Postal Workers on strike for a Week in Brazil

Brazilian postal workers have been on strike since August 17, 2020 in defense of their contract and against privatization. Brazilian government wants to cut 70 out of 79 labor rights from their contract in order to privatize the Brazil Post company. On August 21, 2020 the Supreme Court allowed the company to anticipate in one-year time, the bargaining set for September 2021.After the Supreme Court … Continue reading Postal Workers on strike for a Week in Brazil

German government and Volkswagen: populism and repression in the South African pandemic

Por Cesar Neto   The German government decided, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with South African Volkswagen, to support the battle against Coronavirus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The initiative was presented to the press in June.  An important local newspaper reported this with the following headline “Volkswagen converted an old PE factory into a massive Covid-19 hospital … Continue reading German government and Volkswagen: populism and repression in the South African pandemic

After 26 years of dictatorship, support the people of Belarus!

After 26 years of dictatorship and an umpteenth electoral masquerade on Sunday 9 August 2020, the Belarusian people spontaneously and massively took to the streets on the evening of the results announcing the “re-election” of the dictator Alexander Lukashenko with 80% of the votes against 10% for his main opponent. This country of almost 10 million inhabitants, independent since 1991, has never had free elections … Continue reading After 26 years of dictatorship, support the people of Belarus!

Brazilian Postal Workers on national strike for their contract and oppose privatization.

The nearly 90,000 workers at the Brazilian Postal Service, known as Correios, decided to start a national strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic, starting this Tuesday. By 8:30 pm, 80% of the 36 unions that make up the company’s worker’s union federation, Fentect, had already held assemblies, approving the beginning of the strike. The national government carries out a backlash against labor rights amidst the pandemic … Continue reading Brazilian Postal Workers on national strike for their contract and oppose privatization.

7 de agosto es Día de Lucha contra Bolsonaro en Brasil

En Brasil, CSP-Conlutas, así como ocurrió el 10 de julio, volverá a poner todos los esfuerzos para la organización de un nuevo día de lucha: 7 de agosto – “Día Nacional de Luto y Lucha por Fuera Bolsonaro”. Exigimos a los gobiernos que decreten una Cuarentena General durante 30 días con una renta digna para todos los trabajadores y pequeños comerciantes. Sólo entonces, la mayoría … Continue reading 7 de agosto es Día de Lucha contra Bolsonaro en Brasil

August 7 is a new Day of Action in Brazil

  In Brazil, CSP-Conlutas, just as happened on July 10, will engage again all efforts for the organization of a new day of action: August 7 – “National Day of Grief and Struggle for Out with Bolsonaro”. We demand that governments decree a General Quarantine for 30 days with decent income for all workers and smallholders. Only then, majority of the population will be able … Continue reading August 7 is a new Day of Action in Brazil

Accelerated Contagion Completes 15 Weeks in Brazil

The coronavirus contagion in Brazil has been accelerating for 15 weeks, according to calculations by the epidemic control center at Imperial College, one of the leading centers in the world. Since the week of April 27, the country has had a transmission rate above 1, which means that the infection is picking up speed. In the week that started this Sunday (3), the index, also … Continue reading Accelerated Contagion Completes 15 Weeks in Brazil

Deforestation Grows Again in Indigenous Area of Pará after Ibama Dismissals

Three months after a major Ibama operation against environmental crimes, the Indigenous Land (TI) Trincheira Bacajá, in southeastern Pará, continues to suffer from increased illegal deforestation and the mass presence of non-indigenous people. Reporting by Folha found a massive forest fire on a dirt road about 20 km from Vila Sudoeste, belonging to the municipality of São Félix do Xingu. The fire had already jumped onto a … Continue reading Deforestation Grows Again in Indigenous Area of Pará after Ibama Dismissals

Bolivia en huelga general

Las anunciadas movilizaciones convocadas por organizaciones sociales y gremiales bolivianas para este 3 de agosto comenzaron con el bloqueo de avenidas en varias regiones del país como Cochabamaba, Pongo, Sayari, Confital y Bombeo, según han reportado diversos medios de prensa. Se trata de la jornada de “lucha y movilización nacional en contra del Gobierno de facto y del TSE (Tribunal Supremo Electoral) por violar los derechos constitucionales … Continue reading Bolivia en huelga general