A year after Ayotiznapa. Why we need an anti-capitalist and socialist organization?
The massacre in Iguala, Mexico in September 2014 made the crude reality of the Mexican political regime even more evident. The disappearance of the 43 education students (normalistas) in Ayotzinapa sparked a massive movement condemning the entire regime, taking up the slogans #ItWasTheState and #PeñaOut (in reference to Peña Nieto, the Mexican President). In light of these events, there is a debate amongst the left about the youth and workers’ tasks.
Movimiento de los Trabajadores Socialistas (MTS)September 23, 2015
What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?
Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban "openness" and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.
Diego SacchiSeptember 21, 2015
‘We want a hard left that denounces the political caste and fights with workers’
PHOTO: Enfoque Rojo This article was previously published on LINKS International Journal of Socialist Renewal Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes interviewed Del Cano about the situation in Argentina today and the upcoming October presidential elections. Initiated just over four years ago, the Left and Workers Front (FIT) in Argentina has become a key reference point […]
Federico FuentesSeptember 17, 2015
Dow Chemical: reverse the dismissal and reinstate Mauro Vargas
Mauro Vargas was dismissed a week after the national primary elections, in which he ran as a pre-candidate mayor in the Frente de Izquierda’s slate, led by Nicolas del Caño.
Left VoiceSeptember 16, 2015
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.
Esquerda DiárioSeptember 14, 2015
New Mexican Ambassador will Continue the Country’s Subordination to the U.S.
On September 3, Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi was confirmed as Mexico’s new ambassador in the US, with the blessing of US president Barack Obama. His appointment was proposed by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto after the position had been vacant for 6 months.
Tania VonkiSeptember 12, 2015
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 11, 2015
Landslide Uncovers Thousands of Broken Dreams in a Clandestine Mass Grave in Nuevo Leon
Mexico goes into mourning after finding a clandestine grave with at least 31,000 bone remains in “Las Abejas” Ranch in the municipality of Salinas Victoria in the northern state of Nuevo León.
Bárbara FunesSeptember 10, 2015
From Buenos Aires to NYC, ‘the Working Class is One and has No Borders!’
On Thursday, August 27, activists and left militants of New York City gathered at the Brooklyn Commons to have a conversation with the workers of MadyGraf, Buenos Aires. The factory was taken over a year ago and has been operating under worker control ever since.
Juan CSeptember 1, 2015
On the Rise of the Frente De Izquierda (FIT) in Argentina: A Debate on the Idea Of “Broad Parties”
On August 9, the national primary elections, known as the PASO*, were held in Argentina.
Jimena VergaraAugust 28, 2015