Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Photo credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register By the Editorial Board When mass uprisings take place it is like a great awakening—many new activists are like a person seeing snow for the first time and expecting it to last for years. To seasoned eyes, it is more like a tide, powerful and inspiring, but already poised to recede. The tide returning to the sea never means that … Continue reading Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze

Photo Credit: Alicia Caceres/Aton for Chile/AFP via Getty Images By Nélida Tello Police in the city of Panguipulli, Chile murdered Francisco Martinez, 27, on February 5 during an identification check, resulting in mass protests throughout the country. In Panguipulli, demonstrators set fire to 10 government buildings, including the city hall. The capital of Chile, Santiago, saw thousands of protesters take the streets demanding justice for … Continue reading Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze

Peru: Peasants Rebel After Police Kill Protester

The following article is an unofficial translation from A Nova Democracia on the recent peasant uprisings in Peru. By Giovanna Schaidhauer A peasant was murdered in La Libertad on November 3, by the police during a strike against the exploitation and oppression of the latifundium (large landowners), triggering a rebellion in the departments of La Libertad (North of the country) and Ica (South), where the … Continue reading Peru: Peasants Rebel After Police Kill Protester

Guatemala: Thousands Protest, Set Congress Ablaze

Cover photo credit, Getty Images By Nélida Tello Over the weekend, thousands of people across Guatemala protested the government’s new $13 billion budget. It is the largest budget in the country’s history, but despite its size the budget slashes health and educational funding. Protesters in Guatemala City, nearly burned the Congress down forcing the President of Congress, Alan Rodriguez, to recall the budget a day … Continue reading Guatemala: Thousands Protest, Set Congress Ablaze

Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Cover photo by Ernesto Benavides for AFP via Getty Images By Robin Fontaine and Jakob Stein On November 9, the Peruvian congress impeached President Martín Vizcarra for “moral incapacity,” accusing him of receiving more than $600,000 in bribes from a construction project when he was governor of Moquegua. The next day, Manuel Merino, president of Congress, assumed the office before resigning just five days later … Continue reading Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Cover photo by Emma Lee By Mike Talavera Last week, attorney William M. McSwain announced new federal charges against four men who participated in the May Uprising in Philadelphia, making a total of nine protesters in the city now facing federal persecution. Related to the torching of police vehicles on May 30, these cases are being used by the state to further criminalize and intimidate … Continue reading Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.

By Nélida Tello Rebellions have once again engulfed Philadelphia after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, on Monday. Protesters rebelled demanding justice for Wallace for three consecutive days. In response, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a citywide curfew and deployed the National Guard. The police murder of Wallace was captured on camera and subsequently went viral on social media. Two Philadelphia … Continue reading Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.