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Daily Round-up | Ecuadorian government and people’s movements conclude talks and other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of talks concluding between the Ecuadorian government and people’s movements, a protest by Belgian educators, a strike in South Africa being interdicted, and the reversal of the acquittal of an Indian activist

Daily Round-up| Protests against NATO summit in Spain & other stories

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at protests against NATO summit in Spain; Human rights groups calling for investigation into African migrant deaths; Indigenous people in Ecuador continuing nationwide protests and protests across the US in support of abortion rights

Daily Round-up| Impact of Gaza blockade and more stories

In this episode, we bring you stories from Palestine, , the deal between the EU, Egypt and Israel on natural gas, protests against red-tagging in the Philippines and the release of an Indigenous leader from Ecuador

Ecuador court upholds Indigenous rights against oil, mining projects and other stories

Today we look at an Ecuador court ruling on Indigenous rights against extractive projects, ongoing anti-coup protests in Sudan, and more

Petroleum in Hawaii’s water after another leak at US Navy tank farm and other stories

Today we look at a fuel leak from a US Navy tank farm into Hawai’i’s water, the war in Ethiopia as federal forces retake strategic towns, and more

Ecuadorians take the streets against president Lasso’s government

Thousands of Ecuadorians have taken to the streets across the country in rejection of a recent increase in fuel prices, which far exceeds the current prices in the world market. The protests are the largest anti-government protests in the five months of Lasso’s administration

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s economic policies

Trade unions and social organizations demand annulment of presidential decrees that increase the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, among other claims

Ecuadorian teachers on hunger strike to demand implementation of Intercultural Education law

The law seeks to increase the budget for the education sector, guarantee inclusive and quality public education, increase the basic salary of teachers, re-employ teachers fired or dismissed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other measures

What’s happening in Ecuador?

Five days out from the second round of elections in Ecuador, Peoples Dispatch brings you a report on some of the key elements to look out for this week

How Ecuador’s US-backed, coup-supporting ‘ecosocialist’ candidate Yaku Pérez aids the right-wing

Ecuador’s presidential candidate Yaku Pérez supported coups in Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. His US-backed party Pachakutik and supposedly “left-wing” environmentalist campaign is being promoted by right-wing corporate lobbyists.

University students and professors in Ecuador protest against budget cuts

The neoliberal government of President Lenín Moreno announced a budget cut of around 100 million USD in the public higher education sector in response to the economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country