Author: Salvador Soler

Massive Protests Erupt in Indonesia Against Austerity

Thursday, October 8, the third day of protests in Indonesia against a legislative reform that slashes labor rights and threatens the environment, was marked by clashes with the police. Some 300 demonstrators were arrested in the capital, where thousands of people mobilized.

Sudan Shaken by New Protests

Protests throughout the East African country are demanding political reforms toward “democracy.” But the country’s economic and social situation is worsening every day.

Coup D’état in Mali Amidst Ongoing Demonstrations

After months of protests and economic and political crisis, the Malian government was overthrown by a military Coup on August 18. The military is promising a quick return civilian rule, but Mali needs more than just a new government.  

A Wave of Workers’ Strikes Erupts in Iran

The working class in Iran is currently suffocating under a severe economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. In response, a historic wave of strikes has swept through the country, opening a new wave of class struggle in Iran. 

Hunger Revolts Return to Iraq

Iraqi youth fear hunger and unemployment more than the coronavirus or ISIS. The economic crisis in Iraq, caused by the fall in oil prices, is pushing millions into poverty. Thousands took to the streets to fight.

New Protests in Lebanon against Banks and the Government

On Sunday, Lebanon’s streets were filled with demonstrations against the country’s banks and its government, which continue to drown thousands of families in an economic crisis that is deepening with the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Is Palestine So Vulnerable to the Coronavirus?

The Palestinian territories are probably among the most vulnerable on the planet to the coronavirus pandemic. What will happen when the virus spreads to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the refugee camps?

Massive Protests Erupt in Indonesia Against Austerity

Thursday, October 8, the third day of protests in Indonesia against a legislative reform that slashes labor rights and threatens the environment, was marked by clashes with the police. Some 300 demonstrators were arrested in the capital, where thousands of people mobilized.

Sudan Shaken by New Protests

Protests throughout the East African country are demanding political reforms toward “democracy.” But the country’s economic and social situation is worsening every day.

Coup D’état in Mali Amidst Ongoing Demonstrations

After months of protests and economic and political crisis, the Malian government was overthrown by a military Coup on August 18. The military is promising a quick return civilian rule, but Mali needs more than just a new government.  

A Wave of Workers’ Strikes Erupts in Iran

The working class in Iran is currently suffocating under a severe economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. In response, a historic wave of strikes has swept through the country, opening a new wave of class struggle in Iran. 

Hunger Revolts Return to Iraq

Iraqi youth fear hunger and unemployment more than the coronavirus or ISIS. The economic crisis in Iraq, caused by the fall in oil prices, is pushing millions into poverty. Thousands took to the streets to fight.

New Protests in Lebanon against Banks and the Government

On Sunday, Lebanon’s streets were filled with demonstrations against the country’s banks and its government, which continue to drown thousands of families in an economic crisis that is deepening with the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Is Palestine So Vulnerable to the Coronavirus?

The Palestinian territories are probably among the most vulnerable on the planet to the coronavirus pandemic. What will happen when the virus spreads to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the refugee camps?