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02.03.2020

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

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 year with flagrant disregard for their obligations under domestic and… »

10.02.2020

How new creative actions are fueling Chile’s uprising

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. 18, and brought the military back into the streets almost… »

11.12.2019

A new mental landscape is appearing in Chile

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 were to ask a teenager if he likes to play… »

27.11.2019

What happened when Chile woke up

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 country’s political agenda and shattered its image as Latin America’s… »

03.11.2019

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

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 Chile and Ecuador have dominated headlines in the… »

28.10.2019

Exchange and integration of experiences in Chile this week

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 week in Chile, marked by the evasions in the Metro,… »

26.10.2019

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

We are witnessing a moment of widespread social mobilisation in many cities around the world that seems to be gathering pace as the numbers swell and the demands become clearer, even if they begin with a very particular response to a specific act of government (increases in fuel or transport… »

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

10.09.2018

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in more than 90 countries joined a worldwide day of protest demanding urgent action to address climate change Saturday. In San Francisco, up to 30,000 people took part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. It is believed to be the largest climate… »

09.08.2018

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. The movement’s Brenda Madumise said the marchers, under the banner #TheTotalShutdown, were taking control of their destiny. “We… »

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