Pittsburgh: Amazon Workers Hold Vigil for Six Workers Killed in Edwardsville, IL during Storms

By David Martinez In between shifts on Sunday afternoon, Amazon workers at the PIT5 facility near Pittsburgh gathered to honor six workers who were killed in Edwardsville, Illinois in the midst of devastating storms on December 10. Rather than hold the weather principally responsible, many present at the vigil understood that the workers were put into the deadly situation by Amazon, the giant monopoly that … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Amazon Workers Hold Vigil for Six Workers Killed in Edwardsville, IL during Storms

Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Photo: A vigil held at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh for Rogers on December 12 By Maria DeCoteau Roughly two months after the murder of Jim Rogers, community members and Rogers’ family continue to fight for justice as the State drags its feet in doling out disciplinary action or criminal charges for Rogers’ murder. Rogers was an unarmed, homeless Black man killed by … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Last week, Communists, revolutionaries, and workers across the world commemorated Chairman Gonzalo’s 87th birthday and the 1979 founding of the People’s Liberation Army in Peru by defending and raising the red flag of Maoism and the People’s War in Peru. Both important events are marked on December 3. Chairman Gonzalo defined Maoism, the third and superior stage of Marxism, in practice, by initiating and leading … Continue reading Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

By Josefina Morales On Tuesday evening, protesters gathered at the house of the Mayor-elect of Pittsburgh, Ed Gainey, to denounce his complicity in the cover-up of the police murder of Jim Rogers, an unarmed, homeless Black man. Activists carried a banner reading, “People’s Justice for Jim Rogers,” and occupied Gainey’s yard as police watched from a distance. The action took place one day after a … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

Pittsburgh: Protesters Call for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers at City-County Building

By Maria Decoteau Activists and supporters of Jim Rogers held a protest on Friday in front of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building to continue the struggle for people’s justice for Jim Rogers. Protesters denounced Allegheny County, the city government, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, which has drawn out the investigation into Rogers’ murder and are working to protect the identities of the officers who killed him. … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Call for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers at City-County Building

Pittsburgh: Students Disrupt Anti-Abortion Event at University

By Sarah Ahmed On Monday, student activists at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) disrupted an anti-abortion event held on campus. The students, a majority of whom were women, demanded that the University of Pittsburgh stop allowing crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and other anti-women organizations to promote themselves and hold events on campus. The anti-abortion event, called the “Stop Aborted Fetal Experiments” conference, spread lies about … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Students Disrupt Anti-Abortion Event at University

EXCLUSIVE: Two More Pittsburgh Officers who Murdered Jim Rogers Identified

Photo: Officer Patrick DeSaro (Left) and Officer Gregory Boss (Right) By David Martinez Tribune of the People has identified two other Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) officers involved in the murder of Jim Rogers, a homeless, unarmed Black man who died on October 14 after the police attacked him on October 13. Photo and video evidence has confirmed Gregory Boss and Patrick DeSaro as the … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Two More Pittsburgh Officers who Murdered Jim Rogers Identified

Pittsburgh: Protest Calls for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers

By Maria DeCoteau Activists and the family of Jim Rogers held a protest this past Saturday demanding answers and justice in Rogers’ murder by Pittsburgh police in October. Rogers, a 54-year-old homeless Black man, was killed after police officer Keith Edmonds tased him four times, and officers Gregory Boss and Patrick DeSaro attacked Rogers, denying him proper medical attention as he pleaded to be taken … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protest Calls for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers

“Pittsburgh Police Murdered Jim Rogers” Painted on Mayoral Campaign Offices

By Jakob Stein On October 22, graffiti reading “Pittsburgh police murdered Jim Rogers,” was seen on the campaign offices for Pittsburgh mayoral candidates Tony Moreno and Ed Gainey. The graffiti refers to Jim Rogers, the unarmed, homeless Black man killed by officer Keith Edmonds earlier this month. One of the glass doors at Moreno’s office had also been broken. Gainey is a member of the … Continue reading “Pittsburgh Police Murdered Jim Rogers” Painted on Mayoral Campaign Offices

Pittsburgh: Thoughts from the Community on Officer Keith Edmonds, Jim Rogers’ Killer

Photo: A Tribune article identifying Keith Edmonds as the murderer of Jim Rogers is posted up in a local market in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh. By David Martinez On Monday afternoon, supporters of Tribune of the People in Pittsburgh distributed hundreds of copies of Tribune’s article exposing the identity of police officer Keith Edmonds, the murderer of Jim Rogers, in the Homewood area where Edmonds reportedly lives, and … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Thoughts from the Community on Officer Keith Edmonds, Jim Rogers’ Killer