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Social activist and rights advocate Zara Alvarez murdered in the Philippines

Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila

US protesters rally in solidarity with Portland’s defiance of Trump

As the Trump administration is increasing its repression of anti-racism mobilizations, the protests are only intensifying.

As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grows

At least two incidents of people driving their car into the protesters were reported, with at least one death, while police repression continues

Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison

A long-term critic of the government in Morocco, Mahdouni was arrested in 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement

Outrage against Trump administration for violent crackdown on Portland protesters

The violent dispersal of anti-racist protesters on Saturday and the dozens of alleged “unlawful detentions” have motivated widespread outrage

Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao shifted from prison to hospital due to deteriorating health

The health of the 79-year-old poet has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few weeks. He has been in prison since late 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case which critics say is aimed at silencing dissent in India

Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing protests

Police have responded with heavy repression to mobilizations organized by progressive forces against an anti-protest law

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Áñez is waging a war on women pt. 2

In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of Áñez being celebrated as a ‘pro-woman’ leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life

A group of social activists and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country

Unemployment protests in Tunisia continue for the third day

Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters

Algeria Hirak activist arrested Algerian court sentences prominent Hirak activist to one year imprisonment   

Amira Bouraoui, who has been convicted for her Facebook post, is part of the popular ongoing Hirak movement which calls for large-scale democratic reforms in Algeria

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