Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Photo: Activists disrupt former Detroit police chief James Craig’s campaign announcement (Source: Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance) By Peter Garland On September 14, activists from Detroit Will Breathe shut down a speech by former chief of police James Craig as he announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Michigan. Craig oversaw the Detroit Police Department (DPD) during the May Uprisings following George Floyd’s murder, … Continue reading Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

By Arthur Boukman In the longest such union action occurring in Rhode Island this year, truck drivers at Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island, an alcohol distributor based in North Kingston, have been on strike for over 16 weeks. The workers have continued their strike in the face of repression from the company, which is backed by the capitalist State’s police forces, as well as harassment … Continue reading Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

Worker Correspondents: Amazon Uses Turnover and Speedups to Exploit Workers

Photo credit: Maryland GovPics By Hannah Bellmer I have been working at the Amazon PIT2 fulfillment center in Imperial, Pennsylvania since the end of last year. One thing that’s stood out to me is how Amazon maintains a high turnover rate as a way of ensuring its exploitative practices go unchallenged. The number of workers cycled out has gotten even higher lately in anticipation of … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Amazon Uses Turnover and Speedups to Exploit Workers

Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Photo credit: Libby Denkman/LAist By Serran Soledad On Tuesday, the Los Angeles city council tentatively approved an ordinance which prohibits protesters from coming within 300 feet of the protest target’s private home—expanding a municipal code already in place that restricts targeted protests to no closer than 100 feet of a person’s residence. With the newest motion, introduced by city council president Nury Martinez and Councilman … Continue reading Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Pittsburgh: Unemployed Workers Struggle with Loss of Benefits

Photo credit: Bytemarks By Peter Garland In the wake of the Biden administration’s decision to not extend the expanded federal unemployment benefits last week, workers across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Contrary to the lies of the monopoly media and politicians, unemployed workers are actively seeking to return to work but face numerous barriers, including mass closures of workplaces, lack of affordable … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Unemployed Workers Struggle with Loss of Benefits

Week in Struggle: September 10-16

Around the world, numerous statements have been published and actions have been carried out in commemoration of Chairman Gonzalo, who gave his life in defense of the People’s War in Peru and the World Proletarian Revolution on September 11. Read our full, ongoing coverage in the article linked below. Read: Actions to Commemorate Chairman Gonzalo around the World (Updated) Brazil Graffiti in defiance of Brazil’s Independence … Continue reading Week in Struggle: September 10-16

Chile: Statements and Greetings of Honor and Glory to Chairman Gonzalo

Editor’s Note: The following is a translation of “Declaraciones y saludos de Honor y Gloria al Presidente Gonzalo” an article by Chilean democratic newspaper, El Pueblo. The translation was originally published by the Maoist online newspaper, Communist International. By Periódico El Pueblo During the morning of Saturday, September 11, the National Penitentiary Institute of Peru (INPE) and the reactionary press reported that the old Peruvian … Continue reading Chile: Statements and Greetings of Honor and Glory to Chairman Gonzalo

Mexico: People’s Organizations Demonstrate at Peruvian Embassy for Chairman Gonzalo, Issue Statement

By Ben Robinson On September 13, several revolutionary organizations protested in front of the Peruvian embassy in Mexico to condemn the Peruvian state for President Gonzalo’s murder. The protest also denounced Peruvian President Pedro Castillo’s ban on any event for Gonzalo in Peru. In a speech given during the protest, revolutionaries express their deepest respect for comrade Gonzalo, who, in their words, was “until a … Continue reading Mexico: People’s Organizations Demonstrate at Peruvian Embassy for Chairman Gonzalo, Issue Statement

Proletarian Art: The Spirit of Chairman Gonzalo

By David Martinez Tribune received an art submission from illustrator Reed Everson, titled “The Spirit of Chairman Gonzalo” made to commemorate Chairman Gonzalo (Abimael Guzman Reynoso), head of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Perú) and the People’s War in Peru, who died four days ago on September 11. Everson writes: Revolutionaries, proletariat, and allies of the working class, let us carry … Continue reading Proletarian Art: The Spirit of Chairman Gonzalo

Brazilian People’s Organization Denounces Assassination of Chairman Gonzalo, Demands Dignified Burial

The Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the People (Cebraspo, Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos) released a statement on September 14 condemning the old Peruvian State’s assassination of Chairman Gonzalo (Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso) through deliberate, criminal negligence towards his health and well-being. The organization is demanding that Chairman Gonzalo receive a proper burial after the old Peruvian State threatened to cremate his body. Chairman … Continue reading Brazilian People’s Organization Denounces Assassination of Chairman Gonzalo, Demands Dignified Burial