12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected
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.
The three activists, members of the local chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), were among the six arrested and charged last year for organizing a protest at the Aurora police station near Denver in June and July 2020.
The withdrawal of felony charges against Terrance Roberts, Joel Northam, and Lillian House comes nearly three weeks after a judge dismissed kidnapping charges against them. The trio were actively involved in organizing protests seeking justice for Elijah McClain
Actions were held in over 60 cities and towns across the United States in solidarity with the Asian community in response to the horrific massacre in Atlanta on March 16
Progressives have denounced statements by law enforcement officials which have denied the racial and gendered motivation of the crime and sought to humanize the perpetrator