Luis Meiners and Cele Fierro of the Socialist Workers’ Movement explain how the Argentina’s enormous debt is illegal and illegitimate and that popular resistance must be the key tool used against the new Peronist government that seeks to appease foreign capital by paying every peso of the debt.
The Bolivian agro-industry has long been a powerful part of the country’s oligarchy that always opposed the government of Evo Morales. Now, after playing its part in the coup that removed him, it is coming back to claim its rewards from the coup Government.
In the country of Pope Francis, a brave and radical feminist movement is taking on the State and Church in an antipatriarchal and anticapitalist fight for the right to abortion.
January 23, 2020 marked one year since little-known opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself “interim President” of Venezuela, Decembrist looked back at the year in the highly polarised country since then.
The Workers’ Socialist Movement (MST) is a coalition member of the FIT-U, the fourth largest political force in Argentina. Decembrist spoke to MST member, Andrea Lanzette, about the feminist movement, the return of Peronism and Argentina’s place in Latin America.
Mexican workers suffer under one of the world’s most repressive, corrupt and corporatised union systems, generally for less than $1 an hour. The country’s biggest strikes of the 21st Century sought to challenge that system, Decembrist spoke to the new movement’s leader.
The Chilean uprising has been the result of a long process in the country of popular movements working free of political affiliations. Now, there is a serious and new left within the country that has the ability to take advantage of the revolt that has been caused by 40 years of extreme neoliberalism.
The Chilean people have suffered the consequences of extreme Friedmanite neoliberalism more than most. For 40 years, the country has suffered under authoritarian regimes that seek to privatise everything. This year it erupted into a popular movement led by people in the streets.
Mexican President López Obrador is not a break with the old, he is a continuation of the corrupt, capitalist, extractivist, anti-indigenous elite that has always ruled the country. Nothing is to be gained by supporting his agenda, the best thing for the Left to do is abandon him.
The failed attempt to arrest one of the world’s most powerful drug lords was flawed from the beginning. However, despite the international embarrassment it caused the Mexican government, the decision to release El Chapo’s son stopped innocent Mexicans becoming further collateral damage in the country’s never-ending drug war.
Ten years have passed since a US-backed coup overthrew a democratically-elected government in Honduras. Since then, an authoritarian regime has killed its own citizens in order to neoliberalise the country. Now, a student movement is forming to resist.