The ZANU(PF)-led government of Zimbabwe recently announced that the indigenization rule, which prohibits foreign mining companies from owning 50% or more of the shares,would be scrapped to allow 100% private ownership of platinum mines. The decision was soon extended to diamond mines too
The mobilizations were called by a number of social movements and trade unions to demand the withdrawal of increases in the tariffs of public services and the implementation of a national parity
Last week, the people of Haiti erupted in protests over fuel price hikes. Behind the protests lie a story of corruption by the elite, blatantly insensitive IMF policies, predatory pricing by US oil firms and the fallout of the economic war on Venezuela
The national strike and protest was against the privatization of public companies and a forthcoming deal with the International Monetary Fund. The protesters also rejected the massive layoffs, as well as the increase in fuel prices
The demonstrations were called for by the Workers’ Confederation of the Popular Economy, the Corriente Clasista y Combativa, Barrios de Pie, the Darío Santillán Popular Front and the Front of Organizations in Struggle
The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants
The marches against the austerity policies of the Mauricio Macri began on January 10 under the banner of the Trade Union Front for the National Model. Water, electricity and gas rates are in the process of being massively hiked in order to meet IMF requirements on deficit
As 2018 comes to a close, at People’s Dispatch, we take a look into various people’s movements and resistances across the globe.
Left-wing academics and politicians from across the world spoke at the forum, which served as the official opening to the 8th edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences (CLACSO)
The return of IMF ‘oversight’ over Argentina’s economy means sharp cuts in social security, wage stagnation, crackdowns on protesters and left-wing politicians, and huge profits for finance capital. A new dossier by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research looks at the crisis and the possibilities of resistance
As Argentina prepares to host the G20 heads of state summit, it stares at a long period of social and economic crises that are likely to be the byproducts of IMF-dictated austerity policies implemented by president Mauricio Macri
The World Bank, in it’s report, wants the countries to move towards deregulation of labour laws as a solution to accommodate this changing nature of work, and financing of social security measures through levying taxes such as VAT (value added tax) and cutting subsidies.