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Quebec student strike: Do you hear the noise?

Tonight, I took a casserole [saucepan] and I came timidly out into the street.

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Support grows for striking Quebec students

Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

New Honduran political party weighs in against chaos and crime

Killings and crime make present day Honduras look like the former U.S. "wild west." Yet the "sheriffs" - read police and armed forces - are in cahoots with the bad guys.

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Interview with Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo: They'll see that it's worthwhile

She's president of the Chilean Students' Federation, and a picture of Karl Marx hangs in her office. Camila Vallejo, 23 years old, has been instrumental in propelling Chile's student movement, mobilized now for almost six months.

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Amidst global Occupy movement, Chilean students show the way

Building over five months, students there have moved from immediate demands to an overall critique of Chile's dominant political-economic system.

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Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico

A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.

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The student leader who put Chile’s government against the ropes

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.

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Chileans demand free education

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.

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