Red Revolution Media Independent News | Socialist Politics, Anti-Imperialism, Anti-Racism, Activism, Protest Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:37:25 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Red Revolution Media 32 32 167253579 Chile Awakens: The End of the Neo-Liberal “Miracle” Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:34:27 +0000 Chileans have awoken. Millions of people have risen up against their billionaire president and decades of neoliberal policies, challenging what free-market economists have called an economic “miracle”. redfish went to Chile, where neoliberalism was born, to speak to those fighting to end it. Subscribe to Updates From Red Revolution Media Support Red Revolution Red Revolution […]]]> 204798 Demonstrators Protest Outside Paris’ Bouffes Du Nord Theatre as Macron Attends Play Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:11:21 +0000 Anti-government protesters gathered outside the Paris’s Bouffes du Nord Theatre on Friday, where French President Emmanuel Macron was attending a performance. Footage shows protesters chanting outside the building, as French security guards arrived to the scene carrying shields and calling on demonstrators to step back. The president was reportedly evacuated from the theatre with his […]]]> 204791 Stormzy and Gary Neville: How Privilege Works in 21st-Century Britain Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:54:27 +0000 Actor Laurence Fox, scion of one of the most influential acting families in the UK, is the object of widespread criticism after his recent appearance on Question Time. Contributing to a panel discussion on the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from the royal family, he insisted that the media’s […]]]> 204787 US Flags Burned as Demonstrators Hold Pro-Government Rally in Iran Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:40:19 +0000 Iranian government supporters held a rally in Tehran on Friday, in response to international criticism of Iranian authorities and ongoing tensions in the region. “I want to tell the enemies of Iran, especially America and criminal Trump, that you can’t do a damn thing. We always support our supreme leader and our country,” one of […]]]> 204781 In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:06:46 +0000 Nationwide protests against the government of Emanuel Macron entered their seventh continuous week today in France, as between 187,000 (a government estimate) and 250,000 people (the unions’ count) took to the streets to oppose Macron’s plans to radically alter the country’s pension plan, seen by many as the crown jewel in France’s substantial welfare state. Led by […]]]> 204777 Bernie Sanders Denounces Trump Effort to Divide Democrats Sat, 18 Jan 2020 04:57:16 +0000 After President Donald Trump earlier in the day accused Democrats in Congress of “rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders,” the 2020 presidential candidate shot back Friday evening to say the president’s effort to divide Democrats would be unsuccessful. “Let’s be clear about who is rigging what,” Sanders said in a statement. “It is Donald […]]]> 204774 Thunberg Joins Climate Protest in Switzerland Ahead of Davos Summit Sat, 18 Jan 2020 04:47:15 +0000 Sixteen-year-old Swedish student and environmental activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of climate change protesters in Lausanne for the ‘Fridays for Future’ rally on Friday, ahead of the 2020 Davos Summit of world leaders, set to take place next week. “We are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so […]]]> 204771 Racism, Colonialism and Slavery: Why ‘Empire’ Needs to Be Removed From the UK Honours System Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:34:29 +0000 Too many national honours nominees in the UK have been put in an impossible dilemma. Either they reject their well-deserved award or accept it with grave anxieties because of the “British empire” tag to the names. MBE, OBE and CBE stand for “member”, “officer” and “commander” of “the most excellent order of the British empire”. For a […]]]> 204768 Anti-Government Activists Hit Streets for Night Protest in Lebanon Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:19:36 +0000 In another round of lively nighttime protests, demonstrators took to the streets of Lebanese streets on Thursday. Footage shows protesters marching and chanting as they descend upon Beirut central street. “We are calling for an independent government,” said a member of the Seven political party in the protest. Lebanon’s new round of protests has been […]]]> 204759 Clashes Erupt in Lyon as Unions March to Oppose Planned Pension Reform Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:04:52 +0000 Nearly 16,000 people took to the streets of Lyon on Thursday, as part of a new day of action against the government’s planned reform of the pension system. Footage shows police forces charging protesters and firing tear gas, as groups of demonstrators threw paint bombs and hurled rocks against the agents. Members of different sectors […]]]> 204755