South America

Peru: Teachers strike against exams

President Garcia sits an exam (photoshopped)

Teachers in Peru launched a one-day strike to protest against legislation currently being debated in Parliament.

Miners' strikes in North and South America

Striking miners in Lima

Miners in Canada, Mexico and Peru are either currently striking or planning strike action.

Chile: miners and support workers strike

Seeing record prices for raw materials and record profits for mining companies, workers in Chile are demanding better wages and conditions.

Bolivia: roads blocked by strikers and protesters

Thousands of striking miners from the Huanani mine have been forming road blocks since Tuesday to protest against government inaction.

Venezuela: student march repressed

Police used rubber bullets and tear gas against students protesting against the closure of the RCTV television channel.

Traven, B. – An Anti-Biography

The faces of Traven(?); Feige, Marut, Torsvan, Croves/Traven...

A short biography of the writer and anarchist, B Traven, also known as Feige, Ret Marut, Torsvan, Croves...

Argentina: wildcat strike on Buenos Aires Metro

Metro Workers in Buenos Aires launched a 24-hour wildcat strike in protest at an agreement between management and their union.

Argentina: railway station burnt by passengers

Angry passengers attacked and destroyed offices, before burning them down in protest at the atrocious state of the privatised service.

Chile: Forest workers strike over, unions call for continued protests against police violence

Cisternas funeral courtesy of sindicato audiovisual

May 9, 2007: The Building and Wood Workers International reports the end of the strike of more than 7,000 workers against Celulosa Arauco y Constitución SA – the largest forestry and pulp producing company in Chile.

Argentina: Rubber bullets and tear gas against municipal workers

municipal worker Miguel Aranda

Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina, May 9th
Municipal workers in Río Gallegos, capital city of Santa Cruz province and home of Argentine president Néstor Kirchner, were attacked by state police while marching to demand payment of a promised wage increase