Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

Photo credit: Martin do Nascimento for The Texas Tribune By Sandra Harris This week, the Biden administration has declared that thousands of federal prisoners released during the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to return to prison once the federal declaration of emergency passes. Federal law passed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed prisoners to serve either the remaining 10 percent or six months … Continue reading Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Dear Tribune of the People Editorial Board, I have often struggled with other working-class people around conspiracy theories. In the wake of the large public health crisis going on in the US, I have often heard of conspiracy theories like the idea that “COVID-19 was made in a Chinese lab,” or that “the government is putting chips in COVID-19 vaccines in order to monitor us,” … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

By Jakob Stein Management at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant has been using safety protocols, especially those around COVID-19, as a pretext to retaliate against workers whom they have personal issues with. The general attitude of management with regard to these ‘violations’ has been guilty until proven innocent, with workers being punished for not wearing masks when they were in fact wearing them, or … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

Brazil: Comrade Dantas, Present in the Struggle

By Nélida Tello Brazilian revolutionary José Alves da Silva, known by many as Dantas, died on February 13, after contracting COVID-19 in early January. Dantas was a known Marxist-Leninist-Maoist steeled in class struggled who dedicated his life to fight for a new democratic revolution in Brazil. Dantas’s partner, Nora, also contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized alongside Dantas in February as their symptoms worsened. Dantas spent … Continue reading Brazil: Comrade Dantas, Present in the Struggle

Austin: Activistas protestan condiciones penitenciarias y altas fianzas, exigen la liberación de reclusos

Por Josefina Morales El lunes, activistas en Austin se reunieron en el Palacio de Justicia del Condado de Travis para llamar la atención a las condiciones inhumanas que enfrentan los presos en las cárceles locales, exacerbadas por la pandemia de COVID-19, exigiendo que los jueces liberen inmediatamente a todos los prisioneros elegibles cuando un brote de COVID golpea el Centro Penitenciario del Condado de Travis … Continue reading Austin: Activistas protestan condiciones penitenciarias y altas fianzas, exigen la liberación de reclusos

Austin: Activists Protest Jail Conditions and High Bails, Demand Inmates’ Release

By Josefina Morales This Monday, activists in Austin gathered at the Travis County Courthouse to bring attention to inhumane conditions prisoners are facing in local jails, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, demanding that judges immediately release all eligible prisoners as a COVID outbreak hits the Travis County Correctional Complex located in Del Valle. The action was organized by Red Aid, a group which fights for … Continue reading Austin: Activists Protest Jail Conditions and High Bails, Demand Inmates’ Release

Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon

Por Serran Soledad El viernes pasado, decenas de trabajadores sindicalizados realizaron una huelga frente al futuro centro logístico de Amazon en Oxnard, California. Este fue el segundo día de huelga organizada por Ironworkers Local #433, quienes iniciaron el paro el día anterior. Tras el anuncio del desarrollo del centro de cumplimiento de Amazon, y en respuesta a algunas reacciones de la comunidad, los políticos locales … Continue reading Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon