Social protest

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Indian farmers’ protest continues until the farm laws are satisfactorily repealed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

The Historic Indian Farmers’ Protest: An Inside Story, Part 2

With the massive numbers of people engaged in a non-violent protest against the Three Farm Laws by the Modi Government, Dr. Ashish Mittal, a key prime mover in the Kisan Movement explains further. He touched on the unions involved, the…

Indian Farmers’ Protest: Historic Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat at the GIC ground

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Release 283rd day, 5th September 2021 Muzaffarnagar, India, September 5, 2021. Historic Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat (village council) held at GIC ground in Muzaffarnagar — The entire Muzaffarnagar city turned into a rally ground — A sea…

Historic Indian Farmers Protest: An Inside Story, Part 1

More than 9 months ago, farmers’ unions joined forces to protest the three farm laws approved by the Modi Government and being imposed onto the state governments for implementation. Braving water cannons, batons, teargas, blockages, etc., the protestors reached Delhi…

For a corruption-free and plurinational Guatemala (I)

Guatemala went up in flames again. During the last few weeks, thousands of people filled avenues and squares, took over roads and bridges, and paralysed the road system in various parts of the country. Three slogans were raised by the…

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