• By JEAN ALLAIN (reprinted from issue no. 159 of Tribune des Travailleurs / Workers Tribune) A “magnificent new trade agreement.” This is how Donald Trump characterized the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement, or USMCA, that was signed September 30. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed in 1994 by the governments of these three countries — an agreement that has served over the past 24 years as an instrument in the hands of the U.S. [...]
  • Intro Note: Boletim O Trabalho (Portugal) interviewed Anísio G. Homem, member of the Paraná Workers Party (PT) State Executive Committee, on the results of the first round of the October 7 presidential elections in Brazil and on the continuity of the fight against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. BOT: How do you explain the fact that Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate, came out significantly ahead of the PT candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the first round of the presidential elections? [...]
  • By Jean-Pierre Raffi   (excerpted from issue No. 159 of Tribune des Travailleurs / Workers Tribune, weekly newspaper of the Democratic Independent Workers Party of France, POID)   The first round of the presidential election on October 7 placed fascist-leaning far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the lead with 46.06% of the votes, ahead of Fernando Haddad, the candidate of the Workers Party (PT), with 29.24% of the votes [1]. Meanwhile, 20.32% of voters did not go to the polls.[2] In [...]