By Ben Robinson Two days before the national elections were held in Mexico on June 4, a group of normalistas (students who attend rural teachers’ colleges) set fire to the offices of the National Electoral Institute (INE, Instituto Nacional Electoral) in Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Chiapas in demand for the freedom of 17 imprisoned normalistas. The 17 political prisoners were arrested last month after seizing buses and occupying … Continue reading Mexico: Students Burn Electoral Building, Demand Release of 17 Political Prisoners
Photo credit: Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post By the Editorial Board Since the last presidential election in 2020, the US monopoly media has been captivated by the ongoing struggle between Republicans and Democrats to preserve the ‘sanctity’ of the electoral farce and restore the perception of legitimacy. While this effort is, in most ways, nothing more than political theater, it also indicates a deeper … Continue reading Preserving the ‘Sanctity’ of the US Electoral Farce
Editor’s note: The following is a translation of “FRACASO DE LAS ELECCIONES REACCIONARIAS Y EL PAPEL DE LA LOD (MOVADEF) Y DE LAS ACCIONES DE LOS ‘SEÑORES FEUDALES DE LA GUERRA’ DEL VRAEM” from the Peru People’s Movement, published by Communist International, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Internet Review. “Destroy bureaucratic capitalism, both private and state; confiscate all its properties, goods and economic rights for the benefit of the … Continue reading Peru: Failure of the Reactionary Elections, the Role of the ROL (MOVADEF), and the Actions of the ‘Feudal Warlords’ of VRAEM!
The following are excerpts from a longer analysis published by Yeni Demokrasi , a New Democratic news outlet from Turkey, on the US elections and the opportunist trends serving to legitimize them. We post this selection to encourage discussion on the issues related to the Communist Party of the Philippines congratulating President-elect Joe Biden after he won the election. In the recent US presidential elections, … Continue reading Elections In USA: Cajoling People Into Accepting The Lesser Of Two Evils!
The following is a repost from German revolutionary news source Dem Volke Dienen. More than 56 million are boycotting the election farce – 30% of voters reject the false democracy and call for a new way forward. The election farce failed, and the biggest election boycott in the history of Brazil took place. The resounding rejection of the reactionary elections reached around 56 million people … Continue reading Notes on the Elections in Brazil
Cover photo: “Surrounded by the military, Donald Trump signs the law that increases spending on the military-industrial complex – White House / Stephanie Chasez” The following is an unofficial translation of the article “USA: Os dólares e coturnos por trás do Poder político” from the revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia By Giovanna Schaidhauer In November 2020, the Yankee electoral farce was repeated, a moment … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: The Dollars and Boots Behind Political Power
By Ed Dalton As the 2020 elections close, so too does the nationwide election boycott raised by revolutionaries. The Election Boycott Campaign can only be considered a success as it made national headlines throughout major monopoly media outlets this week, including the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Daily Mail, and others. Actions in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Houston raised the profile of the campaign … Continue reading Election Boycott Concludes by Making National Headlines
By the Editorial Board Tribune of the People supports the election boycott campaign initiated by Communists and revolutionaries in the United States, we have done so with our reporting, by publishing and circulating images we have captured or received, as well as with editorials and coverage of the campaign. We have received emails expressing concern about an action taken in the city of Austin, in … Continue reading Editorial Board Statement Opposing the Vandalism of Austin’s Central Library
By Ed Dalton I have never voted and I never will, admitting this up front is important. Tribune of the People has promoted and supported the nationwide election boycott taken up by revolutionaries and activists in the US. While my conscience and my politics do not allow me to vote, and I am of course in full support of the editorial line of Tribune, I … Continue reading Opinion: Thoughts on Voting
Workers in Austin, Texas spoke to Tribune of the People, explaining the reasons that they choose not to vote. Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Why We Don’t Vote