News Wire
US troops in Syria. Calls for end of US military intervention in Syria grow louder

Iran, Iraq and Russia have raised the issue at the ongoing UN General Assembly session, while some representatives in the US Congress have proposed an amendment in the annual defense spending bill. If passed, it will stop all funding for US military operations in Syria   

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

Libyan lawmakers Libya’s eastern parliament votes to withdraw confidence from interim government

The vote is a blow to the UN-mediated peace talks between close to 75 political and tribal factions in the country, as well as the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections that are scheduled for December 24 

Russian elections Russian communists allege widespread rigging in legislative elections

Leftist sections alleged blatant manipulation of the electronic voting system, following last-minute victories for candidates from the incumbent United Russia party in most of the parliamentary constituencies falling in the city of Moscow

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

Canadian elections Trudeau set for a third term as Canadian prime minister, but fails to secure majority

The results of the snap elections announced by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, two years ahead of the scheduled dissolution of the House of Commons, will maintain the status quo in parliamentary composition

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

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Israel-BDS-south-africa Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel’s observer status at African Union

Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel’s sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people

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  

    × To Subscribe