In Standoff Over Cop City, Police Are the Real Terrorists
For over two years, the protests and occupations against a police training center in Atlanta, Georgia flew under the radar of the mainstream press. Now, after the police murder of land defender Manuel Teran and the arrest of 19 protesters on charges of domestic terrorism, the standoff has gained national attention. But in the battle to defend the Weelaunee Forest and the people of Atlanta from the development of the massive “Cop City” training center, it is the Atlanta Police Department and the state that have been acting like terrorists.
James Dennis HoffJanuary 27, 2023
The Peruvian Uprising: Massive Protests Demand the Fall of the Coup Regime and a Constituent Assembly
Peru has erupted in a massive uprising demanding that President Dina Boluarte resign, that the current Congress be shut down, and that a new constitution be established. The protests are the culmination of years of political oppression of the country’s indigenous communities, drastic poverty rates and precarity for Peru’s workers and poor, and a political regime that continues the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s dictatorship.
La Izquierda Diario PerúJanuary 25, 2023
‘This is only the beginning of the struggle’: Interview with a Healthcare Worker about the Strikes in France
Last Thursday, two million workers across France went on strike to protest the Macron government’s attempt to raise the retirement age. Left Voice spoke to Feargal McGovern, a worker at a hospital in Grenoble, France, and a member of the new organization Révolution Permanente.
Left VoiceJanuary 23, 2023
The Roots of the Rebellion at Foxconn
Jenny Chan is a researcher and professor at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She is co-author of the book Dying for an iPhone. She spoke with La Izquerda Diario about the causes of the rebellion by workers at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China.
Josefina L. MartínezDecember 7, 2022
Protests Against Inflation and the IMF Return to Sri Lanka
Protesters, along with unions and political organizations took to the streets of Sri Lanka on Thursday, mobilizing against inflation, staggering food prices, and new IMF adjustment programs ushered in by the the illegitimate government of Wickremesinghe, which replaced Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government by mass demonstrations in July.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 4, 2022
Mass Arrests in Russia during Nationwide Anti-War Mobilizations
Nationwide protests were called in Russia on Saturday against the war and against Putin’s recent announcement to mobilize reservists. Demonstrators were met with mass arrests.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaSeptember 26, 2022
Detroiters Say ‘Hell No!’ to DTE’s Proposed Electricity Rate Hike
Detroiters are confronting regulators who are deciding whether private utilities can extract more profits from the working class during energy, inflation, housing, and climate crises.
Lee PalmerSeptember 20, 2022
Say Her Name! Protests Erupt across Iran after Police Murder of Mahsa Amini
Iran has erupted over the death of a young woman in police custody for "improperly" wearing the hijab. In the context of a deep economic and political crisis, Iranians are also questioning their deeply unpopular regime and its brutal oppression of women.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 20, 2022
Protests throughout Global South Signal International Opposition to Austerity
Across the world, people are fighting back against the rising cost of living and austerity imposed by central banks and imperialist-led organizations like the IMF. For these struggles to win their demands, working-class leadership and organization, along with international class solidarity, are essential.
Samuel KarlinSeptember 11, 2022