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Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America’s Richest Country

October 31, 2019

Chile pulls out of two major international summits amid mounting protests against austerity and the privatization of virtually every public good.

Massive Anti-Austerity Protests, Curfew, Repression in Chile

October 21, 2019

A wave of anti-austerity protests swept through Chile over the weekend, with right-wing President Piñera ordering troops into the streets and imposing a curfew. Shortly after this story was filed, Piñera announced a retraction of the subway fare increase, one of the main issues that brought people into the streets.

Ecuador’s Strike is a Class Struggle, Not an Endorsement of Previous Government

October 9, 2019

On the second week of massive protests in Ecuador, thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed the country and thousands more arrived in the capital of Quito, where they marched and eventually faced martial law. They reject President Moreno’s Neo-liberal reforms, but also emphasize their opposition to former President Rafael Correa, whom Moreno is blaming for the…

Ecuadorian Protests Intensify as President Flees Capital, Blames Venezuela

October 9, 2019

Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.

Haiti: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests

October 2, 2019

The Miami Herald’s Jacqueline Charles says ordinary Haitians continue to suffer as the country is gripped by protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

Ecuador Takes Harmful IMF Loan, Even Though it Doesn't Need it

Ecuador Takes Harmful IMF Loan, Even Though it Doesn’t Need it

July 22, 2019

According to an analysis of the Center for Economic and Policy Analysis, Ecuador’s recent IMF loan of $4.2 billion comes with strings that will hurt economic growth. Ecuador doesn’t even need the loan, says the report’s co-author, Andrés Arauz

Greece Heads Towards New Election – Can Syriza Survive?

June 24, 2019

Founding member and EU parliamentary candidate Michalis Spourdalakis analyzes Syriza’s recent loss in the EU election and evaluates Syriza’s chances for staging a comeback

Significant Poverty in the UK Triggers Investigation by Human Rights Expert

Philip Alston Discusses His Investigation into UK Poverty

December 22, 2018
Poverty and destitution in the UK, even among those employed, and harsh government policy ‘solutions’ like punitive ‘job centers’ hit the most vulnerable hardest, including women and people with disabilities, explains UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston discussing his investigation into UK poverty.

Greece’s Government and Creditors Downplay Austerity’s Effects in ‘National Tragedy’ Wildfires

August 9, 2018

Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou says austerity has degraded Greece’s ability to manage threats to public safety