Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse Sparks Protests Across the Country

Cover photo source: @goodblackdude, Twitter By Sarah Ahmed Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets over the weekend to protest the acquittal of 18-year-old reactionary Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two anti-racist protesters and gravely injured a third protester last summer during protests of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Over 200 people gathered in Portland on Friday night for a combative … Continue reading Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse Sparks Protests Across the Country

Women Protest Against Anti-Abortion Bills and Fake Abortion Clinics

By Rachel Foster People across the country this week, including large numbers of women, protested in defense of abortion rights and in opposition to anti-abortion bills being advanced in many states. While most of these actions were organized by the imperialist Democratic Party and liberal non-governmental organizations under the ‘Women’s March’ banner, promoting reformism and electoralism, small actions in Pittsburgh and Kansas City went beyond … Continue reading Women Protest Against Anti-Abortion Bills and Fake Abortion Clinics

North Carolina: Judge Charged with Assault for Attempting to Run Over Black Activists

By Noah Long North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge John Tyson has been charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” for driving his vehicle towards a group of protesters and nearly running them over in Fayetteville earlier this month. The charges against Tyson were filed by activist Myah Warren, who says she was nearly hit in the incident. After calling 911 to report the protest, … Continue reading North Carolina: Judge Charged with Assault for Attempting to Run Over Black Activists

North Carolina: Activists Protest 2019 Police Assault of Elderly Black Woman, Victim Files Lawsuit

By Noah Long Last Saturday, activists in Salisbury, North Carolina marched in protest of the brutal police assault of Stephanie Bottom, an elderly Black woman who police attacked during a traffic stop in 2019. Video released last month of the incident has sparked the community’s anger and generated demands for justice for Bottom, who has filed a lawsuit against police for use of excessive force. … Continue reading North Carolina: Activists Protest 2019 Police Assault of Elderly Black Woman, Victim Files Lawsuit

Colombia: Mass Uprising Erupts in Response to Government’s Economic Crisis Measures

Photo credit: El Comunero Prensa By Jakob Stein Combative protests across Colombia have captured the attention of the world as the masses have risen furiously against the attempts of Old State to increase taxes in order to push onto the people the burden of the deepening crisis of bureaucratic capitalism, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protests began on April 28 in response to … Continue reading Colombia: Mass Uprising Erupts in Response to Government’s Economic Crisis Measures

Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

Photo Credit: Candice Bernd By Oliver Powell On February 21, activists in Austin held a memorial downtown to mourn a homeless person who froze to death and honor other lives lost during last week’s harsh winter storm. Although the death toll is still undetermined, some reports say nearly 80 people died as a result of the capitalist crisis during the days-long freeze and record-setting low … Continue reading Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

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

Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Cover photo of protests in Austin during May Uprising By Mike Talavera On Thursday, Travis County Attorney Delia Garza announced on Twitter that the remaining cases related to protests in Austin from the end of May to mid-June would be dismissed. In a follow-up tweet, however, Garza said that her office was still reviewing cases where “damage was done, a weapon was involved, or there … Continue reading Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings

Photo: Fencing under construction at APD headquarters (Source: Tribune Photographer) By David Martinez On Thursday, January 21, construction began on a permanent iron fence around the perimeter of the Austin Police Department (APD) downtown headquarters. The construction does not appear to have been announced beforehand, and local bourgeois news who contacted APD for comment said they have received no response. One doesn’t need a response … Continue reading Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings

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