The protests flared hours after it was announced in the early hours of Friday that the price of petrol would be raised by 50 percent for the first 60 litres (16 gallons) and by 300 percent for anything above that each month.
“Sustaining a movement requires the vital participation of the youth and women in the front lines. Pakistan farmers and workers face very complex forms of exploitation and oppression. Struggling for genuine change requires mobilizing the strength of youth and women,” said Azra Sayeed, the executive director of Roots for Equity
The unions rejected SAA’s revised wage offer late on Thursday, and are also striking over the carrier’s plans to cut more than 900 jobs in a bid to stem financial losses and end a reliance on state bailouts.
Early Monday, the police tried storming the campus at the main entrance and made some arrests. But the occupiers fought back with dozens of firebombs and set barricades ablaze, forcing the police to retreat.
Cambodia currently has nearly 50 million hectares of growing area for the banana variety now exportable to China. The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) recently greenlit four new Cambodian plantations to export their bananas to the Chinese market.
Last October, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) participated in the annual Coordinating Committee Meeting and other events of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).