ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

The following is an unofficial translation of two statements put out by the Ecuadorian revolutionary organization Defense Front of the People’s Struggle condemning the arrest and calling for the release of Cristian Montero, a political activist in the fight against large mining companies that displace poor peasants throughout the Ecuadorian countryside. Translation by Emiliano Guerrero Original statement from December 30 IMMEDIATE FREEDOM FOR CRISTIAN MONTERO … Continue reading ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

AUSTIN: Sandra Lima, Latin American Revolutionary Women Honored at Lecture

Photo: A presenter discusses Comrade Cecilia Hidalgo, an Ecuadorian revolutionary who led the National Health Workers Union in the 1990’s and helped bring militancy back into the workers’ movement By Dmitri Sans On Monday, revolutionary organizations gave presentations on the lives of Brazilian Communist Sandra Lima and other women revolutionaries from Latin America. The lecture was co-hosted by Popular Women’s Movement-Movimiento Femenino Popular (PWM) and … Continue reading AUSTIN: Sandra Lima, Latin American Revolutionary Women Honored at Lecture

AUSTIN: Graffiti Supports Revolution in Latin America

By Mike Talavera Graffiti has been spotted in Austin, TX supporting the Bolivian people’s struggle against the recent fascist coup following the ouster of President Evo Morales as well as the revolutionary movements and popular rebellions  in other Latin American countries oppressed by US imperialism. The various slogans, which were all written in Spanish, translate to: “Long Live the Bolivian People!”, “Down with US imperialism!”, … Continue reading AUSTIN: Graffiti Supports Revolution in Latin America

MEXICO: Student Contingents Demand an End to Sexual Harassment

Photo: Masked students turn Mexican flag upside down and burn it as other students cheer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico By Nélida Tello Earlier this month, a student march against sexual harassment at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City was followed by a separate militant action by 100 masked students that set fire to an administration office. The protesters … Continue reading MEXICO: Student Contingents Demand an End to Sexual Harassment

COLOMBIA: National Strike in Bogota

Photo: Thousands protest in Bogota during national strike The following is an unofficial translation from revolutionary Colombian news source EL Comunero Prensa Translation By Emiliano Guerrero On November 21, a 24-hour national strike was convened by trade unions and other organizations from different sectors. In Bogota, the strike was preceded by important mobilizations led by university students, who had been out on the streets protesting … Continue reading COLOMBIA: National Strike in Bogota

ECUADOR: Committee of Poor Peasants Declare Mining-Free Area

Photo: Painted mural in the Perish of El Goaltal reading, “Committee of Poor Peasants of the Mira River Basin, Land for those who work it! Land for the farmers, not for the large mining companies! No to mining exploitation!” By Ed Dalton The Committee of Poor Peasants in Ecuador has declared the Perish of El Goaltal, in the Mira River Basin along the border with … Continue reading ECUADOR: Committee of Poor Peasants Declare Mining-Free Area

BOLIVIA: New Elections Announced, Roadblocks Lifted

Photo: Self-appointed interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez By Jakob Stein This past Sunday interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez signed a bill into law that annuls the disputed October election and opens the country up to a new round of elections in the coming months. The bill was drafted in an attempt to quell the uprising that erupted over the course of several weeks … Continue reading BOLIVIA: New Elections Announced, Roadblocks Lifted