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CNT-PIT Calls For One-Day General Strike!

Petrobras gas workers are on strike since June 10 in Uruguay. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup They are holding a sit-in with tents in front of Petrobras Headquarters at Independence Square, downtown Montevideo. They demand their jobs back. The Uruguayan Labor Federation CNT-PIT called a 24h general strike for June 25 in solidarity to...

Argentina Rejects Bolsonaro – Here your hate is not welcome!

This was the slogan of a huge demonstration in “Plaza de Mayo”, downtown Buenos Aires, against the presence of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in Argentinian territory. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Argentina to show his support for current president Mauricio Macri who is standing for elections to...

Women Stand Against Sexist Violence

The Movement Women in Struggle held a protest against sexist violence in Brazil on June 7, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The number of murdered women doubled in January and February in Sao Paulo State alone. The “Atlas of Violence”, an official yearly survey on violence in Brazil, went into public this month. For...

Labor Prepares General Strike For June 14

All eight Labor Federations called for one-day general strike in Brazil for this Friday, June 14. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Brazilian working class oppose both the social security reform and Education budget cuts drafted by president Jair Bolsonaro administration. Hundreds of mass meetings are being held across the nation allowing rank-and-file workers...

Workers Stand in Matamoros Elections

The struggle of the Industrial working class in Mexican city of Matamoros takes another step. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup They presented independent working class candidates in four electoral districts against the main bourgeois parties. Mexican authorities, under threat of workers´ performance, announced that their candidacies were not in good standing for not...

General Strike Against Macri

Argentinean workers carried out a strong general strike on May 29. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Public transport, schools, universities and banks did not work. Main roads were blocked and no flights were operated in the airports. Called by the main labor federations, the workers demand increase in wages to meet 55% inflation standards. They...

National Day of Action For Public Education

On June 30, 300 thousand students and workers took the streets of Sao Paulo against budget cuts in Education ordered by president Jair Bolsonaro. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup On top of Sao Paulo, demonstrations were held in 126 cities in 25 states and Brasilia, the capital of the country. These strong demonstrations...

Labor Fight Back Petrobras Dismissals

Ninety-four gas workers were dismissed in Uruguay by “MontevideoGas” company whose main shareholder is the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Petrobras threats to leave the country in order to decrease its workforce from 163 workers to only 50 bringing safety standards to the lowest point. The gas workers Union...

Bolsonaro Lame Duck?

The day after 2 million took the streets for public education seems grim for far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Opinion pools show that people in opposition overcomes the ones supporting his administration for the first time since he took office five months ago. Furthermore, one of these pools shows...

Nakba Day in Brazil

A set of events for Nakba Day honored Palestinian resistance against Zionism and their allies. CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup May 19, 2019 Culture started and ended the events. A beautiful photo exposition called “Palestine, Our Land” by photographer Linah Bakr was inaugurated at Al Janiah pub and cultural center on May 14, 2019. On May...

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