South America

Peron, Eva "Evita", 1919-1952

Peron with general Franco

A critical look at the life and political actions of Eva "Evita" Peron, widely regarded as a hero of the poor and downtrodden.

1872-1995: Anarchism in Chile

War planes bomb the presidential palace in 1973

Article by Chilean anarchists which details the history of the anarchist and workers' movements over the previous 130 years.

1860-today: The International Workers Association

The history of the anarchist international from its origins in the 1860s through its height of several million members, to its later decline and current resurgence.

1920: The Chilean "White Terror"

1989-today: The War on Drugs

War on drugs

Noam Chomsky on the 'war' on drugs that Western governments have been allegedly pursuing since 1989. In reality, their response to the drug trade has depended very much on who is doing it...

1917-1918: The Brazilian anarchist uprising

Sao Paolo, general strike, 1917.

A short history of the attempted revolution in Brazil of 1918. The uprising failed when it was infiltrated by security forces, and the army did not join the side of the workers.

Brazil: Volkswagen workers on indefinite strike

Workers at the Sao Paulo plant approved the strike in a mass assembly of 10,000 workers, starting immediately in “direct response” to the firings.

The soccer war, 1969 - Ryszard Kapuscinski

A short account of the "soccer war" between El Salvador and Honduras which was sparked by rioting during the second North American qualifying round for the 1970 World Cup.

Worldwide report details brutal suppression of workers' rights

115 trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested, a report states. according to the ICFTU’s Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights violations, published today.