Protest - Revolt

05/12/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."

December 05, 2019

In the nation's largest public-sector strike in decades, hundreds of thousands of workers—from teachers to air traffic controllers to rail workers—took to the streets across France and effectively brought large swaths of the country to a stand-still Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the pension system.

04/12/19
Author: 
Craig Collins

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

“Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in history. No matter what you think of globalization, I believe we’ll soon discover that capitalism without it is much, much worse.

30/11/19
Author: 
Anna Bianca Roach
Global wave of transit fare strikes hits Toronto

They entered the station without paying, then jumped the barriers and held them open for other passengers to go through.

Around 20 climate justice activists in Toronto flooded into Osgoode station, the subway station closest to City Hall, on Nov. 29, filling it with a chant: “Public transit should be free! Liberate the TTC!” The Toronto Transit Commission operates buses, subways, streetcars, and light-rail vehicles in the city.

30/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Once again, Extinction Rebellion has held a nonviolent protest in downtown Vancouver. RYAN DOUCET

[A toungue in cheek account!]

November 29th, 2019

Tonight, the Vancouver Police Department issued a terse five-line news release after a climate protest blocked downtown traffic.

Here's a line-by-line translation of what was said and what was meant.

What the VPD said in the first sentence: "The protest that impacted downtown Vancouver today has ended."

30/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
The Red Brigade first showed up last year at Extinction Rebellion protests in the United Kingdom. GAZAMP

November 29th, 2019

For Black Friday, Extinction Rebellion activists incorporated several theatrical elements in their Vancouver street protest for the climate.

27/11/19
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
The seven young Ontarians who served notice on Doug Ford's government over climate inaction with two Ecojustice lawyers representing them. Photo courtesy of Ecojustice

November 26th 2019

"We need to go into their court system and show them their own laws and that you need to be practicing and following them," said Beze Gray, one of seven young Ontarians who on Tuesday served legal notice on the Doug Ford government over its climate inaction.

The gang of seven are taking their climate protest from the street to the courthouse, arguing that Ford’s weakened climate targets breach their constitutional right to life, liberty and security.

18/11/19
Author: 
Patrick Jenkins in London
Activists dressed in red demonstrate outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London as part of a wave of protests by Extinction Rebellion in October © Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

FT City Network says government and business must address challenges of climate change

Nov. 14, 2019


Two of the world’s biggest fund management bosses have called for a rethink of capitalism and its obsession with constant economic growth, in a plaintive appeal for business and governments to deal more decisively with the challenges of climate change.

18/11/19
Author: 
Jeffery R. Webber & Forrest Hylton
“Instead of society conquering a new content for itself, it only seems that the state has returned to its most ancient form, the unashamedly simple rule of the military sabre and the clerical cowl.”  Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

In office since 2006, Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, has been overthrown in a coup d’état. Debate on how this happened and what it all means has been proliferating on the international left. Ashley Smith talked with Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton, two long-time observers of Bolivia, to get a better sense of the issues at stake.

15 November 2019

What kind of coup has taken place in Bolivia, and what are the stakes in labelling it a coup?

 

15/11/19
Author: 
Matt Wilgress
Interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez talks during a conference at the presidential palace on November 13, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. Javier Mamani / Getty Images

In Bolivia, the military, police, and right-wing extremists have carried out a coup against the elected government. They intend to remain in power by violently suppressing the country's indigenous and poor.


November 14, 2019

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