Access to education
Explained: Reasons behind the massive student debt crisis in the US

Why are so many American citizens under so much debt from trying to attain education? What is the structure of the education system which has led to this crisis?

100,000 people have become literate through MST education programs in Brazil

In 37 years of struggle, the MST has already enabled more than 100,000 people throughout Brazil to become literate. The work has been based on the Cuban literacy method “Yes, I can” and Paulo Freire’s Brazilian Cultural Circle

Thousands protest against right-wing coup attempts in Bolivia and other stories

Today we look at mobilizations in defense of the Indigenous Wiphala flag in Bolivia, protests for democracy and quality education across schools in Swaziland, and more

Ecuadorian teachers end hunger strike after court ratified progressive education law

The National Union of Educators, announced the end of the hunger strike after the Constitutional Court ratified the constitutionality and validity of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education

Thousands displaced across Afghanistan as Taliban seizes 18 cities and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing rapid advance of the Taliban across Afghanistan, the presidential and general elections in Zambia, and more

“We are telling people, vote for yourselves!”: Rehoboth Kafwabulula of Socialist Party of Zambia

The spokesperson of the Socialist Party of Zambia, Rehoboth Kafwabulula spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the upcoming elections in Zambia and the key messages they are taking to the masses

Ecuadorian teachers’ hunger strike enters fourth week

In the past three weeks, the hunger strike that began in four cities of the country has expanded to eleven provinces of the country. It has also received the support of various students’ unions, social organizations and parents

From Ayotzinapa to Mactumactzá, Mexican students continue to fight for access to education

The parents, students, teachers and teachers’ unions are calling for unconditional release of all the students who were arrested while protesting for a more fair entrance exam while teachers are demanding the reinstallation of dialogue between the CNTE and the national government

Violence and rising hunger reported in Tigray as conflict continues and other stories

Today we look at the reports of rising violence and hunger in Tigray, protests by normalista students and police repression in Mexico, and more

Israel and Hamas announce ceasefire in Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas, violent arrests of student protestors from a rural school in Mexico, and more

Paraguayans rise in rage against mishandling of COVID-19

In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we take a look at protests in Paraguay against the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive strike by bank employees in India and a protest by students in South Africa

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

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