Protests & demonstrations

Chile: Mass movement wins constitutional convention

From protests to the referendum and beyond.

Chris Clough  ·  04 November 2020

Colombia: authoritarianism in the pandemic

Protests in Colombia met with police violence

J. Garcia  ·  21 September 2020

Hong Kong: learning the right lessons

The trashing of the Legislative Council, Legco, building in Hong Kong on July 1 certainly drew the world's attention to the ongoing opposition to the proposed Extradition Law that would allow people detained in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

Europe against austerity

The continent is still deep in recession. Coordinated by Germany, France and the European Commission and Central Bank, savage austerity is being imposed on its weaker economies. KD Tait looks at resistance in Portugal and Greece and opposition in France to the new Fiscal Treaty. The southern states of the European Union – Portugal, Italy and […]

Workers Power  ·  15 October 2012

Military trials and constitutional principles

The Egyptian army’s attack on unarmed Coptic demonstrators has not occurred in a vacuum. It takes place in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to begin on 28 November and end on 10 January; following large protests against the trial of civilians by military courts; and in the midst of controversy around a new “constitutional […]

Workers Power  ·  07 November 2011

Charlie Gilmour: another example of political sentencing

Another outrageous prison sentence has been handed down to a protester, writes Rachel Brooks Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has been jailed for 16 months for violent disorder at last year’s student protests. His ‘crimes’ were sitting on the bonnet of a car carrying Charles and Camilla, and for a throwing […]

Workers Power  ·  16 July 2011

Riot girls or thinking women?

The day after the mass student walkout on 24 November, the Daily Mail ran the headline, “The Rage of the Girl Rioters”, supposedly exposing a new generation of mindless female thugs. Although the Mail described the images as “disturbing”, I think it was an inspiration to see so many young women protesting. Ninety years on […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2011

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