Portland: Protester for Black Lives Shoots and Incapacitates Reactionary Gunman

Photo credit: Twitter @JenDowlingKoin6 By Michael Nolan On Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, a reactionary by the name of Benjamin Smith opened fire on a march against police violence, killing one and injuring another four protesters for Black lives, before being shot and thereby neutralized by one of the protesters in attendance. Portland police and the monopoly media initially tried to cover up the reactionary … Continue reading Portland: Protester for Black Lives Shoots and Incapacitates Reactionary Gunman

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

Georgia: All 3 Reactionaries Who Chased, Murdered Ahmaud Arbery Convicted of Murder

By Jakob Stein On Wednesday, the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man jogging through a neighborhood in southeastern Georgia, were found guilty on nearly all charges, including murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment. The three killers are facing mandatory life sentences as a separate hate crime trial is scheduled for 2022. The State prosecuting these men to the full extent of the … Continue reading Georgia: All 3 Reactionaries Who Chased, Murdered Ahmaud Arbery Convicted of Murder

One Year Later, Garrett Foster Lives Forever in the Struggle

By the Editorial Board One year ago on July 25, 2020, Garrett Foster, a servant of the people and defender of Black lives, was murdered in the streets of Austin for standing up to a reactionary during a protest in the wake of the May Uprisings, defending the people and the movement that he believed in. His absence is an immense loss, but what cannot … Continue reading One Year Later, Garrett Foster Lives Forever in the Struggle

Austin: US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry Indicted for Murder of Garrett Foster

By the Editorial Board On July 1, active-duty US Army sergeant Daniel Perry was indicted by a grand jury for charges of murder, deadly conduct, and aggravated assault for his murder of antiracist activist Garrett Foster. A Travis County judge placed the charges following a year of protests and actions demanding Perry’s conviction after he killed Foster during a protest for Black lives on July … Continue reading Austin: US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry Indicted for Murder of Garrett Foster

Indianapolis: Shooting Rampage Targets FedEx Workers

Photo credit: Victim’s families By Jakob Stein On April 15, 19-year-old Brandon Hole opened fire at the FedEx Ground-Plainfield Operation Center in Indianapolis, killing eight workers as well as himself. While the monopoly media has chosen to focus mainly on Indiana’s “Red Flag Law” and how it failed to prevent the shooter from purchasing guns, the fact that it is the imperialist culture that created … Continue reading Indianapolis: Shooting Rampage Targets FedEx Workers

Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

By Roger Kuessey Last week, activists rebuilt Garrett Foster’s memorial on the corner of 4th St. and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, at the site where Garrett was murdered by active-duty US Army sergeant Daniel Perry in July of last year during a protest for Black lives during the summer of uprisings. Following Garrett’s murder on July 25, activists and supporters continued to maintain and … Continue reading Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

Austin: Police Attack Wife of Garrett Foster at his Memorial

By the Editorial Board During a march in honor of Garrett Foster, an activist killed in the summer uprisings by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry, the Austin Police Department attacked his widow, Whitney, at the site of where Garrett was gunned down in downtown Austin. Whitney is a community activist who has taken up the fight for justice for Garrett, as well as continuing her … Continue reading Austin: Police Attack Wife of Garrett Foster at his Memorial

Opinion: Imperialism Is the Problem, Mass Shootings Are a Symptom

By Jakob Stein On Monday, 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa opened fire in a Boulder, Colorado supermarket, ultimately killing ten people before being wounded in the leg and giving himself up to police. In the wake of yet another mass shooting, the debate around gun control has once again reared its head as Democrats vie for political clout; however, the competing issues of ‘gun control’ … Continue reading Opinion: Imperialism Is the Problem, Mass Shootings Are a Symptom

MLK Marchers Attacked by White Reactionaries Two Nights in a Row

By Peter Cherry On Monday night, a marcher was shot in Bedford County, Pennsylvania as a caravan of activists were walking from Milwaukee to Washington DC for a Martin Luther King Jr. event to bring awareness to the oppression of Black people. On Route 30 in Schellsburg, activist Frank Nitty, who has been leading the group ‘United We Walk’ in the march to Washington, said … Continue reading MLK Marchers Attacked by White Reactionaries Two Nights in a Row