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Why We Wear Green Bandanas for Abortion Rights

The green bandana has become a symbol of the movement for safe, legal, and free abortion. Here, an Argentinian feminist explains its origins.

Celeste Murillo

May 18, 2022

Forty Years since Thatcher’s War Against Argentina — Lessons for Today

On April 5, 1982, the British government of Margaret Thatcher sent an armada into the South Atlantic. The war against Argentina ended with a defeat for the world working class. The results highlight why, for Marxists, anti-imperialism remains central to liberation.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 5, 2022

Myriam Bregman: Argentina’s Agreement with the IMF is a “New Colonial Pact”

In an interview with one of Argentina’s leading daily newspapers, Myriam Bregman — a member of the country’s Congress and a leader of the Left Front–Unity — criticized the current president for “legitimizing the scam perpetrated” by the former administration and proposed a “sovereign nonrecognition” of the foreign debt.

Pedro Lacour

February 19, 2022

Labor Unions, Environmentalists, and Indigenous People Unite to Defeat Mining Interests in Argentina

A zoning law would have opened up the southern Argentinian province of Chubut to large-scale mining by multinational corporations. But the law was defeated in just five days by an alliance of environmentalists, workers, youth, and indigenous people. Their fight points the way forward for other movements around the world.

Marisela Trevin

December 27, 2021

Why Is Jacobin Ignoring Socialists in Argentina?

Revolutionary Socialists in Argentina got 1.3 million votes and elected four representatives to congress. The most popular leftist publication in the United States is ignoring them. This can’t be an oversight.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 15, 2021

35,000 Argentinians Mobilize Against the IMF — Workers Around the World Must Join this Fight

New negotiations over Argentina’s fraudulent and illegitimate foreign debt prompted a rally of tens of thousands denouncing the predatory IMF. Workers all over the world should join their bold stand against imperialism.

Sam Carliner

December 14, 2021

Ireland and Argentina Won Abortion Rights through Struggle. Protecting Our Rights Here Won’t Be Any Different

Abortion rights are under threat in the United States. As the abortion movements in Ireland and Argentina have shown, the right to free, safe, and legal abortions can only be won through combative action and mass mobilization in the streets.

Emma Lee

December 11, 2021

Meet Alejandro Vilca, the First Indigenous Worker Elected to Argentina’s Congress

The Indigenous sanitation worker Alejandro Vilca is set to enter Congress for the Workers Left Front — Unity (FIT-U). A militant campaign by thousands of workers, young people, and Indigenous communities made history.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 16, 2021

A Historic Result for the Left Front in Argentina: Almost 1.3 Million Votes and Four Seats in Congress

At the midterm elections on Sunday, the center-left government of Alberto Fernández suffered a defeat. The Left Front, a coalition of working-class socialist groups, had its best result ever, with 1,270,540 votes across the country. This is an inspiration for socialists around the world.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 15, 2021