Less than dogs

All it takes is an absent-minded search on the Internet to obtain endless results on the incredible love that many human beings feel for animals. Whether they are dogs, cats, pigs or hippos, porcupines or monkeys hanging from a tree, there is always someone who loves them with an impossible love and feels they must defend them regardless of the
| Opinion

An award for Ayité…. and the long arc of justice in a month of tragedy and triumph

Heavy penalty for reporting on corruption Deadly risks for journalists in the Sahel region Militarisation of information in Burkina Faso International Day to End Impunity messages zone in on demands for safety and justice A consistent theme running through the IDEI messages from IFEX members this year focused on bringing about accountability for crimes committed against journalists, and renewed pleas for a safer environment. Media

Stars gleaming green

“İzmir’in dağlarında çiçekler açar!” / “Flowers bloom on the mountains of İzmir!” These words of the much-popular Izmir anthem were ringing in my ears as I left the celebration after the Michelin Guide ceremony in Istanbul. The second edition of the highly anticipated results for Türkiye was announced on Nov. 9. This time, the scope of the list was expanded
| Arts & Life

Shared Responsibility: Eradicating Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean

While hunger figures continue to concern us, overweight in children under five years of age continues to rise, exceeding the global estimate, and a quarter of the adult population lives with obesity But hunger does not affect the region uniformly. In South America, there was a reduction of 3.5 million hungry people between 2021 and 2022, but there are still
| Development & Aid, Food and Agriculture, Headlines

Unite executive calls emergency meeting as Graham remains silent on Gaza

Meeting rumoured among Unite insiders for over a week crystallises – and union general secretary’s silence over slaughter of Gazan civilians continues — Taj Ali (@Taj_Ali1) October 21, 2023 An Urgent Call from Palestinian Trade Unions: End all complicity, stop arming Israel Refuse to build weapons destined for Israel. This is relevant for Unite as Leonardo and Babcock, two employers where Unite is active and
| Analysis, Breaking, comment

In research collaboration, drawing red lines with China isn’t easy

In research collaboration, drawing red lines with China isn’t easy J.Heller Tue, 10/24/2023 - 12:22 picture alliance / CFOTO | CFOTO Comment Oct 24, 2023 3 min read In research collaboration, drawing red lines with China isn’t easy Europe’s research collaboration with China remains strong—for now A patchwork research security landscape and the limits of self-regulation But the absence of regulation puts the burden

Grounding the Current Moment: An Al-Shabaka Syllabus

Introduction The Roots of the Palestinian Struggle Using Indigeneity in the Struggle for Palestinian Liberation by Ahmad Amara, Yara Hawari (August 2019) Beyond South Africa: Understanding Israeli Apartheid by Samer Abdelnour (April 2013) Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle by Irene Calis (January 2015) Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just a Political Regime by Haidar Eid, Andy Clarno (August 2017) Oslo: Replacing Liberation
| Politics

US desperately wants World War Three to start as soon as possible

Over the past two days, four US military bases in Iraq and Syria have come under attacks. The US is being drawn into a major war in the Middle East. Washington threatens to punish Iran and Russia for this. US military bases attacked in Iraq and Syria On Thursday, October 19, drones and missiles attacked the Ain al-Asad airbase in the
| World

Palestine: the fight for information

“T here’s nothing as a safe place, but I’m trying my best to stay safe”. 22-year-old journalist Plestia Alaqad has been reporting on the situation as best she can on social networks, while escaping Israel’s bombing raids on the Gaza Strip. “I am barely able to do my job under these circumstances”. Journalists in the field are on the front lines,
| Non classé

La Mov Compania de Danza on CRR stage

Spanish modern dance troupe La Mov Compania de Danza will be on stage at the Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall on October 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Founded in 2008 by Víctor Jiménez, the famous soloist dancer of the Lyon Opera, La Mov is known for its innovative approach and dynamic stage performances.
| Arts & Life

Besieged Gaza is the open-air prison resisting Israel’s colonisation of Palestine

