Colombians Embark on a Fresh National Strike Against Ivan Duque
Under the banner of “For Life, Peace, Democracy and Negotiation of an Emergency Plan”, workers, peasants, teachers, students, doctors, women, Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities as well as the members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party and other left-wing political parties took to the streets across the country to demand greater attention from the national government towards the several issues faced by its citizens.
Rioters storm Brazilian supermarket & set FIRES after security guards allegedly kill black man
Hundreds of protesters attacked a supermarket in Sao Paulo, Brazil, amid nationwide outrage over the alleged killing of a black man by two security guards at another of the chain’s outlets.
EU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics
EU trainers also taught Algerian police officers to create fake online identities, which have been linked to the spread of disinformation and government propaganda in the country, as part of a course on open source intelligence (OSINT) methods delivered at the height of popular protests last year.
Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence
Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than 2,000 people this year and displaced some one million people from their homes.
Egypt: Female political prisoners beaten during inspection mission
According to We Record, an online human rights platform, a security force at the Qanatir prison in Qalyubia governorate attacked a number of female prisoners, one of whom was dragged on the floor and wounded, during an inspection mission by a newly appointed official.
Households could face coronavirus charge on their energy bills
The energy regulator has proposed a £21 increase to the maximum households can be charged on their bills to remove pressure on energy companies that are facing high levels of unpaid bills as households struggle to keep up during the pandemic.
Increased use of food banks by middle-income families in UK as food poverty surges
These families are defined as the “new hungry” and constitute a growing layer of those who had previously had decent incomes and led a comfortable lifestyle. Now they are increasingly having to claim welfare benefits and use food banks to be able to feed themselves and their families.
Wave of protests: Antifa marches against ‘Nazi’ Covid sceptics in Berlin, amid demos decrying pandemic restrictions
Hundreds of Antifa members marched through the German capital on Friday night, holding banners denouncing “Corona deniers and Nazi pigs” as they chanted slogans. The column of left-wing protesters was closely supervised by police, and no violence was reported during the event.
Turkey’s President Erdogan, Saudi king discuss improving ties
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways of enhancing ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in a rare phone call since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The phone call came on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit hosted by Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday.
Mexico Decriminalizes the Consumption of Cannabis
The Federal Law for the Regularization of Cannabis decriminalizes consumption for people 18 years of age and up to 28 grams. Also, if that amount is surpassed by up to 200 grams, there would be an administrative sanction and a fine of 11.000 Mexican pesos