Pittsburgh: Community Holds Vigil for Peter Spencer, Black Man Murdered on Hunting Trip

By Maria Decoteau Community activists organized a vigil on Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park to mourn and honor the life of Peter Spencer, a Black man murdered under suspicious circumstances on December 12 while on a hunting trip in rural Pennsylvania. No one has been charged for the murder, and his family and activists say local law enforcement is trying to bury the case, as … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Holds Vigil for Peter Spencer, Black Man Murdered on Hunting Trip

Opinion: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Exemplifies US Imperialism’s Decay

By Jakob Stein The January 28 collapse of the Fern Hollow Creek Bridge in Pittsburgh is just another example of the decay of the US imperialist system, in this case with infrastructure literally falling to pieces as people drove across the bridge to work. Joe Biden, who was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh at the time of the collapse, used the opportunity to promote his $1.2 … Continue reading Opinion: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Exemplifies US Imperialism’s Decay

Pittsburgh: Activists and Family Confront Penn Hills Council Over Officer Who Murdered Romir Talley

By Maria Decoteau Romir Talley’s mother, LaTasha Talley, along with community activists confronted the Penn Hills Council on Monday and denounced that Officer Robert Gowans, who murdered 24-year-old Romir in December of 2019, is currently working for the Penn Hills Police Department. Gowans left his position as a Wilkinsburg police officer after the killing and moved to the police department in nearby municipality of Penn … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Activists and Family Confront Penn Hills Council Over Officer Who Murdered Romir Talley

Pittsburgh: Activists Protest Crisis Pregnancy Center, March in Defense of Right to Abortion

By Sarah Ahmed Last Saturday, students, workers, and activists took the streets at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and rallied at Women’s Choice Network, an anti-women crisis pregnancy center (CPC) on campus. Speakers highlighted the need for greater organization and militancy to fight the attacks on abortion rights and denounced politicians like Pittsburgh mayor Ed Gainey, who present themselves as ‘progressive’ while supporting bills that … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Activists Protest Crisis Pregnancy Center, March in Defense of Right to Abortion

Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Photo credit: Pittsburgh Tribune SC By Sarah Ahmed Earlier this week, a working mother and her two daughters were fired in the middle of their shift at the Amazon PIT5 facility near Pittsburgh for confronting management about the sexual assault of one of the daughters. Management took no action after a male worker assaulted one of the young women by pressing his genitals against her … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh: Amazon Workers Hold Vigil for Six Workers Killed in Edwardsville, IL during Storms

By David Martinez In between shifts on Sunday afternoon, Amazon workers at the PIT5 facility near Pittsburgh gathered to honor six workers who were killed in Edwardsville, Illinois in the midst of devastating storms on December 10. Rather than hold the weather principally responsible, many present at the vigil understood that the workers were put into the deadly situation by Amazon, the giant monopoly that … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Amazon Workers Hold Vigil for Six Workers Killed in Edwardsville, IL during Storms

Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Photo: A vigil held at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh for Rogers on December 12 By Maria DeCoteau Roughly two months after the murder of Jim Rogers, community members and Rogers’ family continue to fight for justice as the State drags its feet in doling out disciplinary action or criminal charges for Rogers’ murder. Rogers was an unarmed, homeless Black man killed by … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Last week, Communists, revolutionaries, and workers across the world commemorated Chairman Gonzalo’s 87th birthday and the 1979 founding of the People’s Liberation Army in Peru by defending and raising the red flag of Maoism and the People’s War in Peru. Both important events are marked on December 3. Chairman Gonzalo defined Maoism, the third and superior stage of Marxism, in practice, by initiating and leading … Continue reading Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

By Josefina Morales On Tuesday evening, protesters gathered at the house of the Mayor-elect of Pittsburgh, Ed Gainey, to denounce his complicity in the cover-up of the police murder of Jim Rogers, an unarmed, homeless Black man. Activists carried a banner reading, “People’s Justice for Jim Rogers,” and occupied Gainey’s yard as police watched from a distance. The action took place one day after a … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

Pittsburgh: Protesters Call for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers at City-County Building

By Maria Decoteau Activists and supporters of Jim Rogers held a protest on Friday in front of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building to continue the struggle for people’s justice for Jim Rogers. Protesters denounced Allegheny County, the city government, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, which has drawn out the investigation into Rogers’ murder and are working to protect the identities of the officers who killed him. … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Call for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers at City-County Building