New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, 1,400 workers with the Teamsters Local 202 in New York City went on strike against Hunts Point Market employers for the first time in 35 years after being offered raises less than a dollar. In the early morning on Tuesday, New York police made several arrests when they attacked workers who had taken to the streets to block incoming trucks … Continue reading New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

January 6 in the USA, Symbol of the Crisis of Democracy

The following is an article from Communist International, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Internet Review, on the reactionary riot at the US Capitol. Minor technical edits have been included to increase readability for an English-speaking audience. Proletarians of all countries, unite! This article is the result of applying our Marxist-Leninist-Maoist position and conception, with Chairman Gonzalo’s universal contributions to the world proletarian revolution, to the events unfolding in the … Continue reading January 6 in the USA, Symbol of the Crisis of Democracy

COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism

Photo credit: Ken Cedeno By Brian Martel On Monday, Congress passed a 5,593 page omnibus spending bill which allocates a total of $2.3 trillion. This year, $900 billion in coronavirus aid has been added on top of the US imperialism’s ever-increasing federal spending. The bill includes $6.2 billion in “foreign military financing,” $3.3 billion of which is allocated for Israel, which is on top of … Continue reading COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism

Austin’s Homeless Encampments

Photo credit: Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman By Ed Dalton Austin, Texas is the fastest-growing city in the US, making it the 11th largest in the country and rising. It is also the least livable city for low-wage workers, with an average rent of over $1,100 and a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. These conditions factor into the growing homeless population. Driving in Austin means … Continue reading Austin’s Homeless Encampments

A Nova Democracia: Crisis of False Democracy Around the World Reveals Urgency of Proletarian Revolution

By Marcelo Fernandes In a recent study published by the University of Cambridge on the people’s dissatisfaction with bourgeois democracy, a significant increase in popular rejection was revealed since the beginning of world polls in 1995. The number of those dissatisfied with bourgeois democracy has risen from 47.9% 57.5% across the globe. The study draws attention mainly to the imperialist powers of the first-world, especially … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Crisis of False Democracy Around the World Reveals Urgency of Proletarian Revolution

Resurgence of Jobless Claims Signals Prolonged Economic Depression

Cover photo of European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking by Rev By Mike Talavera Last week marked the first sharp rise in applications for unemployment benefits since early October, jumping from 18,000 the previous week to over 743,000. The spike comes as the economy has struggled to bounce back since the crisis began in March, forcing senior government officials to recognize the inherent inequality … Continue reading Resurgence of Jobless Claims Signals Prolonged Economic Depression

Eviction Moratoriums and What They Mean for the Housing Struggle

By David Martinez Since the start of the New Depression, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many landlords in the US have stopped collecting rent and evicting people from their homes. This would be unthinkable in times of ‘normal’ capitalist society, which threatens the people with homelessness at the first sign of unpaid rent. Now, with the passing of a federal ban on evictions that affects … Continue reading Eviction Moratoriums and What They Mean for the Housing Struggle

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

Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

By Ben Robinson US disaster relief agency FEMA has begun responding to Hurricane Laura after it made landfall on the US gulf coast yesterday. The hurricane is the tenth strongest to hit the US and has already killed at least 32 people. The hardest hit states were Texas and Louisiana, with other areas in Puerto Rico, Southern Florida, Mississippi, and Arkansas also affected, however the … Continue reading Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

By Sandra Harris A massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday after an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse detonated, killing at least 137 people, wounding around 5,000, leaving 300,000 homeless, and causing damage to the city estimated between $10 to $15 billion. The stockpile is believed to have detonated either due to a fire nearby, or because … Continue reading Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100