Fuel prices
Peruvian President Castillo backed into a corner amid fuel-hike protests

Castillo is facing criticism from left and right sectors and even went back on imposing a curfew in response to the truckers’ strike

Political crisis in Pakistan, Argentines honor coup victims and other stories

Today we look at Pakistan’s political scenario as PM Imran Khan faces a no-confidence motion, marches in Argentina to honour the victims of the coup, and more

Modi government to repeal farm laws, struggle continues for other demands and other stories

Today we look at the success of the Indian farmers’ struggle in pushing a repeal of 3 laws, sympathy strikes by over 40,000 Kaiser Permanente health workers in the US, and more

Oil workers go on indefinite strike against mass layoffs and dismantling of Petrobras

The state-run company is selling 8 refineries, thousands of miles of pipelines, and fuel distributors

Was the ‘fuel shortage’ in Haiti an excuse to increase the price?

On the second day of the protests over shortage of fuel in the country, Haitian government announced an increase in the price of diesel.

For second day in a row, Zimbabwean security forces unleash terror on protesters

The attacks on Bulawayo on Tuesday came a day after police killed 5 protesters and injured 26 in Harare. Protests broke out on Monday following a massive fuel hike imposed by the government

Hundreds of Ecuadorians hit the streets against Moreno’s economic ‘reforms’

The government announced a 20% increase in the price of extra premium petrol and diesel, as well as a discontinuation of over 25,000 public services in health, education and employment

“Yellow vest movement is not just about fuel tax hike, it is a crystallization of a deep social discontent and distress”

At every level, the left is actively supporting the movement of the Yellow Vests, says Cyril Benoit of the Young Communists Movement of France, in an interview with Peoples Dispatch.

Indian Left parties organise nationwide shutdown over crumbling economy

The impact of soaring petrol and diesel prices on the poor, corruption in defence deals and the loot of the economy by corporates were among the issues highlighted

Argentina says: Never again IMF!

In the late 90s, IMF intervention in the Argentine economy led to a massive crisis and provoked a major social mobilization against the organization and the government. As president Mauricio Macri seeks to repeat history, the people are preparing for another huge round of protests

Honduran transport strike gains massive public support

The strike which began with the demand to reduce fuel prices is now being supported by various sectors which are highlighting the crisis of governance in the country, and the illegitimacy of the government of Juan Orlando Hernández

Prime Minister may have resigned, but struggle will go on, Say Haitian activists

“Resignation is a strategy of the ruling class but also inspires us to continue the movement”

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