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

Washington: Witness Claims Michael Reinoehl was Assassinated without Warning from Law Enforcement

By Ed Dalton On September 3, US Marshals surrounded and killed Michael Forest Reinoehl, suspected shooter of fascist Aaron J. Danielson. Tribune of the People reported this act as an assassination, and now a witness has come forward, confirming Reinoehl did not draw a gun and was given no warning by the federal police before being gunned down with dozens of shots. Nate Dingess, a … Continue reading Washington: Witness Claims Michael Reinoehl was Assassinated without Warning from Law Enforcement

Los Angeles: Two Sheriffs Shot in Ambush, Massive Manhunt Follows

Photo: Still from Surveillance footage of man shooting Sheriff’s Deputies in a parked police vehicle By Felipe Vera On Saturday September 12, two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot in an ambush by an armed individual in Compton. Over the past few days, agencies such as the FBI have become involved in the case, resulting in a massive manhunt for the gunman. That evening, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Two Sheriffs Shot in Ambush, Massive Manhunt Follows

Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest September 11-17

“Repression and Resistance” is a column from Tribune of the People that highlights rebellions and repression happening in protests across the US each week. If you want us to cover a protest happening in your city, please send us a pitch. National This week a memo from the Justice Department was leaked that exposed instructions to federal prosecutors to go as far as sedition charges … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest September 11-17

Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

By Brian Martel In the wake of the massive fires which have engulfed the west coast, reactionaries in Oregon have begun forming armed patrols in search of looters and ‘antifa’ arsonists. The rumors of ‘antifa’ being behind the wildfires first began online, and were then popularized by reactionary, Trump-supporting ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theorists. These rumors began circulating only days after Portland celebrated their 100th consecutive night … Continue reading Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

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

Texas Department of Public Safety Witch Hunt Targets Black Youth

By Ed Dalton The May Uprisings smashed the myth of placid liberal Austin along with storefronts and the windshields of patrol vehicles. The idea of an easily policeable city went up in flames with US and Texas flags. Since the people of Austin stood up, a predictable wave of repression has followed from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) the state police. In a … Continue reading Texas Department of Public Safety Witch Hunt Targets Black Youth

Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

By Felipe Vera On August 23, at least 13 people were trampled and killed as a result of the Peruvian police launching tear gas projectiles into a club and locking the doors. Under the pretext of COVID-19 restrictions, the reactionary Peruvian state is attempting wipe their hands clean and pin the deaths on the leaseholder of the building. That evening, many young adults had gathered … Continue reading Peru: 13 Killed in Night Club by Police Terror

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