social mobilisations

Sri Lanka: UN urges government to guarantee human rights

The massive peaceful demonstrations that have taken place in Sri Lanka, calling for the resignation of the president due to the serious economic situation, the lack of basic foodstuffs and medicines, among others, have been met by the government with…

“We would not be here without the mobilisations”, first speech of President Boric

From the balcony of the Palacio de La Moneda and before a square completely overflowing with people, Gabriel Boric, the youngest President in the history of Chile, gave his first speech in which he called for unity and reunion, reaffirmed…

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Jenny Gustafsson November 18, 2019 Holding a megaphone, a women chants to the crowds gathered at Martyrs’ Square in…

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

By Ignacio Torres Excuse us for coming to put the bitter note to your “Agreement for Social Peace and the New Constitution,” but we recovered the historical memory and we are not willing to be passed over twice. There are…

The generation of rupture

By Dario Ergas We have been astonished by the manifestation of a new generation that warned of its existence these last few months in Chile. They expressed, subverting the economic and public order, that they do not like the social…

Citizens mobilisation puts an end to Chile’s curfew

After the largest demonstration the streets of Santiago de Chile have seen, Sebastián Piñera and the Armed Forces have been forced to lift the curfew. Meanwhile, the population is organizing from the base and demonstrations continue to be called for…

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days…

Ecuador: Between cynicism and opportunism, we still have dignity

Today, October 9, the day of the National Strike, the afternoon ended with a tweet from President Moreno rejoicing at the beginning of the dialogues with “the indigenous brothers”; a press conference from executive officials enunciating 6 points of their…