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Cops say he jumped from a building, but the evidence suggests foul play

The mysterious death of Rey Rivera made national headlines when the case was investigated on the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries, which became the number one show on the popular streaming platform. Many viewers who have learned about the case are skeptical of the police theory that the young f…

Opinion | Puerto Rican Electrical Workers Union Fights Privatization of Island’s Grid

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Oct. 26, 2021. It is shared here with permission. The people and workers of Puerto Rico are suffering the consequences of the privatization of our electricity system, which has been handed over to a new company, LUMA Energy, a subsidiary of Houston-ba…

Who owns our data?

Published almost a century ago, Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil! offered readers a vivid panorama of speculators’ scramble to acquire western lands and then dig for petroleum at all costs. Sinclair’s portrayal spared nothing: the trickery and deceit used to acquire land, the bribes doled out to coa…

Book Review: ‘A People’s Green New Deal’

Max Ajl’s new book for those who complain that there is no clearly defined ecosocialist manifesto, Max Ajl, author of A People’s Green New Deal (Pluto Press, 2021),  attempts to fill that void. In an accessible, condensed fashion, the author provides a comprehensive survey of the nuanced issues…

Super Imperialism: The economic strategy of American empire with economist Michael Hudson

Economist Michael Hudson has published a new, third edition of his book Super Imperialism that updates his analysis for the 21st century, discussing the new cold war on China and Russia and the ongoing transition from a U.S. dollar-dominated financialized system to a “multipolar de-dollarized eco…

Trudeau speech latest example of weaponizing antisemitism to defend Israel

Echoing Donald Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” statement after white supremacists rampaged in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his own speech equating anti-racists with white supremacists. Speaking to a crowd over videocast on Octobe…

Authoritarian Monsters Wreak Havoc on Our Freedoms

By John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead / October 27th, 2021 You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong. — They Live We are living in an age of mayhem, madness and monsters. Monsters…

Indian activist Gautam Navlakha shifted to high-security barrack

In a statement, Sahba Husain said the activist was shifted on October 12. Husain questioned how long would Navlakha be “persecuted for his views and to what extent will the authorities go to break his spirit.” The statement further said the accused in the Elgar Parishad case have faced indigniti…

David vs. Goliath: Albuquerque residents fight sports stadium millionaires

Liberation photo. In May 2021, Albuquerque city officials and business leaders endorsed a project to publicly finance and build a soccer stadium in the city’s downtown area for a privately owned soccer franchise. This project is the dream of wealthy New Mexico United soccer team CEO Peter Trevisan…

Tory NHS funding won’t fix staff shortage

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 27 October 2021 KONHSP lobby of parliament, 14.7.21, photo JB   (Click to enlarge)Holly Johnson, Oncology Nurse and GMB member Rishi Sunak's announcement of nearly £6 billion for the NHS to help clear the backlog of patients on waiting lists would, a…

Public spending under further threat from Tories

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 27 October 2021 Sunak is planning lower public spending than before the pandemic. Photo: Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Dave Nellist, Socialist Party national committee and national chair TUSC Tory chancellor, 'Richi' Sunak, is due to present his a…

Insulate Britain: For mass action to fight the climate crisis!

Insulate Britain – a climate activist group formed in July 2021 as an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion – have been making headlines since mid-September for their controversial brand of direct action. The group has blocked major motorways, slip roads, and tunnels at various points throughout Lond…

The US has placed itself in charge over which nations get to eat

Reproduced from Caitlin’s Newsletter with thanks. ***** The globally influential propaganda multiplier news agencies AP and AFP have both informed their readers that a “fugitive” has been extradited to the United States. “Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela’s Maduro extradited to US…

Military coup in Sudan – defiant masses take to the streets

Soldiers stand guard during the 2019 revolution, Khartoum. (Photo: Agence France-presse/CC) A military coup is taking place in Sudan. The army has arrested civilian ministers and their advisors. However, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in defiance with chants of: “The peo…

Deconstructing Electric Vehicles on the Eve of Glasgow COP26

A lead human-interest story in the weekend Wheels section of a major Canadian newspaper describes a 2-car family’s transitioning from a hybrid to an EV as they “try to be more sustainable.” They upgrade their daily car every few years to seek “improvements in fuel efficiency, reliability and…

Lights off in Myanmar

Report 27 October 2021 The energy sector has been a site of international investment in Myanmar, but, with foreign investors jittery and blackouts escalating, it is also a site of resistance against the military coup. Robert Bociaga reports. Security forces cracking down on peaceful protesters, Taun…

‘A stain in the middle of our city’: Melbourne’s Park Hotel prison nightmare continues

At least fifteen refugees imprisoned in Melbourne’s Park Hotel have tested positive to COVID. One has been taken to hospital. Forty-five men are held in cramped, unsafe conditions in the hotel, and no attempts have been made to evacuate or effectively quarantine any of them.“We’re very scared…

England after the break-up of Britain

This essay was first published in the Autumn 2021 issue of Red Pepper Why did I leave the Labour Party after 40 years and move beyond my federalist, German-style vision of regional autonomy to become a member of the Northern Independence Party, whose vision is an independent Northumbria and a break…

Why workers should support ACT’s Education and Training Amendment Bill

By Don Franks This year, New Zealand’s parliament will debate the ACT party’s Education and Training (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill.  This relates to tertiary education, which many workers are denied. Despite that, I believe it’s in workers’ interests that this Bill becomes law. The…

A reminder…

A reminder of how the world was saved from fascism by the Soviet Union and its peoples.In 1977 this powerful monument was erected honoring Anastasia Kupriyanova and her sons. All five sons were killed in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. All five were killed defeating fascism and stopping the Na…

Killed by producer greed: Halyna Hutchins fatally shot by prop gun

Photo: Halyna Hutchins. Credit — Raise Funds In Memory of Halyna Hutchins On October 21, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed on the set of the film “Rust” in New Mexico after the lead actor misfired a prop firearm with live rounds. The film’s director was also injured and hospita…

KKE denounces the despicable anti-communist “resolution” circulated in the European Parliament

Another despicable and unhistorical anti-communist “informal resolution” is being circulated in the European Parliament. According to 902.gr portal, the European Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces that the so-called “Informal group on European Remembrance” trie…

South Florida protesters unite to free Alex Saab

Venezuelan diplomat jailed in U.S. Miami protest demands freedom for Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. (Fight Back! News/staff) Miami, FL - On October 24, 30 protesters rallied against the illegal U.S. extradition of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. The U.S. Hands Off Cuba and Venezuela South Florida Coa…

Call for solidarity from Sudan

Democratic United Front: A call for solidarity! There is no alternative but to continue the struggle, bring the downfall of the coup, mobilize our masses and achieve the complete demands and aspirations of the December revolution. “The coup of parasitic capitalism was instigated by the warlord, He…

DinoFish Makes Science Look Foolish (yet again)

By Mickey Z. / October 26th, 2021 According to “science,” the coelacanth (Latimeria) went extinct 65 million years ago. After all, this carnivorous fish dates back some 400 million years to the age of dinosaurs — or so said the all-knowing men in the white lab coats. Along came a South African…


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