Operation Al-Aqsa Flood last weekend took everyone by surprise, not just Israel. Images of Israeli soldiers being killed and captured sent shockwaves through the occupation state and its allies, reflecting the failure of Israel’s intelligence services and security technology. It has been a very painful few days for Israel and its people, as rockets continue to be fired from the
| Article, Asia & Americas, EU

Emergency Protests for Palestine Around Ireland

Friday 8th December Drogheda – 6pm, Candlelight Vigil, West Street Saturday 9th December Dublin – 2pm, March, Rally & Die-In – Assemble at Garden of Remembrance – March to The Dáil Limerick – 1pm, Bedford Row Ennis – 11am, O’Connell Square Cork – 1pm, Grand Parade Belfast – 1pm, BBC Broadcast House Armagh – 11.30am, Irish Street, outside St. Malachy’s Castlebar – 12pm, Info Stall, Market Square Newbridge – Music
| Apartheid, Event, Gaza

Abu Obeida: An Execution for Every Bombing in Gaza

Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for Al-Qassam Brigades, said that the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza will respond to the massacres underway in the impoverished Strip. The enemy does not speak the language of humanity or morality. Therefore, we will only speak to him in a language that he understands We feel tremendous pain for what has befallen many families in Gaza, as a
| Articles, Features, Videos

Haniyeh outlines context and objectives of Hamas Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

The following is the full text of the speech by Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, on the first day of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, 7 October, 2023, as reported by Al-Jazeera: In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. O children of our Palestinian people, O children of our Ummah [the Arab-Muslim community]. Today
| Israel, Middle East, News

Morocco starts disbursing $250 monthly stipend to quake-hit families

Morocco, on Friday, began disbursing a monthly stipend of 2,500 dirhams, or $250, to families hit by last month’s deadly earthquake, villagers told Anadolu. The government had promised compensation for quake victims on 6-16 October, and families who do not receive the amount can submit a petition to relevant regional committees, Anadolu Agency reports. As many as 2.8 million people
| Africa, Morocco, News

5 Tunisian political detainees begin hunger strike: rights group says

Five senior Tunisian politicians announced a hunger strike to protest their imprisonment and a crackdown by authorities, a prisoners’ group said yesterday. They joined Ennahda Party leader Rached Ghannouchi, who announced a hunger strike on Friday in solidarity with Jaouhar Ben Mbarek, who began a hunger strike on 26 September. The Defence Authority for Political Detainees in Tunisia identified the latest hunger strikers
| Africa, News, Tunisia

Fire at Egypt police complex leaves at least 38 injured

Dozens of people have been injured after a huge fire broke out in the early hours today at a police headquarters in Egypt’s northeastern province of Ismailia. According to state media, the blaze has since been contained after raging for several hours. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and the government is yet to comment. No fatalities were reported,
| Africa, Egypt, News

A Deadly New Bat-Borne Virus is Spreading Through Asia

Islam Times - The southern Indian state of Kerala recently introduced emergency measures to combat an infectious respiratory disease transmitted by bats – although we’re not talking about COVID-19, but rather the Nipah virus. It was the fourth such outbreak in Kerala since 2018. On this occasion, the state contained the virus within days and limited the fatalities to two,
| Asia

Explainer: The decline of Hong Kong’s press freedom under the national security law

File photo: StudioIncendo. September 2023 The Court of Appeal heard the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the RTHK Staff Union’s joint appeal against the city’s communications regulator’s decision to issue a warning over RTHK’s satirical programme Headliner. August 2023 US photojournalist Matthew Connors, who covered the 2019 protests and unrest, said that he was denied entry to Hong Kong when he tried to visit for tourism
| Hong Kong, Politics & Protest, explainer

Solar-powered looms boost income and safety for India’s silk spinners

Addressing issues in the silk industry The solar-powered silk spinning machine ‘Silky Spin’, designed and manufactured by the social enterprise Resham Sutra (Image: Courtesy of Sri Ghana Kanta Brahma) Empowering women, the backbone of the silk industry Towards a carbon-neutral silk industry Muga silkworms in Sivasagar district, in India’s Assam state (Image: Luit Chaliha / Pacific Press via Alamy) To take this programme wider, we
| Livelihoods, Energy, gender

From Behind Enemy Lines, Prison Journalists Report On Conditions At Their Own Risk

