• By MYA SHONE Nov. 2, 2019 — Assembly lines are humming; cars and trucks are moving off the lots after the longest nationwide strike in half a century against General Motors ended, Oct. 24, when a slim majority of United Auto Workers (UAW) members ratified a four-year contract. For over a month, 48,000 autoworkers walked picket lines at 55 plants and parts depots in 19 states across the U.S., determined to beat back prior concessions, regain the union’s commitment to equal pay for equal [...]
  • CHILE PART 1 “It’s not about 30 pesos, it’s about 30 years!” (reprinted from IWC Newsletter No. 143, November 6, 2019) The eruption of the workers and young people has opened a revolutionary crisis. “It’s not about 30 pesos” [the increase in the price of an underground ticket – editor’s note], say the millions of workers and youth, “it’s 30 years that we reject.” Thirty years is the period during which, after the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, all the [...]
  • Statement by the Organizing Committee for the Reconstitution of the Fourth International (OCRFI) On 10 October 2019, the French weekly newspaper Informations Ouvrieres, the publication of the CCI and its international grouping, published a document titled: “Her lawyers reveal what Louisa Hanoune said to the judge in the Bilda military court.” The OCRFI and its organisations took a public position as early as 9 May 2019 against Louisa Hanoune’s arrest, and reiterated that public position [...]