Trump Mobilizing Racist Support Base During Electoral Farce

By Ed Dalton Donald Trump is doubling down on his tried and true campaign methods by making gestures to mobilize his assorted reactionary, racist, and fascist support base. These gestures mainly appear in the form of erratic and extreme twitter posts. Trump remains committed to appearing as an ‘anti-establishment’ candidate by promoting a vulgar version of establishment politics. This Monday, Trump tweeted news footage of … Continue reading Trump Mobilizing Racist Support Base During Electoral Farce

Albuquerque: Reactionary Shoots Protester in Defense of Conquistador Statue

By Sandra Harris On June 15, a member of a right-wing militia shot a protester in Albuquerque, New Mexico during a vigil and protest at a sculpture of Juan de Oñate, the Spanish conquistador who established the colony of New Mexico over 400 years ago. Oñate led the massacre of almost 1,000 Acoma Pueblo Indians and cut one foot off of each of the surviving … Continue reading Albuquerque: Reactionary Shoots Protester in Defense of Conquistador Statue

Video: Mike Ramos Brigade Responds To Smear Campaigns and State Repression

Editor’s Note: The Tribune obtained the following video of spokespeople from the Mike Ramos Brigade, a community organization which has been at the forefront of Austin protests against police violence this week. In response to their leadership, we have witnessed a slander campaign against this group from the ruling class media and state agencies. Our sources tell us that organizers in Austin being viewed as … Continue reading Video: Mike Ramos Brigade Responds To Smear Campaigns and State Repression

Opinion: Sellout ‘Accountability’ Non-Profits are Dangerous Police Collaborators

By Jakob Stein On Sunday morning, Chas Moore, founder and executive director of local non-profit Austin Justice Coalition (AJC), announced that the group was canceling their “peaceful protest” planned for that day, citing safety concerns after the mass rebellion the day prior. His rationale for the cancellation, as well as his body of work in ‘police accountability’ activism, are both indictments of the bankrupt politics … Continue reading Opinion: Sellout ‘Accountability’ Non-Profits are Dangerous Police Collaborators

Austin: The Weekend Uprisings

By Ed Dalton Friday, Saturday, and Sunday combined make for the most combative demonstrations in Austin’s history. Thousands gathered in the streets, shutting down the city and combating police brutality in the memory of Mike Ramos and George Floyd and in support of the uprisings in the Twin Cities as well as those across the United States. Liberalism and its bankrupt embrace of the police … Continue reading Austin: The Weekend Uprisings

Racist Killings, Attacks Persist at Hands of Police and Vigilantes

Photo: Michael Ramos (Top Left), Adrian Medearis (Top Center), Breonna Taylor (bottom Left), Ahmaud Arbery (Right) By David Martinez While always prevalent in US society, recent weeks have seen more reports of racist murders and attacks by police and vigilantes coming to light. Some of the cases date back two months, appearing to be buried under the onslaught of reporting on the coronavirus. The pandemic … Continue reading Racist Killings, Attacks Persist at Hands of Police and Vigilantes

Racial Oppression Against Black People Magnified by Crisis

By Sandra Harris As the coronavirus outbreak continues in the US, Black people have suffered disproportionately, whether it be from repressive social control measures enforced by the police, lack of healthcare access, or economic hardship. While the health effects are caused by the virus, the underlying economic conditions that affect primarily Black, working-class communities increase the odds of both exposure and death. Black people are … Continue reading Racial Oppression Against Black People Magnified by Crisis