Dispatches from Movement
Shipyard workers protest-Northern Ireland Irish workers intensify struggle to save jobs at the Harland and Wolff shipyard

The 158-year-old Harland & Wolff shipyard, located in Belfast, landed in trouble when its current owner, Dolphin Drilling, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Social movements in Argentina mobilize against Macri

The intensified struggle is in response to the desperate situation that Argentinians have to face because of a spiraling economic crisis brought about by Macri’s neoliberal policies

rohingyas-in-myanmar Myanmar military weaponized sexual violence against Rohingyas: UN report

The report comes at a time when the Myanmar government’s attempts to repatriate 1,000 Rohingya families from Bangladesh failed due to widespread mistrust among the refugees.

protest-kurdish-turkey Turkish police brutally crush protests against removal of Kurdish mayors

Many Kurdish lawmakers, journalists and civilian protesters suffered injuries at the hands of the riot police. Tear gas bombs, batons and high pressure water cannons were used to suppress the protests.

Amazon forest fires evoke global concern

While Bolivia is undertaking special efforts to fight the forest fires raging across vast swathes of the Amazon, Brazil, under Bolsonaro, refuses to take extra measures, citing ‘lack of funds’.

ATW-ep-46 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 46

In this episode, we look at the killing of three Palestinians by Israeli forces, the symbolic funeral of the Okjokull glacier in Iceland and the feminist protest in Mexico against gender-based violence.

Migrant workers in Qatar score rare victory over unpaid salaries

Following strikes by migrant workers, negotiations with the government resulted in the payment of delayed salaries and the arrest of guilty company officials.

unsc-meeting China and Russia call for UNSC meeting over US missile test, provocative statements

China and Russia argued that the missile test conducted by the US and the statements by the officials that followed need to be discussed as “threats to international peace and security”.

egypt-un-anti-torture-conferen UN postpones regional conference on torture in Egypt, after rights groups oppose it

Activists oppose UN’s choice of Egypt as the venue for the conference, citing the alarmingly high incidence of human rights violations in the country.

ravidas-temple-demolition Protest sweeps India’s capital over razing of temple dedicated to Dalit saint

The temple was dedicated to the widely revered Dalit saint Ravidas, one of the major figures of the late-medieval Bhakti movement and an outspoken critic of caste oppression

pilots-strike-ryanair Ryanair pilots in the UK go on strike for better pay and work conditions

The airline was successful in securing an injunction from the Irish court, forbidding Irish pilots from joining the strike. However, the same plea was rejected by the courts in the UK.

West papua West Papua in turmoil as police repression continues

Outrage and unrest has spread across the region, due to police violence directed at demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the New York Agreement.

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