Social unrest

25.05.2020

The system is going to fall soon… everywhere. Part 2

The system is going to fall soon… everywhere. Part 2

What we can do…concretely A few months ago we wrote an article with the same title as the present one. That was before the Covid-19 virus. At that time it seemed unreal that this system which at that moment appeared so strong, would be where it is at today. »

29.02.2020

“Caracazo”: 31 years ago

“Caracazo”: 31 years ago

On February 27, 1989, a social outbreak known as “Caracazo” occurred in Venezuela. I see news headlines that recall this date, and a march held to commemorate what happened on that day 31 years ago. Neither this episode of the story nor information from the media, explains what happened that… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

25.10.2019

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Yesterday (23) the Chamber of Deputies of Chile held a special session with the presence of the Minister of Interior and Public Security, Andrés Chadwick, who presented a report on the measures taken by the government in response to the crisis situation in the country. After the minister’s presentation, Tomás… »

21.10.2019

Declaration of the Mayoress of Barcelona on violent acts

Declaration of the Mayoress of Barcelona on violent acts

Barcelona is a city of peace, of dialogue, of rights, of respect for plurality, but these days we have experienced moments of great tension, the most serious in recent years, which is why I am making the following statement: The last few nights the city has experienced situations of great… »

26.06.2013

What’s the world coming to? Brazilians demand cancellation of the Word Cup

What’s the world coming to? Brazilians demand cancellation of the Word Cup

In England a well known saying states that ‘football is not a life and death issue, it’s much more important than that’. But it is Brazil where football has taken a status akin to a religion. So, for Brazilians to be questioning if it is right to spend LOTS of… »

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