Under Xiomara Castro’s Government, the Garífunas in Honduras Still Await Answers in the Struggle for Their Land
The Garífunas in Honduras persist in their struggle for their ancestral lands, while eviction attempts and threats against their leaders continue. Almost 10 months into Xiomara Castro’s administration, her campaign promises to the Garífuna communities remain unfulfilled.
Marisela TrevinNovember 19, 2022
Honduras: Two Years after the Abduction of Four Garífuna Land Defenders, The Struggle Continues
Two years ago, four young land defenders were abducted from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras. The state has yet to provide any significant information regarding their whereabouts. In an interview, community leader César Benedith describes the Garifuna community’s continued struggle for answers and for its land.
Marisela TrevinJuly 18, 2022
Labor Unions, Environmentalists, and Indigenous People Unite to Defeat Mining Interests in Argentina
A zoning law would have opened up the southern Argentinian province of Chubut to large-scale mining by multinational corporations. But the law was defeated in just five days by an alliance of environmentalists, workers, youth, and indigenous people. Their fight points the way forward for other movements around the world.
Marisela TrevinDecember 27, 2021
Biden and the Democrats Have Given Up on Meaningful Climate Action
Democrats have accepted major cuts to Biden’s already-inadequate climate and social-spending plan, once again showing that the interests of big business come first for the party.
Marisela TrevinNovember 10, 2021
Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras
More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.
Marisela TrevinMarch 28, 2021
David Duke Supports Brazilian Presidential Candidate
Former grand wizard of the KKK David Duke announced his endorsement for the racist, misogynistic, and extreme-right Brazilian frontrunner in this year's presidential elections, Jair Bolsonaro
Marisela TrevinOctober 18, 2018
Argentine Workers Stage Nationwide Strike Against IMF and Government Austerity Measures
On Tuesday, Argentine workers went on a general strike, bringing the country to a halt.
Marisela TrevinSeptember 27, 2018
Modern-Day Slaves: Inmates Fight California’s Wildfires for $1 an Hour
Under the guise of rehabilitation and training programs, the state of California coerces inmates into risking their lives for a meager compensation.
Marisela TrevinAugust 28, 2018
Nicaragua: The Making of a Historic Crisis
Almost 40 years after the Sandinistas spearheaded a movement in Nicaragua that toppled a dictatorship and initiated an era of progressive reforms, the Sandinista government has unleashed a brutal attack on protesters demanding radical changes, accusing them of terrorism and collusion with US agencies. What are the true causes of the recent mass uprisings of the Nicaraguan people?
Marisela TrevinAugust 2, 2018
Putin Wins Fourth Term Amid Widespread Claims of Election Violations
Putin won the presidential elections in Russia handily last Sunday. However, the voting took place amid widespread claims of voter fraud.
Marisela TrevinMarch 19, 2018
Repression and Resistance in Putin’s Russia: Hundreds Detained in Protests Against Rigged Elections
Protests are repressed and opposition leaders jailed in Putin's Russia.
Marisela TrevinJanuary 29, 2018
Pepsico Argentina: After Violent Eviction, Workers Win Major Legal Battle
Just two hours after the repression on July 13, a Labor Court of Appeals ruled that PepsiCo had violated the Law and ordered the reinstatement of all workers.
Marisela TrevinJuly 16, 2017
“Citizens’ Revolution” or Anti-Capitalist Program?: Why we Support Poutou in the French Presidential Elections
Sunday’s presidential elections in France demonstrate, in stark terms, the fall from grace of the country’s two traditional parties and the rise of new phenomena on the right and the left. Much has already has been written about the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Here, we examine the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélanchon, the “leftist” ex-Socialist leader who is now third in the polls. However, despite the panic that his popularity has caused among the French establishment, what Mélanchon seeks is a partnership with capital, not a challenge to it. In contrast stands Philippe Poutou of the NPA, a worker and anti-capitalist activist, who proposes a radically different France.
Marisela TrevinApril 22, 2017
After Brutal Repression, the Teachers’ Struggle in Argentina Continues
After weeks, the teachers struggle in Argentina continues despite brutal repression of an “itinerant school.”
Marisela TrevinApril 18, 2017
Class Antagonism Takes the Spotlight at French Presidential Debate
Philippe Poutou, presidential candidate for the New Anticapitalist Party and factory worker, brought the class struggle to center stage during the French presidential debate.
Marisela TrevinApril 10, 2017