, Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário) in Rio de Janeiro read, “Immediate freedom for the four … Continue reading Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3

Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Photo credit: Jenni Lee By Jakob Stein This past week, Jessica Arellano, the widow of Alex Gonzales Jr., confirmed that Gonzales did not have a gun when Austin police officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato murdered him in January of this year. She also confirmed that it was Gutierrez who was the aggressor against her and Gonzales as they were driving with their infant child in the … Continue reading Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

By David Martinez Tens of thousands demonstrated across Brazil this past Saturday against the genocidal military government of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. As reported by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), demonstrations took place in over 200 cities and towns, with the wide participation of the Brazilian people, including workers, students, unions, and people’s organizations. Protesters raised demands for the COVID-19 vaccine, jobs, and … Continue reading Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

North Carolina: Trench Collapse Kills Taylorsville Construction Worker

Photo: Shane Sharpe, via Facebook By Sarah Ahmed On Wednesday, May 19, Shane Sharpe, a 38-year-old construction worker, died while working on a project to repair a drainage pipe in Taylorsville. A Tribune investigation has determined that Sharpe was a worker with Barnes Backhoe and Grading, Inc., a fact so far unmentioned in local ruling-class news coverage of the incident. Sharpe was working on a … Continue reading North Carolina: Trench Collapse Kills Taylorsville Construction Worker

Austin: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

By Brian Martel As part of a national day of action on Wednesday, activists with the Drop the Charges Coalition rallied on the steps of the Austin federal courthouse to demand that all remaining charges against the protesters from the May Uprisings be dropped, in particular the remaining 350 protesters still facing federal charges. The day of action came one day after the anniversary of … Continue reading Austin: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

Video: Interview with Striking JuiceLand Worker

Tribune of the People is pleased to share an exclusive interview with a striking JuiceLand worker in Austin who speaks on the current situation in the ongoing strike. As the company tries to paint the strike as over and minimize the workers’ demands, the workers have continued to strike as JuiceLand has failed to adequately address their concerns over wages and safety, as well as … Continue reading Video: Interview with Striking JuiceLand Worker