May Day celebrations in Germany’s capital devolved into rioting, with burning barricades and scuffles between protesters and police. Nearly 100 officers were injured in the skirmishes, local security officials said on Sunday. May 1 is a day of political diversity. And of course freedom of expression and assembly apply even in times of pandemic. However, […]
Former US president George W. Bush claimed that despite the jaw-dropping violence unleashed by his own policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, he was left “sick to my stomach” by the January 6 raid on the US Capitol. Admitting he “can’t remember what [he] was doing” at the time he learned Trump supporters were swarming the Capitol building, […]
Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night in the aftermath of a deadly blast that shattered the country’s capital on 4 August and claimed the lives of more than 200 people. International observers have discussed whether the Diab cabinet’s resignation will help fix the situation and what forces could take the reins. The tragedy reignited […]
Tucker Carlson has been in the headlines a lot recently, more than might seem acceptable for a news journalist. But is the Fox News host really the menace to the media that his Democratic detractors proclaim him to be? Perhaps the best way to describe Tucker Carlson’s career at the moment is with a borrowed […]
It’s hard to view the US at this point as anything other than a cautionary tale. It is remarkable how the effects of Covid on the international system mirrors its impact on individuals. Its lethality, in the acute phase, may be lower than we feared, yet there is a risk of sudden catastrophic relapse after […]
The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, […]
The Australian embassy in Washington, DC will investigate an apparent assault by the US police against two Aussie journalists. The pair were roughed up live on air while covering a protest outside the White House. A crew working for the outlet 7News was targeted on Tuesday while reporting from a demonstration in the US capital […]
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Clashes between Lebanese anti-government protesters and law enforcement resumed near the parliament building in the capital Beirut on Saturday, with police resorting to tear gas and water cannons, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.
Iran is thousands of miles away from Britain, yet because the power elites support them, anti-government protests in Tehran receive much wider coverage in the UK than the ones in France, just across the Channel. How many British people have ever visited Iran? How many have lived there or have second homes there? I suspect the figures […]
Dozens of people were injured and hospitalized in Beirut during street battles between thousands of anti-government protesters and armed police amid a worsening political and economic crisis in Lebanon. Protesters hurled debris, bottles and fireworks while police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse the crowds on a second night of unrest […]
Thousands of supporters of deposed Bolivian President Evo Morales gathered in La Paz to demand the resignation of self-declared “interim” leader Jeanine Anez, where they squared off with riot police in hectic street clashes. Flying national and indigenous flags and chanting pro-Morales slogans, the protest march met a forceful police response in Bolivia’s administrative capital […]
A disturbing video shows a woman being surrounded and beaten by masked protesters in Hong Kong. The unsettling footage comes as authorities struggle to clamp down on worsening violence in the semi-autonomous city. The assault was reportedly sparked by a political disagreement between the woman and a group of armed demonstrators. Video of the attack […]
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Lebanese banks resumed operations after a two-week break amid mass anti-government protests that broke out all over the country, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Beirut on Friday. The reopening of the banks was accompanied by long lines of people who wanted to get cash and make transactions and transfers.
For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city.
Government officials have agreed to conduct a joint march with far-right groups on Poland’s Independence Day, raising concerns about the legalization of fascist views in Poland. The march has drawn hundreds of thousands. Since 2009, the celebration of Polish Independence Day has become a rallying point for far-right organizations from all over Europe, some of […]