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S’bu Zikode: Food sovereignty from the perspective of the urban poor

Presentation by S’bu Zikode to the United Nations Food Systems Summit: A Critical dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on 16 September 2021

Homeless in Colombia under attack

Colombian police allegedly set fire to temporary camps during an eviction operation in Bogotá. The fire consumed the huts and belongings of over 300 poor displaced people, recyclers and immigrants, who had been living in temporary camps since last year.

Al-Aqsa mosque Israeli court allows Jewish prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in violation of historical agreement

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound has for years been a target of Israeli right-wing and Jewish groups calling for the mosque to be demolished and demanding a third Jewish temple to be built in its place 

ICC prosecutor plans to exclude US from Afghan war crimes probe and other stories

Today we look at the possible exclusion of the U.S. from an ICC war crimes probe in Afghanistan, an appeal to the EU by rights groups to address rights violations in Saudi Arabia, and more

Egypt HRW report HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings

The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government’s widespread rights violations

Colombians resume protests against Duque’s far-right government

This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the national government and in support of the ten bills presented by different sectors last month

Palestinian Authority suppresses protests demanding justice for Nizar Banat

Palestinian security forces arrested several well-known Palestinian political activists and civil society figures in protests demanding justice for an activist slain while in custody of the PA

Banat's killing Palestine Palestinians mark 40 days since the killing of activist Nizar Banat

The well-known Palestinian political and social activist died under suspicious circumstances on June 24 after the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces conducted a violent night raid at his home in Hebron in the occupied West Bank

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Swaziland rises in rage against absolute monarch

The Political Parties Assembly (PPA), a coalition of five political parties, last week announced that it had documented the names and addresses of at least 43 protesters killed in the crackdown on the pro-democracy protests

Families of disappeared persons demonstrate in Sri Lanka’s Mullaitivu

Hundreds of Tamil families have been protesting in northern Mullaitivu for four years, demanding justice and campaigning to trace down the whereabouts of their family members

Birzeit University students targets of latest Israeli arrest campaign

Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian students has intensified in recent months and is part of a broader effort to depolitize the universities and break the strong link they have with the struggle for national liberation

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