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Collusion of Thugs, Police and Honda during Rigged Union Elections

The Honda Mexico United Workers Union (STUHM) has suffered a setback in their drive to represent workers in collective bargaining processes. Meanwhile, the Mexican government has strengthened its offensive against teachers in order to impose educational reform that downgrade their working conditions, has moved to privatize fossil fuels through energy reforms, and advanced attacks against collective agreements of oil workers.

Sergio Moissen

October 26, 2015

Sixty-Five Thousand Strong at National Women’s Meeting

On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization advanced by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.

Gloria Grinberg

October 23, 2015

A ‘Trotsky Day’ took place last Saturday in Berlin

Photo: Klassegegenklasse.org “Trotskyism, more than any other political tendency, transports the heritage, the thinking and the strategic perspectives of revolutionary Marxism, the October Revolution and the early third International into the present.” With these words, Florian Wilde, an activist and former member of the leadership of the German Left Party “Die Linke”, praised the ideas […]

Nathaniel Flakin

October 22, 2015

The Left and Workers’ Front Facing History

Political stagnation of government-backed Scioli and opposition candidates Massa and Macri (both center-right). The Left’s past and present performances in the presidential elections. Doors opening to a great challenge.

Fernando Rosso

October 22, 2015

Capitalism Can’t Go On: A Revolutionary Electoral Campaign

The Left and Workers' Front in Argentina is among the 6 slates running for President. In the final stretch of the campaign, Nicolás del Caño and Myriam Bregman capture the voice of the left in these bold television ads.

Juan Cruz Ferre

October 19, 2015

Do not say please

The first Palestine Film Exhibition in Buenos Aires was organized last month by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, together with the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), and the Cooperation Cultural Center Floreal Gorini. The film, My Love Awaits me by the Sea, was screened at the BAMA Arye Cinema (Buenos Aires Mon Amour).

Gisele Lisak

October 17, 2015

Escalating Violence Between Palestinians and Israelis

A new escalation of violence has increased the tension between Palestinians and Israelis in the span of three weeks. Last weekend, two Palestinian youth of the ages 13 and 18 who were residents of the Aida refugee camp and the city of Tulkarem were gunned down by troops of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after a series of clashes with Jewish settlers installed in the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The repression left more than 500 injured while the Israeli Air Force attacked Gaza with missiles.

Miguel Raider

October 16, 2015

Peña Nieto proposes Forced Disappearances law in Mexico

Mexico has been going through a strong political crisis ever since the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa a year ago. The army, especially Battalion 27, was directly involved in the detention and forced disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. A few days after a visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the presentation of its expert report, the Attorney General’s "historical" version is being highly scrutinized again. In the midst of this, the government attempts to divert attention from their own involvement by proposing a law dealing with Forced Disappearances.

Sergio Moissen

October 15, 2015

A Quarter of a Million in Berlin Against TIPP and CETA

The German capital hasn't seen a demonstration this big in more than ten years. On Saturday, up to 250,000 people marched against TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement).

Nathaniel Flakin

October 12, 2015