Oxnard: Student Journalists Face Threats of Repression for Campus Distribution

By Serran Soledad Only one week after the release of Revolutionary Student News’s (RSN) first anti-imperialist newsletter, students were interrogated, then escorted off the Oxnard High School campus by Assistant Principal Lauren Rodriguez, for attempting to distribute copies of the paper to their peers. Accompanied by a campus security guard, Rodriguez told RSN supporters that the Oxnard Police Department had been called and that an … Continue reading Oxnard: Student Journalists Face Threats of Repression for Campus Distribution

Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

By Peter Cherry On Monday, a protest was held in Schenley Park against a long-standing monument to Christopher Columbus. The Columbus statue, like many others across the United States, was the target of the people’s anger, as it is seen as a cultural symbol of this country’s racist past and present. The city, which has bureaucratically deliberated its removal, wrapped the statue in plastic to … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

The Lesser of Two Evils, and the General Reactionization of the Bourgeois Democratic State

By the Editorial Board “I am voting for the lesser of two evils.” We have all heard it. Many have even considered it to be a rational and responsible decision, suspending their disbelief and convincing themselves, in spite of their well-intended opposition, that they must now endorse evil. Should we base our political decisions on who is less evil? To tactically keep endorsing evil keeps … Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils, and the General Reactionization of the Bourgeois Democratic State

Catalonia: Protests Mark 3 Years Since Suppression of Independence Vote

By David Martinez On October 1, protesters across the autonomous region of Catalonia took to the streets to commemorate three years since an independence referendum vote took place which the Spanish state immediately deemed illegitimate and moved to violently suppress. In Barcelona, the anniversary demonstrations turned combative, erecting barricades, lighting fires and clashing with police. The protesters demanded the release of political prisoners, the Catalan … Continue reading Catalonia: Protests Mark 3 Years Since Suppression of Independence Vote

Peru: Peasant Uprising Shakes Reactionary State

By Peter Cherry On August 18, the old Peruvian state declared a “state of emergency” in the regions of Cusco and Arequipa in response to the roadblocks, pickets, and combative demonstrations around land, conditions created by the pandemic, and imperialist mining companies that displace peasants from their land. The largest culprit among these mining companies has been the English-Swiss copper mining company Glencore. A week … Continue reading Peru: Peasant Uprising Shakes Reactionary State

Lebanon: Imperialist Wrath Dresses as ‘International Aid’ after Beirut Explosion

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an article by the revolutionary newspaper in Brazil, A Nova Democracia, which has indispensable analysis on the recent devastating explosion in Lebanon. By Júlia Izecksohn After the huge explosion in the port of Beirut, capital of Lebanon, on August 4, which caused colossal destruction in a radius of more than 10 kilometers, killing at least 135 … Continue reading Lebanon: Imperialist Wrath Dresses as ‘International Aid’ after Beirut Explosion

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

US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

By Mike Talavera In late July, China ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close as a “legitimate and necessary” response to the Chinese consulate in Houston being forced to close the week prior by a Trump administration order, accusing the consulate of being a base for Chinese spies. Fires could be seen inside the Houston consulate before it closed. Hopes of making progress on … Continue reading US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

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

Palestine: Thousands March in Opposition to West Bank Annexation

By Nélida Tello Last weekend, thousands of Palestinian Arabs as well as Jews marched in occupied Jaffa (referred to as Tel Aviv by the Israeli government) in opposition to Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” announced earlier this year. Trump’s plan would allow the annexation of illegal settlements and areas not yet occupied in the West Bank as well as control the Jordan Valley, encroaching on … Continue reading Palestine: Thousands March in Opposition to West Bank Annexation