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Blood continues to spill in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, so far in 2022, 99 social activists and 22 ex-combatants were assassinated in Colombia, in addition to over 180 people killed in 51 massacres

National strike in Panama continues amid heavy repression

Thousands of Panamanians have been on strike since July 1 to demand the government of Laurentino Cortizo take immediate action to address the country’s economic crisis

National strike in Ecuador was also a strike for people’s health

Strengthening the health system and addressing social and environmental determinants of health ranked high among the demands of the national strike in Ecuador, yet provisional agreement with government leaves it unclear if advances will be made

Francia Márquez: “The vice presidency is a means, the end is to achieve peace and dignity”

The Francia Marquez phenomenon revolutionized Colombian politics and set the stage for the victory of the first progressive government in its history.

Turkey recalibrates its role in the region

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks about the recent political maneuvering by Turkey around the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden, and its revival of relations with Saudi Arabia

Hospital workers strike - London Contract workers at St. George’s Hospital in London gear up for more strikes

The outsourced workers already went on a three-day strike from May 30 and a week-long strike from June 20 demanding withheld pay and better contract terms from their employer, the Mitie Group 

Tunisian President Kais Saied releases new draft constitution ahead of referendum

The draft constitution, which has not been fully released to the public, provides increased power to the president, and decenters the role of the parliament and judiciary

Sri Lanka crisis IMF releases statement after “significant progress” in talks with Sri Lanka, fuel supplies halted and schools closed

The lack of fuel has brought the entire nation to a halt and severely affected other sectors – one of them being education. Starting June 20, at least three universities and schools in the main cities have remained closed

Swaziland One year after a brutal crackdown, the struggle for democracy remains alive in Swaziland

June 29 was observed as a day of commemoration in Swaziland to honor the dozens of people killed by the forces of King Mswati III during the unprecedented anti-monarchist uprising of 2021

Pride March - Europe 1 Pride for people, not for profit

Working class sections and youth groups in Europe have resolved to fight both LGBTQ+phobia and rainbow capitalism in order to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ people worldwide

Save Akamas - Cyprus Progressives in Cyprus intensify campaign to save Akamas peninsula

The Cyprus government’s plan to facilitate pro-business developmental works in the ecologically sensitive Akamas peninsula has invoked large-scale protests from environmentalists and other progressive sections in the country

Pakistan climate crisis Climate change deepens crisis in Pakistan

Since March 2022, Pakistan has been experiencing an unprecedented heatwave and a series of extreme climate events ranging from flash floods to forest fires. Experts have expressed concerns about the catastrophic impact on the health and livelihoods of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the country

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