Coup in Tunisia: Not What the Arab Spring Revolutionaries Had in Mind
In response to widespread protests of economic instability and a poorly handled pandemic response, Tunisian President Kais Saied consolidated power on Sunday by suspending parliament and dismissing the prime minister.
Emma LeeJuly 29, 2021
“Workers’ Rights and Democracy is Not Something to be Taken for Granted”: An Interview With Myanmar Activist in Korea, Yan Kyaw Moe.
Our comrades from NoHeTu in Korea interviewed activist Yan Kyaw Moe about the political situation in Myanmar, uprisings by students and workers against the military coup, and how migrant workers abroad are supporting the movement at home.
NoHeTuMay 30, 2021
Myanmar Explodes in General Strike Against the Coup
Hundreds of thousands of workers and protesters took to the streets in Myanmar amidst threats of repression by the military government. Over the weekend, two people were killed by the police — a total of four have been killed since the movement against the coup began.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaFebruary 22, 2021
Coup in Myanmar: The Working Class, Between Resistance and the Liberal “Democratic” Trap
The coup d’état in Myanmar has catalyzed a response by a super-exploited working class whose demands now threaten to go far beyond the defense of democratic rights. The movement’s bourgeois leadership has other intentions.
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 14, 2021
“This Is Not What America Stands for” — except, uh, in Latin America
The United States has long supported right-wing protests to subvert elections. This is so common that there's a joke about it: Why has there never been a military coup in the U.S.? Because there is no U.S. embassy there.
Nathaniel FlakinJanuary 8, 2021
The MAS Victory, the Coup, and the Fight for Socialism: Interview with a Bolivian Revolutionary
The following is an interview with a Bolivian socialist, Violeta Tamayo, part of the Revolutionary Workers League and the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) on the recent victory of the MAS in the Bolivian elections.
Violeta TamayoOctober 28, 2020
Fear and Uncertainty as Bolivians Take to the Polls in First Election since U.S. Sponsored Coup
On Sunday, Bolivia will hold its first elections since the coup last November. Right-wing realignments make a second round of voting more likely. The conciliatory policy of the MAS weakens and demoralizes those who want to fight, and it strengthens right-wing objectives. We must prepare the workers and the people to independently organize and mobilize.
Javo FerreiraOctober 16, 2020
Trump Wants to Steal the Election. Biden Won’t Stop Him, but the Working Class Can
Trump wants to steal the election using the undemocratic mechanisms enshrined in law. Voting for Joe Biden and the Democrats won’t stop him. We need a mass movement to count all the votes, against the electoral college, and for democratic rights.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 25, 2020
Massive Assembly in Bolivia Calls for General Strike Against Election Postponement by Coup Government
A march of thousands of people to Ceja de El Alto in Bolivia culminated in a massive assembly to demand that the general election take place September 6 as originally planned. A large coalition of working class sectors resolved to go on an indefinite general strike until the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) lifts the coup's government's new postponement of the elections.
Juana RunaJuly 30, 2020
“We Will Coup Whoever We Want”: Elon Musk Loves Imperialism
Last Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provocatively tweeted his support for last year’s coup in Bolivia. The tweet reveals the capitalist motivations behind imperialist aggression.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 28, 2020