Peoples Dispatch
Greek workers stage massive protests against government policies

Unions across the education, health and maritime sectors held major demonstrations in Greece on September 24 against austerity and demanding proper state intervention

1 killed, hundreds arrested in anti-government protests in Egypt

The Day of Rage protests on September 25 saw thousands taking to the streets. Massive protests took place in Egypt over the week on the anniversary of similar protests in 2019

West Papuans reject Indonesia’s plans to extend Special Autonomy Law

In the twenty years of living under this law, Papuans say that it did not address the contested history of Papua’s integration and its outstanding political and human rights issues.

Hamas and Fatah agree to hold elections in Palestine in six months

Representatives from both the groups met in Turkey and finalized the deal to hold the first Palestinian elections after 2006. The voting will take place in all occupied territories, including eastern Jerusalem.

Groups from across the world ask UN General Assembly to act against Israeli apartheid

More than 450 civil society and human rights groups from across the globe released a letter addressed to the ongoing 75th session of the UNGA asking it to revive its anti-apartheid bodies and take action to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

Why are Indian farmers protesting Modi’s agriculture bills?

The government passed three bills on agriculture brazenly flouting parliamentary rules and ignoring the protesting farmers across the country.

Hamas and Fatah begin reconciliation talks in Turkey

The meeting is a follow-up of an earlier meeting in which their general secretaries took part earlier this month. The factions have agreed to adhere to a principle of peaceful transfer of power on the basis of fresh elections

Citing dismal pay, teachers to boycott classes in Zimbabwe

The average salary of a public school teacher has dropped to the equivalent of USD 30-35 a month. The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association says they cannot afford to work until salaries are restored to the equivalent of USD 50

United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following November referendum

As per the proposed amendments to the constitution, the president will have to appoint as prime minister the leader of the party with the majority of seats in parliament

Protests break out in Iraq after kidnapping of activist

The protests broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah over the weekend after the kidnapping of Sajjad Al-Iraqi, a prominent anti-establishment activist, who was abducted by unidentified men late on Saturday

Facebook blocks dozens of accounts just days ahead of anti-pipeline social media campaign

Dozens of Facebook accounts were blocked ahead of a scheduled social media campaign against the Coastal GasLink project, in support of the Wet’suwet’en tribe in Canada

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