McDonalds workers in Chicago went on strike to demand a $15 minimum wage, an increase in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and a union for all. McDonalds and its franchises have been widely criticized for their union-busting practices, which sometimes are harsher than many other multinational corporations.
Anarchists gathered at the ESEIA (Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers) office in solidarity with the hunger strike of the former N17 member Dimitris Koufontinas, which began on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens where he will be able to see visitors and receive better medical care.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Santiago in a round of demonstrators to demand the resignation of right-wing president Sebastián Piñera and the end of decades of neoliberal policies in Chile. Police repressed the protest with water cannons and tear gas, dispersing the crowd which would soon reorganize at various sites across the capital.