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Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports The post Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Thousands Protest Proposed Church For Third Day In Russia's Yekaterinburg

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered for a third day straight day to protest over a proposal to build a new Russian Orthodox church on the site of a popular park in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Local activists reject the plan, saying it would destroy one of the few green public spaces in the Urals […]

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North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles

May 10, 2019           |                                       

Following up on North Korea’s firing of a number of short-range missiles on Saturday, North Korea fired two more such missiles on Thursday. South Korea reported that the two missiles flew 270 km and 420 km. North Korean state media presented the previous firing as a test of North Korea’s “rapid reaction” ability. The South […]

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The killing of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish writer and LGBTQ activist who was gunned down last week while covering a nationalist riot in Derry, has prompted a backlash against the Irish Republican Army splinter group responsible for her death, as well as the region’s political leaders, who have allowed the peace process to stall. […]

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Femen Activist In Topless Protest Against Zelenskiy

April 21, 2019           |                                       

A Femen activist staged a topless protest outside a polling station in Kyiv where candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy had cast his ballot in the April 21 presidential runoff vote. Zelenskiy is a comedic actor who portrays Ukraine’s president on TV but has no real political experience. The woman warned voters that a Zelenskiy presidency could end […]

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The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to […]

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Hundreds Starve Themselves for Peace in Turkey

April 4, 2019           |                                       

In the early months of 2019, hundreds of Kurds around the world implemented a hunger strike to protest the ongoing assaults they face at the hands of the Turkish government. An article by Dougie Gerrard for RedPepper explains how Leyla Güven, a member of the Turkish Parliament, started this strike. Güven began starving herself after […]

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Only the Struggle Matters

April 1, 2019           |                                       

PARIS—In the small chapel to the right at the entrance of the neoclassical Church of Saint-Sulpice is a large mural by Eugène Delacroix. The painter, at the end of his career and suffering from the tuberculous laryngitis that would soon kill him, depicted a story from Genesis. “Jacob is travelling with the flocks and other […]

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Comedian Zelenskyy, Incumbent Poroshenko Look Set For Second-Round Showdown In Ukraine Election

April 1, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — Comedian and political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy and incumbent Petro Poroshenko appear headed for a bitter presidential runoff vote in a country battling Russia-backed separatists, Moscow’s seizure of a key chunk of its territory, a sluggish economy, and rampant corruption. Although almost half of the votes are still to be counted from the March […]

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Alexander Gauland publicly supported the protests, while Princess Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein, patron of the AfD in the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, posted a photograph of herself wearing a yellow vest. James Goddard speaks to supporters after being released from Holborn Police Station. Dominic Lipinski/Press Association. All rights reserved. So-called ‘yellow vest’ movements are now active across […]

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