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A glimpse of global resistance and uprising in 2019

Revolution in Haiti – 2018-2019

Uprising in Haiti continues as Haitians demand the current President, Jovenel Moise, step down. Food and fuel shortages sparked the movement and Haitians began to demand the President resign. The country’s fuel shortages became so severe that stores, schools, and hospitals were unable to function. Many media outlets are reporting the uprising in Haiti as a crisis that needs U.S intervention but Haiti has long been under the thumb of neoliberalism and the people are demanding a revolution. One of the ongoing problems in Haiti is food sovereignty. The government continues to import more than half of the country’s food as opposed to investing in Haitian farmers and food production. 

Revolution in Sudan –April 11th 2019

Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the Sudanese people after 30 years in power. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered around a military base and demanded the President be removed and the country moved into a civilian rule. This did not come easy, protestors endured extreme violence and al-Bashir declared a nationwide state of emergency. Eventually, the President was overthrown. This is the country’s third revolution. 

Uprising in Chile – October 2019

In 2019, Chile had the biggest uprising in the country’s history. The uprising began as a student-led demonstration against a subway fare increase but quickly sparked into a mass revolt. Working-class Chileans had enough and took to the streets demanding government reform. The biggest social problem with Chile is the country’s ever-growing wealth gap and inequality. The people are fighting against: poor health care, privatized pensions, low minimum wages, and high living costs. Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, quickly declared a state of emergency in response to the uprising; enforcing curfews and ordering the military to “restore order”. After the military violently managed demonstrators,  Pinera lifted the state of emergency, replaced eight cabinet ministers and made some “social reform proposals” to satisfy the ears of most. 

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