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Sri Lanka civil war Sri Lankan government admits 10,000 ‘missing’ Tamils were killed in violence

Thousands of Tamils who had been categorized as ‘disappeared’ have now been declared dead by the Sri Lankan authorities . This is the first such admission by the Sri Lankan government since the civil war in the country ended in 2009

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Chile’s youth on the path of struggle

We also look at the campaign for the release of a Pakistani professor on the death row and a struggle by Greek telecom workers.

Activists demand overturning of death sentence to Pakistani professor

The death sentence awarded to 33-year-old professor Junaid Hafeez in Pakistan, on charges of blasphemy has been termed as a travesty of justice by human rights groups who claim that it is blatantly against international law

COP25 ‘disappointing’ as wealthy nations block several major commitments

Despite the global movement to push governments into recognizing a climate emergency and the need for urgent action, no commitment seem to be forthcoming

International Colloquium denounces crimes of UN Mission in Haiti

Delegates from over 100 organizations gathered in in Port-au-Prince to bring to account those responsible for the 15 years of UN occupation in Haiti and design a strategy for justice and reparations for the survivors

COP25: Will we achieve the target?

The emissions of the most polluting countries are actually on the rise, while the given carbon budget is depleting.

Trump How to commit war crimes – and get away with it

If justice is to be sought, it is not at the level of someone like Edward Gallagher alone; it should be his superiors on the political side who need to answer questions about not just this or that war crime, but about the entire war and the crime of it all

Gaza airstrikes Israel threatens fragile ceasefire with airstrikes on Gaza

A ceasefire was agreed upon between the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Israel on November 14, following two days of intense fighting in which at least 34 Palestinians were killed

Jewish settlement In violation of international law, US recognizes Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian land

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that the US would no longer consider Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian land as illegal. This is in contravention of decades of international law

We Stand Against the Coup in Bolivia (statement from Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad)

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad denounce the escalation of the coup attempt against democratically elected President Evo Morales

Government delegates meet with the opposition to discuss a new constitution for Syria

The meeting hosted by the United Nations in Geneva also includes delegates from civil society groups and is backed by Russia, Turkey and Iran

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