Peoples Dispatch
Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal

In response to students' protests, Indian university shuts down campus In response to students’ protest, Indian university closes down campus

The administration of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences shut down its Hyderabad campus after students protested fee hikes that will affect those from marginalized sections

Palestinian detainee died due to torture and neglect in Israeli jail: prisoners' groups Palestinian detainee died due to torture and neglect in Israeli jail: prisoners’ groups

31-year-old Nasser Majed Taqatqa died at the Nitzan prison on July 16. Palestinian prisoners’ groups said that his autopsy report showed that he had been tortured and denied medical treatment

The Raise the Wage Act crosses one barrier but many more remain The Raise the Wage Act crosses one barrier but many more remain

The Raise the Wage Act that mandates the gradual hike in minimum wage to $15 an hour was approved by the US House of Representatives but will face a tough challenge in the Senate and president Donald Trump

Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain

The workers of the Cordoba and Vizcaya power grid plants of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) staged protests under the leadership of the unions, Workers’ Commission (CCOO) and UGT

Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis

The education sector is in shambles due to the government’s decision to freeze new hiring, casualization of primary and secondary school teachers, and the failure to pay education funds to schools

Why the political agreement in Sudan may help the military preserve its power Why the political agreement in Sudan may end up preserving the military’s power

The agreement signed on July 17 between the military junta and some sections of the opposition has enabled the former to go back on certain commitments it had made in the earlier negotiations

Bulgarian workers demand hike in night time wages Bulgarian workers demand hike in night time wages

Bulgarian workers in the security, coal mining, arms and medical care sectors, among others, are mobilizing for sustainable wages under the banner of the Podkrepa Labor Confederation and other unions

US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit US-Taliban talks to resume today after 2-day intra-Afghan summit

The discussions among various Afghan groups that began on July 7 was noteworthy for the participation of two government officials, although they attended the meeting in their private capacity

Three more Palestinians prisoners join hunger strike against administrative detention Three more Palestinians prisoners join hunger strike against administrative detention

Mohammed Nidal Abu Aker, Mohammed Attia Hassanat and Huzaifa Halabiya, who are detained in the Negev prison without charges or evidence, joined the hunger strike

82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean 82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.

Sudanese civilian protesters, military junta reach agreement on transitional government Sudanese civilian protesters, military junta reach agreement on transitional government

The civilian protesters, represented by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, and the Transitional Military Council have reached an agreement on the composition of the presidential council, which was the main point of contention for months

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