South America

Is Latin America really turning left?

James Petras examines recent social movements and developments in the class struggle in Latin America.

Bolivian military take control of airports to break strike

Bolivian military and police forces have taken control of four main airports, aiming to break an airline workers' strike in major cities.

Anti-CPE Movement: Embassy protest in Brazil

Leafletting and sit-down protest at the French embassy in Brazil. Photos from http://paris.indymedia.org/article.php3?id_article=56520

Wilckens, Kurt Gustav, 1886-1923

Kurt Gustav Wilckens

A short biography of German-born anarchist Kurt Gustav Wilckens, who assassinated the man responsible for the deaths of 1,500 workers, and whose murder provoked a general strike.

Radowitzky, Simon, 1891-1956

A biography of Ukrainian-born anarchist Simon Radowitzky, who assassinated a police chief responsible for the killings of workers.

Del Monte: A can of worms

Rob Ray reports on the devastation and horror surrounding America’s biggest fruit giant.

Bolivia - struggles continue under socialist Morales

Despite the election of Evo Morales from the Movement for Socialism as President of Bolivia, several strikes are in process and the persecution of the landless movement MST continues under the new regime.

1917-1921: Generalised revolutionary struggle in Patagonia - ICG

An article by the Internationalist Communist Group (ICG/GCI) about the events in Patagonia 1917-21.

Large-scale Massacre of Prisoners in Peru, 1986 - ICG

Peruvian prison

Poorly written but still interesting article about a massacre of prisoners in Peru in 1986.

Occupied Bauen Hotel - the struggle continues

If this story sounds vaguely familiar, it may be because Labourstart ran a campaign last year in support of workers in Argentina who, faced with a mismanaged business about to close decided to take matters into their own hands.