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Jacobin Radio: October Uprisings in Chile and Lebanon
October 30, 2019
Suzi talks to Pablo Abufom and Gilbert Achcar about the ongoing massive protest movements in Chile and Lebanon, where for more than two weeks the mobilization and demonstrations have spread spectacularly in breadth and depth. In Chile 1.2 million took to the streets on Oct 25 and in Lebanon protestors formed a human chain from one end of the country to another, in both places protesting the inequity of the status quo, a generalized protest against neoliberalism, and an unjust order. Protestors have demanded the resignation of their governments in both Chile and Lebanon, and Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has now resigned. Lebanon’s October uprising of dignity has shaken its long-resilient sectarian political system to its foundations.