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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, […]

NEWS

President Trump — “People Liked My Walk…”

U.S. President Donald Trump, who was widely criticized for using the church and Bible for a photo-op, defended his position by stating, “People liked my walk to this historic place of worship!” Police officers had earlier cleared protesters outside the White House so that the President could pose for photographs outside a church damaged in the unrest gripping Washington DC. […]

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India Pushes Ahead With Population Survey Despite Protests

The Indian Government has approved funds for a population survey despite weeks of protest over the citizenship law that critics have described as anti-Muslim. According to the Indian authorities, the updated National Population Register (NPR) will be a comprehensive list of all residents. However, critics say it will be a list from which “doubtful citizens” will be asked to prove […]

NEWS

New Bill Breeds Protests In India

Photo credit: DiplomatTesterMan People took to the streets to protest a new citizenship bill passed by the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new law excludes Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens. The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Opposition […]