Peoples Dispatch
Under the shadow of Duterte, Filipinos remember the crimes of Ferdinand Marcos

Protests were held across the Philippines to mark the declaration of martial law by dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. The protests were especially significant ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for next year

Bangladeshi journalists to protest state intimidation

Journalists will stage protests across the country on Thursday after the bank details of the leaders of their organizations were sought by the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit

241 million vaccine doses to go to waste if not redistributed immediately

G7 countries will have 1.2 billion vaccines available for donation by the end of 2021 even after maintaining booster shot campaigns for all adults

Left organizations and trade unions protest plan to raise retirement age of Swiss working women

In June, the Swiss Federal parliament agreed to raise the retirement age of women to 65 from 64. This is in a country where an 8% wage gap exists between men and women with equal qualifications, and the latter receive one-third less the retirement benefits that their male counterparts get

76th session of the UN General Assembly begins in New York; focus on climate change and vaccine equity 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked rich countries to deliver on their promise to provide USD 100 billion annually to help developing countries in their fight against climate change

Tunisian political parties release statement urging judiciary, military to uphold the constitution

The statement comes after a weekend of protests opposing the president’s actions in July, which many call a coup and unconstitutional

Workers of Airbus plants in Germany protest restructuring, demand job security

Under the leadership of the IG Metall union, workers of Airbus and its subsidiary, Premium Aerotec, protested the company’s plans for restructuring, which will likely affect 13,000 jobs in its German plants

Israel re-captures last two escapees of Gilboa prison; Palestinians continue solidarity protests

Palestinians are opposing the Israeli administrative detention policy under which prisoners are kept behind bars for long durations without charge or trial. They are also protesting the recent punitive measures imposed after six prisoners escaped Gilboa prison

Workers in Helsinki protest plans to corporatize public transport

The board of the Helsinki City Transport has approved the proposal to turn it into a limited liability company. Workers are worried that the company may be privatized and their jobs will be at risk

Junta forces set dozens of houses on fire amid escalation of conflict with resistance groups

Following the declaration of “defensive war” against the military junta by the opposition groups, incidences of violence against the defense volunteers and civilians have escalated

Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges

Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist  

Protests erupt at the opening of biennial international arms fair in London

The  Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is held at the Exhibition Centre London where armament manufacturers showcase their latest products and technologies

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