Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

We’ll Take All the Plazas

Around 6 thousand people marched with the PTS to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the military coup.

Tre Kwon

March 25, 2016
Facebook Twitter Share

Video: Left Voice/La Izquierda Diario

Approaching the central meet-up point, my jaw dropped as I realized that the buses lined up on the streets for blocks and blocks were all rented by protesters, organizations. People who were there to march with us. I stretched my sights a little further and saw up ahead, a forest of tall red flags swaying.

We swiveled our heads to see the folks from Zona Norte filling the street. Zona Norte, the industrial heart of Buenos Aires Province. They were about a thousand strong – workers who’ve led some of the most audacious, combative, and bad ass struggles against foreign and home-grown capitalists taking place anywhere in the country – maybe throughout the continent. At the head of the column were workers and kids holding hands and grasping the banner, “Expropriate Donnelley Now!”
But this was just a fraction of the total forces that came together today under the PTS banner.
The column of over five thousand drumming, chanting, flag-waving, mate-sipping Trotskyist militants, aspirants, and supporters almost circled the entire square at Congreso Plaza, where we gathered before heading toward the Plaza de Mayo.
The PTS youth had a lively band that went on for the course of the 5-hour demonstration (no small feat), leading the crowd in “We’ll take all the plazas and send Obama running home!” and “30,000 detained and disappeared, PRESENTE!” 

Remembering the fighters, the murdered, kidnapped. The disappeared. Lost in the crowd, unaware of north south east west. Surrounded by a sea of comrades.

Drone: Columna del PTS-FIT en la marcha del 24 de marzo / 9 de julio CABA – YouTube

Facebook Twitter Share

Tre Kwon

Tre is a writer and editor for Left Voice. She is a nurse and member of NYSNA.

Latin America

‘You Have to Change Things from the Root’: Interview With a Young Immigrant

Left Voice interviewed a 23-year-old immigrant, factory worker, and student, who told us about his experience crossing the border from Mexico to the U.S. and about the life of Latin American youth in the United States.

Left Voice

April 5, 2024
A square in Argentina is full of protesters holding red banners

48 Years After the Military Coup, Tens of Thousands in Argentina Take to the Streets Against Denialism and the Far Right

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on March 24 to demand justice for the victims of the state and the military dictatorship of 1976. This year, the annual march had renewed significance, defying the far-right government’s denialism and attacks against the working class and poor.

Madeleine Freeman

March 25, 2024

Declaration: End Imperialist Intervention in Haiti, Solidarity with the Haitian People

The “Multinational Security Support Mission” announced by the United States marks a new imperialist-colonial intervention in Haiti by the United States, the UN, and their allies.

The Fight against Javier Milei Has Set The Stage For a Whole New Wave of Struggle

The defeat of the Omnibus Law is a key victory for the movement against Javier Milei’s austerity plan and attacks on democratic rights. It shows that the working class and oppressed have the power to fight against the advance of the Far Right in Argentina and across the world.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 9, 2024


A group of Columbia University faculty dressed in regalia hold signs that say "end student suspensions now"

Faculty, Staff, and Students Must Unite Against Repression of the Palestine Movement

As Gaza solidarity encampments spread across the United States, faculty and staff are mobilizing in solidarity with their students against repression. We must build on that example and build a strong campaign for our right to protest.

Olivia Wood

April 23, 2024
A mash-up of Macron over a palestinian flag and articles detailing the rising repression

Against the Criminalization of Opinion and in Defense of Our Right to Support Palestine: We Must Stand Up!

In France, the repression of Palestine supporters is escalating. A conference by La France Insoumise (LFI) has been banned; a union leader has been arrested and charged for speaking out for Palestine; court cases have increased against those who “condone terrorism”; and the state has stepped up its “anti-terrorism” efforts. In the face of all this, we must stand together.

Nathan Deas

April 23, 2024
SEIU Local 500 marching for Palestine in Washington DC. (Photo: Purple Up for Palestine)

Dispatches from Labor Notes: Labor Activists are Uniting for Palestine. Democrats Want to Divide Them

On the first day of the Labor Notes conference, conference attendees held a pro-Palestine rally that was repressed by the local police. As attendees were arrested outside, Chicago Mayor — and Top Chicago Cop — Brandon Johnson spoke inside.

Left Voice

April 20, 2024
A tent encampment at Columbia University decorated with two signs that say "Liberated Zone" and "Gaza Solidarity Encampment"

Dispatches from Labor Notes 2024: Solidarity with Columbia Students Against Repression

The Labor Notes Conference this year takes place right after over 100 students were arrested at Columbia for protesting for Palestine. We must use this conference to build a strong campaign against the repression which will impact us all if it is allowed to stand.

Olivia Wood

April 20, 2024