by Marco Teruggi
The graffiti says it all: “Out with Moreno!” Let us hope that this temporary concession does not quell the desire—the need—to get rid of Moreno, a traitor thru and thru.
Sunday night all of Ecuador turned into a celebration when authorities announced that Decree 883 that eliminated public oil subsidies would be revoked after eleven days of popular unrest. The information was released after tense talks between the Lenin Moreno Administration and the indigenous movement mainly represented by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE).
“As a result of talks, a new decree has been issued invalidating Decree 883,” informed Arnaud Peral, the representative of the United Nations in Ecuador.Read More »
Countercurrents Collective | October 14, 2019
Turkey’s military assault on the Kurdish people in Syria has already become a full-blown disaster. Horrific public executions have also been carried out amidst reports of rising death toll.
Media reports said:
The Turkish Defense Ministry informed Sunday that its troops have pushed 30-35km into the Kurdish-held territory in Syria, several kilometers beyond its proposed 30-km ‘safe zone.’Read More »
by Anish R
People’s Dispatch | October 13, 2019
The strike at the multinational automobile giant, General Motors (GM), entered its 28th day on October 13, with the company forced to come to the table following a huge blow to its profits. The strike in which over 48,000 employees are taking part has cost the company almost USD 1 billion, according to its own claim. The decline in General Motors’ stock value is another factor that has forced the management to resume talks with United Auto Workers (UAW), which is leading the strike.
The workers, who began striking on September 16, are demanding employment security and the re-opening of production units that have been closed down or are scheduled for closure. They have also demanded the expansion of medical and other benefits for both formal and informal workers, and a solution to the problem of plateauing wages.