Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Latin America

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Workers in Brazil participated in the first general strike held in 21 years on April 28. The 24-hour strike was organised against the austerity …

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Frida Kahlo’s popularity has surged in recent years. Last year, the Art Gallery of NSW held an exhibition simply titled ‘Frida Kahlo and Diego …

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Since the 9th of April 1948 when the leader of the Partido Liberal, Jorge Eliezer Gaitan, was assassinated in Bogota, the struggle between the …

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Strong, intelligent, passionate and creative. There are many adjectives that are used today to describe the figure of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who …

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office by a majority vote (61-20) in the Senate on 31 August, having been found guilty of …

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Venezuela is being battered by a social and economic catastrophe. With inflation at more than 500% (the world’s highest) and estimated to soar to …

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By Kate Kennedy Brazil is facing intense economic and political turmoil. The current President Dilma Rousseff is accused of fraudulently misrepresenting the budget in …

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Victory for the right wing reflects popular discontent Johan Rivas, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) These elections took place in the midst of a …

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Long-time social and political activist, and Venezuelan government secretary, Alcedo Mora has been missing since February 27. By Mark Poore, Socialist Party In the …

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Last month, several factories taken under worker’s control and management in Lara State came under attack from the former owners. In some cases the …

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In re-building a socialist movement, lessons of coup need to be learnt By Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) The terrorist attack …

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Mass demonstrations against the increase of bus fares in all major cities In São Paulo, on the night of 13 June, the military police …

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In the last weeks of 2009 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that the government would be nationalising eight banks. These banks represented 8% of …

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Which way forward? The coming to power of Hugo Chávez in 1998 represented an important change in the world situation. This was the first …

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Former president of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has described the economic situation we are living through today as a: “once in a …

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On Sunday 5 July Manuel Zelaya, the President of Honduras who was overthrown in a coup a week earlier, attempted to return to Honduras. …

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The reading of the poem “Vamos juntos” (Going together) by the recently deceased Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti, set the tone to the opening rally …

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But opposition makes serious gains On Sunday 23 November, more than 14 million people in Venezuela came out early in the morning to elect …

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