Dozens arrested as Indigenous people lead mass Ecuador protests

Demonstrators are unhappy at the economic policies of the country’s conservative president and want fuel price hikes reversed. As dawn broke in the early hours of October 26, Ecuador’s Indigenous communities had already started the most recent “paro nacional”, or national shutdown in English, by bringing main transit arteries to a halt in the countrysideContinue reading “Dozens arrested as Indigenous people lead mass Ecuador protests”

Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday they had arrested 12 people including the leaders of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, after clashes in Rome a day earlier over a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Italian capital on Saturday to opposeContinue reading “Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot”

The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning

The rally was small, but the movement isn’t. Support for the Capitol insurrectionists has taken root firmly inside the GOP After the nation’s capital spent weeks girding for a repeat of the insurrection, the small crowd who came to the national mall in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to show support forContinue reading “The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning”

Australian police clash with anti-lockdown protesters, arrest nearly 270

Australia’s police arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney on Saturday at unsanctioned anti-lockdown rallies and several police officers were injured in clashes with protesters. Victoria police said six officers required hospitalisation. Several officers were knocked to the ground and trampled, the police said and television footage showed. About 700 people managed toContinue reading “Australian police clash with anti-lockdown protesters, arrest nearly 270”

Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color —Continue reading “Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased”

Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience

At least 866 arrested since April, as police condemned for violence against protesters defending Vancouver Island’s ancient forests A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history, with the arrest of least 866 people since April. The bitter fight over the future of VancouverContinue reading “Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience”

Russia moves Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Belarus to patrol borders, Minsk says

Russia has sent Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to western Belarus to form a joint military training centre, fly joint missions and patrol the two countries’ borders, the Belarusian defence ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement comes two days before the start of military drills in Belarus and Russia that have prompted consternation in the NATOContinue reading “Russia moves Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Belarus to patrol borders, Minsk says”

‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops

John Choi, the Minnesota prosecutor who charged the cop who killed Philando Castile, is already earning enemies for his groundbreaking new policy. John Choi said he will never forget July 6, 2016—the day 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police Department officer during a simple traffic stop over a broken taillight. WhenContinue reading “‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops”

At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court

Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro heeded his call and turned out at rallies Tuesday as he stepped up his attacks on Brazil’s Supreme Court and threatened to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. Bolsonaro has been locked in a feud with the high court, in particular a justiceContinue reading “At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court”

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes

The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured. Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas sites in Gaza late on Saturday following clashes between Palestinians and border troops that left dozens wounded. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli BorderContinue reading “Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes”

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