There were massive protests for Kashmir across the globe that went on for several weeks; there are mass protests in Algeria, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Syria, Iran, Ecuador, Iraq, Kashmir, Palestine (despite the occupations), Catalonia, Guinea, Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, France. There are so many protests across Latin America that they have been dubbed ‘the Latin America Spring’. Capitalism is in turmoil & a profound crisis.

What there haven’t been is protests in solidarity with Palestinians, for refugee rights, or in opposition to the several wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Libya. The protesters in those many countries are where hope lies for rebuilding the international antiwar & solidarity movements which are now in a state of total collapse. Because of the police & military violence against their protests, no one understands solidarity better than the oppressed who rise up against inequality & exploitation & for democracy.

In this photo riot police lobbing tear gas are grabbing a protester at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Nov. 18, 2019.

(Photo by Ng Han Guan/AP)