Biden Prosecutes Lawyers who Protested for Black Lives as ‘Terrorists’

By Sandra Harris The Biden Administration is seeking terrorism enhancements on top of charges against two protesters in Brooklyn who were arrested during last year’s May Uprisings against police brutality. Facing the heightened persecution from Biden’s Justice Department are Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, two lawyers accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at an empty New York Police Department vehicle on May 29, 2020. Both … Continue reading Biden Prosecutes Lawyers who Protested for Black Lives as ‘Terrorists’

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin provides an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Northeast: Drowned in Basement Homes, Flash Floods, Deaths Add Up After Capitalist Disaster

By Vincent Cross After leaving immense destruction in its wake in Louisiana, Hurricane Ida swung northwards as a tropical storm, hitting states across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on September 1 and 2. Heavy rains provoked flash flooding which, due to a lack of proper preparation by the capitalist state and the poor condition of houses and apartments in working-class communities, resulted in dozens of deaths. … Continue reading Northeast: Drowned in Basement Homes, Flash Floods, Deaths Add Up After Capitalist Disaster

New York City: Columbia Graduate Student Workers Strike, Demand Higher Pay

Photo credit: Source Twitter @GWCUAW By Nélida Tello After two years of failed negotiations between the Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers (GWC-UAW) and the University over the union’s first labor contract, graduate students went on strike on Monday. Thousands of graduate students and student workers initiated the strike with a picket line and refused to teach classes. Students are fighting for a 5% increase … Continue reading New York City: Columbia Graduate Student Workers Strike, Demand Higher Pay

New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

By Serran Soledad On February 25, New York City Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed leader, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, announced his retirement from the force. Monahan, who made headlines in 2020 for kneeling with protesters during the May Uprisings, will take on a cushy job as Senior Adviser for Recovery and Safety Planning under mayor Bill de Blasio. While many police and reactionaries criticized Monahan … Continue reading New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

Rochester: Police Handcuff and Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Black Child

Photo Credit: Police Body-cam Footage By Serran Soledad Protests erupted this week after body-cam footage surfaced from a January 29 incident showing Rochester, New York police officers forcing a handcuffed nine-year-old Black girl into the back of a police car before pepper-spraying her in the face. The assault on the child was in response to a mental health call made by her mother. The disturbing … Continue reading Rochester: Police Handcuff and Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Black Child

Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

By Brian Martel, with contributions from David Martinez Frustrated by longstanding work grievances now exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic’s tumultuous effects on classrooms, teachers in multiple cities across the US are beginning to strike and threaten strikes in order to fight for both their health and economic demands. Teachers in Chicago and Washington DC are on the verge of striking, and in the suburbs of … Continue reading Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, 1,400 workers with the Teamsters Local 202 in New York City went on strike against Hunts Point Market employers for the first time in 35 years after being offered raises less than a dollar. In the early morning on Tuesday, New York police made several arrests when they attacked workers who had taken to the streets to block incoming trucks … Continue reading New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest, January 15-21

Cover photo of police attack on MLK march in NYC by Bruce Schaff “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 Following the January 6 Trump riots, several state legislatures saw … Continue reading Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest, January 15-21

Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14

Minneapolis, MN Proceedings in the cases against the officers who participated in the murder of George Floyd have seen delays and attempts by defense attorneys to claim that a fair trial is impossible because of their clients own oppositional defenses. Read more here. New York City, NY The New York attorney general has announced a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and … Continue reading Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14