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On second anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world

Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea

Counting underway for historic union vote at Alabama’s Amazon unit

The federal labor watchdog has begun counting on March 30, which could take days to finish. The unionization drive has shone light on the abysmal workplace conditions of US’ largest employer

Sweeping law to limit voting access passed in the US state of Georgia

Georgia’s state legislature passed a law which drastically reconstitutes the State election board, requires mandatory identification proofs for absentee voters, and makes it illegal to offer food or water to voters standing in line

Section 112 and rubber bullets: Thai state revives tools of repression amidst growing protests

With the slapping of lèse-majesté charges against protesters and the use of rubber bullets, the Thai government is bringing back the usual means of repression against the new wave of protests sweeping Bangkok in 2021

Students workers in US universities mobilize for better work conditions

After student workers at Columbia University went ahead with a strike action, their counterparts at Illinois State University and New York University are also planning strike votes as negotiations with university administrations have hit a wall

Atlanta shooting: Shock and outrage as authorities deny hate crime

Progressives have denounced statements by law enforcement officials which have denied the racial and gendered motivation of the crime and sought to humanize the perpetrator

Outrage in Philippines over mass arrest in a sanctuary school for indigenous children

26 indigenous persons, including 19 children, were taken from a sanctuary school in Cebu City by the police in a supposed rescue operation with child welfare authorities and the military

After fascist riot, Congress certifies Biden’s victory

Trump has been strongly condemned for his role in instigating the rioters, with his unproven claims of a “stolen” election and his refusal to concede. Questions have also been raised about the lax treatment of the rioters and the space afforded to them

Farmers protest India Indian farmers plan to march into New Delhi if government refuses to heed their demands

The farmers, who are camped on the outskirts of the capital Delhi, have warned that they will hold a parade in the city on January 26, Republic Day, if the government does not address their key demands

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

US Congress comes up with new COVID relief plan, but leaves much to be desired

The relief package will be the second-largest of its kind since the passing of the CARES Act in March, but is too little and too late for millions who have been pushed closer to poverty and instability by the pandemic

Assange will not get a fair trial in US, says Pentagon Papers publisher in testimony

In the recent set of testimonies, Assange’s defense team dismantled the prosecution’s argument that Assange caused any harm by publishing classified names

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