Colombia: Thousands Rebel After Police Murder Lawyer, Students Organize Combative Demonstrations

By Nélida Tello For over a week, thousands have rebelled against the reactionary police in various cities across Colombia after 46 year-old Javier Ordoñez, lawyer and father of two, was killed by police officers in the early hours of September 9 in Bogota. The arrest of Ordoñez was captured on camera and quickly gained national attention. During the arrest, Ordoñez was repeatedly tased and could … Continue reading Colombia: Thousands Rebel After Police Murder Lawyer, Students Organize Combative Demonstrations

Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

By Brian Martel According to former employees, Williamson County sheriff’s office frequently rewards use of force. Among those rewarded were James Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers who killed Javier Ambler by restraining and repeatedly tasing him while he told deputies he had a heart condition and couldn’t breathe. During a recently released 2019 interview with Texas Rangers, Former deputy Christopher Pisa said that Commander … Continue reading Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

Michael Forest Reinoehl, Servant of the People, Defender of Black Lives, Will Never Die!

By the Editorial Board On Thursday night, September 3, a Federal Fugitive Task Force murdered Michael Forest Reinoehl, suspected of killing a Patriot Prayer affiliated fascist in Portland, Oregon. The killing of Reinoehl can only be considered an assassination at the hands of the police to send a political message, that defending Black lives and rebelling against reactionaries is now punishable by death. Reineoehl is … Continue reading Michael Forest Reinoehl, Servant of the People, Defender of Black Lives, Will Never Die!

A First Glimpse of People’s Justice in Portland

By the Editorial Board Update: Late Thursday night, it was reported that Michael Forest Reinoehl, the suspected shooter of fascist Aaron J. Danielson, was gunned down by police. This can only be seen as political retaliation against the people for defending themselves with revolutionary violence. Read Tribune’s response to this development here. As the protest movement first ignited by the May Uprisings was beginning to … Continue reading A First Glimpse of People’s Justice in Portland

Opinion: The False Objectivity of Livestreamer Hiram Garcia

By Antonio Castro Within the current protest movement, the myth of ‘unbiased journalism’ has spawned one of its most ludicrous and dangerous adherents in Hiram Gilberto Garcia, a self-promoting livestreamer based in Austin, Texas. Hiram has been a fixture at many protests since the start of the uprisings, embedding himself in the crowd and falsely claiming he is as an ‘objective’ journalist. In truth he … Continue reading Opinion: The False Objectivity of Livestreamer Hiram Garcia

NBA Game Boycott Against Police Violence Ripples Across Professional Sports

By David Martinez On August 26, the Milwaukee Bucks were scheduled to take the court for a National Basketball Association (NBA) playoff game against the Orlando Magic. After a discussion in the locker room, the players chose to boycott the game in protest of the unceasing police brutality against Black people, primarily in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake and the reactionary murders of … Continue reading NBA Game Boycott Against Police Violence Ripples Across Professional Sports

Kenosha: Jacob Blake Police Shooting Sparks Uprising, Teen Reactionary Kills Two Protesters

By David Martinez In Kenosha, Wisconsin, the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black father of six, ignited three consecutive nights of combative protests in the mid-size Midwestern city. After the community rose up to burn down government buildings and expropriate businesses, far-right armed vigilantes have come in to threaten protesters, and on Tuesday, one of the armed individuals, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, shot two … Continue reading Kenosha: Jacob Blake Police Shooting Sparks Uprising, Teen Reactionary Kills Two Protesters

Analysis: Police Reforms, a Pyrrhic Victory

By Ed Dalton The reformists have ridden the wave of mass rebellion, trafficking in the oppression of the people to claim a ‘victory’ with Austin’s ‘defund the police’ campaign.  To understand why this is not a victory for the people at all, we have to examine the cause and response by dividing the matter into two parts. On the one hand, losing roughly $20 million … Continue reading Analysis: Police Reforms, a Pyrrhic Victory

Pittsbugh: Activists Reclaim Erased Romir Talley Mural

By Peter Cherry As family and community members have continued to protest last December’s police murder of Romir Talley, a mural was created in his honor on the side of an unoccupied business in Wilkinsburg. The mural stayed up until last week, only to be painted over after a new owner purchased the property. Activists reclaimed the wall in an action last Saturday, hanging banners … Continue reading Pittsbugh: Activists Reclaim Erased Romir Talley Mural

Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally

By Mike Talavera Last weekend, police arrested 18 people who were counter-protesting a pro-police rally organized by the Wind Therapy Freedom Riders in front of Austin Police Department (APD) Headquarters. Police targeted counter-protest chant leaders and banner holders, repressing the people’s rights to show their anger against the police and their supporters, including known fascists. Police quickly began pepper spraying counter-protesters who had shown up … Continue reading Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally