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Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

    Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

Friday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the United States prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama failed to fulfill his promise of closing the facility and little attention has since been given to the issue by the Trump administration, but activists continue to work behind the scenes to shut down…

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What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

    What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months after the Spanish Indignado movement – early versions of occupy. It started…

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Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by the US “Resistance”

    Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by the US “Resistance”

In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowing President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in neighboring states like Belgium and the Netherlands. Just as el-Sisi’s…

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Women’s March on the Pentagon: Feminism and the Anti-War Movement Unite

    Women’s March on the Pentagon: Feminism and the Anti-War Movement Unite

Consortium News videographer Netra Halperin has produced a full video report of Sunday’s Women’s March on America’s center for planning and executing war. About 1,500 women and allied men marched on the Pentagon on Sunday to demand an end to perpetual war and the funding of education, health care and other social needs instead. After marching one mile…

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IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

  IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

GAZA CITY — The chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gadi Eisenkot, awarded the IDF’s Gaza Division with a “certificate of appreciation” for contributing to “Israel’s security” by brutally suppressing protests, ongoing since March in the Palestinian enclave. The controversial award was given as the number of unarmed Gazan demonstrators wounded by…

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Saudis and UAE Paid Extras to Protest Qatar in Attempt to Spoil Emir’s UK Visit

  Saudis and UAE Paid Extras to Protest Qatar in Attempt to Spoil Emir’s UK Visit

LONDON — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of paying extras through a talent agency to protest the London visit of the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in an attempt to depict the Gulf country’s ruler as a figure loathed by the British public. The emir is hoping…

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This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

  This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

There will be a confluence of trigger events this week that could lead to an escalation of conflict. At the same time that the US has reneged on the nuclear agreement and Israeli missiles are attacking Iranians in Syria, the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem and Palestinians will protest the 70th anniversary of the…

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Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

  Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

TOKYO — Massive protests took place across Japan on Thursday to mark 71st Constitution Memorial Day as tens of thousands of people rallied against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s continued attempts to scrap the pacifist aspects of the 1947 U.S.-penned Constitution. The protests drew up to 60,000 participants in Tokyo alone, where Japanese people of all…

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May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

  May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico’s capital was the site of massive scenes of brutal repression as police clamped down on an International Workers Day march using overwhelming violent force, scattering thousands of protesters who gathered to resist austerity measures and anti-worker attacks on the people of the U.S colonial territory. Despite the colonial…

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Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

  Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows…

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