Category: Latin America

Ford Workers from Brazil on Strike Against Mass Layoffs

Ford Workers in Brazil go on strike against mass layoffs amidst Brazil’s economic crisis. The government-led union accepts that workers pay for the crisis, negotiating only how much the workers will be forced to pay.

Pao e Rosas Conference: The Fury that Turns into Organizing Energy

On August 29, 400 women and LGBT people gathered at the Sao Paulo (Brazil) metro workers’ union building for a conference organized by Bread and Roses (Pao e Rosas), the international socialist women’s organization made up of militants of the Trotskyist Fraction and independents.

Budget Cuts and the PT’s New Political Position

President Dilma of the Worker’s Party (PT) has been barely holding onto the Presidency amidst threats of impeachment, the Petrobras scandal, and huge dissatisfaction among Brazilians due to government austerity plans. However, the Brazilian political parties are beginning to show signs of reorganizing themselves to assure government cuts and political stability, making the threat of impeachment less likely.

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.

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.

Ford Workers from Brazil on Strike Against Mass Layoffs

Ford Workers in Brazil go on strike against mass layoffs amidst Brazil’s economic crisis. The government-led union accepts that workers pay for the crisis, negotiating only how much the workers will be forced to pay.

Pao e Rosas Conference: The Fury that Turns into Organizing Energy

On August 29, 400 women and LGBT people gathered at the Sao Paulo (Brazil) metro workers’ union building for a conference organized by Bread and Roses (Pao e Rosas), the international socialist women’s organization made up of militants of the Trotskyist Fraction and independents.

Budget Cuts and the PT’s New Political Position

President Dilma of the Worker’s Party (PT) has been barely holding onto the Presidency amidst threats of impeachment, the Petrobras scandal, and huge dissatisfaction among Brazilians due to government austerity plans. However, the Brazilian political parties are beginning to show signs of reorganizing themselves to assure government cuts and political stability, making the threat of impeachment less likely.

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.

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.