Uganda’s parliament has passed a law that criminalizes LGBTQ identity

CNN: – Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday approved some of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws, some of which carry the death penalty and up to 20 years in prison for those who identify as LGBTQ+. The new legislation puts additional pressure on LGBTQ+ people in a country where same-sex relationships were already illegal, punishable by life … Read more

Farmer-citizen movement. Trump and Le Pen supported Dutch farmers, now they have caused an electoral shock.

CNN: – In the Netherlands, a farmers’ protest party has caused a shock after winning state elections this week, just four years after it was founded. Could their rise have wider implications? The farmer-citizen movement, or BoerburgerBeweging (BBB), arose out of mass demonstrations against the Dutch government’s environmental policies, protests that saw farmers use their … Read more

Israel complains. Lloyd Austin hits out at Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul as protesters block airport

Tel Aviv, Israel CNN: – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to weaken Israel’s judiciary as protesters paralyzed two of Tel Aviv’s main tourist arteries on Thursday, fueling a nationwide movement against the controversial proposals. A CNN team at Ben Gurion Airport saw people walking with suitcases to Terminal 3 … Read more

A wave of suspected poison attacks on schoolgirls has sparked protests in Iran

Concerned parents protested in Iran’s capital Tehran and other cities on Saturday over a wave of suspected poison attacks that have hit female students at dozens of schools, according to Iranian news agencies and social media videos. So far, unexplained illnesses have affected hundreds of schoolgirls in recent months. Iranian officials believe the girls may … Read more

Mexico’s Electoral Reform Bill. AMLO accuses the protesters of drug connections

CNN: – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador dismissed concerns on Monday about his plan to downsize the country’s electoral watchdog, accusing protesters of links to drug traffickers. Images of a mass protest in Mexico City on Sunday showed tens of thousands of people wearing pink, the color of the National Electoral Institute (INE), which … Read more

El Salvador “mega prison”. thousands were displaced by gang suppression

Reuters: – El Salvador’s government moved thousands of suspected gang members to a newly opened “mega-jail” on Friday, the latest step in a controversial crackdown on crime that has fueled the Central American nation’s prison population. “This will be their new home where they will no longer be able to harm the population,” President Nayib … Read more