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Black Lives Matter protests continue in cities across the US

Over a month after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, protests continue to rage on in dozens of cities across the United States with demands for structural change

Why are we having a go at the statues of Leopold II?

Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo

From rebellion to revolution

Eugene Puryear reflects on the context in the US of rebellion and the necessary questions facing the movement against police violence and for Black lives

Protests against annexation plan in Palestine Protests erupt across Palestine against Israeli annexation plan

Protesters gathered in major West Bank cities of Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, as well as in Gaza city in Gaza, to put forth a united Palestinian front against Israel’s illegal, unilateral actions

Global protests against Israel’s ‘Annexation Plan’

People across the world have expressed solidarity with Palestinians against the Annexation Plan and Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ as moves that would further erode Palestinians historic rights

BLM-UL opposes Israeli annexation plan Black Lives Matter UK expresses solidarity with Palestinians, rejects Israeli occupation plan

In a series of tweets that also critiqued the silence of the British political class on the issue, Black Lives Matter UK declared that it loudly and clearly stood “beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE”

George Floyd Bill US US House of Representatives passes police reform bill named after George Floyd

Republicans and president Trump have opposed the bill as a move to weaken the police and law enforcement, while activists claim the bill does not sufficiently tackle the issues at hand

The people’s uprising against racism in the United States

Why are there so many people in the United States who understand they have nothing to lose? Why are hundreds of thousands in the streets willing to risk infection and arrests, in order to join the protests?

Protest against police brutality Kenya Kenyans protest against police brutality and killing of innocent civilians 

Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US

The world stands up against racism

Following the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and the outbreak of protests across the US, people across the world have mobilized in solidarity and to raise the banner of anti-racism in their own contexts

Ireland protests George Floyd Progressives in Ireland unite to demand justice for George Floyd

Marches in solidarity with the anti-racist protests in the US were held, defying police restrictions, in Dublin in the Irish Republic and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Protesters, however, adhered to the COVID-19 safety protocol

‘Land of the Free’ cracks down on protests demanding justice for George Floyd

Heavy police presence and even the National Guard has been deployed to contain the curfew defying protestors. Use of rubber bullets, tear gas, and other aggressive measures has been widely reported.

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