The mobilization on Tuesday was the latest demonstration against a government initiative that is currently being discussed in the French Senate. While the bill calls for raising the retirement age, protesters want it lowered.
Tag: Peoples Dispatch
Palestinians File Objection to US Embassy in Jerusalem
A legal advocacy group is calling the move to build a U.S. diplomatic compound in Jerusalem a violation of international law related to the respect of private property, Peoples Dispatch reports.
Ukraine Parliament Cheers Nazi Collaborator
Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada’s Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera.
Protesters Demand Israel Release Bodies of Palestinians
Israel has kept the remains of more than a hundred Palestinians who were killed by its forces or died in its prisons, including that of freedom fighter Nasser Abu Hmeid.
Israel Put Over 600 Palestinian Children in House Arrest in 2022
The detained children — a group distinct from those in prison — are not allowed to move freely or even go to school without an escort. They are forced to wear tracking devices.
Venezuela Condemns US Senate Passage of ‘Bolivar Act’
The Maduro government called the legislation “a violation of economic freedoms and a serious offense to the Venezuelan people.”
WWI Christmas Truce Inspires Call for Ukraine Ceasefire
Invoking the legacy of the 1914 Christmas Truce during WWI, nearly 1,000 leaders of faith communities are calling for peace and negotiations to bring the war to an end, People’s Dispatch reports.
Campaigning to Free Ukraine’s Kononovich Brothers
Just after the onset of the war, the Ukrainian government arrested and imprisoned the two communist youth leaders, accusing them of pro-Russian and pro-Belarusian political views.
UK’s National Health System Gearing Up for Wage Actions
While one major union is currently balloting its members about a job action, the union of the Royal College of Nursing has announced plans to initiate strike action before Christmas at many big hospitals and several other NHS care facilities.
Saudi-Led Coalition Continues Airstrikes in Civilian Areas in Yemen
The UAE, a partner in the Saudi coalition waging a war in Yemen, has demanded the U.S. re-designate the Houthis as a terrorist organization.