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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 […]

ARGENTINA: Why we strike?

10 demands for the general strike in Argentina

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, […]

Pablo Oprinari

June 8, 2015

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".

Heavy repression before the elections in Guerrero, there is currently a tense calm in the city

The police and military forces that entered Guerrero yesterday, continue their intimidatory actions, police check points, and the oversight of the voting polls in Chilpancingo and other main cities of the State. In Tixtla, around 300 protesters, among them the parents of the 43 students disappeared, continue the protests.

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.

Andres Aullet

June 7, 2015

Oaxaca: Thousands of troops sent to impose “order and peace” before elections

Thousands of police and army troops arrived last night and early this morning in Oaxaca. Their goal is to attempt to stop social protests and guarantee the elections happening this Sunday.