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35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters

Sudan, June 4 (AP/UNB) — Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said. With the assault, the generals signaled an end of their ... Read More »

The new face of activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a rise in youth engagement from education activist Malala Yousafzai to climate change warrior Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. “More often than not, ... Read More »

Shock as authorities raid Karachi Press Club

Through decades of military coups, civil unrest and martial law, the Karachi Press Club has remained off-limits to Pakistan’s powerful military and intelligence agencies. But this island of democratic resistance in a country prone to religious bigotry and militarisation has finally been violated. Late at night on November 8, more than a dozen plainclothes men carrying guns forced their way ... Read More »

Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn’t altered

New York, Nov 10 (AP/UNB) — Before hopping on a plane to Paris on Friday, President Trump insulted some more reporters, threatened that others may have their White House credentials pulled like CNN’s Jim Acosta and disputed reports that his press secretary spread a doctored video of Acosta’s encounter with a White House intern. Read More »