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Repression

Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant Latest Target of Right-Wing Death Threats

Within the context of intensifying capitalist crisis and class struggle, the extreme right is increasingly mounting threats against progressive figures on the Left. Defeating reactionary violence will require working class hegemony.

James Dennis Hoff

August 13, 2020

The French State Fears Massive Social Explosion as a Result of COVID-19

The many repressive and secretive measures taken by France’s government to combat the pandemic have only exacerbated the social and political crisis that saw the rise of the Yellow Vests in 2018 and the general strike against pension reforms in 2019. The ruling class’s inability to respond to the present crisis opens a door for workers and oppressed people in France to seize upon their rage and put forward their own solutions.

Juan Chingo

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus and the Racial Regime in Slovakia: Roma and the State Response to the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has begun to take foot in Slovakia, the country’s largest ethnic minority --- the Roma --- are already starting to feel the effects of increased militarization and police presence in their communities. Without the guarantee of proper social and health services necessary to combat the pandemic, Slovakia will condemn the Roma to die, a fate all too well known by the Roma people.

Jakub Crcha

April 1, 2020

In Turkey, Seven Women Are On Trial for Playing “A Rapist in Your Way”

Seven women were arrested in Istanbul after performing the iconic dance "A Rapist in Your Way." The state prosecutor is pushing for sentences of up to two years in prison.

Mass Uprising in Iran Set Off by Hike in Fuel Prices

The price of petrol was tripled in Iran virtually overnight on Friday. In response to this move by the government, Iranian masses took to the streets to protest a deepening economic crisis.

Maryam Alaniz

November 21, 2019

Activist Dies in Chile’s Plaza Italia as Police Repress Medics

Abel Acuña was only 29 years old. Yesterday at Plaza de la Dignidad (ex Plaza Italia), violent repression was unleashed against protesters. This sent Acuña into a cardiac arrest. Acuña's death is the responsibility of Sebastián Piñera's government.

Leo Zino

November 16, 2019

Catalunya: A Letter to the Young People in Prison

As millions of people in Catalunya have taken to the streets to fight for the right to self-determination, many have been thrown in prison by the regime. The anticapitalist youth organization Contracorrent (Against the Current) sent this letter to the young political prisoners. “The best solidarity we can send is to continue the struggle to break the chains of this system.” 

IzquierdaDiario.es

November 1, 2019

Stop Repression: In Defense of Democratic Rights for Catalonia

We, the undersigned alternative media and journalists, condemn the repression by the Spanish State and criticize the bad practices of the Spanish media. We appeal to left parties and organizations to position themselves against the repression.

Left Voice

October 21, 2019

Kashmir on Lockdown: India Revokes Autonomy, Occupies Region

On August 5, India’s right-nationalist BJP government scrapped Kashmir’s special status protecting their autonomy and divided it into two regions. While the government paints this as an administrative move to bring progress to the region, the state is occupying Kashmir and actively repressing its 7.5 million Muslim-majority population.

Sou Mi

August 9, 2019