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Major COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison, Assange’s family raise alarm

According to Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, at least 56 inmates were found to be infected in the block where he is held. Assange, along with nearly 200 other inmates of his house block, had been under lockdown since November 18

Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

University of Manchester students stage occupation of campus against insensitivity of authorities

The occupation was led by UoM Rent Strike, alongside the campaign group ‘9K 4 WHAT?. The protesters were agitating against the extremely high rent and lack of support during the COVID-19  pandemic

Chamber-House-of-Lords-Houses-Parliament-London UK government’s bill violating Brexit deal faces setback 

The UK parliament’s House of Lords voted overwhelmingly against key clauses of the government’s new Brexit bill, which breaches the existing exit treaty signed by the UK with the European Union earlier this year 

Corbyn suspended from Labour Party, calls for a British left-wing alternative grows

The suspension came after Jeremy Corbyn challenged the EHRC report on anti-semitism in the Labour Party under his leadership

Anti-fascists across the UK honor volunteers of the International Brigade

Around 2500 volunteers from Britain and Ireland participated in the Spanish Civil War supporting the Spanish Left and Republican forces against the fascist forces led by Francisco Franco

Venezuela’s ability to fight COVID-19 is hamstrung by 31 metric tons of gold stolen from its treasury

The Bank of England has refused to hand over 31 metric tons of gold that belongs to Venezuela. This gold worth $1.95 billion is planned to go toward the purchase of essential medical equipment and supplies

Students organize amid fresh pandemic outbreak in British universities

Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in universities in the United Kingdom. Student activists talk about the challenges they face and the kind of organizing that is happening

Venezuelan gov’t wins appeal on gold reserves held in the UK

The English Court of Appeal overturned a ruling “unequivocally” recognizing opposition leader Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader.

Spike in COVID-19 in UK New spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK puts university students in peril

Various students and youth groups have denounced the failure of the Tory government to take necessary precautions to tackle the predicted spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK

Extradition trial concludes, Assange to remain in prison until verdict in January

The trial concluded after 18 days of extensive submissions from experts and witnesses over a range of aspects concerning the persecution of Wikileaks in the US

Witnesses in Assange trial say complete isolation very likely in US

According to witnesses, once extradited, Assange is likely to receive “degrading and desolate” treatment in US prisons, which includes being put under complete isolation

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