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Marisela Trevin

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 Trevin

December 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 Trevin

November 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 Trevin

March 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 Trevin

October 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 Trevin

September 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 Trevin

August 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 Trevin

August 2, 2018

Chaos is the ‘New Normal’ in the Caribbean

How has climate change affected the Caribbean?

Marisela Trevin

March 21, 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 Trevin

March 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 Trevin

January 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 Trevin

July 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 Trevin

April 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 Trevin

April 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 Trevin

April 10, 2017

The Rise of the Revolutionary Left in Argentina

In the global context of the advance of the right wing and proliferation of neoreformism, a new revolutionary left is growing in Argentina.

Marisela Trevin

February 25, 2017

The Power of Women Organizing: #NiUnaMenos!

A little over a week after the 31st National Women’s Conference, the women of Argentina are mobilized in the streets against sexist violence calling work stoppages and protests against gender based violence.

Marisela Trevin

October 19, 2016

Sorbonne Professor Attacked by Police

News of a brutal police attack in Paris against Sorbonne University professor Guillaume Vadot went viral last Friday after his colleague Guillaume Mazeau posted a statement on Facebook.

Marisela Trevin

September 29, 2016