Social protest

Sri Lankan Prime Minister resigns as social protests grow in the country

Sri Lanka’s prime minister – Mahinda Rajapaksa – has just resigned from office, prompting the formation of a new cabinet as the Asian country looks for a way to end a massive economic crisis. The prime minister is the brother…

Japan’s Toxic Dumping Faces Growing Protests

The Japanese government’s decision one year ago to dump radioactive water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant storage tanks into the Pacific Ocean, starting in the spring of 2023, is facing increasing pressure to back off, especially in light of…

Rally in Seoul to observe the 2022 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

“Racism is violence! Enact equality act!” Last Sunday, March 20, 2022, a public rally was held from Seoul’s popular Gwanghwamun square to the presidential palace in observing the March 21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme…

No to war: Thousands of people around the world stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Russians or Japanese. Norwegian or Burmese. Just seeing the images of men and women going out into the streets peacefully to protest the invasion of Ukraine shows that, peace not war, is what people want. Not to mention the thousands…

Popular pressure modifies Piñera’s opinion on lithium

Following strong protests on social networks and yesterday’s nationwide mobilisation in opposition to the privatisation of lithium, the incumbent President Sebastián Piñera issued a public statement saying that “Chile is the country with the largest lithium reserves in the world.…

Indian farmers’ protest continues until the farm laws are satisfactorily repealed

*Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Bulletin* 369th day, 30th November 2021 *Samyukt Kisan Morcha clarifies that all constituent organizations of SKM will take stock of the situation and take decisions about the next steps in the farmers’ struggle on December 4th,…

Yellow waistcoats return to the streets of France

The “yellow waistcoats” movement is launching a new round of anti-government demonstrations in the streets of the French capital Paris. Activists from the “yellow waistcoats” movement have staged massive marches on Saturday as part of a new round of protests…

Clarion call to fight for freedom from exploitation and oppression in “Anti Imperialist Conference” on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

“We will continue our fight till the repeal of black laws and liberation from imperialists” Barnala, 28 September 2021 On the occasion of the 114th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, peasants, agricultural workers, youth and women came in endless…

The ‘Champion of Democracy’ Failing at Home?: Hate Crimes and Extrajudicial Killings in the USA

by Ozair Islam The United States of America (USA) is popularly known as The ‘Champion of Democracy and Human Rights’. But since the last two decades, in its journey towards a multicultural society, the USA is facing a lot of…

On cryptocurrencies and the phagocytisation of democracy

Bukele sends hundreds of judges into retirement and secures a new presidential candidacy. Massive citizen protest. The bicentenary of Central American independence (15/9) was the occasion for various sectors of Salvadoran society to once again fill the streets of the…

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