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No more business as usual: the world shuts it down for Palestine

Demonstrators showed solidarity with Palestinians, undergoing a genocide in the Gaza Strip, by occupying mainstream media centers, shuttering businesses, and more

Political prisoner Zaki pardoned Egypt Political prisoners Patrick Zaki and Mohamed el-Baqer are free

Patrick George Zaki had been sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday while Mohamed el-Baqer, the lawyer of Alaa Abdel Fattah, was serving a four-year term. Rights organizations have urged Egypt to free all political prisoners

EU-Tunisia deal on migrants EU signs border control pact with Tunisia to stop migration

Tunisia will be the second country after Libya to play the role of border patrol to stop the inflow of migrants into European countries through the Mediterranean sea

Silvio Berlusconi, herald of Italy’s far-right

Italy’s former prime minister died on June 12. His decades-long career was marked by financial scandals, the platforming of the far-right, and neoliberal anti-worker policies

The boat carrying migrants that capsized off the Libyan coast. At least 30 migrants missing after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea

Migrant aid organizations have blamed Italian authorities for delaying rescue operations despite adequate information and the presence of ships nearby

“You strike a woman, you strike a rock!”

Across the world, women took to the streets for International Working Women’s Day to demand dignity, equality, and freedom

Why Italy is not our country of the year

In the December 18 edition of The Economist, Italy was named “the country of the year” citing newfound economic and political stability under PM Mario Draghi

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes

General strike in Colombia against proposed tax reform and insecurity and other stories

Today we look at a strike against a neoliberal tax proposal in Colombia, the crackdown on protests against military rule in Chad, and more

Italian student killed in Egypt Activists demand justice for Giulio Regeni who was kidnapped and murdered in Egypt

Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, was kidnapped on January 25, 2016 from Cairo. His body was found a few days later with torture marks. He had been working on Egyptian trade unions for his dissertation 

COVID threat in prison Incarcerated people among the most vulnerable to Coronavirus infection

There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19