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Dispatches from the Congo: The struggle for justice for Patrick Lyoya

Kambale Musavuli of Center for Research on the Congo talks about the police murder of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee, in Michigan

After the largest anti-racist uprising in the US, historic trials provide important lessons

In the year 2021, it was the turn of the US government, particularly its judicial system, to respond to the protests of 2020

London’s iconic medical research university grapples with structural racism

Staff and students of color are under-represented at the senior level, have fewer prospects of getting promotions, and are more likely to be employed on short-and-fixed-term contracts, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s own review report concluded

Three men involved in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder found guilty, set to face life sentences

Travis McMichael, along with his father Greg McMichael and neighbor William Bryan, received a unanimous guilty verdict 21 months after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The three are also set to face a federal hate crimes trial in February

Former DA indicted for obstruction of justice in the Ahmaud Arbery case

Jackie Johnson, a former district attorney in Georgia, was indicted by state authorities over her misconduct in the investigation of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Thousands hit the streets across the US to defend voting rights

Around 20,000 people were estimated to have participated in the Make Good Trouble Rally, with dozens of other cities witnessing rallies and demonstrations

Derek Chauvin, convicted for the murder of George Floyd, sentenced to jail

A local district judge in Minnesota sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in jail for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020

Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace

The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of “squeezing” Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US’ global position

International Feminist Action mobilizes for release of women activists unjustly imprisoned across the globe

The campaign highlights the work and trials of Milagro Sala (Argentina), Sudha Bahrdwaj (India), Gültan Kışanak (Turkey), Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal (US) and Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin (Palestine) and demands their immediate release

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill; critics say it does not go far enough

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act proposes reforms in policing and seeks to put an end to chokeholds and no-knock warrants but activists said similar laws passed in many cities and States had not made much of a difference

Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress

The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future

Anti-racist organizers in Denver released after a week in jail

A week after their arrest, the anti-racist organizers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Denver were finally given a bond hearing and released from jail

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