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08.05.2021

What is happening in Colombia?

What is happening in Colombia?

In this interview, we speak with Joshua Collins, a freelance journalist based in Bogotá, Colombia, from where he covers Latin America. We talk about why people are demonstrating in Colombia and why these protests are different from previous ones. We also examine the political context in which they are taking… »

29.04.2021

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, on February 1, the Tatmadaw, the national Army, regained power with a coup, declaring a state of emergency for a year and arresting civilian leaders, whose government it had been ratified again with an overwhelming victory for the National League… »

09.04.2021

Free Ahmed Samir, Ongoing Protest All Around The World

Free Ahmed Samir, Ongoing Protest All Around The World

Ahmed Samir Santawy is a master’s student at Central European University (Austria), whose research focuses on the history of female reproductive rights in Egypt. Ahmed has been arrested by the Egyptian authorities in Cairo during a home visit on February 1 and was accused of “joining a terrorist organization”, “financing… »

23.03.2021

The pope in Iraq

The pope in Iraq

The Pope’s decision to visit Mesopotamia must be carefully considered, given the complexity of the geopolitical issues of the Near and Middle East. The Pope went to a place that is the scene of a geopolitical clash, where there are armies of foreign powers loathed by the local populations, where… »

17.03.2021

India Should Hold the Line on Myanmar

India Should Hold the Line on Myanmar

A chaotic situation in Myanmar ensuing from the geopolitical struggle would have serious consequences for the security of India’s North Eastern region. The Indian government has done the right thing by sending an advisory to the four northeastern states — Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh — to be… »

23.12.2020

Find solutions for causes of protests in Sulaymaniyah

Find solutions for causes of protests in Sulaymaniyah

For two weeks now, citizens in the Sulaymaniyah governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan have been protesting the barren living conditions that they are facing. For months on end they have not (or only partly) been receiving their salaries from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). With a majority of the Kurdish… »

24.11.2020

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Despite the rapidly worsening situation in terms of human rights, Hong Kong overtakes Italy in about one thing: police officers can be identified by appropriate alphanumeric codes. They tend to hide them, though. On November 19th, the High Court stated that concealing their codes during the demonstrations that occurred in… »

27.10.2020

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

The evenings in Sofia’s Independence Square have been noisier than usual this summer. Crowds have been gathering at this spot in front of the parliament since early July. “Ostavka,” they chant; it means “resignation” in Bulgarian. What started as outrage at a prominent politician who treated a public beach as… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

30.08.2020

XR v Exxon

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead  to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas fields. The protestors accuse the oil company of trying to cloak… »

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