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US states bring in anti-BDS laws, encourage Israeli occupation

27 states of the United States have introduced laws and policies to outlaw the boycott of Israel, despite federal courts in three states having already ruled such laws as unconstitutional.

Trump's decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers Trump’s decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers

Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year

Prison sentence of former Blackwater guards cut in half by Federal Judge

The three ex-guards together killed 27 Iraqis and wounded 39 others in the Nisour square massacre in 2007

ATW 50 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 50

In this episode, we look at the attack on left activists by right-wing students’ group in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, the doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe and the “Stop Arming Israel” protest in the United Kingdom.

India NRC Explained Explained: India’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

According to reports at least six people have committed suicide in the month of July as India is organizing this mammoth and controversial citizenship verification drive.

bangladesh ship yards The horrendous human cost of Bangladesh’s ship breaking industry

At least 15 workers have been killed in different accidents in the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh this year. The incidents reveal the lack of government supervision and negligence by employers.

Right wing ABVP violence in JNU election debate_New Delhi (1) Right-wing cadre attack United Left Alliance students during university election debate in India

Members of the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad attacked their fellow students from left-wing organizations and injured Venkatesh, a member of the Students Federation of India at Jawaharlal Nehru University

UN report indicts the US and European powers for war crimes in Yemen

The Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen says the US, UK and France may be charged with arming and providing intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition  in Yemen

stop arming Israel Protests ahead of London arms fair to ‘Stop Arming Israel’

According to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), the British government had approved the sale of weapons and military equipment worth USD 17.8 million to Israel in 2018.

Bangladesh garment workers Unions protest against largest termination of workers in Bangladesh

The management of SF Denim Apparels announced the termination of 700 workers when they returned from Eid vacations, citing “work order shortage”

Workers in Myanmar demand implementation of revised laws on labor disputes Workers in Myanmar demand implementation of newly revised laws on labor disputes

Workers have called on the Myanmarese government to enforce a recently passed legislative amendment regarding labor disputes. They also demanded the reinstatement of two terminated union leaders, along with the recognition of worker’s right to form a union.

Health workers workers stage day-long protest in India demanding honorarium Health workers workers stage day-long protest in India demanding honorarium

Accredited Social Health Activists from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India demand the immediate release of honorariums and the withdrawal of a discriminatory grade points system that assesses their performance

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