War crimes
Saudi Arabia extensively lobbied to derail war crimes probe in Yemen, says report

A report by The Guardian said that an extensive Saudi lobbying effort was one of the reasons behind the defeat of a resolution to extend the term of an independent war crimes investigation into human rights violations in Yemen

Sudanese forces lead violent crackdown on anti-coup resistance and other stories

Today we look at the growing violence against anti-coup protestors in Sudan, the killing of at least 2 civilians in a firing in Kashmir, and more

Activists slam state “necropolitics” as Ecuador prison riot kills 68 and other stories

Today we look at the wave of prison massacres in Ecuador, a report on the cover-up of a major 2019 U.S. airstrike on Syria, and more

Palestinians targeted by Israeli spyware, facial recognition technology and other stories

Today we look at a report on the hacking of 6 Palestinians by the Pegasus spyware, the protest against unsafe living conditions at Howard University in the US, and more

Joint report shows abuses in Ethiopia as TPLF forces continue attacks and other stories

Today we look at the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and the UN-EHRC report, Sheikh Jarrah families’ rejection of a deal with Israeli settlers, and more

Colin Powell. Former US secretary of state Colin Powell leaves legacy of war crimes and lies

Post September 11, 2001, Powell, along with secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld and president George Bush Jr, was among the leading architects of the so-called global war on terror that killed almost a million people across the globe

Case against leaders of South Africa’s shack-dwellers movement dropped and other stories

Today we look at the dismissal of charges against leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the strike by trade unions in Haiti to protest social and economic insecurity, and more

ICC’s chief prosecutor proposes to exclude US troops from ambit of Afghan war crimes probe

The decision by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some calling it an attempt at selective justice

War in Yemen Anti-war groups ask US lawmakers to end support to Saudi-led war in Yemen

Despite the assurances given by US president Joe Biden earlier this year, the US continues to extend crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts in Yemen

Israel-BDS-south-africa Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel’s observer status at African Union

Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel’s sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people

ICC on Yemen war crimes ICC asked to investigate Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen

While leading coalition members Saudi Arabia and UAE are not signatories to the Rome Statute of the ICC, others which have participated in numerous human rights violations and crimes against humanity, fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction, opening up the possibility of investigation and prosecution

Workers at BHP-owned Escondida mine in Chile set to go on strike and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming strike by workers at Chile’s Escondida mine, the dispute between unions and employers amid wage talks in South Africa, and more

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