FRANCE: Penalty Tied to Fixed Retirement Age Will Apply Throughout Retirement!

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Réforme des retraites : le malus lié à l’âge pivot s’appliquera tout au long de la retraite!” from revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple. Since its publication, the French Minister for Pension Reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye, has resigned due to a failure to publicly disclose 13 other posts, which are potential conflicts of interest. Strikes and mass … Continue reading FRANCE: Penalty Tied to Fixed Retirement Age Will Apply Throughout Retirement!

FRANCE: Historic Mobilization Against Pension Reforms, 1.5 million demonstrators!

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Mobilisation historique contre la réforme des retraites : 1,5 millions de manifestants!” originally published December 5 from revolutionary French newspaper La Cause du Peuple. Bracketed text are our own clarifications. Translation by Kate LaBelle This Thursday, December 5, was marked in the heart of the French state by the first big day of strikes and demonstrations … Continue reading FRANCE: Historic Mobilization Against Pension Reforms, 1.5 million demonstrators!

BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

Photo: The Popular Revolutionary Student Movement (MEPR) raises a banner reading “Defend Education Tooth and Nail!” in Rio de Janeiro during the National Education Strike By Jakob Stein Starting on October 2, Brazilian students and workers participated in a massive two-day National Education Strike against the reactionary policies of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, who has set out to privatize public education as well as dismantle … Continue reading BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

BRAZIL: General Strike Against Pension “Reform” Mobilizes 45 Million Across 350 Cities

By Jakob Stein Friday June 14 marked the largest mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro’s government yet, with an estimated 45 million people participating in over 350 cities across Brazil. The General Strike was originally called for by the major trade unions in Brazil, in response to the government’s plan to “reform” Social Security in the country by raising the age of retirement and increasing worker’s contributions, … Continue reading BRAZIL: General Strike Against Pension “Reform” Mobilizes 45 Million Across 350 Cities