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03.06.2020

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Brasil de Fato First uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil’s soccer fan organizations For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down… »

17.04.2020

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Interview by Jérôme Duval (www.elsaltodiario.com) Franck Gaudichaud* returned a few weeks ago from a stay in Chile and gave us an interview to talk about more than six months of social unrest that shook the country. The Chilean uprising began in October 2019 and spread like wildfire in… »

13.03.2020

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Again, the history of football is closely linked to Chilean politics. Let’s go back in time. A few days after the September 11, 1973 coup d’etat against Salvador Allende, the Soviet Union refused to play against Chile in the Estadio nacional de Santiago, transformed into a detention center where prisoners… »

21.11.2019

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

We, the undersigned US organizations condemn the civic-military coup in Bolivia and the brutal repression unleashed by the police and military authorized by the self-proclaimed anti-Indigenous “President” of Bolivia, Senator Jeanine Áñez. The regime has burned the Wiphala, flag of the Indigenous nations of Bolivia; decreed an exemption to… »

03.04.2018

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March on Friday, commemorating Land Day. The Israeli army claims that part of the demonstrators threw incendiary bombs and burning tires at the position of the soldiers who responded with rubber and lead bullets, as well as tear gas. The… »

04.11.2017

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars,… »

07.08.2016

Dancing with teargas

Dancing with teargas

By Dominik Schlett Chilean student protests against their own educational system seem to last forever. Almost exactly five years after the most intense demonstrations since the end of Pinochet-Dictatorship, violence is capturing the streets of Santiago de Chile again. A day report. The sun lights bright at the 4th of… »

10.01.2016

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement.  Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree.  The peso has been drastically devalued, thousands of public sector workers… »

15.03.2013

Bahrain: Dozens Wounded in Clashes as Protesters Mark Anniversary

Bahrain: Dozens Wounded in Clashes as Protesters Mark Anniversary

Dozens of people were wounded in Bahrain on Thursday as protesters marked the second anniversary of a Saudi-led intervention that helped crush the pro-democracy uprising. Clashes erupted around the capital Manama with police firing stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who burned tires and threw Molotov cocktails. Bahrainis… »

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