Peoples Dispatch
This holiday season, hunger and poverty stalk the US

It’s holiday season in the United States but the country faces an unprecedented crisis as poverty and hunger are soaring and millions face the risk of evictions

Pakistan schools shut down Hit by second COVID-19 wave, Pakistan shuts educational institutions

Fresh cases of infection have started rising in the country, with over 3,000 cases being reported daily during the course of the week. Cases had substantially reduced in September, prompting educational institutions to reopen

Palestinian administrative detainee released Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras free at last

Maher al-Akhras who was sent into administrative detention in July was released on November 26. He had gone on a 104-day hunger strike demanding his freedom

Bangladesh factory fire Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice 

On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state

Migrants Protest-France Police brutality against protesting migrants in Paris draws widespread outrage

On November 23, Monday, French police brutally attacked migrants protesting at the Place de la Republique in Paris against last week’s forceful evacuation of the Saint-Denis migrant camp 

 Tunisian blogger sentenced Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts

Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12,  the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)

Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison

The technical secretary of the People’s Congress Julián Gil was released from La Picota Prison on Wednesday night

26-11 Greek Strikes - 2 Greek working class unites, strikes for health, safety and rights amid COVID-19

Workers, teachers, doctors, students and youth groups in Greece observed a nationwide general strike on November 26, putting forward a set of urgent demands in sectors including health care, education, public transport, and other areas of employment

Millions strike in India

Workers and farmers demanded the withdrawal of recent laws that will destroy their livelihood

Saudi activist faces trial Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to face trial in a terrorism court

Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul appeared in court and her body was shaking uncontrollably, her voice very soft and shaky, according to her sister

Ecuador’s National Assembly dismisses government minister María Paula Romo

María Paula Romo faced impeachment for failing to fulfill her duties during the national protest of October 2019

Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre

The families of the victims of the massacre consider General Alfredo Cuellar’s arrest as a first step towards justice

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