Category: Latin America

Argentina marches for women’s lives

In downtown Buenos Aires, the march grew so massive that it was almost impossible to move, and participants had to wait their turn to take even one step forward. Estimates range between 300,000 and 500,000, making it one of the biggest protests in recent history.

Amidst growing workers’ discontent with Dilma and PT, Brazil’s Conlutas union holds its second conference

There’s a growing discontent in Brazil’s large working class that was partially expressed by two minor “national days of strikes and protests” held by most trade unions in Brazil, An upsurge in industrial unemployment comes hand in hand with austerity package bills that cut down on social security benefits and the budget of important programs as in the Federal Universities, amongst other ares.

Argentina: National Strike

Although the union leaders had prepared a passive strike, the left and the combative workers set road blocks to ensure a successful strike. Unions and workers are demanding the ceiling on salary increases set by the government be raised.

Initial Conclusions of the Militarized Elections

(Picture: AFP) Soldiers and police in the streets, protest and electoral boycott, repression and political prisoners. Peña Nieto’s slogan of “democratic peace” and the brutal

June 9: Argentina’s workers to strike

Although the union leaders are preparing a passive strike, the left and the combative workers have proposed assemblies and road blocks to ensure a successful strike. They are also demanding the ceiling on salary increases set by the government be raised.

Teachers Burn Electoral Material

Today in Oaxaca city, teachers from section 22 of the National Syndicate of Education Workers, organized within the National Coordinator of Educational Workers, a dissenting sector of the union, took over a bus to go pay the electoral booths a “visit”.

Militarized elections

A few hours before the opening of the election polls, a large number of troops from the navy, army, national guard, federal, state and municipal police as well as “thugs” and para-military groups were sent into Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas to secure the elections.

Argentina marches for women’s lives

In downtown Buenos Aires, the march grew so massive that it was almost impossible to move, and participants had to wait their turn to take even one step forward. Estimates range between 300,000 and 500,000, making it one of the biggest protests in recent history.

Amidst growing workers’ discontent with Dilma and PT, Brazil’s Conlutas union holds its second conference

There’s a growing discontent in Brazil’s large working class that was partially expressed by two minor “national days of strikes and protests” held by most trade unions in Brazil, An upsurge in industrial unemployment comes hand in hand with austerity package bills that cut down on social security benefits and the budget of important programs as in the Federal Universities, amongst other ares.

National Strike in Argentina: voices from the Left

Photo: Enfoque Rojo Rubén Matu (Lear), member of the comision interna (shop floor commission): “We have been meeting up with comrades from different companies and groups, and coordinating our actions. We have our own demands -> http://www.laizquierdadiario.com/ARGENTINA-Why-we-strike]…” “The Kirchnerist administration says this is a “National and popular” government, but workers had already organized five national strikes against its policies. After 10 years of economic growth, five national strikes held by the working class mean there is still a lot to achieve…” Catalina Balaguer (Pepsico) is a rank and file delegate from PepsiCo Snacks. Catalina highlighted the workers participation in the

Argentina: National Strike

Although the union leaders had prepared a passive strike, the left and the combative workers set road blocks to ensure a successful strike. Unions and workers are demanding the ceiling on salary increases set by the government be raised.

Initial Conclusions of the Militarized Elections

(Picture: AFP) Soldiers and police in the streets, protest and electoral boycott, repression and political prisoners. Peña Nieto’s slogan of “democratic peace” and the brutal democracy of the PRI-PAN-PRD. Spanish version from La Izquierda Diario Protests against the elections This was the most significant operation carried out to protect the electoral process in recent history, with the backing of the National Electoral Institute and the Congressional parties. Even though the government’s central concern was to protect the elections in the so-called “red focal points” (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Guerrero Veracruz), it was extended to the rest of the country. The overall

June 9: Argentina’s workers to strike

Although the union leaders are preparing a passive strike, the left and the combative workers have proposed assemblies and road blocks to ensure a successful strike. They are also demanding the ceiling on salary increases set by the government be raised.

Teachers Burn Electoral Material

Today in Oaxaca city, teachers from section 22 of the National Syndicate of Education Workers, organized within the National Coordinator of Educational Workers, a dissenting sector of the union, took over a bus to go pay the electoral booths a “visit”.

Militarized elections

A few hours before the opening of the election polls, a large number of troops from the navy, army, national guard, federal, state and municipal police as well as “thugs” and para-military groups were sent into Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas to secure the elections.