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Nationwide protest by Amazon workers In Italy

The strike by Amazon workers and drivers in Italy on March 22 was historic in the coming together of those employed by the corporate and third-party companies. Giuliano Granato talks about the context of the strike

‘Kill the Bill’ protests continue across UK against Tory police bill

Provisions in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposed in the UK parliament will give the police more discretionary powers to control protests and public gatherings

Amazon workers in Germany strike for binding collective agreements

Workers of six Amazon warehouses in Germany went on a 4 day strike demanding an increase in wages and to recognize binding collective agreements for the retail sector

Activists slam UK government commission’s denial of systemic racism in the country 

The commission was formed after the Black Lives Matter protests rocked the country last year. It said that while there was racial discrimination in the country, it was not systemic or deliberate

French airstrike in Mali French air strike in January killed 19 unarmed civilians in Mali, says UN report

A probe by the UN mission in Mali concluded that French airplanes attacked a wedding party in a village named Bounti on January 3, killing 22 men, only three of whom were armed

Housing Action Day-Europe Housing for people, not for profit: Rights groups demand action across Europe

Rights groups organized two days of action for housing rights across major cities in Europe. The demands included affordable housing, an end to profiteering from rents and putting a stop to evictions

Belgian workers hit the streets demanding wage hike

After contract negotiations in key sectors failed, major trade unions in Belgium organized a national strike demanding a wage hike for workers. They also sought the right to early retirement, and a pay rise for workers

Political Crisis-Slovakia Political crisis in Slovakia derails fight against COVID-19 

The incumbent coalition government in Slovakia is mired in a political crisis over disagreements on the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia, even as the country faces an acute COVID-19 crisis

Organizations across Europe mobilize against the increase in racial discrimination during the pandemic

Progressives in Europe marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with mobilizations and statements highlighting the spike in racism and xenophobia in Europe during the pandemic

US drone strikes Nine years after family members were killed in US drone strikes, Yemeni men seek justice in Germany

Ahmed and Khalid bin Ali Jaber filed an appeal in the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany in a case dealing with the death of two of their family members in a US drone strike in August 2012 that was launched from a base in Germany

French colonial crimes continue to affect lives in Polynesia

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent analysis of declassified documents from the nuclear testing done by France on the islands of Polynesia

Homophobia in Poland Progressive sections in Poland denounce attack on LGBT activists 

A masked mob of around thirty people attacked a training session of the LGBT sports club Homokomando in the city of Gdansk on March 17

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