Trump RNC Speech Stokes Fear of “Mob Rule”

By Mike Talavera Standing in front of the White House Thursday night, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president, and in a long speech warned listeners what would happen if, instead of voting for him, they voted for Democratic opponent Joe Biden in November. “No one will be safe in Biden’s America,” Trump said during his speech, echoing a line that had been … Continue reading Trump RNC Speech Stokes Fear of “Mob Rule”

Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

By Ben Robinson US disaster relief agency FEMA has begun responding to Hurricane Laura after it made landfall on the US gulf coast yesterday. The hurricane is the tenth strongest to hit the US and has already killed at least 32 people. The hardest hit states were Texas and Louisiana, with other areas in Puerto Rico, Southern Florida, Mississippi, and Arkansas also affected, however the … Continue reading Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

Federal Agents Arrest Fascist Steve Bannon on Chinese Billionaire’s Yacht

By David Martinez Notorious fascist ideologue Steve Bannon, a former member of Donald Trump’s adviser team, was arrested on Thursday morning aboard a yacht in Long Island on charges of fraud related to his ‘We Build the Wall’ campaign. The campaign has raised $25 million dollars in donations to privately fund a wall along the Southern US border with Mexico. Federal authorities say Bannon and … Continue reading Federal Agents Arrest Fascist Steve Bannon on Chinese Billionaire’s Yacht

US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

By Mike Talavera In late July, China ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close as a “legitimate and necessary” response to the Chinese consulate in Houston being forced to close the week prior by a Trump administration order, accusing the consulate of being a base for Chinese spies. Fires could be seen inside the Houston consulate before it closed. Hopes of making progress on … Continue reading US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

Migrant Families Detained in Private Hotels Uncovered by Legal Advocates

By Sandra Harris Bourgeois media outlets and nonprofit immigration advocacy organizations recently discovered that migrant children and adults were being detained in hotels along the US-Mexico border region before they were being expelled without deportation proceedings. Last week, the nonprofit Texas Civil Rights Project found one of the hotels, a Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas where migrants were housed prior to expulsion. One … Continue reading Migrant Families Detained in Private Hotels Uncovered by Legal Advocates

Protesters Nationwide Battle in Solidarity with Portland Against Federal Repression

By David Martinez The heightened presence of federal officers in Portland, which has been decried by people across the US, was answered on July 25 with nationwide solidarity protests. Many of these became rebellious demonstrations that matched the spirit of the Portlanders who have combated the brutal federal invasion of their city with daily protest and organized militant action. At the solidarity march in Austin, … Continue reading Protesters Nationwide Battle in Solidarity with Portland Against Federal Repression

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

Fascist Groups See Resurgence Under Economic Crisis, Movement for Black Lives

By Jakob Stein Over the past several months of US imperialism’s deepening economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the May Uprisings precipitated by the murder of George Floyd, fascist groups of various stripes have once again gained visibility in the public eye. As Donald Trump continues to denounce the movement for Black lives and threatens to categorize ‘Antifa’ as a terror group, people across the … Continue reading Fascist Groups See Resurgence Under Economic Crisis, Movement for Black Lives

Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

By Peter Cherry This week, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) threatened to bar entry to or deport millions of international students studying in the US if their university does not offer in-person classes this fall. This announcement is part of a broader effort by the imperialist Donald Trump to use the pretext of coronavirus to further restrict immigration and increase deportations. This effort not only … Continue reading Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis

By the Editorial Board On July 3, Donald Trump gave a speech with heavy fascist overtones at Mount Rushmore to commemorate US ‘Independence Day.’ As the crisis of US imperialism continues to deepen and the number of COVID-19 cases in the country tops three million, Trump’s address represented the further reactionization of the state through the executive branch. The speech sought to rile up his … Continue reading Trump Gestures to Fascism as US Imperialism Faces Deepening Crisis