Opinion: Support the Family of Alex Gonzales Jr.

By Ed Dalton The ruling class media wasted no time after Alex Jr. was murdered by the Austin Police Department, they presented the statement of the police as if it were an uncontested fact. As the days go by and the working class Gonzales family grieves the loss of their beautiful son, it becomes clearer that the statements of APD are not facts, but a … Continue reading Opinion: Support the Family of Alex Gonzales Jr.

Opinion: Communist Party of the Philippines Shows Reluctance to Fight until Victory

By Ed Dalton In a December 8 article, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) press agent Marco Valbuena published a reluctant stance to continue the armed struggle until victory. Valbuena’s headline says it all: “Duterte Is Obsessed with Prolonging the Civil War.” Continuing a civil war is a military necessity for any belligerent who refuses surrender or power-sharing. A revolutionary civil war, such as that … Continue reading Opinion: Communist Party of the Philippines Shows Reluctance to Fight until Victory

Opinion: The Petty Bourgeois Spectacle of ‘Antifa’

Photo: Screenshot from video by Independent Media PDX By David Martinez At the end of 2016, on the eve of Trump’s ascendancy into the White House—the modern antifascist movement in the US was also on the rise. Every week, as emboldened reactionaries and fascists took to the streets to herald Trump’s victory, thousands mobilized to confront them in response and at times shut down these … Continue reading Opinion: The Petty Bourgeois Spectacle of ‘Antifa’

Opinion: Austin DA Candidate Jose Garza, Enemy of the People

By Ed Dalton Most Austin residents believe they are about to elect their first social democrat, Jose Garza, to Travis County District Attorney. Since Garza handily defeated incumbent Margaret Moore by 68 percent in the primary runoff elections, securing his place as the Democratic Party’s nominee, he only has to defeat Republican candidate Martin Harry. The reformists could not be happier, but what does this … Continue reading Opinion: Austin DA Candidate Jose Garza, Enemy of the People

Opinion: On Activists and Academics Pretending to Be Black

By Jakob Stein and Nélida Tello Earlier this month, disgraced professor of African American and Latin Studies, Jessica Krug, announced her resignation from George Washington University after admitting that she had been lying throughout most of her adult life about being Black. For years, she was celebrated among postmodernist academics and activists, however the revelation that she has been lying throughout her career demonstrates how … Continue reading Opinion: On Activists and Academics Pretending to Be Black

Opinion: Biden’s Own Version of ‘Law and Order’ to Compete with Trump’s

By David Martinez In a press briefing in late July, Biden told reporters that, in essence, his views on protesters do not differ much from Trump’s. “I think we do need to hold those who violate the law accountable,” Biden said. “We should never let what’s done in a march for equal rights overcome what the reason for the march is. And that’s what these … Continue reading Opinion: Biden’s Own Version of ‘Law and Order’ to Compete with Trump’s

Opinion: Imperialist Army Sergeant Daniel Scott Perry is a Predatory Enemy of the People

By Ed Dalton Murdering people in Afghanistan was not enough for Sergeant Daniel Scott Perry. His bloodlust and fascist hatred for the people compelled him to go out hunting for Black Lives Matter protesters, having been riled up into a fever by the reactionary ramblings of President Donald Trump. Hours after Tribune of the People broke the story exposing Garrett Foster’s killer, Perry’s attorney published … Continue reading Opinion: Imperialist Army Sergeant Daniel Scott Perry is a Predatory Enemy of the People

Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

By Jakob Stein On June 28 the fascist media outlet Infowars, led by its owner and lead radio host Alex Jones, hosted an anti-mask rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event drew approximately 150 American flag-waving, MAGA hat-wearing reactionaries who chanted the slogan “We can’t breathe,” in a racist mockery of the words which have been a rallying cry for the movement for … Continue reading Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

Opinion: Austin to Let Landlords Loose on Tenants in Eviction Frenzy

By Edwin Pierce Texas state and local government have always cared for landowners, private businesses, and the rich, while neglecting and even brutalizing the poor and working class. Since the lockdown of the Texas economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state has shown only meager compassion to the masses who are most vulnerable to the crisis – which the national U.S. government failed to … Continue reading Opinion: Austin to Let Landlords Loose on Tenants in Eviction Frenzy