Week in Struggle: July 23-29

India Three actions against enemies of the Indian people were carried out by suspected members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). There are no reports of fatalities or injuries of PLGA forces regarding the three actions. On July 25, a battle ensued between reactionary security forces of the old Indian state and suspected PLGA members. Reporting … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 23-29

Kansas City: Homeless Camps Face Repression, Homeless Union Force Concessions from City

By Nélida Tello Kansas City Homeless Union (KCHU) leadership and city officials came to tentative agreements after a two-month homeless occupation outside of city hall and community mobilizations to defend the encampment. Despite the negotiation between the two parties, homeless camps in other parts of the city continue to face police repression. City officials attempted to evict the city hall camp twice before meeting with … Continue reading Kansas City: Homeless Camps Face Repression, Homeless Union Force Concessions from City

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

47 Dead as Energy Providers Institute Blackouts

Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times By Emma Williams As of Thursday night, 47 people have died throughout the country after it was hit by an extreme winter storm, more than half the deaths were in Texas alone, largely due to the mismanagement by Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The central part of the Midwest largely relies on … Continue reading 47 Dead as Energy Providers Institute Blackouts

Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

By Brian Martel On Thursday, the housing struggle organization Kansas City (KC) Tenants successfully blocked both entrances to the Jackson County Courthouse, stopping anyone from entering or exiting the building. The blockade was organized in response to the end of the eviction moratorium on January 24, which was extended by the 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge Dale Youngs after KC Tenants protested outside of his … Continue reading Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

Kansas City: Tenants Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension at Two Judge’s Homes

By Brian Martel The housing struggle organization Kansas City (KC) Tenants held a rally outside of Judge Kyndra Stockdale’s home on January 19, followed by a rally outside of Judge Mary Weir’s home on January 21. Judge Stockdale has heard over 835 eviction cases since last June and has issued 361 eviction orders, more than any other Jackson County judge. Judge Stockdale heard the eviction … Continue reading Kansas City: Tenants Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension at Two Judge’s Homes

Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

By Brian Martel On January 8, Donald Eric Smith was shot by Civil Process deputies enforcing an eviction on behalf of Smith’s landlord, Kelly Gallegos. That night, the housing struggle organization KC Tenants held an action outside of presiding 16th Circuit Court judge J. Dale Youngs’s home. Soon after, in response to the organized resistance, Youngs ordered evictions to be suspended until January 24. Due … Continue reading Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions

By Nélida Tello On January 7, the organization KC Tenants held a rally in front of the Jackson County Courthouse as part of the ongoing Zero Eviction January initiative. The rally held on Thursday was the organization’s second action this month. On January 5, KC Tenants held their first action in which approximately 100 people blocked the west and north doors of the courthouse while … Continue reading Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions