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Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt

Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

Unblock Cuba protests in US People across the US demand an end to the blockade of Cuba

Anti-war protesters participated in the nationwide demonstrations against the Biden administration’s escalation of tensions with Cuba and the “criminal” sanctions imposed on the island nation

As Daniel Hale awaits sentencing, US military-industrial complex faces scrutiny

Hale and his supporters have argued that his actions were justified as it exposed atrocities committed through the US drone warfare, as he faces what could be the longest prison term for a whistleblower

There is an ongoing war against the people in Cuba

Manolo De Los Santos talks to Peoples Dispatch about the letter signed by 400 leaders from across the globe calling for US president Joe Biden to suspend unilateral coercive measures against Cuba

26 arrested in police crackdown on homeless encampment in Toronto

Hundreds arrived at the Lamport Stadium park to oppose the forcible eviction of a homeless encampment, leading to 26 arrests and several injuries

Ben & Jerry’s announce end of operations in Occupied Palestinian Territories 

The announcement by the ice cream maker came after a sustained campaign was launched by the BDS movement against company’s operations in Israel and in its illegal settlements in the occupied territories

Protest against Merkel in US Free the vaccine: Protests greet German chancellor Angela Merkel on US visit

Demonstrations calling for Germany to stop blocking patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines were held in the US capital, Washington DC, among other places, as German chancellor Angela Merkel made an official visit to the US to meet president Joe Biden

The United States tries to take advantage of the price Cubans are paying for the blockade and the pandemic

Cuban government officials and activists have reiterated their demand for an end to the blockade imposed by the US which over six decades has cost Cuba $147.8 billion in damages

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

In their frenzy over the protests in Cuba, US media and politicians have systematically overlooked the role played by US foreign policy in creating the difficult economic and social conditions on the island

Volvo Trucks workers in US face uncertainty as company unilaterally imposes deal

Despite the third tentative agreement proposed by Volvo Trucks North America being rejected by the workers in a vote last week, the company has declared that it will unilaterally impose the deal effective on Monday

UK court allows US appeal on Assange’s extradition on limited grounds

Prosecutors said judge Vanessa Baraitser erred in determining what could be “oppressive conditions” in case Assange is extradited. They claimed she did not give the US enough opportunity to give “assurances” over her concerns about harsh prison conditions

US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August

US president Joe Biden said that the troops would leave a month before the deadline for withdrawal and also denied any responsibility for the loss of Afghan lives in the ongoing civil war which followed the announcement of troop withdrawal

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