‘Death to Jews,’ Polish nationalists shout at rally while burning book about Jews in Poland

Polish nationalists shouted “death to Jews” as they burned a book representing a historic pact protecting the rights of Poland’s Jews. The book burning Thursday at a rally in Kalisz, a city of about 100,000 inhabitants situated 120 miles southwest of Warsaw, was part of a series of nationalist events on Nov. 11, National Independence Day,Continue reading “‘Death to Jews,’ Polish nationalists shout at rally while burning book about Jews in Poland”

Thousands of Polish far-right sympathisers march on Independence Day – France24

Thousands of far-right sympathisers and nationalists march through Warsaw on Thursday in an annual Independence Day gathering after Poland’s nationalist rulers helped challenge a court ban on the event. Critics say in lending a hand to the November 11 march, an event marked by occasional violence, the Law and Justice (PiS) government is giving overt supportContinue reading “Thousands of Polish far-right sympathisers march on Independence Day – France24”

Sudan at a crossroads: Is the democratic revolution being stolen? – DW News

Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Crowds parade through cities as polling shows president’s ratings sinking to new depths Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president’s ratings had plumbed new depths. Huge crowds paraded through downtown Rio on Saturday to voice theirContinue reading “Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment”

Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39

In which John Green teaches you about the early days of the Civil Rights movement. By way of providing context for this, John also talks a bit about wider America in the 1950s. The 1950s are a deeply nostalgic period for many Americans, but there is more than a little idealizing going on here. TheContinue reading “Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39”

Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia

Regional prosecutors have launched an investigation into potential hate crimes while politicians have criticized premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso for downplaying the problem A neo-Nazi march in Madrid has created concern over the rise of homophobia in Spain. Around 200 people gathered on Saturday in the gay-friendly neighborhood of Chueca, known as the center of Spain’s annual PrideContinue reading “Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia”

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading “Fight for right!” Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, includingContinue reading “Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety”

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Hungarian law on LGBTQ issues triggers conflict with EU PM Orban portrays law as fight to protect Christian values Rally organisers say law seeks to intimidate LGBTQ people U.S., British, German, other embassies back Pride Festival Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against aContinue reading “Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law”

Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home

Alexander Lashkarava was one of several dozen journalists attacked by the mob last Monday  The pride march was cancelled before going ahead Police are investigating Lashkarava’s death Rallies have been held in Georgia after the death of a journalist who was bashed by a homophobic mob that was protesting against a pride march. Cameraman Alexander LashkaravaContinue reading “Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home”

Senegal: Women demonstrate against ‘rape culture’ in Dakar

Dozens of feminist demonstrators on Saturday in Dakar, Senegal’s capital denounced the justice system and the excessive tolerance towards violence against women in Senegal. Aissatou Sène, spokeswoman at the protest held at the Place de la Nation, said “We expect the state to provide structures, shelters, and everything needed to support victims. What we want fromContinue reading “Senegal: Women demonstrate against ‘rape culture’ in Dakar”

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