The World Is Watching
As the streets of Minneapolis burn, the flames are lighting up and projecting the forgotten demands of millions of oppressed Black, brown, and poor youth. The “belly of the beast” is the new epicenter of class struggle against police violence and social inequality.
Leo ZinoMay 30, 2020
The Head of the AFL-CIO Is Infected — With Union Bureaucrat-itis
In this crisis, the response from union leaders has left much to be desired. Nowhere is this more evident than in a recent address by the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka. He offers only a “cure-all” bill in Congress, but a healthy labor movement would fight in strikes and in the streets.
Leo ZinoMay 18, 2020
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 ZinoNovember 16, 2019
Argentina: Peso in Free Fall as Thousands Mobilize Against Macri and the IMF
In the past few hours, the Argentine peso has been devalued from 35 pesos to the dollar to 40 pesos to the dollar. What is going on?
Leo ZinoAugust 30, 2018
Xenophobia in America: Immigrant Children Detention Centers Promote Terror and Fear
U.S. Immigration Patrol is detaining immigrant families and separating parents from their children.
Leo ZinoJune 19, 2018
Buenos Aires Subway Workers Strike Against Repression
After a month-long struggle the militarized police clamped down on striking subway workers in the tunnel and arrested 16 of them. In response to the government’s repression, subway workers called for an indefinite, city-wide transit strike until their fellow workers are released from jail.
Leo ZinoMay 23, 2018
Trump and the Circus on Comey Island
In an unprecedented power grab, Trump fired James Comey, the director of the FBI. The Democrats who also criticized Comey and even called for his resignation find themselves in a contradictory position. Some call it the beginning of the end of American democracy. However, the FBI is a repressive institution that dismantles left movements, not an institution to be defended.
Leo ZinoMay 15, 2017
The Dream of Socialism Did Not Die With Fidel Castro
The media is quick to paint the death of Fidel as the death of not only a cruel dictator, but also as the death of revolution. The youth and working class who are rising up all over the world show that this could not be further from the truth.
Leo ZinoNovember 28, 2016