Colombia: Youth Mark ‘Independence Day’ with Militant Protests against US Imperialism

By David Martinez On Colombia’s traditional ‘Independence Day,’ July 20, revolutionary students and youth led large, combative demonstrations in Medellin and Bogota challenging the idea that the country has real independence while under the thumb of imperialism. In messages painted on walls, speeches, and chants, protesters denounced the country’s ruling class and their servitude to imperialist interests, principally to US imperialism. Among many militant actions, … Continue reading Colombia: Youth Mark ‘Independence Day’ with Militant Protests against US Imperialism

North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Cover Photo: Meko Williams, a mother of a man killed by police, speaks at a Charlotte rally. By Sarah Ahmed Rallies were held in Charlotte and other cities across North Carolina this past Tuesday in protest of the Pasquotank County District Attorney’s (DA) decision last month to not charge the sheriff’s deputies that murdered unarmed Black man Andrew Brown Jr. as he fled police in … Continue reading North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Rallies, Marches in Solidarity with Heroic Palestinian Resistance Across the US

Cover Photo: A Palestine solidarity rally in Kansas City, Missouri (Source: Tribune SC) By Dimitri Sans Hundreds booed US President Joe Biden when he visited Dearborn, Michigan as part of mass worldwide protests this week in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against US imperialism for its role in Israel’s crimes. Thousands more mobilized in US cities to celebrate Palestinian resistance and to condemn the … Continue reading Rallies, Marches in Solidarity with Heroic Palestinian Resistance Across the US

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

Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze

By Nélida Tello Police in the city of Panguipulli, Chile murdered Francisco Martinez, 27, on February 5 during an identification check, resulting in mass protests throughout the country. In Panguipulli, demonstrators set fire to 10 government buildings, including the city hall. The capital of Chile, Santiago, saw thousands of protesters take the streets demanding justice for Martinez, and similarly to the protests in Panguipulli, barricades … Continue reading Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze

Peru: Peasants Rebel After Police Kill Protester

The following article is an unofficial translation from A Nova Democracia on the recent peasant uprisings in Peru. By Giovanna Schaidhauer A peasant was murdered in La Libertad on November 3, by the police during a strike against the exploitation and oppression of the latifundium (large landowners), triggering a rebellion in the departments of La Libertad (North of the country) and Ica (South), where the … Continue reading Peru: Peasants Rebel After Police Kill Protester

Guatemala: Thousands Protest, Set Congress Ablaze

By Nélida Tello Over the weekend, thousands of people across Guatemala protested the government’s new $13 billion budget. It is the largest budget in the country’s history, but despite its size the budget slashes health and educational funding. Protesters in Guatemala City, nearly burned the Congress down forcing the President of Congress, Alan Rodriguez, to recall the budget a day after the protest in an … Continue reading Guatemala: Thousands Protest, Set Congress Ablaze

Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

By Robin Fontaine and Jakob Stein On November 9, the Peruvian congress impeached President Martín Vizcarra for “moral incapacity,” accusing him of receiving more than $600,000 in bribes from a construction project when he was governor of Moquegua. The next day, Manuel Merino, president of Congress, assumed the office before resigning just five days later due to mass protests. In his short term as interim … Continue reading Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

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