All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence

Fighters say the group empowers women, who have been targeted by soldiers in village raids. Activists in Myanmar’s Sagaing region have formed the country’s first women-only anti-junta militia, a collection of students, teachers, farmers and white-collar workers fighting to take back the country from well-armed government troops who toppled the democratically elected government in aContinue reading “All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence”

Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages

Thousands of protesters have converged on Isfahan in central Iran to voice their anger after the city’s lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion. The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. “Thousands ofContinue reading “Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages”

India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday in an address to the nation that he will be repealing three controversial farm laws. Farmers in the northern part of the country have been protesting against the laws for over a year. The announcement came on the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, a celebration of the birthdayContinue reading “India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News”

At least 180 killed in India and Nepal flooding – DW News

Scores of people have been killed in devastating flooding and landslides in Nepal and India. Parts of the region are experiencing some of the heaviest post-monsoon rains in years. Rescue efforts have begun, but the damage is already immense.

Police arrest Indian minister’s son in killing of farmers

Indian police on Saturday arrested the son of a junior minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as a suspect days after nine people were killed in a deadly escalation of yearlong demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers against contentious agriculture laws in northern India, a police officer said. Four farmers died Sunday whenContinue reading “Police arrest Indian minister’s son in killing of farmers”

A War Over Weed & Water Is Tearing Apart This California Community – VICE News

A battle has erupted over water and weed in Northern California, and the fight has pitted some long-time residents against a community of refugees from Southeast Asia.

Indian minister’s car ploughs into protesting farmers – TRT World

At least eight people were killed in India’s Uttar Pradesh after a BJP minister’s vehicle ploughed into farmers gathered for a protest against the government.

Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

In which John Green teaches you about the Gilded Age and its politics. What, you may ask, is the Gilded Age? The term comes from a book by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner titled, “The Gilded Age.” You may see a pattern emerging here. It started in the 1870s and continued on until theContinue reading “Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26”

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws

Hundreds of thousands of farmers gathered in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the biggest rally yet in a months-long series of demonstrations to press Narendra Modi’s government to repeal three new agricultural laws. More than 500,000 farmers attended the rally in the city of Muzaffarnagar, according to local police. The demonstration inContinue reading “Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws”

Defence Force relocates key war crimes witness after blast at her NSW home

A witness in the Brereton Inquiry into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan has had her house targeted in an early morning incident that blew in windows and embedded glass in floors, ceilings and walls. The Defence Force immediately relocated the witness and her family after the incident because of fears for their safety. The witnessContinue reading “Defence Force relocates key war crimes witness after blast at her NSW home”

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