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Colombia’s President withdraws tax proposal following mass protests and other stories

Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador’s presidency and other stories

Today we look at Ecuador’s presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel’s role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC

Police crackdown on communist activists amid unrest in Kenya and other stories

Today we take a look at the crackdown on communist activists in Kenya, ILO’s report on widespread job losses in the LAC region, a hunger strike by undocumented workers for pandemic aid in the US, Israel’s announcement that it will not cooperate with the ICC probe, and the withdrawal of felony charges against 3 organizers in the US.

US migrants hunger strike After 23-day hunger strike, undocumented workers in New York win USD 2.1 billion in assistance

The protests, organized by the Fund Excluded Workers campaign, sought to deliver benefits to undocumented workers who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The victory has been hailed but activist groups say more needs to be done

Greek political prisoner Dimitris Koufodinas struggles for his life

Koufodinas has been on a hunger strike for 56 days protesting the conditions of his incarceration after he was irregularly transferred to a max-security prison, which some believe was at the behest of the US embassy

Hirak activists hospitalized Algeria Hirak activists on hunger strike against pre-trial detention hospitalized in Algeria

The three Hirak activists – Mohamed Tadjadit (25), Noureddine Khimoud (25) and Abdelhak Ben Rahmani (38) – began a hunger strike on December 27 last year after they were denied bail and their pre-trial detention was extended by the authorities

Basque political prisoners Spain In Spain, demands for ensuring safety of Basque political prisoners

Patxi Ruiz, a political prisoner belonging to the Basque ethnicity in Spain, started a hunger strike in the Murcia II prison where he is being held to protest harassment and threats by the jail authorities

Ibrahim Gökçek death Turkey Second member of persecuted Turkish leftist folk band dies, days after ending hunger strike

Ibrahim Gökçek’s death follows the deaths of another band member along with an ally in April, who were both also on hunger strikes to protest the state persecution of the band stemming from the crackdown carried out by the Turkish government in retaliation to the failed 2016 coup

Palestinian detainees launch hunger strike against administrative detention

Some of the detainees have been on strike for more than 50 days demanding an end to their illegal administrative detention without charge or trial by the state of Israel

Uruguayan gas workers begin an indefinite general strike

The strike has been called in solidarity with the gas workers of MontevideoGas company and against the Brazilian state owned company Petrobras.

Thousands of Uruguayan workers mobilize during partial general strike

The Uruguayan trade unions called for a partial general strike in solidarity with the gas workers of the MontevideoGas, who have been on a hunger strike since April 30.

Kurdish hunger striker Zülküf Gezen takes his life, police attack funeral

Thousands of Kurdish leaders and militants have been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, incarcerated on the Imrali island prison for the past 20 years

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