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Venezuelan Social Movements and Anarchism: a presentation by Nelson Mendez of El Libertario in Miami

In August of 2009 MAS hosted a discussion about Venezuelan social movements and anarchism with Nelson Mendez of the El Libertario editorial collective. The multimedia presentation was given in English and Spanish, and here we have posted the audio of that event. The audio begins with Mendez speaking, and translation follows shortly after. Unfortunately about […]

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Ocupaciones de fábricas y convocatoria internacional para el 19 de agosto

Más de 10.000 trabajadores, incluyendo a miembros de Batay Ouvrije, en la zona industrial (es decir, en el distrito de las enormes maquilas) de Puerto Príncipe, ocuparon sus fábricas el martes en apoyo a la petición de una legislación de salario mínimo aprobada por el parlamento, pero bloqueada por el presidente. Los trabajadores piden un […]

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Haitian Factory Occupations and Wildcats

Over 10,000 workers including Batay Ouvriye members at the industrial parks (i.e. mass sweatshop district) of Port au Prince occupied their factories Tuesday in support of the demand for the enactment of the minimum wage legislation passed by Parliament, but stalled by the President. The workers are demanding the full 200 gourdes minimum wage, while […]

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Two FSAO Members share their experience as war resistors on active military duty

Posted by atrain Recently, two members of FSAO were interviewed and published describing their experiences as war resistors on active military duty at Ft. Polk Lousiana 2004-2005. The interview was published at http://www.truthout.org/080309T?n The FSAO members served in 1/131 INF (infantry) located out of Elgin, Il and began active and open resistance to the military […]

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Update on Haitian Minimum Wage Struggles

The Preval administration proposed a gradual adjustment of the minimum wage that will start at 125 Gourdes. This proposal is illegal by the Haitian law which requires essentially a living wage, since it doesn’t take into account inflation. It is stated clearly in the – still reactionary- Labor Code that the adjustment must be based […]

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Solidaridad con Perù

Aproximadamente veinte personas se reunieron en la embajada peruana para protestar el masacre de personas indígenas que están defendiendo sus comunidades y tierra contra los intereses capitalistas y el gobierno Peruano. Los manifestantes sujetaron pancartas, cantaron, y tocaron tambores para peatones y carros pasando por el área. El propósito de la manifestación era aumentar conciencia […]

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Report back on Peru Solidarity Action

Approximately 20 people gathered at the Peruvian embassy to protest the slaughter of native peoples defending their communities and land from encroaching capitalists interests acting in unity with the Peruvian government. Protesters held signs, sang, and played drums for pedestrians and cars passing by to raise awareness of the struggles in Peru and pressure the […]

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Haitian Minimum Wage Struggles: A Call to Action

For the past five years, combative working class movements have been demanding minimum wage adjustments and hikes. The working class in Haiti is faced daily with the wrath of bourgeois repression. Workers rights to organize and to bargain collectively are constantly being denied and repressed. For the past 10 years, the minimum in Haiti has […]

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¡Solidaridad con la Lucha de los Pueblos Amazónicos del Perú!

El siguiente comunicado es una iniciativa de solidaridad libertaria internacional con los pueblos indígenas y amazónicos del Perú, en su lucha por la defensa de sus tierras y su cultural ancestral. La misma que está siendo vulnerada y amenazada por el gobierno peruano en alianza con el Imperialismo, las transnacionales y la derecha, a través de los Decretos Legislativos inconstitucionales y violatorios, en el marco de la firma del TLC con los EE.UU.
Convocamos a los compañeros libertarios a organizar movilizaciones y mítines frente a las embajadas del Perú en cada país, en coordinación con otros sectores afines y en lucha, para denunciar las acciones del Estado y las transnacionales en nuestro país.

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