A young printworker in Buenos Aires discovers a book that will transform the way he sees society. After a friend and coworker passes him the Communist Manifesto, things start to change dramatically in his life. The worker's "encounters” with Marx take him on a path of hard-to-swallow truths and jarring revelations.
The two main presidential contenders, Mauricio Macri (PRO- Cambiemos, “Let’s change”) and Daniel Scioli (FPV-official party) had a nearly equal number of votes, leaving an air of uncertainty about the result of the November 22nd run-off elections.
Students in Albania are taking to the streets against a major neoliberal reform affecting higher education. The reform is promoted by 'socialist' Prime Minister Edi Rama.
On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande's “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic (...)
Workers at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, went out on strike at the beginning of November. It has been the most militant and active strike since 1992 and is representative of the broader political and economic crisis facing Brazil and the ruling PT (Workers Party) government.
The remaining three contenders for the Democratic Party nomination met for their second televised debate Saturday night. The shadow of the recent attacks in Paris hung over the discussion and put the initial spotlight on foreign policy. However domestic economic and political issues remained in the forefront and provoked some more open disagreement between the candidates.
Mexico has been going through a strong political crisis ever since the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa a year ago. The government attempts to divert attention from their own involvement by proposing a law dealing with Forced Disappearances.
Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?
On August 9, the national primary elections, known as the PASO*, were held in Argentina.
The demonstrations that have shaken various South African universities have taken the African National Congress (ANC) by surprise. For the first time, the ANC saw itself obliged to desist, but without succeeding to pacify the rebellion. The students have revealed the fictive nature of the transformation of the regime and of South African capitalism after the end of (...)
The 30th annual National Women's Meeting took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. The Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization organized by the PTS.
Lieutenant Scott greeted us at the door with a smile as Sergeant Davis followed closely behind. We were a group of eight nursing students with our instructor, making a sort of “educational visit” to the Jessup Correctional Institute, A.K.A. “The Cut,” which houses the only women’s prison in Maryland.