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Eyewitness from mass protests and police repression in Catalonia

Angry protests swept Catalonia last weekend over harsh jail sentences handed down to activists who called the 2017 independence referendum. Over 350,000 people marched last Saturday.

‘We are witnessing an insurrection against 30 years of neoliberalism in Chile’

What’s happening in Chile at the moment can be called an insurrection. 

Movement in Lebanon demands fall of the government

Protesters in Lebanon are calling for “revolution”. They are demanding an end to corruption and poverty—and the fall of the government.

GM auto strikers debate new deal, while Chicago teachers take action

Workers at General Motors (GM) plants and factories across the US are voting on a tentative deal

Marchers fight cops back in Hong Kong

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Revolt over cost of living defies troops on the streets of Chile

Protests over a fares hike quickly became a much broader struggle—and stayed on the streets despite a crackdown

Mass protests and strikes for democracy in Catalonia

A general strike brought much of Catalonia to a standstill on Friday.

International round-up - US car workers’ strike continues

Bosses at General Motors n the US offered a new contract, as a strike of nearly 50,000 workers entered its fifth week

Protests in Ecuador force government to back down

Protesters in Ecuador have forced the government to cancel an austerity package

Protests around the world for the planet

From Germany to India, the US to New Zealand, people from around the world took action in unity to demand climate justice.

International Rebellion over climate change reaches 60 countries

Organisers say rebels in around 60 countries will take action during the two-week International Rebellion.

International round-up: Trump keeps up attacks on migrants

Trump keeps up attacks on migrants

Protesters in Hong Kong resist as rulers’ mask slips

Authorities in Hong Kong have resorted to using old, authoritarian laws to try and suppress a pro-democracy movement. It has sparked more furious protests.

Donald Trump backs a Turkish invasion of Syria

Donald Trump gave the go-ahead for a Turkish invasion of northern Syria on Monday in another betrayal of the Kurdish people.

Protester shot in Hong Kong on China anniversary

Police shot an 18 year old man during angry pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Repression against migrants across the EU

A deadly crackdown on refugees is spreading across Europe.

Austrian Tories make gains and Nazi vote falls

Talks following Austria’s snap general election on Sunday are likely to produce another right wing government.

Defiance in Egypt despite harsh state repression

Mahienour el-Massry was arrested in the the clampdown (Pic: Egypt Solidarity Initiative)

Revolt in Haiti grows against shortages, corruption and US

Months of protests have developed into an uprising that has the potential to bring down the Haitian president

Mobilisation in Catalonia after more repression

Nine Catalan independence activists have been arrested on charges of terrorism and rebellion. The Spanish state deployed 500 police officers to carry out the arrests.

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