Category Archives: Labor

Demand immediate freedom of Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero, rail worker leader and socialist arrested in Argentina

Statement Spanish / German On the morning of September 30th, Argentine trade union leader Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero, leader of the militant rail metro line Sarmiento was arrested  under the false accusation of “burning trains” on the Citadel and Haedo stations. Sobrero is chairman of … Continue reading

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Egypt: New labor unions founded by activists

The following was originally published in Spanish in Correspondencia Internacional issue 30, May/August 2011. _________________________________ By José Castillo The old building belonging to the Journalists’ Union in downtown Cairo is a magnificent work of architecture. From looking at it, one … Continue reading

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US:One step forward, two steps back

Last month’s legalization of same-sex marriage in New York was a small step forward. Already, politicians are taking credit for this milestone; such is the case of New York Democratic Gov.-Cuomo who is using this to advance his own political agenda. … Continue reading

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Argentina:Revolutionary left wins a seat in Neuquén

The Worker’s Left Front (PO, PTS and IS) has just won a seat in the legislative elections in Neuquén province with more than 10, 400 votes – close to 4% , the highest turnout at regional level. The Left Front’s first elected deputy … Continue reading

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“Chávez turned union leaders into statues”

 Interview with Orlando Chirino in El Universal The following is a free translation of an interview originally published in El Universal newspaper and re-posted in www.laclase.info (“Chávez convirtió a dirigentes sindicales en sus jarrones chinos”). ————————————————————————————- By Roberto Giusti (El … Continue reading

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Argentinian left unites

By Emmanuel Santos With immense joy we welcomed the creation of the newly formed Left Front (FRENTE de IZQUIERDA y de los TRABAJADORES) in Argentina. In April, three revolutionary organizations took this bold step: Workers Party (PO), Socialist Workers’ Party … Continue reading

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Cuban CP bureaucracy consolidates itself as an agent of capitalist restoration

By Miguel Angel Hernandez * Cuba and the Sixth Congress of the PCC −The Cuban CP follows the footsteps of the Chinese bureaucracy The Sixth Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC, for its Spanish initials) closed by ratifying the recent … Continue reading

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New York:Workers and students march to protest budget cuts

By Rodolfo Tirabarro On March 24, a protest to oppose layoffs and cuts in ​​health and education halted traffic in the financial district of New York. New York is being hit badly by the financial crisis. Meanwhile, politicians are trying … Continue reading

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Marcha popular en Nueva York en contra de los recortes

 Por Rodolfo Tirabarro El jueves 24 el transito en el centro financiero de la ciudad de Nueva York se vio afectado a causa de una protesta en contra de las amenazas de despidos masivos y recortes en el área de … Continue reading

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Venezuelan trade unionists in solidarity with Wisconsin

We publish here a letter that Venezuelan trade unionists sent to the South Central Federation of Labor in Wisconsin to express their solidarity in the fight against goverment cuts and anti-union legislation. —————————————————– Dear Colleagues From South Central Federation of Labor: Wisconsin … Continue reading

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