The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

By the Editorial Board At the height of the extreme winter storm that hit the country this past week, the Old State abandoned those suffering through power blackouts, the widespread loss of water, and the heavy cold that set in for days, all of which killed dozens of Texans and others across the country. These deaths should not be laid at the feet of nature, … Continue reading The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

Week in Struggle: February 19-25

India Last week, the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) led three actions against police officers. In the village of Khursipar Khurd, Chhattisgarh, a police informant was killed by PGLA fighters, literature explaining the role of the informant was also distributed. In Lohandiguda (Bastar), Chhattisgarh, a road construction project, part of expanding the counterinsurgency efforts of the reactionary Old State, was set on fire by PLGA combatants. … Continue reading Week in Struggle: February 19-25

United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

By Blake Garrison and Jakob Stein The United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) carried out actions in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles this past week demanding, among other protections, an end to evictions for non-payment and the collection of back rent. In Pittsburgh, activists hung a banner reading, “The UNDM Demands: An End to All Evictions for Nonpayment, Government and Corporations Pay Back Rent” in the front … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

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

Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Photo credit: Associated Press By the Editorial Board Ice, snow, and single-digit temperatures froze Texas and other states with poor critical infrastructure Sunday, leaving more than four million without utilities in Texas alone. The ruling class and its media are fast to place blame on a ‘natural disaster,’ but really there is nothing natural about it. Many in Texas’ capital city of Austin shivered in … Continue reading Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Photos: The Capitalist Winter Disaster in Austin

Tribune shares the following gallery of photos taken by the Austin Tribune Support Committee which provide a picture of the conditions faced by the heroic workers and people of Austin who have been forced to suffer by the criminal negligence and indifference of the capitalist system. The people of Austin and Texas have weathered the corner cutting of ERCOT and other players in the energy … Continue reading Photos: The Capitalist Winter Disaster in Austin

Week in Struggle: February 12-18

India The People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), has faced off with various state forces over the past month. On February 11, PLGA militants ambushed 50 members of the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), a Special Assault Team (SAT), and district police force in the Lugupahari forest area in Jharkhand state, injuring two officers. Earlier in the month, … Continue reading Week in Struggle: February 12-18

Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Photo credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register By the Editorial Board When mass uprisings take place it is like a great awakening—many new activists are like a person seeing snow for the first time and expecting it to last for years. To seasoned eyes, it is more like a tide, powerful and inspiring, but already poised to recede. The tide returning to the sea never means that … Continue reading Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Cover Photo: Austinites sheltering at a warming center (Credit: Austin Tribune SC) By Nélida Tello Temperatures in Austin hit below freezing during the week, as layers of snow and sleet covered the city. Hundreds of thousands of people across the city weathered the historic winter storm without power due to the failure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as well as various power … Continue reading Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power