social protests

Libya’s Power Cuts Angry Citizens and Protests Rise: UN Secretary Claims For Peace

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, has asked for peace and calm, especially during the public protests that are generally increasing across Libya over power cuts and failure to hold elections. The poor economic conditions and the rise of oil and…

Social upheaval, revolt and revolution

What we Chileans had in October 2018 was a great social outburst. A broad and national manifestation of acute discontent that was expressed in cities, avenues and even towns all over the country. An unrest that did not hesitate to…

Sri Lankan people demand resignation of government and fundamental changes

The Sri Lankan people are making their protest on the streets felt with FORCE, holding Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government in check and demanding his resignation. The economic and health emergency is total. A shortage of medicines and petrol, rising prices, rolling…

Chile’s Constitutional Referendum: The post-dictatorship generation is unafraid of change

Maxine Lowy (i) With the national referendum on the constitution just days away, young people of Huechuraba, born, like their municipality, in the dawn of post-dictatorship gauge the historic moment Chile is about to experience. Huechuraba, in northern Santiago, nestled…

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last…

How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades. On the surface, things have calmed down in Chile, after the initial weeks of massive demonstrations that began on Oct.…

A new mental landscape is appearing in Chile

By Petur Gudjonsson There is nothing new about the changing of landscapes. That happens during the life of the individual when they as toddlers have a certain landscape and another one when they are teenagers and so on. If you…

What happened when Chile woke up

Despite horrific police violence and government concessions, protesters in Chile are holding firm in their calls for systemic change. It has been a month since Chileans took to the streets in a surprising and mostly nonviolent uprising that changed the…

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

  Just like Chile and Ecuador, Haiti awakened, and now there is little that will contain the popular uprising that seeks to hold Moïse to account for his actions during his presidency. DemocraciaAbierta -openDemocracy During the past month, protests in…

Exchange and integration of experiences in Chile this week

In the district house of the humanist parliamentary deputy of the Frente Amplio (Broad Front), Tomás Hirsch, a meeting of 120 people took place today, seeking to understand better, exchange with others and finish integrating everything lived during the last…

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