Right to protest
Colombia’s President withdraws tax proposal following mass protests and other stories

Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

National strike in Colombia continues for a second day

Thousands of Colombians, for a second consecutive day, mobilize in rejection of the far-right President Ivan Duque’s neoliberal tax reform, which seeks to make the working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Colombia strikes against neoliberal onslaught

Hundreds of thousands protested in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque.

Colombia on strike against the far-right and neoliberalism

Organizations reject Duque’s neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia’s working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic

‘Kill the Bill’ protests continue across UK against Tory police bill

Provisions in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposed in the UK parliament will give the police more discretionary powers to control protests and public gatherings

Global Security Bill-France Protests against proposed ‘global security’ law continue in France 

The French government introduced a bill which grants more autonomy to local police, expands use of surveillance drones and portable cameras by police patrols, and makes illegal the dissemination of images where police officers can be identified

Filipinos take to the streets opposing Duterte’s Anti-Terror Law

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3.

Philippines anti-terror law protest Activists and citizens rally against new anti-terror law in the Philippines

Critics argue that the new anti-terror law pushed through parliament by the Rodrigo Duterte administration makes it easier to criminalize dissent and crack down on critics

Greek Protests Greek communists denounce government bill prohibiting demonstrations

A bill introduced by the New Democracy goverment permits the authorities to impose restrictions on the use of roads and spaces for demonstrations. It also enables authorities to ban demonstrations and penalize the organizers

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