Spain: Working Class Fights Back Against Selective Pandemic Lockdown in Madrid

By David Martinez Since late September, working class residents of Madrid have fought back against selective coronavirus restrictions that the government is only implementing in poor neighborhoods while allowing wealthy areas to operate without oversight. Chanting, “It’s not lockdown, it’s segregation!” and holding banners with slogans such as “They don’t confine the rich,” the residents have protested in the streets in massive numbers and at … Continue reading Spain: Working Class Fights Back Against Selective Pandemic Lockdown in Madrid

Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Comitê Sanitário do Acampamento Manoel Ribeiro faz testes de Covid-19 em acampados” from Resistência Camponesa newspaper. From the first days of the seizure of the lands of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida latifundium, the peasants of the Manoel Ribeiro Camp formed their own Popular Sanitary Committee to guarantee health care and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

Oxnard: Protest Denounces Ventura County Jail Amid Covid Outbreak

By Serran Soledad On Saturday, a protest was held outside of the Ventura County Jail in response to an outbreak in which 81 inmates tested positive for Covid-19. As court dates have been delayed and legal resources have been kept from inmates due to the strict lockdown put in place, many have been held indefinitely without being found guilty of a single crime. The action … Continue reading Oxnard: Protest Denounces Ventura County Jail Amid Covid Outbreak

Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

By Felipe Vera On August 23, at least 13 people were trampled and killed as a result of the Peruvian police launching tear gas projectiles into a club and locking the doors. Under the pretext of COVID-19 restrictions, the reactionary Peruvian state is attempting wipe their hands clean and pin the deaths on the leaseholder of the building. That evening, many young adults had gathered … Continue reading Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

By Peter Cherry The largest ever annualized drop in economic activity was reported by the Commerce Department in the US, showing that the economy shrank by 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020. This report comes amid the deepening global crisis of overproduction that became clear at the start of the year and pulled first quarter economic growth down by 5%. It also follows the … Continue reading International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

By Nélida Tello For the past month, hundreds of people in the shantytowns of Cape Town have seized and occupied over 20 empty plots of land, city buildings and community facilities, combatively defending their conquests against police raids. More than 5,000 dwellings have been built on the seized land, many of which police forces have targeted and destroyed. The people have built barricades, burned buildings, … Continue reading South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis

By the Editorial Board On July 3, Donald Trump gave a speech with heavy fascist overtones at Mount Rushmore to commemorate US ‘Independence Day.’ As the crisis of US imperialism continues to deepen and the number of COVID-19 cases in the country tops three million, Trump’s address represented the further reactionization of the state through the executive branch. The speech sought to rile up his … Continue reading Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis

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

Imperialist Billionaires Grow Richer as Unemployment Reaches Record High

By Peter Cherry The general crisis of overproduction has reached a new height as 36.5 million people in the US have filed for unemployment, making the unemployment rate stand at 13 percent, the worst since the Great Depression and expected to climb as high as 25 percent. Bourgeois economists like Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said last week that the US economy is in … Continue reading Imperialist Billionaires Grow Richer as Unemployment Reaches Record High