police repression

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

Activism did not disappear during quarantine In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which…

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

By Emilia Salvanou*. “Streets and protests carry the virus and give birth to disease” (Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, 14.11.2020) In striking opposition with the recent decision of the European Parliament that the corona pandemic should not be…

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

After a few weeks ago – when massive protests began in the streets of the country and the country was still under siege and curfew -our journalist Claudia Aranda was detained for a few hours by Carabineros and the specialized…

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

“…and that the seditious ones that promote the instability of the Government be taken care of….He who tries to make sedition, from tomorrow, let him take care of himself”… These were some of the warnings that Arturo Murillo, the new…

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

In North Dakota, prosecutors have dropped all serious charges against former North Dakota congressional candidate who had been facing up to six years in prison for participating in the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. This is Chase Iron Eyes,…

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

As the day of the referendum advances in Catalonia, the state police contingent is intensifying its repression. Tear gas, rubber bullets, very strong aggression against young, old and even the injured who are hit again. The state police attack with…

Repression rains down on Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Brazil

“We’re here to show that the people still have power and that despite the coup, we are here in the street to bring down the government and call for a new election” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams…