Human Rights
South Africa COVID lockdown As South Africa locks down, the homeless left most vulnerable

Soon after the lockdown began in South Africa, security forces patrolling the streets of Johannesburg were seen chasing homeless people with batons. Later in the afternoon, eight shacks were demolished in eThekwini municipality, while 17 have been marked for demolition in Durban

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi discuss the pressing need for states to take humanitarian measures in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic and crisis

In Light of the Global Pandemic, Focus Attention on the People

In the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak, movements from across the world call for states to adopt measures to ensure the well-being and survival of the people

Refugee camp workers in Lesvos, Greece go on strike

The right-wing government in Greece has slowed and suspended the asylum application process, increasing the number of inhabitants in the camps

Feminists travel to Bolivia in solidarity against the coup

The delegation denounced the de-facto government in Bolivia for serious human rights violations and state crimes committed after the coup

“Women are at the heart of struggles in Morocco”

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, Azlaf Zahra of the Democratic Way in Morocco reflects on the importance of women’s struggles in the country and the world

Gazans protest reduction in services by UNRWA

While the UNGA has extended the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) till June 2023, the agency has stated that due to a lack of funds, its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories will be severely affected

Death of football fan and activist in Chile reignites protests

Jorge Mora, a football fan and a social activist, was run over by a national police truck outside a football stadium in Santiago

Bolsonaro and Modi: a match made in right-wing heaven

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is the guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations. We take a look at his appalling record before and after becoming president of Brazil

Jalila Haider Prominent Pakistani lawyer-activist banned from foreign travel

Jalila Haider was detained by the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency at the Lahore airport on January 20 for alleged anti-state activism and she was barred from traveling outside the country

Gustavo Pedraza: “The legacy that Carlos leaves us is of unrelenting struggle”

Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues

Ahmad Zahran Palestinian administrative detainee ends 116-day long hunger strike

Palestinian detainee Ahmad Zahran has agreed to go through a security interrogation, following which his long standing demand for an end to his illegal administrative detention will be considered by the court

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