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Chile: 200 thousand people take to the streets in a new nationwide march for Education

Photo: La Izquierda Diario Chile Spanish version from La Izquierda Diario Chile Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Santiago and a number of regions throughout the country in opposition to the Government proposed education reforms. The professors took the lead, firmly stating that the current Carrera Profesional Docente (a regulation governing the career path […]

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.

Andrea D'Atri

June 10, 2015

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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 10, 2015

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".