PERU: Vizcarra Dissolves Congress, Consolidates Power

Photo: Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra delivers a national message from the government palace in Lima By Mike Talavera On Monday, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra declared the country’s congress dissolved, a move that puts Peru’s crisis of bureaucratic capitalism on full display. As a countermeasure, congress voted to suspend Vizcarra from office and elected one of his vice presidents, Mercedes Aráoz, to replace him, but by … Continue reading PERU: Vizcarra Dissolves Congress, Consolidates Power

ECUADOR: Workers Prepare for National Strike

Photo: Proletarian march in Imbabura, Ecuador on September 5. By Jakob Stein On September 5, workers in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador took to the streets in defense of workers’ rights against the reactionary labor reform policies of Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno. Led by the revolutionary organization Defense Front for Worker’s Rights-Imbabura (FDDT-I), workers blocked the main access road north to the city of Ibarra. … Continue reading ECUADOR: Workers Prepare for National Strike

COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

Photo: FARC dissidents announce a return to armed struggle in a video posted to the internet By Jakob Stein On August 29, former second-in-command of the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) Iván Márquez, along with former FARC leader Jesús Santrich, announced that a dissident faction of the group would return to armed struggle in response to recent government killings of former guerillas and other violations … Continue reading COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

PERU: Arequipa Peasants Struggle Against Copper Mining Project

By Jakob Stein On July 15, farmers in the Tambo Valley in the Arequipa region organized a 72-hour period of protests, strikes, and roadblocks against the approval of the “Tia Maria” copper mining project.   Protesters held large demonstrations in multiple cities, participated in three days of work stoppages, and restricted transportation throughout the Province of Islay. Although opportunist political “leaders” tried to keep villagers … Continue reading PERU: Arequipa Peasants Struggle Against Copper Mining Project

Las Masas Movilizan en Resistencia Contra las Redadas de ICE

Por Cajeme Iniciador Después de amenazar con que el Control de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) va a asaltar 10 ciudades importantes en todo el país para deportar a “millones” hoy, el Presidente Trump hizo un tweet el sábado que demoraría las redadas durante dos semanas, en espera de las concesiones de los demócratas en las políticas de inmigración. Esta noticia sigue a un esfuerzo de … Continue reading Las Masas Movilizan en Resistencia Contra las Redadas de ICE

The Masses Clamor for Resistance Against Announced ICE Raids

By Cajeme Iniciador. The banner in the cover photo was spotted in Los Angeles this weekend. In English, it reads, “Alert! Watch out for ICE! They are the enemies of the people!”  After making threats that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will raid 10 major cities throughout the country to deport “millions” today, President Trump Tweeted on Saturday that he would delay the raids … Continue reading The Masses Clamor for Resistance Against Announced ICE Raids