FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike

The following is an unofficial translation of an article from French revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple titled “Sur la grève de la RATP.” Translation by Kate LaBelle Workers from the Régie autonome des transports Parisiens (RATP), the Parisian transportation network, were among the most combative during the December and January strike against pension reforms. Every day for over a month, thousands of them, even … Continue reading FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Seattle General Strike

By Noah Long February 11, 1919 marked the official end of the Seattle General Strike. Over five days, more than 65,000 workers engaged in work stoppages, shutting down the Seattle economy in the process. The Seattle General Strike would spark fears of a Communist uprising in the first general strike in the US since the Great October Socialist Revolution. By 1919, the shipbuilding industry saw … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Seattle General Strike

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!

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

On the Popular Rebellion in Ecuador

This article is an unofficial translation from Frente de Defensa de las Luchas del Pueblo del Ecuador. By Javier De Paz The proletariat and people of Ecuador recognize and value all the signs of solidarity issued by the international proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world to the struggles undertaken by the Ecuadorian people against imperialism, the IMF, and the repressive comprador regime of Lenin Moreno. … Continue reading On the Popular Rebellion in Ecuador

Ecuador: The Fight Escalates Throughout the Country

Quito, 10/12/19 This article is a translation from Periódico El Pueblo. By Javier De Paz Amid clouds of tear gas and pepper spray launched by the repressive state forces, protestors fled a peaceful attempt to occupy the National Assembly in Ecuador’s capital, Quito. The number of wounded, missing, or detained protestors increases, meanwhile the bourgeois press, both national and foreign, present the conflict as an … Continue reading Ecuador: The Fight Escalates Throughout the Country

ECUADOR: Indigenous and Poor Peasants Force Moreno Government to Flee Capital, General Strike Continues

Photo: Protesters stand off with riot police during general strike in Ecuador By Jakob Stein On October 8, massive protests of poor peasants and indigenous people forced Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to flee Quito and move the government headquarters to Guayaquil. A new great national strike has been announced for today, and has already received the support of revolutionaries around the country. Thousands of indigenous … Continue reading ECUADOR: Indigenous and Poor Peasants Force Moreno Government to Flee Capital, General Strike Continues