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First Strike against Macri’s government

Public employees in Argentina have launched the first public sector strike with massive protests against Mauricio Macri’s government. They are fighting against layoffs and the criminalization of protest.

Left Voice

February 24, 2016

Gay Youth Brutally Murdered in Chile

On Wednesday, February 17, Marcelo Lepe was assassinated with a shot to the thorax, for being gay. We must call for justice for Marcelo and all others who die because of homo and transphobia!

Gabriela Muñoz Munizaga

February 23, 2016

Repression against the Mapuche people in Chile

On February 10, Mapuche people in Lleu Lleu in Southern Chile were subject to brutal police repression. They were beaten, arrested and their vehicles were burned by state agents.

La Izquierda Diario Chile

February 20, 2016

Maquiladora Workers Run as Independents in Juarez

The workers’ movement spurred by the courageous maquiladora workers of EATON, Foxconn and Lexmark are stirring controversy and excitement in the city of Juárez. The workers decided to advance an independent candidate for the highest position in the municipal elections: a woman worker who emerged from the fight for reincorporation and an independent union.

Sergio Moissen

February 4, 2016

The Patriarchal Mandate is Written in Blood

The abominable regularity of femicide. Expropriation of sexual autonomy and commodification of women. Feminization of poverty and job insecurity. The right to a life free of violence.

Andrea D'Atri

February 3, 2016

Day of Action Against the Criminalization of Protest

On Wednesday, multiple actions took place around the country calling for the release of long-time social movement referent Milagro Sala, as well as an end to the criminalization of protest, anti-terrorist laws and repressive legislation.

Tre Kwon

January 28, 2016

Argentina’s Rude Awakening

In Argentina, a shifting terrain. Macri takes office in an anti-worker tour de force. Layoffs and economic austerity policies, championed as solutions of “urgent necessity.” Disparate displays of worker resistance.

Tre Kwon

January 16, 2016

The Political Interests Behind Brazilian President’s Impeachment

In early December, an impeachment process was opened against President Dilma Rouseff, the current President of Brazil and member of the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores-PT). Here are some basic facts that everyone should know about the impeachment process, the PT, and recent events in Brazil.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 30, 2015

South America’s Conservative Turn

The year comes to a close with serious political advances made by the Right. We are facing a major change in South America—an “end stage.” The hegemony of relatively progressive regimes is disintegrating in the context of economic stagnation and efforts by the United States to recuperate its position in the region.

Eduardo Molina

December 24, 2015