The Spanish government is being attacked from the right over its new education reforms, writes Dick Nichols.
Youth & students
Demonstrations in Poland to defend abortion rights have become a catalyst for people’s anger at the ultraconservative government. Dagmara Zawistowska-Toczek speaks about this new movement.
The jury is still out on how the #EndSARS rebellion will pan out, writes Baba Aye. But whichever way it goes, Nigeria will not be the same again.
The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have opened up new possibilities for resistance by the Nigerian working class and peasantry against neoliberalism and brutal state violence, writes Shawn Hattingh.
Seventy-eight percent of Chileans voted “Sí” on October 25 for a new constitution, paving the way for a new era in the country’s history, writes Alan MacLeod.
A week after the Thai regime issued an emergency decree banning gatherings of more than five people, Peter Boyle reports the Free Youth student-led democracy movement has been staging nightly mass gatherings around the country.
Since Indonesia's parliament secretly signed the Omnibus Job Creation bill into law, more than 100,000 people have protested across the country, writes Wagimanto.
October 18 marked one year of mass protests for systemic change in Chile, and one year of brutal repression, writes Sandra Cuffe.
Indonesia's new omnibus law facilitates further capital expansion in the manufacturing and natural resources sectors while weakening the position of indigenous communities, farmers and fishers, writes Wagimanto.
Ed Aspinall reports the huge protests across Indonesia against the omnibus law, which have been violently dispersed by police, have resulted in more than 1000 arrests in Jakarta and surrounds alone.
Masses of Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law, writes Susan Price.
With jobs disappearing and the JobKeeper wages scheme set to be cut, many young people are fearful about how they will find the money to pay for rent, groceries and bills, reports Chloe DS.
Climate activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Anuna de Wever and Adélaïde Charlier have initiated an open letter to European Union and global leaders, calling on them to deliver on their promises, writes Susan Price.
A series of coordinated protests across South Africa took place on August 1, writes Angela Chukunzira, raising a range of demands including for a universal basic income, universal health care and mass testing to fight COVID-19.
Young people already know about insecure work. Darren Saffin and Chloe DS argue that the federal government needs a plan for sustainable, permanent jobs and housing that is not prohibitive.
Les Misérables was released in France about six months before the Black Lives Matter movement swept the globe. However, it expresses the BLM spirit perfectly, writes Barry Healy.