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

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

COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

Photo: Student protesters in Medellín throw molotov cocktails at riot police armored vehicle By Felipe Vera Last week, a national strike of professional drivers and a series of combative student protests against corruption and police repression shook the streets of Bogotá and Medellín. On September 23, the National Association of Drivers of Colombia and the Drivers Union called for an indefinite national strike of professional transport … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

Photo: Stills from livestream video showing auto workers confronting police and picketing at the Arlington General Motors Plant. By David Martinez On Tuesday, workers at the General Motors (GM) Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas (part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area), continued the eighth day of a national strike, with an estimated 150 strikers forming picket lines at various entrances to the plant. The … Continue reading DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

Photo: Strikers at GM Service Parts Operations building last week. By Gabriel Roshan At midnight on September 15, a group of auto workers began a picket outside of the General Motors (GM) Service Parts Operations in Charlotte on Westinghouse Blvd. The day before, the contract expired between GM and United Automobile Workers’ (UAW) after 96% of workers authorized a strike demanding a pay increase among … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

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