Israel PM Netanyahu delays judicial overhaul after protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that a controversial plan to overhaul the country’s judiciary will be delayed after months of protests, growing labor strikes and opposition from within his own government. “When there’s an opportunity to avoid civil war through dialogue, I, as prime minister, am taking a time out for dialogue,” Netanyahu … Read more

French prime minister to meet opposition amid pension crisis

The Prime Minister says her objective is to ‘bring calm to’ France after violent protests against pension reform plans. French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has said she plans to meet with opposition leaders and trade unions after weeks of protests against pension reforms. Borne’s statement on Sunday came as demonstrations against the pension plan deteriorated … Read more

Protests, strikes, fuel shortages as pensions rage in France. News24

Violent protests against pension reforms have raged on in France. Airports faced potential fuel shortages, and rubbish has piled up on the streets due to the protests. President Emmanuel Macron has refused to back down on the new legislation. French citizens protested and downed tools again on Thursday, with transport and refineries grinding to a … Read more

Mothers emerge as leaders in the Cuban resistance movement

Havana, Cuba – On June 9, Amelia Calzadilla, a 33-year-old mother of three, posted a video to Facebook. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision that would transform her into one of Cuba’s most prominent new dissidents. “I never had any interest in being famous, in being an influencer or a journalist. I’m interested in telling the … Read more

Protests in Italy as government restricts same-sex parenting rights

Italy legalized same-sex civil unions in 2016 but stopped short of granting gay couples the right to adopt. Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Milan to protest against moves by Italy’s new right-wing government to restrict the rights of same-sex parents, “You explain to my son that I’m not his mother,” read … Read more

French president faces fury after forcing through new pension law. News24

The French government has imposed a bill to hike the retirement age from 62 to 64. This sparked major protests across the country. 300 people were arrested nationwide on Thursday night. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday faced intensified protests and a no-confidence motion in parliament after pushing through a contentious pension reform without a … Read more

Encore! Woman, life, freedom: Artists reflect on six months of protest in Iran

A rallying cry that started in the streets of Teheran is now a slogan of female solidarity that echoes around the world. Six months after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, we look at the protest movement that has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in Iran and seen Iranian artists in exile expressing their … Read more

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