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NO TAV protest-Italy Protests in Italy’s Susa valley over fresh construction bids for Turin-Lyon motor link

The police violently suppressed protests by the No TAV (No to the High Speed Train) movement at San Didero, injuring several protesters

Workers Strike-Italy Italians protest police repression of logistic workers in Piacenza

More than 3,000 people participated in the demonstration called by the Si Cobas union and the Counter Tendency group in support of union activists and workers of the Piacenza warehouse of the logistics group Fedex-TNT

Protests against increasing police violence continue in Greece and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against police violence in Greece, a report by the WHO on violence against women, the custodial deaths of National League for Democracy officials in Myanmar, the assassinations of leaders in Colombia, and the protests in solidarity with women farmers on International Women’s Day in India

Massive state repression of protesters in West Bengal demanding jobs and educational opportunities

The call to mobilization given by left students and youth organizations had also expressed its support for the ongoing farmers agitation against the pro-corporate legislation

Tunisia unrest Protests over economic decline continue for third day in Tunisia; hundreds arrested

According to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, the country saw more than 6,500 protests last year alone over the many socio-economic and political issues afflicting the people

University fee hike Lebanon In Lebanon, students take to the streets against fee hike

The American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University have reportedly decided to reset their fee structure based on the new US dollar exchange rate of 3,900 Lebanese pounds to the dollar instead of the old rate of 1,500 Lebanese pounds

Trump threatens to deploy troops to Portland, as federal forces withdraw

The threat to Portland and Oregon authorities is the second one this month, as the United States is witnessing an intensified wave of protests

Yellow vests Yellow Vests hit the streets for the 25th consecutive week

In the city of Metz, thousands of yellow vests and environmentalists joined forces to protest at the venue of the meeting of environment ministers of the G7 countries

Government-forces-near-the-encounter-site Ahead of general elections, dozens of youth detained in Kashmir

“They will be released after election ends in their districts on May 3,” police say.

Bangladesh’s moment of reckoning

The elections in Bangladesh on December 30 are a key moment in the country’s history with critics accusing the Sheikh Hasina government of authoritarian tendencies

Teachers demand release of jailed Bangladeshi professor Maidul Islam

Islam was jailed on the charges of making derogatory remarks about Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Facebook post. 

Mid-night raids in India’s Manipur University, 89 students, 6 teachers arrested

This latest crackdown comes amidst various incidents of Indian government led by far right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi using police force to clamp down on dissenting voices from universities across India.

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