Tag Archives: social movements

Russia | Russia protests demand: No to pension robbery!

Moscow, Sept. 2: More than six thousand people came out to protest under red banners against the plans of the authorities to increase the retirement age.

The action was called by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), but was also supported by many public associations, initiative groups from various districts of the capital, and non-system left parties, including the United Communist Party (OKP).

Private sector behind mass killing of Colombia’s social leaders: prosecution

by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s private sector is using death squads to assassinate social leaders who seek the return of stolen land, according to the country’s prosecution.

Authorities have long claimed that drug traffickers and ELN guerrillas were behind the killings, but top officials told President Ivan Duque on Thursday that businessmen are behind many of the killings to prevent the restitution of land they stole during the war.

USA | Defending the Environment and Humanity: A Working Class, Socialist Perspective

PRESENTATION

Politicians from California and around the world will meet in San Francisco on September 12 to 14 for the Global Climate Action Summit. The GCAS website describes the goals of the Summit as follows:

It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries — supported by all sectors of society — that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

Nicaragua: The 39th Anniversary Of A Triumphant Revolution

“All the support of the ‘gringos’ had not been enough to contain the popular insurrection led by the FSLN,” said Luis Varese, a captain of the Sandinista Popular Army during the revolution.

The Popular Sandinista Revolution (RPS) triumphed on a day like today 39 years ago, when revolutionary troops entered Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. The revolution, led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), defeated the almost 50-year-old repressive and dictatorial Somoza dynasty on July 19, 1979.

Mexico | López Obrador’s Moment

It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieves a legislative majority. But the struggle has only just begun.

by Steve Ellner

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s July 1 general elections came as no surprise, but the absolute majority won by his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA) party and its allies in the congressional contests was hardly a foregone conclusion. In an electoral landslide, López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, pulled in 53 percent of the popular vote. AMLO’s win on Sunday contrasts with his presidential bids in 2006 and 2012 when his competitors barely eked out dubious wins over him.