Tag: protest

NEWS

Tunisian Protesters Denounce ‘Coup,’ Demand President Steps Down

Thousands protest in Tunis, accusing President Saied of a power grab and demanding accountability for economic crisis. Thousands of Tunisians have demonstrated in the capital Tunis, denouncing President Kais Saied’s moves to consolidate political power and demanding accountability for the country’s long-running economic crisis. Supporters from the Ennahdha party and the Free Constitutional Party held parallel rallies in adjacent areas […]

NEWS

Iranian Leaders Hold Meeting As Protests Enter Fourth Week

Iranian state television’s feed was hijacked for a few seconds in support of the protests in many cities on Saturday. Tehran, Iran – The leaders of three branches of power in Iran held a meeting as protests that erupted across the country over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody entered a fourth week. President Ebrahim Raisi sat down with parliament speaker […]

NEWS

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Erupts In Streets Protest

Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers in the streets to protest the Rajapaksa-led government. The country faces food shortages, increases in prices, power cuts, fuel shortages, and a health system that is in crisis. The protests have led to the government declaring a state of emergency twice in five weeks. The police have used teargas and water cannon to […]

NEWS

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bows To Farmers Demand

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has decided to repeal three controversial farm laws against which farmers have protested for more than a year. “Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws,” said Modi. Political analysts have argued that Modi was upping his political ante to win […]

NEWS

Barbadians Protest Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

Barbadians are not taking an attempt by their government to mandate COVID-19 vaccine lying down. Hundreds of Barbadians turn to the streets in protest to let their voices be heard on the matter. “We are neither anti-vaccine nor are we anti-government. This is about freedom, freedom of choice, freedom of conscience, the freedom to do what you want to do […]

POLITICS

Myanmar In Post-election Uproar

Thousands of people took to the streets in Myanmar to protest the military coup and demanded the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “We don’t want military dictatorship. We want democracy,” the crowds chanted in the main city, Yangon. Rallies were held in more than a dozen other cities. Immediately following the coup, there was a blackout of […]

Culture

Pussy Riot Supports Russian Protests

Nadya Tolokonmivoka, the lead singer of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot – long-time critics of President Putin – has released a song in support of the protesters. Thousands of people were detained across Russia during protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tolokonmivoka said, “Art is the most important weapon I have against a repressive regime that’s […]

NEWS

President Trump Chimes In On The Act As 17-Year-Old Killer Gets “Big Up”

The 17-year-old shooter Kyle Rittenhouse who gunned down three protesters, two fatally, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was charged with homicide. However, he is being praised by Trump’s supporters, who described him as a patriot, hero, and a defender. Meanwhile, Rittenhouse’s attorney said his client acted in self-defense. According to press reports, Rittenhouse has become a cause célèbre on the right. Shortly […]

EDITORIAL

It’s Best To Stand For Something

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X The killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by a white police officer, kneeling on his neck for almost eight minutes, while the black man pleads for his life and repeatedly cries “I can’t breathe,” has forcefully brought to the fore man’s inhumanity towards each other, […]

COMMENTARY

The Dialogue — Black Lives Matter?

There are some things that being right about an outcome is not cause for celebration or even consolation. Those same things if you are wrong may even delight or reassure that you are not subjected to or a candidate for the certainty of fate. But, if being right is not to your advantage, and being wrong has you giving praise, […]