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…

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…

In response to Emeterio Gómez

The following is the response from Orlando Chirino to a letter published in El Universal of Caracas By Orlando Chirino Emeterio, you ask me in an open letter published In…

“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…

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…

Our winter of discontent

By Emmanuel Santos It has been a brutal winter filled with news about government cuts in education, healthcare and subsidies for families too poor to afford paying for heat. The…

The new tasks of the Egyptian revolution

Statement by the International Worker’s Unity-Fourth International (UIT-CI) The fall of the dictator Mubarak is a great triumph of the revolutionary mobilization of the Egyptian people, Egyptian youth and workers.…

The French October ― massive mobilizations in defense of working class gains

France is on fire. A new wave of working class mobilizations that threaten to spread beyond France began October 12. This new fire was ignited by the proposal of right…

Workers and the poor paying for the crisis in New York

By Saul Rojas Caamaño In 2008 there was a 300,000 increase in the numbers of poor people in New York City, according to The New York Times. These days, few…