Daily Archives: January 11, 2023

2023-01-11: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-01-10). University of California to invest $4 billion in private equity giant Blackstone. wsws.org Emboldened by the UAW's sellout, the University of California has made a substantial investment in a company that profits from the maintenance of high rent.

_____ (2023-01-10). Peru: General Strike Continues Despite Repression. popularresistance.org The general strike against Peru's coup regime is on its sixth consecutive day with barricades and roadblocks erected across the country. The weekend also saw countless illegal arrests of protesters and journalists. | According to authorities, protesters have blocked highways at 45 different points. The indigenous Aymara region of Puno is the center of opposition to the regime, with the highest number of barricades erected along highways. The roads connecting Puno to Arequipa, Cusco, and the Amazon, are among those currently blocked. | In Lima, 224 people were detained on Friday for participating in protests organ…

_____ (2023-01-10). Peru: Mass Protests And Major Challenges Ahead For The Left. popularresistance.org On December 7, 2022, the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, was removed from power, arrested and imprisoned in what is being called a coup. This followed multiple attempts by the right-wing political parties and members of Congress to oust him. In response, more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean nations refuse to recognize Dina Boluarte, who took over as president, and large numbers of people have mobilized throughout the country in protest. A general strike was declared on January 4, 2023. To help untangle the complicated political and social situation in Peru, Clearing the FOG speaks with Francesca Eman…

Ben Radford (2023-01-10). Peaceful activists arrested resisting native logging in Bulga State Forest. greenleft.org.au Police arrested two activists peacefully protesting the NSW Forestry Corporation's logging of Bulga State Forest. Ben Radford reports.

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