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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.

Maxwell Musa, Swaziland Teachers’ Association leader released on bail

A large number of workers had assembled at the magistrate court expressing their solidarity with Maxwell and calling for the arrest of the police officer who fired upon the teachers.

“These days shall also pass, like a thousand days have before them”

Since the extreme right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, there has been an increasing crackdown on political and student activists, who are often branded as Maoists and anti-nationals.

Police crackdown against human rights activists across India

All the activists were involved in various people’s movements and struggle against state repression and corporate exploitation.

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