Raúl Castro stepped down from the role of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba this week, with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel set to replace him.
It served as an epiphany for many, that neither youth nor submission acts as a deterrent to being killed at the hands of law enforcement. And just as vital, that police violence continues to overwhelmingly target people of colour.
Following a snap election earlier this month, Greenland’s Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party has announced the formation of a new coalition government, vowing to block the mining of rare-earth minerals.
Last Monday saw voting end in an election to unionize Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. As the vote count begins, many have their eyes set on what may be a major milestone for the U.S. labour movement.
The plethora of actions taken by Moïse and his ‘Tèt Kale’ party are quite obviously part of an attempt to consolidate power in the country and can very be accurately described as an ongoing coup. He doesn’t intend to serve one more year in office to then bow out decorously; Moïse is attempting to seize unilateral control of the Haitian state against the will of the people.
A controversial new election law was passed in the US state of Georgia this Thursday (March 25), aiming to suppress the Democratic vote. Measures include a ban on handing water to queuing voters.
The opening statements, usually consisting of brief and polite greetings instead turned into Blinken and co. accusing China of human rights abuses. Blinken listed Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan in a lecturing fashion to the Chinese officials. This behaviour was called out by senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, who stated he perhaps thought too well of the United States to think that they would follow proper protocol regarding the meetings.
Women marching on International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) clashed with police at barricades surrounding the National Palace in Mexico City, where officers fired pepper spray after the protesters attempted to tear down a metal wall. The three meter high metal wall was erected to protect the National Palace but the protesters have turned it into a memorial for women killed simply because of their gender. The government said that the wall was put up there to protect the palace from “vandalism”.
The US carried out an air strike on facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday night (25 February 2021) in response to three separate rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. The strikes is alleged to have destroyed several facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iran-backed militia groups linked to the attacks against US forces in Iraq, including Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada,
Donald Trump’s defeat in September’s election was celebrated by liberals around the world as a return to normalcy. One month on into Biden’s presidency, gone is the vulgar language, the constant tweeting, and the … Was that all of the important matters heads of state should refrain from? Judging by mainstream media sources, one could be forgiven for thinking that the USA has recently undergone deep change and is set on a new course.