The European Union and European Central bank are forcing European nations saddled with heavy debt loads to cut public services. Spain is among them.
Anational strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT), massed 400, 000 people in the capital city of Santiago and 200,000 elsewhere.
Camila Vallejo Dowling, 23, a geography student at the University of Chile and president of the Student Federation of the same university (FECH), has become the most popular and inspiring leader of the current and massive student movement there.
The Chilean education system has been caught in the eye of a storm driven by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are demanding democratic education reforms.
Who would have ever believed that one of the best medical programs in the world is free, in a third world country and primarily filled with people of color?
A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.
Pepper spray and clubs were the methods used by police in Puerto Rico against protesting students.
College students in Puerto Rico are on strike against the neoliberal education policies implenmented by the country's conservative and right-wing governor.
Students will mark Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's birthday Friday by marching on his party's headquarters, with more actions to come.
The yawning gap between the richest and the rest has to be addressed and wealth must be redistributed.