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

Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest August 14-20

“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. Stone Mountain, GA Last weekend at Stone Mountain State Park outside of Atlanta, where demonstrations have raged for months against the largest monument to … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest August 14-20

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

Austin: Anti-Racist Protesters Rally for Journalist Brutalized by Police

By Mike Talavera Last Friday, police arrested seven protesters near Austin Police Department headquarters, including independent journalist Hiram Gilberto Garcia who has been livestreaming anti-police protests in Austin since the May Uprising. In one video posted, police can be seen punching Hiram after throwing him to the ground. “Hiram was targeted because Hiram is a threat to [the] agenda of saying everything is peaceful and … Continue reading Austin: Anti-Racist Protesters Rally for Journalist Brutalized by Police

Brazil: Solidarity Campaign for Austin’s Targeted Three

During the week of July 16, numerous revolutionary organizations in cities and towns across Brazil demonstrated their international solidarity with Austin’s Targeted Three. Participating organizations included revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), as well as the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the People (Cebraspo), Popular Women’s Movement (MFP), the Workers’ League (LO), the League of Poor Peasants (LCP), as well as several other Popular Solidarity … Continue reading Brazil: Solidarity Campaign for Austin’s Targeted Three

Trump’s Fascistic Use of Federal Agents Provokes Resistance

By the Editorial Board Contempt is the only appropriate word to summarize the feeling of the people with regard to the increased federal repression against protesters in Portland and other cities across the US. Ultra-reactionary President Donald Trump is making good on his fascist speech delivered last month at Mount Rushmore, deploying federal agents under his executive order which authorized the Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading Trump’s Fascistic Use of Federal Agents Provokes Resistance

Profiling and Repression of Suspected Maoists in Central Texas

Examining the documents of the state By the Editorial Board Tribune of the People received a series of unclassified documents reportedly from the ‘BlueLeaks’ data dump released in June 2020. The documents in question originate with the FBI, Austin Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the Austin Regional Intelligence Center. The following is derived from these reports. It is by no means a complete … Continue reading Profiling and Repression of Suspected Maoists in Central Texas

India: Varavara Rao Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Health Deteriorates in Jail

By Jakob Stein On July 12, the family of Varavara Rao, revolutionary poet, president of the Revolutionary Democratic Front, and political prisoner of the Indian state, released a letter detailing the serious deterioration of his mental and physical health as well as demanding the government take immediate action to provide the necessary medical care to save his life. Since the letter was published, Rao was … Continue reading India: Varavara Rao Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Health Deteriorates in Jail

Coalition Forms to Drop the Charges for All 11,000 Protesters Against Police Brutality

By David Martinez On July 9, a newly-formed coalition, Drop the Charges, held a press conference in front of the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on the first official court date for Austin’s Targeted Three. While the Targeted Three are a focus of the coalition, the primary demand of Drop the Charges is for all the estimated 11,000 protesters arrested in the May Uprisings … Continue reading Coalition Forms to Drop the Charges for All 11,000 Protesters Against Police Brutality

Uprisings Across the US Met with Severe State Repression

By Sandra Harris In the weeks following massive uprisings across the US, federal, state, and local agencies have been quick to surveil, track, imprison, and prosecute thousands who rose up around the country in support of George Floyd and other Black people murdered by the police. Similar repression took place in the months and years following the rebellions in Ferguson and Baltimore, as is generally … Continue reading Uprisings Across the US Met with Severe State Repression