Category Archives: revolt

“Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Trapped at Polytechnic University “

“The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who attempted to flee.”

“Chronicle of an insurrection: Lebanon”

“Since October 17, Lebanon has experienced countrywide demonstrations that have toppled the prime minister and transformed Lebanese society. These demonstrations are part of a global wave of uprisings including EcuadorChile, Honduras, Haiti, Sudan, Iraq, Hong Kong, and Catalunya, in which the exploited and oppressed are challenging the legitimacy of their rulers.”

Jeffery R. Webber Interviewed on “Rebellion, Reformism, and Reaction in Latin America”

“From Chile to Ecuador, a wave of revolts against neoliberal austerity has swept through Latin America. Elections have brought the Peronists back to office in Argentina, and political crisis to Bolivia under Evo Morales. Brazil remains under the shadow of Jair Bolsonaro, but how enduring is his far-right politics, and what lessons does it signal for the rise of the right elsewhere in the region?”

Julius Gavroche: “In praise of insurrection”

“There has never been a planned revolution; revolutions occur in the heat and passion of events. Thus what we can strive for is permanent revolution.”

lundi matin: “Thoughts for times of rebellion”

“The destitution of the present state of things is not only destruction. It is at the same time the emergence of new places, the creation of forms. It is a process that builds. In the revolts against this world, moving from country to country, rushing from city to city, the destituent process remains open.”

Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan: “A Worldwide Revolution is Underway”

“Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them.”

“Latin America and the Caribbean are in flames”

“Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Haiti, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Bolivia… and counting.  The triggers might be different but they all have more than our blood in common. Every struggle in the region is connected.”

“Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’ must go on!”

Lebanon has a golden opportunity for the formation of an alternative, we should not let the ruling class reproduce itself again.”

Bree Busk: “Chileans stand fearless in the face of repression”

“What started as a student protest against fare hikes has turned into a widely supported civil uprising against President Piñera’s authoritarian neoliberal regime.”

Richard Youngs: “After Protest: Pathways beyond Mass Mobilization”

‘The case studies show that the standard criticism that activists singularly fail to move “from protest to politics” is no longer entirely fair—even if this might have been valid to some extent a decade or more ago. Yet they also suggest that maintaining effective postprotest activism can be far harder than organizing an influential protest and that all postprotest pathways easily encounter serious obstacles.’