In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the situation in prisons across the globe as states turn a blind eye to their plight.
There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
The investigation by USA Today highlighted that these abuses are well documented but ignored by competent government authorities who instead renew their contracts and licenses
From scorched earth to profiteering rackets to sexual abuse by prison guards, the Trump administration’s immigration control has shed all pretense of humanity on part of the US
The heavy police presence and lavish parade on US Independence Day attracted strong reactions from activists and progressives
In this episode we discuss pride marches, protests against ICE in the US and the 49th Assembly of the Organization of American States in Colombia
In this episode, we look at the Colombian national strike, the activists protecting the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, and the students of Johns Hopkins University protesting the administration’s association with ICE.
The Johns Hopkins University makes millions of dollars in contracts with law enforcement agencies, especially the notorious US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE has been in the forefront of the Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees
Over 700 marches were held over the weekend even as Trump compared the migrants to gangsters