THE CALAMITOUS MALFEASANCE of the outgoing Trump regime's response to the coronavirus pandemic threatens to obscure deeper realities of this global as well as U.S. crisis. The incoming Biden-Harris team faces a deeper and more menacing emergence of both public health and the economy than the 2008-09 financial meltdown that confronted president Obama's first year.- IV551 - December 2020 / USA, Covid-19 Pandemic
Scores of thousands of young people took over dozens of cities and towns in Nigeria for two weeks. This rebellion, with the slogan and hashtag #EndSARS, was sparked by the reported killing of a young man by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), in Ughelli, a town in the Niger delta region on 3 October.
With each passing day, the supposedly “leaderless” movement waxed stronger. And while #EndSARS remained the primary and binding demand, calls for more radical measures to #EndInjustice (...)
Do you remember last spring? The "first wave", flags, songs on balconies, "everything will be fine"? Someone even thought - and said - that something good should come out of this story, that nothing could ever be the same again. A kind of promise of change was in the air. Rubbish!- IV551 - December 2020 / Italy, Trade unions/workplace organizing
The gap is widening between the Royal Palace and the pro-democracy movement, which is mobilized against the danger of a putsch
“One thing is certain, however: the pro-democracy movement, by its capacity to endure and to innovate, has opened a gaping breach in the domination of the military-monarchical order. It has never ceased to amaze with its resilience and inventiveness. We can only salute it for what it has already accomplished and support it as much as we can for what it can still accomplish.”- IV551 - December 2020 / Thailand