COLOMBIA: Students Rebel Against Police and Politicians in Support of Education Strike

Photo: Student protesters march under a banner reading, “It is Right to Rebel!” By Thomas Lambert Throughout the past several weeks, students across Colombia have taken to the streets in support of striking teachers, clashing with riot police known as the Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron (ESMAD) in a continuation of the two-day education strike that began on February 20. In Soacha, an industrial working-class suburb of … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Students Rebel Against Police and Politicians in Support of Education Strike

CHILE: Mass Rebellion Delays Latin America’s Largest Music Festival, Injures Police

Photo: Protesters behind a burning vehicle in Viña del Mar By Thomas Lambert This year’s opening of the annual Viña del Mar International Song Festival was met by hundreds of militant protesters who delayed its start with combative street battles that damaged property and injured police officers, showing that the mass rebellion in Chile persists months after metro fare hikes in the capital of Santiago … Continue reading CHILE: Mass Rebellion Delays Latin America’s Largest Music Festival, Injures Police

IRAN: Protests Flare Against Government Resulting in Media Blackout

Photo: A motorcycle is set blaze during the ongoing protests in Iran By Jennifer Kelly Earlier this month on November 15, the Iranian government announced sharp increases to fuel prices and a fuel rationing plan which would limit purchases of fuel for private vehicles to 16 gallons per month. In response, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets, blockading highways and destroying government … Continue reading IRAN: Protests Flare Against Government Resulting in Media Blackout