United Neighborhood Defense Movement: National Day of Action January

Photo: UNDM in Los Angeles (Source @EastLosHeart) By Nélida Tello with contributions from Serran Soledad and Henry Underwood United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) chapters across the country held a National Day of Action on January 1. The National Day of Action is a continuation of actions led by UNDM which commenced in November 2019 as a response to the eviction moratorium passed by Center for … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement: National Day of Action January

Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Raise Outcry Against Increased Repression During Pandemic

By Blake Garrison Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) is notorious for its mistreatment of inmates. This year, its response to Covid-19, and its use of the pandemic as an excuse for abuse, has endangered lives and further dehumanized those imprisoned, many of whom have not been charged with crimes. ACJ attempts to justify repressive policies like “visitation restrictions” and “isolation” as being necessary to protect the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Raise Outcry Against Increased Repression During Pandemic

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Cover photo by Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times By Blake Garrison The following is a report from PIT5 Amazon distribution center in Pittsburgh. Across the span of the second week of December, two workers at the Pittsburgh Amazon distribution center tested positive for Covid-19. When a worker tests positive, Amazon sends out an alert over an app all workers have on their phones. The alert … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Keeps Workers Socially Alienated Not Socially Distanced or Safe

Pittsburgh: Tribune Support Committee Hosts Study on Art and Revolution

By Blake Garrison Last week, the Pittsburgh Tribune of the People Support Committee hosted a study on Mao’s, Talks At the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art. The study was attended by workers, artists, and students, who discussed making art that serves the people instead of the interests of the ruling class. In the text, Mao says, “reactionaries have money, and though they can produce … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Tribune Support Committee Hosts Study on Art and Revolution

Election Boycott Concludes by Making National Headlines

By Ed Dalton As the 2020 elections close, so too does the nationwide election boycott raised by revolutionaries. The Election Boycott Campaign can only be considered a success as it made national headlines throughout major monopoly media outlets this week, including the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Daily Mail, and others. Actions in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Houston raised the profile of the campaign … Continue reading Election Boycott Concludes by Making National Headlines

Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home

By Peter Cherry On Sunday, nine activists from the United Neighborhood Defense Movement marched on Judge Christine Ward’s home in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The rally culminated with several household items and furniture being thrown onto her lawn by activists. Judge Ward ruled in favor of the new landowner of Valmar Gardens apartment complex in Penn Hills, authorizing the eviction of the remaining nine … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home

Austin: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

By David Martinez Austin community members gathered on Sunday afternoon for a social event to celebrate and support local arrestees from the summer of uprisings and protests against police brutality. The event was held by the Drop the Charges coalition, and in attendance were protesters facing a myriad of charges, joined by their family, friends, and other supporters. With Autumn and Halloween themed decorations displayed … Continue reading Austin: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

Pittsburgh: Nigerian Immigrants Continue Protests in Solidarity with ‘End SARS’ Movement

By Peter Cherry Across the United States, cities with large Nigerian immigrant populations have seen demonstrations in solidarity with the Nigerian protests against SARS police terror as well as the larger issue of a ruling class which represses the people and keeps them locked in poverty. Protests in US cities have included New York City, Baltimore, Columbus, Charlotte, and Pittsburgh, among others. On Sunday, the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Nigerian Immigrants Continue Protests in Solidarity with ‘End SARS’ Movement

Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

By Peter Cherry On Monday, a protest was held in Schenley Park against a long-standing monument to Christopher Columbus. The Columbus statue, like many others across the United States, was the target of the people’s anger, as it is seen as a cultural symbol of this country’s racist past and present. The city, which has bureaucratically deliberated its removal, wrapped the statue in plastic to … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

Pittsburgh: UNDM Rallies Valmar Gardens Tenants Demanding Answers

By Peter Cherry On August 21, a small group of tenants from Valmar Gardens in Penn Hills, a working class suburb of Pittsburgh, as well as other tenants who have been organizing under the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), gathered to protest attempts to evict them outside the Penn Hills Municipal Building. Valmar Gardens is a four-building apartment complex which has changed ownership several times … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Rallies Valmar Gardens Tenants Demanding Answers