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Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a new left-wing coalition in protests across France against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is under way in advance of snap parliamentary elections. About 21,000 police and gendarmes were deployed at rallies on June 15 with...
Hong Kong found 14 pro-democracy activists guilty of subversion in the largest use yet of a China-imposed National Security Law (NSL). They included former lawmakers Leung Kwok-hung and Helena Wong, journalist-turned-campaigner Gwyneth Ho, and ordinary Hong Kongers who joined the mass protests of...
For years, the African National Congress rose above politics in South Africa. It was a movement dedicated to freeing Black people from the oppression of white minority rule and to the lofty principle of democracy, equality and a better life for all South Africans. That has been difficult for the ANC...
Campus protests by pro-Palestinian activists spread across Europe on May 7 as some called for a break in academic ties with Israel over the war in Gaza, while schools increasingly faced the question under debate in the US: Allow or intervene? German police broke up a protest by several hundred pro...
At least 200 people were arrested at UCLA on May 2, bringing the nationwide total of arrests to more than 2,000 at dozens of college campuses since police cleared an encampment at Columbia University in mid-April, according to a tally by The Associated Press. Demonstrations—and arrests—have occurred...
A Thai court sentenced the prominent human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa, 39, to a further two years and 20 days in prison and a fine of 100 baht ($2.70) for royal insult, breaching of an emergency decree, and other charges related to a speech he made at a political rally in 2021. Arnon is currently...
Pro-Palestinian encampments and demonstrations have cropped up at dozens of college campuses across the U.S., many turning chaotic as police arrived to disperse crowds and take protesters into custody. Still, student activists nationwide appear determined to show their support for people in Gaza and push their universities to divest from companies with ties to Israel or who otherwise profit from its war with Hamas.
The Taliban’s “abusive” educational policies are harming boys as well as girls in Afghanistan, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Wednesday. The Taliban have been globally condemned for banning girls and women from secondary school and university, but the rights group says there has...
A ceremony was held on Victims of Fascism Street in the Otoka neighborhood of Sarajevo on Friday, marking the 30th anniversary of the deaths of nine people who were killed when three mortar shells were fired from positions held by the Bosnian Serb Army. Five of the dead were children; 38 other...
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has strengthened his calls for a ceasefire as Palestinian authorities reported that more than 10,000 people have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza. The secretary-general told reporters on Monday that Gaza was becoming a “graveyard for children,” with...