Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism 2017
In 2017, the tens of social movements and organizations that are part of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, and which mobilized last year, will continue their activities and demonstrations in different countries of the Americas. The strongest days will be November 16-18, when thousands of people of the continent will gather for a Meeting in Montevideo (capital of Uruguay). Real World Radio will cover the work agenda and the demonstrations in the framework of the Continental Day throughout the year.
Environmental activist Kwami Dodzi Kpondzo, of Togo, member of the Executive Committee of Friends of the Earth International, highlighted the huge popular mobilization at the Meeting in Montevideo as part of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, held in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, on November 16-18. Watch video
We need to “end with the right-wing that today is dishonestly occupying the spaces we, somehow, have left open”, said Francisca “Pancha” Rodríguez, of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile (Anamuri) at the opening ceremony of the Meeting in Montevideo. Just like her, Marcelo Abdala, secretary general of PIT-CNT, restated the need to be united in this struggle. Read more
The main avenue in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, was flooded this morning by thousands of people participating in the Meeting in Montevideo as part of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism. Over 3000 people coming from all countries of the Americas marched together with Uruguayan workers and activists amid a strike organized by the Uruguayan central union PIT-CNT to support the mobilization as part of this meeting, which will come to an end on Saturday 18. Read more
“Not only have the mega agreements, such as TPP, TTIP and hopefully TISA, fallen over, but many countries are now withdrawing from investment agreements because of the outrage at investor-State dispute settlement. The whole neoliberal model is beginning to implode”, said Kelsey in an interview with Real World Radio, during a visit to Montevideo, Uruguay. Watch video
The Montevideo Meeting will take place on November 16-18 in this Uruguayan city, in the framework of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, which gathers since 2015 the most representative social forces of the Americas. The Meeting was launched on Tuesday in Montevideo. See gallery
"We will not allow power to silence the voices of the movement and the popular classes, or to defeat, persecute and repress the struggles carried out in defense of sovereignty", said the Chair of environmental federation Friends of the Earth International, Karin Nansen. Read more
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