Tag: protest

Mass Uprising in Iran Set Off by Hike in Fuel Prices

The price of petrol was tripled in Iran virtually overnight on Friday. In response to this move by the government, Iranian masses took to the streets to protest a deepening economic crisis.

Chile: Why Is Piñera Still in Power?

For over 15 days, millions of people throughout Chile have been demonstrating, demanding that the president go. So why is Piñera still in power? And what will it take to get rid of him? The following article was originally written in Spanish by La Izquierda Diario Chile, affiliated with the Revolutionary Worker Party (PTR).

What Next After Chile’s Largest March in History?

They were the largest demonstrations since the end of the dictatorship. In Santiago, millions mobilized, and hundreds of thousands mobilized throughout the rest of the country. Pablo Torres, a member of the Party of Revolutionary Workers (PTR) argues that Chileans must continue the general strike until Piñera is ousted and the military is withdrawn. Torres also argues for the creation of a Constituent Assembly that liquidates the regime and all the inheritances of the dictatorship.

Chile on Fire: Massive Protests Force Repeal of Fare Hikes

This Friday in Santiago, Chile, tens of thousands of high school students, accompanied by teachers and workers, turned the city upside down to protest a rise in subway ticket prices. The right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera responded by declaring a state of emergency. Less than 24 hours later, the president was forced to revoke the increase.

Ecuador: Down with the IMF and the Moreno Austerity Plan!

Prepare the general strike to remove the government and set a way forward for the population of workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples! In the face of the political and social crisis in Ecuador, only the workers, the indigenous people, and the poor can provide a progressive solution.

General Strike Against the IMF Shuts Down Ecuador

On Wednesday, thousands of people across Ecuador took to the streets and walked out of their workplaces on the seventh day of a national uprising against the austerity policies of President Lenín Moreno and the IMF. The national strike was coordinated by indigenous groups in conjunction with Ecuador’s biggest trade unions and the student movement, and was heavily repressed by military and police forces.

“Looking for a Fight”: Police Escalate Violence Against Counter-Protesters at Boston’s “Straight Pride”

On August 31, protesters turned out in hundreds to stand up against the homophobic, xenophobic “straight pride parade” in Boston. The state deployed police forces from across Massachusetts to protect the fascist march and violently repress counter-protesters. A participant in the confrontation recounts the events and explains why the left needs its own bodies of self-defense to combat the right and the state.

Mass Uprising in Iran Set Off by Hike in Fuel Prices

The price of petrol was tripled in Iran virtually overnight on Friday. In response to this move by the government, Iranian masses took to the streets to protest a deepening economic crisis.

Chile: Why Is Piñera Still in Power?

For over 15 days, millions of people throughout Chile have been demonstrating, demanding that the president go. So why is Piñera still in power? And what will it take to get rid of him? The following article was originally written in Spanish by La Izquierda Diario Chile, affiliated with the Revolutionary Worker Party (PTR).

What Next After Chile’s Largest March in History?

They were the largest demonstrations since the end of the dictatorship. In Santiago, millions mobilized, and hundreds of thousands mobilized throughout the rest of the country. Pablo Torres, a member of the Party of Revolutionary Workers (PTR) argues that Chileans must continue the general strike until Piñera is ousted and the military is withdrawn. Torres also argues for the creation of a Constituent Assembly that liquidates the regime and all the inheritances of the dictatorship.

Chile on Fire: Massive Protests Force Repeal of Fare Hikes

This Friday in Santiago, Chile, tens of thousands of high school students, accompanied by teachers and workers, turned the city upside down to protest a rise in subway ticket prices. The right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera responded by declaring a state of emergency. Less than 24 hours later, the president was forced to revoke the increase.

Ecuador: Down with the IMF and the Moreno Austerity Plan!

Prepare the general strike to remove the government and set a way forward for the population of workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples! In the face of the political and social crisis in Ecuador, only the workers, the indigenous people, and the poor can provide a progressive solution.

General Strike Against the IMF Shuts Down Ecuador

On Wednesday, thousands of people across Ecuador took to the streets and walked out of their workplaces on the seventh day of a national uprising against the austerity policies of President Lenín Moreno and the IMF. The national strike was coordinated by indigenous groups in conjunction with Ecuador’s biggest trade unions and the student movement, and was heavily repressed by military and police forces.

“Looking for a Fight”: Police Escalate Violence Against Counter-Protesters at Boston’s “Straight Pride”

On August 31, protesters turned out in hundreds to stand up against the homophobic, xenophobic “straight pride parade” in Boston. The state deployed police forces from across Massachusetts to protect the fascist march and violently repress counter-protesters. A participant in the confrontation recounts the events and explains why the left needs its own bodies of self-defense to combat the right and the state.