Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

By Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Employees at the Oxnard School District (OSD) held a rally outside an OSD Board meeting on June 2 to demand increased compensation for time worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place in the midst of negotiations between the OSD Board and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), a union that claims to represent around 800 classified employees, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

China: ‘Long Live Chairman Mao! Long Live Chairman Gonzalo!’ Graffiti Seen in Northeast

Photo: Graffiti from northeast China reads “Long Live Chairman Mao!” and “Long Live Chairman Gonzalo!” By David Martinez Graffiti has been documented near a factory in northeast China reading, “Long live Chairman Mao! Long live Chairman Gonzalo!” The slogans are a testament to the growing resurgence of groups in China who uphold Maoism against the revisionist party that claims the title ‘Communist Party of China’ … Continue reading China: ‘Long Live Chairman Mao! Long Live Chairman Gonzalo!’ Graffiti Seen in Northeast

Week in Struggle: July 9-15

Brazil On July 8, the Sanitation Committee for Popular Defense in Ouro Preto (Comitê Sanitário de Defesa Popular de Ouro Preto) led a protest against the monopoly utility company Saneouro which has taken over the water system which was privatized by president Jair Bolsonaro’s government. Approximately 300 protesters marched in the streets against Saneouro, which has raised the cost of water. Banners read “Out with … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 9-15

Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Army Gen. Scott Miller (left) hands flag off to Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie after he relinquished command in Kabul on Monday. (Photo: Paula Bronstein, WSJ) By Jakob Stein As Joe Biden announced that the remaining US troops would pull out of Afghanistan by August 31, the Taliban has continued their offensive against Afghan security forces, seizing control of important border crossings and targeting provincial capitals. … Continue reading Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime

By Sarah Ahmed On July 5, 600 workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas walked out on the job and began striking after voting down a proposed contract during union negotiations earlier this month. Workers are demanding higher wages and an end to mandatory overtime. Workers at the plant are represented by Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Union, … Continue reading Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime

Haiti: President Moïse Assassinated, Crisis and Resistance Intensifies across Country

Haitians in Port-au-Prince earlier this year after Moïse retained the presidency despite opposition claiming his term had ended. (Photo: Reginald Louissaint Jr./AFP/Getty Images) By Rachel Foster On July 7, unidentified mercenaries posing as DEA agents entered the house of Haitian president Jovenal Moïse and shot him 16 times, killing him. The assassination comes in the context of Haiti’s deepening economic and political crisis compounded by the … Continue reading Haiti: President Moïse Assassinated, Crisis and Resistance Intensifies across Country

Opinion: Bill Cosby’s Release Shows Bourgeois Courts Cannot Give Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence

Cover photo: Protest against Bill Cosby in Canada in 2015. Source: Pixelhouse [link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelhousestudios/15604932994/in/photostream/%5D By Rachel Foster With the release of sexual predator Bill Cosby from prison, the US court system has again shown that it cannot provide meaningful justice to the dozens of women who bravely spoke out against his 60-year history of rape and sexual assault. Cosby had served two out of a … Continue reading Opinion: Bill Cosby’s Release Shows Bourgeois Courts Cannot Give Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence

Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

By Sarah Ahmed On June 29, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather released security footage from the killing of Frankie “Pop” Jennings at the hands of law enforcement in March, announcing that he will not press charges against the US Marshal responsible. In response to the decision, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Feed the Movement organized a protest demanding justice and answers for Jennings’s family. … Continue reading Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

Brazil: The Political Line of the League of Poor Peasants

Tribune of the People is pleased to share the following document from the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) in Brazil, which synthesizes the history, tasks, and positions regarding the pending national questions in Brazil, as well as the LCP’s methods of organization. This document has never been published online previously but was shared with us due to the recent intensification of the class struggle in … Continue reading Brazil: The Political Line of the League of Poor Peasants

Charlotte: Students Protest High School’s Dismissal of Sexual Assaults

Cover photo: Instagram user @southsideproductionclt By Dontay Stevenson Last Tuesday, a crowd of over 100 students and community members protested Myers Park High School because the administration ignored numerous sexual assaults for years. The protest, organized by five students, denounced the school administration, especially the principal Mark Bosco, whom students demand be fired for his handling of sexual violence. The protest was organized after numerous … Continue reading Charlotte: Students Protest High School’s Dismissal of Sexual Assaults