Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

By Jakob Stein On June 28 the fascist media outlet Infowars, led by its owner and lead radio host Alex Jones, hosted an anti-mask rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event drew approximately 150 American flag-waving, MAGA hat-wearing reactionaries who chanted the slogan “We can’t breathe,” in a racist mockery of the words which have been a rallying cry for the movement for … Continue reading Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

By Ben Robinson On June 30, the US government agreed to buy 500,000 doses of remdesivir, a drug produced by the corporation Gilead, which may reduce Covid-19 recovery times. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the 500,000 treatments are all of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 percent for August and September. Other countries have decried the US’s hoarding as … Continue reading US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

United Neighborhood Defense Movement Announces Launch with Statement and National Day of Action

By Mike Talavera On June 30, the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) launched its website with a post announcing its formation. The national housing struggle organization is starting with chapters in Los Angeles, Austin, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and San Marcos. “The current crisis of capitalism demands greater unity and preparation,” the post reads. “The housing struggle can not be limited to just one neighborhood, or one … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement Announces Launch with Statement and National Day of Action

Week in Struggle: June 26-July 2

Colombia Revolutionary youth in Colombia joined the international call to Defend Austin’s Targeted Three, holding a solidarity action on June 30 in a public park in Medellín. After their agitation, they took the banners they had made and pasted them to a nearby wall. A speaker on a megaphone said, “We know that the fight is not only here in Colombia, that the fight belongs … Continue reading Week in Struggle: June 26-July 2

Trump Mobilizing Racist Support Base During Electoral Farce

By Ed Dalton Donald Trump is doubling down on his tried and true campaign methods by making gestures to mobilize his assorted reactionary, racist, and fascist support base. These gestures mainly appear in the form of erratic and extreme twitter posts. Trump remains committed to appearing as an ‘anti-establishment’ candidate by promoting a vulgar version of establishment politics. This Monday, Trump tweeted news footage of … Continue reading Trump Mobilizing Racist Support Base During Electoral Farce

Brazil: Cartoonist Faces Censorship for Challenging Bolsonaro, Artists Rally in Support

By David Martinez The fascist Bolsonaro regime is targeting Brazilian cartoonist Renato Aroeira and journalist Ricardo Noblat for the creation and dissemination of an editorial cartoon that shows Bolsanaro painting a swastika onto the red cross medical symbol. Other cartoonists have shown solidarity by recreating the cartoon in their own style to challenge the threat of censorship and sharing their work with the hashtag #SomosTodosAroeira … Continue reading Brazil: Cartoonist Faces Censorship for Challenging Bolsonaro, Artists Rally in Support

Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base

By Nélida Tello On Monday, imperialist President Donald Trump announced the suspension of new temporary work visas; H-1B, L-1, and J until January 2021, leaving open the possibility of extending the suspension. The move will impact more than 500,000 nonimmigrant workers and will disproportionately target Indian nonimmigrants on the H-1B visa. The effects of the executive order will be felt in 2021, as the issuance … Continue reading Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base

Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

By Felipe Vera, with contributions from David Martinez On June 19, thousands of dockworkers and protesters halted the movement of cargo from the port of Oakland, in commemoration of Juneteenth and in protest against police violence. The shutdown came in the wake of the recent uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, and was led by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Oakland … Continue reading Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

A Nova Democracia: Harbinger of New Times

The following is a translation of the editorial “Prenúncios de novos tempos” from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. During the tempestuous times which the world is going through, the massive protests that crossed the whole world like a powder fuse track were enough to move the oppressed of the Earth to shake the old imperialist order upside down. The spark was the broadcast torture … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Harbinger of New Times

Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror

By Mike Talavera The Committee to Support the People’s Struggle in Brazil gave a presentation on June 18 in Rosewood Park in Austin which highlighted resistance to police oppression in the favelas (slums) of Brazil’s major cities and connected it to the recent protests in the US. The event was carried out in the internationalist spirit of supporting resistance to the Brazilian state and ruling … Continue reading Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror