Latin America

Agreement for a New Constitution From Above is a Trap! Let’s Stay in the Streets Until Piñera Is Out!

The agreement for “Peace and a New Constitution” is a sample that “the ones below,” after demonstrating for over a month and organizing in Popular Assemblies and other instances, are able to make “the ones above” give in. But, so far, they have changed their speech. By MIT – Chile   One...

Denounce Against Piñera for Crimes Against Humanity

From the Popular Defense and together with Human Rights organisms, our comrade María Rivera (from our sister party, MIT) led the denunciation against Sebastián Piñera for the brutal repression against the Chilean people.     By PSTU-Argentina   “In the frame of the social explosion (…) we see, in astonishment, that from the Chilean...

Daniel Ruíz and César Arakaki’s Trial Will Start on November 25

For Daniel, for Sebastián! Trial and punishment to Bullrich, Macri, and their judges! The date for the trial of Daniel Ruíz and César Arakaki is November 25. A trial prepared to punish fighters and that will be used to accuse them. By PSTU-Argentina   Daniel’s freedom, after 13 months of unfair prison, is a...

Evo Morales exiled in Mexico

President López Obrador remarked that he was the one “who gave instructions to offer political asylum” to former Bolivian President Evo Morales. And highlighted that he is proud to head a government that concedes such a right. During a press conference last Tuesday morning he said that his government...

Piñera calls for peace: what peace is he talking about?

Piñera, in his last speech, called for peace. Since yesterday, many major business institutions also issued statements calling for peace and justice. By MIT-Chile This is the case of the CPC (Confederation for Production and Commerce), the SOFOFA (Manufacturing Development Company), the Icare (Chilean Institute of Rational Business Administration), the Chilean...

Defeat the Media Luna Far-Right Offensive!

Bolivia is experiencing moments of enormous tension under the violent and large-scale action of right-wing armed groups. They are the so-called Civic Committees of the four departments that compose Media Luna (Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni and Pando) and the Cruceñista Youth Union. International Workers League Statement September 2008   These groups took the...

Political and Social Polarization: Coup D’État or Blackmail?

The failed operation in Culiacan, generated a true political earthquake in the high spheres, which continues to replicate. This opened a new regime crisis that is far from over. The speech given, five days after the operation, by retired general Carlos Gaytán Ochoa, with deep criticism of the supreme...

The 1952 Bolivian Revolution

Introduction  Between April 9 and 11 of 1952, the Bolivian people, led by the miners (the country's main industry) rose against the military junta which had been formed to prevent the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR, a nationalist bourgeois party that had won the elections) from taking office. By Alicia Sagra (First published...

The STF and the rule of law – for the rich, of course

On November 7, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The decision changed its previous position, stating now that an arrest in this circumstance violates the citizen's constitutional right, as his guilt could only be asserted after the...

Down With the Coup in Bolivia! Organize the Resistance to Defeat the Coup! For Free Elections!

IWL Statement on the Political Crisis in Bolivia 1- A counterrevolutionary coup in Bolivia, led by opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho, the Armed Forces, and the police, was manipulatively carried out using a popular mobilization, in its progressive onset, against the electoral fraud by Evo Morales. What is happening in Bolivia...

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