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Thai court rules calls for reform as “attempts to overthrow the monarchy” and other stories

Today we look at a Thai court ruling declaring calls for reform “attempts to overthrow the monarchy”, a strike in Tunisia after the death of an anti-landfill protestor, and more

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Indigenous communities occupy Bonafont bottling plant in Mexico and other stories

Today we look at the struggle against water extraction and pollution by Bonafont in Mexico, anti-government protests in Thailand, and more

Investigation confirms Ugandan forces shot unarmed people in November and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into police killings during the November protests in Uganda, the lockout of ExxonMobil workers in the US, and more

Protestors demand justice for victims of Ramadan 29 massacre in Sudan and other stories

Today we look at the violent crackdown on protestors in Khartoum, Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and protests by Palestinians, and more

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

The heavy cost of ‘insulting’ monarchy in Thailand

Thailand has been witnessing massive protests over the past few months and one of the key demands has been the repeal of the draconian lèse-majesté law. Unsurprisingly, the government has used this provision indiscriminately against protesters

Several injured as Thai police crackdown on protesters and other stories

Today in the Daily Round-up we take a look at the police crackdown on protesters in Thailand, the plans presented by progressive candidate Andres Arauz during the presidential debate in Ecuador, the life and activism of the late Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi, and the ongoing anti-government protests in Paraguay

Dozens injured and face charges as Thai police use indiscriminate force on protesters again

At least 33 people, including three journalists, were reportedly injured in the indiscriminate police firing of rubber bullets on Saturday. 16 protesters were also slapped with charges

Thailand protesters on trial 22 Thai protesters face trial on “insult to monarchy” charges

Of the 22 protesters facing trial in Bangkok, seven are under pretrial detention and many are also facing other charges such as sedition and cybercrimes

16 injured as Thai police attack demonstration in support of detained activists

Police used rubber bullets, water cannons, tear gas and baton charges against the nearly 2,000 people who marched to protest the continued detention of four activists under the country’s harsh lese majeste (insult to monarchy) laws

14 more people charged with insulting monarchy in Thailand

With the latest action by authorities, the total number of people charged under Thailand’s harsh lèse-majesté law in the recent round of protests has risen to 31. Those charged include a 16-year-old

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