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Social movements and protestors intensify struggle in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at the latest on the national strike in Colombia, a strike for better pay and staffing by health workers in New Zealand, and more

Violence and rising hunger reported in Tigray as conflict continues and other stories

Today we look at the reports of rising violence and hunger in Tigray, protests by normalista students and police repression in Mexico, and more

Israeli forces detain Palestinians, anti-Netanyahu coalition forms and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing mass arrest campaign against Palestinians, charges against Kenyan labour activist Malcolm Bidali in Qatar, and more

Herero and Nama people reject Germany’s “Reconciliation Agreement” and other stories

Today we look at opposition to Germany’s reconciliation deal for the Herero Nama Genocide, police violence and the uprising in Colombia, and more

Colombia: An observer’s account

Teri Mattson reports from the ground in Colombia where she is taking part in the International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation

National strike in Colombia completes one month, the struggle continues

The struggle, which began in rejection of a neoliberal tax reform bill, has transformed into a social uprising in Colombia demanding structural changes and an end to policies that only deepen social inequality and deprive the greater part of the population of basic rights

Protests continue across Colombia amid increasing police brutality and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing uprising in Colombia amid rising police brutality, the situation in Gaza and the Occupied Territories, and more

Activists mobilise against violence and monarchical rule in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at the student-led mass protests in Swaziland, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian families in Jerusalem, and more

4 weeks of national strike in Colombia

Several national and international social and political leaders as well as human rights organizations have expressed their concerns regarding the excessive use of force and implementation of military assistance programs to suppress social protests.

Colombian Congress debates motions of censure against defense minister Diego Molano

Two motions of censure have been presented against defense minister Diego Molano by the opposition for the unprecedented level of violence and human rights violations committed by national security forces in the past four weeks of the national strike

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

Colombian government ignores protesters’ demands and orders full deployment of police forces

Organizations have condemned the government of Iván Duque for increasing the militarization of cities and repressive actions against protests amid negotiations with mobilized sectors

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