Primary Elections: PTS Slate Leads the Left Front (FIT)
On Sunday, August 9, the national “open primaries” in Argentina came to a close. The Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) gained over 725 thousand votes, 3.3% of the national total. Slate 1A emerged as the leading slate within the FIT.
Juan Cruz FerreAugust 13, 2015
Mexico: Some reflections on the end of the IEEPO and the attack on the CNTE
The first element to consider, facing the disappearance of the IEEPO and its replacement by an administrative organization with greater centralization of the state and federal government – which belittles positions on Section 22 –, is that this measure takes place in the context of a hardening of the federal government against the workers, and of much police and military repression.
Mario CaballeroAugust 12, 2015
Bus Drivers of Line 60 defeat employer sackings and lock out
After a marathon 41 day struggle, the 1,200 bus drivers of the Line 60 bus service in Buenos Aires returned to work on August 5 after winning the reinstatement of fifty sacked workmates. This historic strike by the drivers, known as “choferes” in Argentina, successfully ‘twisted the arm’ of the triple alliance of bosses, government and the leadership of the Union Tranviarios Automotor (UTA - Tram Drivers Union) that was lined up against them.
Sean RobertsonAugust 11, 2015
ARGENTINA: Nicolás del Caño leads the primaries in the Left and Workers’ Front
Photo: La Izquierda Diario With nearly 80 % of the votes counted, the candidate for President Nicolas Del Caño (PTS, representing the slate Renovar y Fortalecer el Frente) is leading the primary election by 20,000 votes. The Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) got the 3.49 percent of the vote, surpassing the 1.5-percent primary threshold yesterday, […]
Left VoiceAugust 10, 2015
We don’t want to be a symbolic left, Nicolás del Caño from the Left and Workers’ Front (FIT)
The primaries are taking place this weekend in Argentina. Last Thursday, August 6, Nicolás del Caño, national congressman and running presidential candidate in today’s primary elections, gave a speech to close his electoral campaign.
Gloria GrinbergAugust 9, 2015
The Murders of Journalists and Activists Go Unpunished in Peña Nieto’s Mexico
On Friday July 31, Ruben Espinosa, Nadia Vera, Yesenia Quiroz and two more unidentified women were tortured and murdered in their apartments in Mexico City.
Paolo GuerreroAugust 5, 2015
The Dollar on The Rise, the Teachers Upset and “El Chapo” Fugitive
The government of Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) is besieged by the escape of “El Chapo,” the distrust of the main political agents, the precipitous rise of the dollar and the emergence of teachers in Oaxaca with the support of all states.
Jimena VergaraAugust 2, 2015
The Revolutionary Workers’ Movement votes to enter the PSOL
The Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) held their first congress over the July 18th-20th weekend in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event brought militant activists from around Brazil to debate revolutionary strategy and develop perspectives for constructing a left alternative in the face of a deepening economic and political crisis. The congress voted to launch an important campaign to enter as a current in PSOL (The Party for Socialism and Freedom).
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 30, 2015
Brazil: MRT Congress approves proposal of entrance into PSOL
Press Release by the MRT, Originally published in Portuguese on Esquerda Diario In light of the crisis of the PT (Worker’s Party, which currently holds the Presidency) and in order for the current economic and political crisis not to be capitalized on by the right-wing, it is necessary to fight for a class-based, revolutionary way […]
Esquerda DiárioJuly 30, 2015