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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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?
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
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
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
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.