Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

Unrest Worsens In Ecuador As Government Is Forced To Move From The Capital

Violent protests have erupted in Ecuador after President Lenín Moreno announced a chain of unpopular labour and tax reforms the discontinuation of fuel subsidies that had been holding down fuel prices. According to The Guardian, the reforms include “a 20 percent cut in wages for new contracts in public sector […]

Trump Announces Troop Withdrawal From Northern Syria

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that almost all American forces currently stationed in northern Syria to help combat the Islamic State are to be withdrawn, as Turkish forces prepare to take on the responsibility, according to the Boston Globe. This has elicited numerous protests from within the United […]

Iraq Death Toll Reaches 65 As Protests Continue

At least 65 people have now been killed during violent anti-government protests taking place across Iraq, according to Reuters. The rallies have spread rapidly across the country, since spontaneous demonstrations erupted in Baghdad last Tuesday. The unrest has been met with a fierce response from the Iraqi security forces, with […]

Police March In Display Of Power In Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong took to the streets in a sign of brute force on Monday in areas hit most heavily by recent protests. Rather than police being confronted by bands of protesters, they were rather mocked by spectators, who also cheered on protesters. Hong Kong police took to the […]

Turkey Begins Offensive In North East Syria

Today, Turkey’s military has launched an offensive in North East Syria to secure the Turkish border by removing Kurdish-led forces. This is part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to implement a ‘safe zone’ along the Turkish-Syrian border in an effort to provide housing for the 3.6 million Syrian […]

State Terrorism In Hong Kong: Police Rampage In Train Station

Graphic images and videos have surfaced of special police beating and pepper-spraying groups of unarmed protesters in Hong Kong’s Prince Edward MTR Station late on Saturday, August 31st. The rampage has triggered further demonstrations, including the vandalization of multiple MTR stations, to protest the police’s brutality. Man-Kei Tam, Director of […]

Police arrest over 800 activists as Extinction Rebellion protests in London continue

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London started on Monday, 7th of October as part of the International Rebellion. The rebellion, involving groups of activists in countries across the globe, is a unified protest against the lack of direct action taken by governments in addressing the environmental crisis. The environmental pressure […]