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$15 wage dropped from COVID relief plan in US Senate, progressives vow to continue fight

The Democratic Party’s move to insert the USD 15 per hour wage was judged by the Senate rules arbiter to not be in line with the rules. In the meanwhile pressure is on Democratic Party legislators and leadership to ensure that the wage bill is passed

Outrage in US over Biden’s bid to reopen immigrant child detention facilities

Two detention facilities for undocumented immigrant minors were reopened by the Biden administration. They had been shut down during the Trump administration in the face of protests

US ends support to Saudi war in Yemen Anti-war activists welcome US decision to end support for offensive operations in war on Yemen

Joe Biden has however emphasized that his administration will continue its support to Saudi Arabia’s defense and protect its sovereignty. Several activists have expressed apprehensions that this may become a justification for future aggression

US defense bill Trump threatens to veto defense bill over restrictions on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan  

The defense bill, already passed by both houses of Congress with more than two-thirds majority, assigns USD 740 billion to the US military for financial year 2021

Egyptian activists released Egyptian authorities release EIPR activists after massive international campaign  

The activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights – Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer – are still facing serious charges, such as joining a terrorist group, funding terrorism and undermining public security

Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists

Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention

America—and the Democrats—won’t have a future if Joe Biden adopts a centrist agenda

It is up to the Democratic president-elect to ensure the future of both his party and the nation. Moving to the right, or even the center, will do neither

The US elections: What lies ahead?

Claudia de La Cruz of The People’s Forum and The Popular Education Project talks about the broken US political system, the implications of the support for Trump and the path ahead for people’s movements

US elections explainer How to make sense of US elections

Who elects the US president? Are there only two candidates? What are the key issues? Here are some important questions about the US elections

International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions on its officials

The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against ICC officials over its investigation into allegations of war crimes against the US troops in Afghanistan

Israeli annexation plan Unfazed by protests, Netanyahu reiterates plan to annex more Palestinian territory

Israel has occupied Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967 and also built numerous illegal settlements, violating several international laws. It now plans to formally annex a large part of these territories

Trump wants to destroy organized human life: Noam Chomsky

Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky talks about the impact of the policies of the Donald Trump administration and the neoliberal policies it has pursued

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