Evo carries out repression, but the miners and COB continue the strike and blockades
The government of Evo Morales is responding to the third day of COB* strikes and blockades with repression and McCarthyist discourse.
International and workers’ May Day with the Left Front (FIT)
Last Wednesday, thousthands of workers, students, and leftist organizations were part of the Internationalist Workers’ Day rally called by the Frente de Izquierda (FIT, the Left Front). Although there was a change of rain, there was still a great showing at the PTS demonstration and the common rally in Palza de Mayo.
Paraguay: The victory of the right-winger Cartés
The election of the businessman Cartés as the new President of Paraguay in some elections that legitimize the parliamentary coup that removed Lugo from office on June 22, represents a political victory for the most concentrated groups of the bourgeoisie and imperialism. After Maduro’s weak victory in Venezuela, Cartés’ success gives a certain encouragement to the political right wing of the Southern Cone.
For a socialist and internationalist May Day
On May Day, the Frente de Izquierda (FIT, the Left Front) will be organising public rallies in the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, and other places in the country to commemorate International Workers’ Day.
No member of parliament or state official should earn more than a teacher!
On April 21, the Left and Workers’ Front submitted a bill in the Neuquén provincial parliament proposing that no member of parliament or state official should earn more than a teacher with 20 years’ service.
Rank-and-file candidates win election in Coca-Cola plant in Buenos Aires
On April 21 and 22, the election for the shop stewards committee at the Coca-Cola plant in Pompeya, Buenos Aires city, took place. The rank-and-file list, called Lista Marrón (Brown List) was backed by 43% of the workforce in a 93% turn out. The Lista Verde (Green List), backed by the union leadership, came second, and a split from the Green List came third. The plant has 609 workers and we spoke with two members of the newly elected shop stewards committee.
Argentina: 13th National Congress of the PTS
“Perspectives are opening up for revolutionaries inside the NPA and within the working class”
A speech by Vincent Duse, a militant of the CGT in the Peugeot Mulhouse plant and a member of the Revolutionary Communist Current (in the NPA) of France
Argentina: 13th National Congress of the PTS
Resolution of the National Congress on International
The PTS Congress, gathered in Buenos Aires, March 29 to April 2, passed two key resolutions...
Margaret Thatcher has died
Goodbye, the working class and the oppressed of the world are not going to miss you
When the news item became known, in Brixton (a neighborhood in South London), in Glasgow (Scotland), and certainly in more than one miners’ town, many people went out to the street by way of celebration.
Argentina: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s attacks on the left
PTS against the government’s McCarthyism
On March 24, there was a demonstration in Buenos Aires to mark the 37th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina. Like every year, the human rights umbrella organisation Encuentro Memoria, Verdad y Justicia (EMVJ) (Encounter Memory, Truth and Justice)– an umbrella group that brings together dozens of human rights organisations, trade unions, students’ organisations and left-wing parties – called to march to Plaza de Mayo Square.
Videos and Pictures: Demo on March 24. Left parties attacked by pro-government thugs.
BBC Interview with Myriam Bregman
The lawyer who questioned Bergoglio about the fate of the “disappeared” (during Argentina’s “dirty war”, 1976-1983)
Statement of the lawyer who questioned Bergoglio about the fate of the “disappeared” (during Argentina’s “dirty war”, 1976-1983)
“Bergoglio was a partner in crime in the silence of the Church over the genocidal dictatorship”
Myriam Bregman is a lawyer of the CeProDH, a member of the Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) of Argentina and a lawyer in the ESMA trial...
A new phase in the crisis of the euro
The decision of the European Union (EU) and the Cypriot government to confiscate part of the deposits of small savers indicates a stepping up by the creditor countries to avoid, at all costs, the devaluation of the mountain of debt...
Mass demonstrations against evictions and for the right to housing
Last Saturday, February 16, the PAH (“Platform of those affected by mortgages”) organized demonstrations throughout Spain, against the calamity of the evictions and for the right to housing.
France: In Political Sciences of Paris, a lecture hall completely filled
Meeting against layoffs and for the convergence of the struggles
On Thursday evening, it was difficult to recognise the Political Sciences building, this “venerable institution,” that trains the future managerial staff of the bourgeoisie.
“The people want the regime to fall”
The old slogan, that hundreds of thousands were shouting against the Mubarak dictatorship at the beginning of 2011, is again resounding with all its force in the streets of Cairo and the main cities of Egypt, this time directed against the government of M. Morsi and the Freedom and Justice Party...
Argentina: The storm is natural; the deaths and the disaster are not
The history of Argentina in the years of rule by the Kirchners could well be told through the social crimes that took place under their governments. Cromañon at the end of 2004, the Massacre at Once in February, last year, or those dead because of the storm, in Holy Week, exactly a year ago.
Argentina: Kirchnerism begins to lose its grip on the workers’ movement
With the government priding itself that the only opposition to its policies was coming from the right, the first national workers’ strike against the Kirchner government took place on November 20th. The last general strike in Argentina was on December 13th, 2001, a week before the government of Fernando de la Rúa fell during the uprising.
Statement by the LTS - Venezuela
Venezuela without Chávez: a new stage opens
On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 5th, the vice president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced the death of President Hugo Chávez from the cancer that he had been diagnosed with in June 2011.