Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

Photo Credit: Candice Bernd By Oliver Powell On February 21, activists in Austin held a memorial downtown to mourn a homeless person who froze to death and honor other lives lost during last week’s harsh winter storm. Although the death toll is still undetermined, some reports say nearly 80 people died as a result of the capitalist crisis during the days-long freeze and record-setting low … Continue reading Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Photo credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register By the Editorial Board When mass uprisings take place it is like a great awakening—many new activists are like a person seeing snow for the first time and expecting it to last for years. To seasoned eyes, it is more like a tide, powerful and inspiring, but already poised to recede. The tide returning to the sea never means that … Continue reading Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Cover photo of protests in Austin during May Uprising By Mike Talavera On Thursday, Travis County Attorney Delia Garza announced on Twitter that the remaining cases related to protests in Austin from the end of May to mid-June would be dismissed. In a follow-up tweet, however, Garza said that her office was still reviewing cases where “damage was done, a weapon was involved, or there … Continue reading Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings

Photo: Fencing under construction at APD headquarters (Source: Tribune Photographer) By David Martinez On Thursday, January 21, construction began on a permanent iron fence around the perimeter of the Austin Police Department (APD) downtown headquarters. The construction does not appear to have been announced beforehand, and local bourgeois news who contacted APD for comment said they have received no response. One doesn’t need a response … Continue reading Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings

Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Cover photo by Emma Lee By Mike Talavera Last week, attorney William M. McSwain announced new federal charges against four men who participated in the May Uprising in Philadelphia, making a total of nine protesters in the city now facing federal persecution. Related to the torching of police vehicles on May 30, these cases are being used by the state to further criminalize and intimidate … Continue reading Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

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

Opinion: Protesters, Stop Using Cell Phones

By Ed Dalton It is at times shocking that so many protesters today still rely on the convenience of technology. Bourgeois news outlet New York Review Daily reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation deployed its anti-terrorist Fly Team to the streets of Portland to mine data from protesters’ cellphones during the summer of rebellion following the May Uprisings. Other instances of Apple providing iCloud … Continue reading Opinion: Protesters, Stop Using Cell Phones

Los Angeles: Six Activists Arrested After Toppling of Racist Statue

By Felipe Vera On Thursday August 13, a group of over 40 protesters toppled a George Washington statue in Downtown Los Angeles. Shortly after the protest concluded, six protesters were targeted by the police and arrested and currently face felony charges of vandalism. That evening, marchers congregated in front of the Los Angeles City Hall giving speeches on the history of colonialism in the US … Continue reading Los Angeles: Six Activists Arrested After Toppling of Racist Statue

Salt Lake City: Vindictive State Pursues Life Sentences Against Protesters for DA Office Vandalism

By David Martinez The Salt Lake County District Attorney, Sim Gill, has charged a total of eight protesters in relation to vandalism that occurred against his office building during a protest on July 9. The protesters face felony rioting charges, and in a clear move to intimidate, seven of those charged have been given a gang enhancement, which comes with a possible sentence of five … Continue reading Salt Lake City: Vindictive State Pursues Life Sentences Against Protesters for DA Office Vandalism

Ethiopia: 225 Killed by Police Forces Amid Protests

By Nélida Tello Protests erupted in the capital city of Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia region of Ethiopia, as people protested the June 29 murder of 36-year-old Oromo activist and musician Hachalu Hundessa. 225 protesters have been killed by police forces since the initial protests. Hundessa belongs to the Oromo ethnic group, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia. The Oromo have historically been oppressed … Continue reading Ethiopia: 225 Killed by Police Forces Amid Protests