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May Day

Cecilia Quiroz: “We Know There Are Resources to Combat the Pandemic!”

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Cecilia Quiroz, member of the Socialist Workers Current (CST) speaks about the effect of decades of neoliberalism on Peru and its response to the pandemic. 

Cecilia Quiroz

May 9, 2020

Tre Kwon: “Frontline Workers Show the Working Class Has Solutions for Society’s Ills”

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, socialist nurse and editor of Left Voice Tre Kwon speaks about how the present crisis has revealed the contradictions of capitalism, in particular the undervaluation of “feminized” social reproductive labor. She shares her experiences as a frontline worker in the middle of a pandemic and the need to build an independent organization of the working class that fights for working and oppressed people.

Tre Kwon

May 7, 2020

Violeta Tamayo: “Against the Coup in Bolivia, the Working Class Will Find a Way Out of the Crisis”

As part of the Trotskyist Fraction’s international rally this May Day, Violeta Tamayo, a member of the Revolutionary Workers League of Bolivia, explains how the right-wing coup against Evo Morales has exacerbated the coronavirus crisis and increased repression against the working class and oppressed sectors. She speaks about the brave resistance of Bolivia’s working class and women’s movement in the face of immense repression and persecution.

Left Voice

May 7, 2020

The Working Class in Mexico Demands: “We Want to Live!”

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Flora Aco, a leader of the Socialist Workers Movement (MTS) in Mexico, spoke about the austerity measures the “progressive” government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has taken in the face of the public health and economic crises.

Left Voice

May 6, 2020

Ángel Arias: “A Crisis Dumped on Us by Both the Capitalists and Maduro’s Government”

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Ángel Arias, a leader of the Workers League for Socialism (LTS) in Venezuela, speaks about how the Venezuelan’s government’s authoritarianism and U.S. sanctions have created one of the worst crises in the country’s history.

Left Voice

May 5, 2020

Raúl Godoy: “An Ambitious and Thrilling Historical Responsibility”

In the closing speech of the international May Day rally of the Trotskyist Fraction, Raúl Godoy --- a ceramics worker and leader of the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) in Argentina --- speaks about the need for workers to form their own independent, internationalist organizations to fight against capitalism.

Left Voice

May 5, 2020

Over 7,000 Celebrate May Day with the Trotskyist Fraction

The Trotskyist Fraction (FT) gathered over 7000 viewers across 14 countries for their virtual May Day Rally. While the speakers spanned continents and languages, they shared one message: capitalism is the crisis and workers must unite to overthrow it. 

Ezra Brain

May 2, 2020

Watch International May Day Rally

The event will be streamed from 14 countries in 6 languages, simultaneously translated to English. We will hear from revolutionary socialist leaders in the workers movement around the world — from Europe to Latin America and the United States — about the current situation in their respective countries and the need for a socialist, internationalist response to confront the crisis. We are coming together this May Day to say: we will not pay for this crisis!

Left Voice

May 1, 2020

The Art of Exploiting a Pandemic: From Propaganda to Profit

Throughout the U.S., institutions that have no real interest in public health are exploiting the ongoing pandemic to benefit their public image and their bottom line. We must recognize and combat these efforts in order to fight the pandemic, directing resources to where they’re desperately needed rather than towards PR campaigns. 

Mike Pappas

May 1, 2020