General Strike Against the IMF Shuts Down Ecuador

10 October 2019 — Left Voice

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On Wednesday, thousands of people across Ecuador took to the streets and walked out of their workplaces on the seventh day of a national uprising against the austerity policies of President Lenín Moreno and the IMF. The national strike was coordinated by indigenous groups in conjunction with Ecuador’s biggest trade unions and the student movement, and was heavily repressed by military and police forces.

PHOTO: DAVID DIAZ ARCOS/BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Around the world in 8 Minutes Ep 58: Ecuador fights back against IMF

10 October 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

What has happened in the week of protests in Ecuador against the neoliberal economic policies of Lenín Moreno? Why are people on the streets?

In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the mounting resistance of the people of Ecuador to the neoliberal policies of Lenin Moreno. The struggle of Ecuadorians in the face of intense repression marks another moment in the Latin American outburst against the far-right whose policies have wreaked great havoc on the lives and livelihoods of all sections of the people.
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Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike

10 October 2019 — The Peoples Dispatch

The heavy-handed response of the Ecuadorian police and military to the massive mobilizations in the country has already cost eight lives with hundreds suffering grave injuries

Tens of thousands of protesters mobilized in Quito on October 9 against the neoliberal ‘package’ announced by President Lenín Moreno. Photo: Ecuador Today

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Ecuador: Lenin vs. Lenin

8 October 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Carlos Aznárez

https://cnnespanol2.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/191007162314-cnndinero-ec-protests-100719-dinero-only-full-169.jpg?quality=100&strip=info&w=1200Insurrection has always been a weapon of humble peoples, those wretched of the earth of which Frantz Fannon spoke. It is a necessary alternative and a mirror in which one must obligatorily look at oneself, when the moment comes when the possibilities of dialogue with those above are exhausted, and the one below moves from the left. One fine day, the humiliated and dispossessed stand up and shout a forceful “enough is enough” and from that moment everything becomes possible, right up to the seizure of power.

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Ecuador’s president retreats from capital in face of growing mass protests By Andrea Lobo

9 October 2019 — WSWS

In the face of a continuing strike and a mass indigenous mobilization against an IMF-dictated austerity package, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno moved his government from the capital of Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil, where he is now directing a police-state crackdown.

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Ecuador raging against IMF’s measures, protesters storm parliament building

9 October 2019 — Counter Currents

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Amid widespread demonstrations by people, clashes with riot police, and general strike by transport workers over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dictated neo-liberal measures, protesters stormed Ecuador’s parliament building in Quito, the capital city.

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Too hungry for power, too inept to rule: Moreno & his neoliberalism are behind Ecuador’s turmoil, ex-president Correa tells RT

8 October 2019 — RT

Too hungry for power, too inept to rule: Moreno & his neoliberalism are behind Ecuador’s turmoil, ex-president Correa tells RT

Demonstrators clash with police officers during a protest against austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador on October 8, 2019. © Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Ecuadorian authorities are trying hard to shift the blame for ongoing protests on foreign influence, yet they are the ones who have mishandled the economy, and now refuse to give up power, ex-president Rafael Correa told RT.

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State of exception in Ecuador amid strong protests By Christian Salas

3 October 2019 — Telesur

Demonstrators clash with riot police during protests after Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's government ended four-decade-old fuel subsidies, in Quito | Photo: Reuters

Police repression continues in Quito’s historic center Thursday evening where thousands of protesters are marching, trying to conglomerate in front of the Presidential Palace, but are blocked by hostile police and tear gas from these militarized authorities.

The peaceful protesters have been met all day with tanks, militarized police and tear gas throughout the day-long protest, but, at the same time, organized protesters that include transport unions, students and other civil society organizations have been able to ‘take over’ areas of the historic center, say sources on the ground.

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Ecuador: The Time of People’s Rebellion

7 October 2019 — Greanville Post

Carlos Aznarez

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It is not quite the same as the uprising that occurred during Venezuela’s Caracazoin 1989 but it is very similar. In that opportunity, then President Carlos Andres Perez,beholden to the demands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), also decided to increase public transportation fares and a people’s rebellion provided the ground work for what would become Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Venezuela.

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