The Central American Migrant Caravan: Let Them In!

By Tobi Hansen They have been on the road since October 12, a “caravan” of more than 7,000 refugees from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, heading for Tijuana on the US-Mexican border. Now they have reached southern Mexico. They have chosen this course of action because they no longer see any hope of a minimally … Continue reading The Central American Migrant Caravan: Let Them In!

Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Statement - 29 October 2018 JAIR BOLSONARO's victory in the presidential election poses a deadly threat to Brazil's working class and progressive movements. His supporters have already unleashed a wave of terror against Black, indigenous, LGBT and social rights activists. US President Donald Trump congratulated Bolsonaro, claiming the two would form "great partnerships". But claims … Continue reading Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Mexico 1968: Massacre in Tlatelolco

By Dave Stockton OCTOBER 2, 1968 witnessed the massacre of between three and four hundred of the 10,000 young demonstrators who had gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City. State forces under the orders of the authoritarian Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) regime, claimed they had been fired … Continue reading Mexico 1968: Massacre in Tlatelolco

Brett Kavanaugh and the United States of Gilead

By Rob Schofield SATURDAY 6 October 2018, Unites States Senate Chamber. Vice President Mike Pence, a man who has stated that it is his express goal to make abortion illegal in the US “in our time”, presides over the final vote to confirm alleged sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh as the next Justice of the Supreme … Continue reading Brett Kavanaugh and the United States of Gilead

Neo-fascist Bolsonaro on verge of victory in Brazil

The massive political and trade union movements of Brazil’s industrial workers, landless farmers and poor in the favelas, face a deadly danger; the election of a semi-fascist, Jair Bolsonaro. He scored 49 million votes in the first round of the presidential elections, 46 per cent of the total, as against Fernando Haddad, the candidate of … Continue reading Neo-fascist Bolsonaro on verge of victory in Brazil

What are the prospects for AMLO’s “Mexican revolution”?

By Dave Stockton THE LANDSLIDE victory on 1 July of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO for short, with over 24 million votes and 53 percent of the vote, was a humiliation for the traditional parties of the corrupt and repressive Mexican elite. Particularly well-deserved was the fate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the … Continue reading What are the prospects for AMLO’s “Mexican revolution”?

Brazil: The truck drivers’ uprising

By Pericles da Lima, Liga Socialista IN THE last days of May almost nothing moved in Brazil. Crucial economic links such as motorway junctions, ports, airports and refineries were paralysed by some 500 blockades, each with around 150 trucks. South America's largest port, Santos, near Sao Paolo, was closed, as were several major airports. Schools … Continue reading Brazil: The truck drivers’ uprising

Labor Notes 2018: successes pose new challenges for union activists

By Jeremy Dewar, Lambeth Unison delegate (pc) and Marcus Otono, Workers Power USA. THREE THOUSAND trade unionists assembled in Chicago for Labor Notes’ biennial conference on 8-11 April. Many there claimed it was the biggest Labor Notes conference ever. But numbers alone cannot convey the energy, the diversity, the militancy on display. Workers’ struggles At … Continue reading Labor Notes 2018: successes pose new challenges for union activists