Protest

UK’s Deportation of Asylum-Seekers to Rwanda Halted—But Fight ‘Not Over Yet’

“It shouldn’t take a European Court to tell the U.K. government a simple fact: It’s morally repugnant to trade human beings for cash,” said one group in London. JESSICA CORBETT Human rights campaigners celebrated late Tuesday after a European court ruling led…

Peace Woman enters Nuclear Base via Canoe

On 14th June, the 5th day of the FABB camp, Ginnie Herbert entered the naval base at Coulport. She was accompanied by 3 other peace and environmental activists in their single canoes with banners flying. 2 independent press photographers witnessed…

Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

Taking a stand against the culture of violence Written by Kristina Hadzi-Vasileva Hundreds took to the streets of Skopje on February 3 to protest the authorities’ failure to take action against sexual predators who run online networks facilitating the exchange…

“It’s worse than prison”: appeal to close Milan Repatriation Centre for undocumented migrants

The Permanent Centre for Repatriation (CPR) located in Corelli street, Milan, Italy, earned its nickname ‘Milan’s Little Guantanamo’ when it was closed after numerous complaints of violence and power abuse in 2013 (at the time its name was CIE, Centre…

Blowing up pipelines

Walter Benjamin famously described revolution as humanity’s attempt to “activate the emergency brake” in the locomotive of history. His words, written amid the turmoil of World War II, still ring true in times of climate crisis and runaway ecological breakdown.…

Belarus: End ongoing human rights violations, UN rights chief urges

The human rights situation in Belarus continues to deteriorate, particularly with respect to peaceful assembly, the UN rights chief said on Friday, urging the government to put an end to ongoing violations and “take steps towards a genuine, respectful and…

Poland’s national women’s strike sees mass walkouts in opposition to near-total abortion ban

A nationwide women’s strike is being held in Poland on Wednesday, as people continue to demonstrate against the near-total abortion ban that was imposed after a court ruling last week. On the seventh consecutive day of protests against the legal…

The Endgame in Belarus is in View

The odds appear to be still in favour of President Alexander Lukashenko. Possibly, Moscow is also betting on that. M.K. Bhadrakumar After a lull of the past 3-4 weekends, the anti-government protests in Minsk, Belarus, roared back to life today. This comes…

Chile: Social protest returns to the streets

Thousands of protesters on Friday took over the central Plaza de la Dignidad (Baquedano) of this capital, while other riots were also reported in separate cities such as Valparaíso, Concepción and Temuco. That was the culmination of a week that…

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

Thousands have gathered to protest the results of a recent parliamentary election marred by allegations of vote-buying. Police moved to break up the demonstrations using water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas. Protesters demonstrating against the results of parliamentary election have…

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