US Imperialism Ends Supplemental Income to Millions of Jobless Workers in Historic Cut

Photo Source: Gage Skidmore By Jakob Stein On Monday, the expanded unemployment benefits that have been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic expired, leaving over 7.5 million jobless workers without any benefits and another 3 million without the additional $300 per week federal supplement. While politicians and the monopoly media have pointed to a ‘labor shortage’ as a justification for the cut, … Continue reading US Imperialism Ends Supplemental Income to Millions of Jobless Workers in Historic Cut

Photos: Southeastern Louisiana Post-Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeastern Louisiana on August 29 as a Category 4 Hurricane with heavy rains and sustained 150mph winds, causing widespread damage to homes and communities across the area. However, as Tribune wrote in an editorial last week, the hurricane is not the principal cause of the people’s suffering, but it is the failures of the capitalist state to prepare for severe … Continue reading Photos: Southeastern Louisiana Post-Ida

Opinion: Abortion Virtually Outlawed in Texas as Six-Week Ban Goes into Effect

By Sandra Harris Texas Senate Bill 8 took effect on September 1, banning abortion in the state at just six weeks, before the overwhelming majority of women typically know they are pregnant. Studies by abortion rights advocates have estimated that between 85 to 90 percent of abortions occur after six weeks. The law leaves someone less than two weeks to obtain an abortion. Last week, … Continue reading Opinion: Abortion Virtually Outlawed in Texas as Six-Week Ban Goes into Effect

The People Can Weather Hurricanes, the Capitalists Turn Them into Disasters

By the Editorial Board Hurricane Ida smashed into the coast of Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph on August 29. The path of destruction and misery in Ida’s wake lay solely at the feet of the capitalist ruling class, which is unable and unwilling to build the infrastructure and emergency response network to deal with the storms that will … Continue reading The People Can Weather Hurricanes, the Capitalists Turn Them into Disasters

Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida

Editor’s Note: The following is a dispatch from a reporter on the ground in Houma, Louisiana, a small town of about 30,000 people that was directly in the line of Hurricane Ida. The reporter arrived in Houma with independent relief activists two days after the storm hit. We encourage readers to donate to support our work to cover the capitalist disaster following Ida. By Joan … Continue reading Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida

Week in Struggle: August 27-September 2

Brazil Graffiti signed by revolutionary youth organization Red Unity – Revolutionary Youth League (Unidade Vermelha – Liga da Juventude Revolucionária) in support of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) was documented in Porto Alegre. The LCP lead the poor peasantry in their struggle for land as part of the agrarian revolution. The graffiti reads “Death to the latifundio [large landlords]! Long … Continue reading Week in Struggle: August 27-September 2

Support Revolutionary Coverage of the Hurricane Ida Capitalist Disaster

By the Editorial Board While the majority of southeastern Louisiana is still without power due to capitalist negligence, our volunteer-run news service is on the ground, collecting stories of the people’s resilience, providing political analysis through the lens of our revolutionary ideology, and where possible, carrying out relief work alongside the people and other activists. This is all done by dedicated journalists who do their … Continue reading Support Revolutionary Coverage of the Hurricane Ida Capitalist Disaster

Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor, Killer of Mike Ramos, Indicted For Second Murder

By Brian Martel Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer charged with murdering Mike Ramos in April 2020, was also charged this past week for his July 2019 killing of Dr. Mauris DeSilva. The other officer involved in the shooting, Karl Krycia, also faces murder charges. DeSilva was a neuroscientist and doctor of biomedical engineering, who for unknown reasons began experiencing chronic, severe mental breakdowns. In … Continue reading Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor, Killer of Mike Ramos, Indicted For Second Murder

A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “Um acontecimento histórico,” on the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. We have also included “Afeganistão: Família inteira é assassinada em bombardeio do USA; pelo menos 6 crianças morreram” as a supplement, which includes an update on recent US drone strikes in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan

Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency By Jakob Stein On Thursday, outside the Kabul airport, an explosive attack by a branch of the Islamic State killed Taliban militants and US military personnel alike, in addition to many more Afghan civilians. While the past two weeks have been dominated by the monopoly media and US politicians condemning the Taliban, this attack and the future US strikes against … Continue reading Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan