Democratic Socialists of America

Lessons From The 2022 National Protest In Ecuador

Thursday, October 6th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT

Lessons From The 2022 National Protest In Ecuador is hosted by the DSA International Committee.

In June 2022, indigenous organizers principally led by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (CONAIE) called for a national strike in the face of rising inflation, deteriorating social services, and lack of enforcement of constitutional rights by the right-wing and neoliberal government of Guillermo Lasso.

The government responded with widespread violence and military crackdowns. Ultimately, the strikes went on for nearly a month before they brought the government to the bargaining table.

Indigenous organizers from the June 2022 national strike in Ecuador will join the DSA International Committee for a webinar in order to reflect on their organizing, report on the status of negotiations with the Ecuadorian state, and share lessons for the possibilities of massive labor action.


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