Mini fiefdoms Certain punishment Criminalized compensation Credulous editors, prison minimizers Sharing the risks 46 states have censored correspondence with news media (meaning incarcerated journalist are not able to protect their sources, whom are often other prisoners, leaving them to risk everything to speak towards the injustices they experience at the hands of their oppressors   14 states have a total ban on business and compensation (meaning
| Featured Reporting, Latest News, Marvel Cooke Fellowship

Foreign mercenaries start leaving Ukraine to survive

Foreign mercenaries come to realise that they should leave Ukraine as they get no pay check for their efforts, but they do get bullied and killed by their own comrades-in-arms. Kyiv has questions to mercenaries as well. Killed by fellow soldiers The outflow of foreign mercenaries from the Armed Forces of Ukraine has grown stronger after two British instructors died violent
| World

Iran-Iraq ties on edge as deadline to disarm, relocate armed groups looms

Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, landed in Tehran last week, days before the 19 September deadline to implement a bilateral security agreement, carrying an important message for Iranian authorities: armed groups operating in northern Iraq will be disarmed and relocated in time, Anadolu Agency reports. At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Hussein reiterated that message,
| Iran, Iraq, Middle East

Electric Shock: Interpreting China’s electric vehicle export boom

Electric Shock: Interpreting China’s electric vehicle export boom H.Seidl Mon, 09/11/2023 - 12:29 picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Andy Wong Report Sep 15, 2023 1 min read Electric Shock: Interpreting China’s electric vehicle export boom A report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Author(s) Ilaria Mazzocco Senior Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at CSIS Gregor

EU Fossil Fuel Usage for Electricity Falls to Record Low

The structural decline of coal has continued, despite the volatility in the power market in the EU. Solar generation increased 13% in comparison to the same period the previous year. Wind capacity expansion has been hit by policy challenges and increased prices. Nuclear generation fell by 3.6%, but French nuclear output has increased since April and is expected to continue to rebound throughout
| Business & Economy, Environment, Europe

Ex-French President Sarkozy to be tried on charges of receiving illegal Libyan funding

France’s financial crimes prosecutor’s office said on Friday that former President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial in 2025 on charges of corruption and receiving illegal campaign funding from Libyan government for his campaign in the 2007 presidential elections that he won. Sarkozy has always denied these accusations. He said in a 2018 interview that there isn’t the slightest evidence of
| Africa, Europe & Russia, France

Egypt hopes BRICS entry will lure foreign cash, but analysts counsel patience

Egypt hopes its imminent inclusion in the BRICS bloc of developing nations will help ease its shortage of foreign currency and attract new investment, but analysts say it may take time before any benefits appear, Reuters reports. The bloc, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on Thursday invited Egypt and five other countries to join, and Egypt immediately
| Africa, Asia & Americas, Brazil

Saudi Club Al Nassr signs Man City's Laporte

French defender Aymeric Laporte has joined Saudi football club Al Nassr, it was confirmed yesterday, ending a successful five-and-a-half years at Manchester City during which the defender won 13 major honours, Anadolu news agency reported. “Now he is set for pastures new, with Al Nassr the chosen destination for the next phase of his career,” Manchester City said in a
| Europe & Russia, Middle East, News

UAE President hails BRICS membership

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, on Thursday, welcomed the Gulf Kingdom’s inclusion in BRICS, a bloc of emerging economies, Anadolu Agency reports. “We respect the vision of the BRICS leadership and appreciate the inclusion of the UAE as a member to this important group,” he said in a tweet. The decision came on Wednesday at the
| BRICS, International Organisations, Middle East

Unlocking Africa’s Potential: Strengthening Partnerships for Sustainable Progress

At this year’s G7 summit in Japan, global leaders emphasized the importance of unity as the world navigates grave threats to multilateralism. The message was clear – trusted global platforms for dialogue and solutions are extremely crucial in current times. COVID -19 delivered a heavy setback to hard-won development gains, pushing millions back into poverty. Before the pandemic, Africa had
| Africa, Economy & Trade, Featured

2023 Mystery Novel Installments

Murder on the Acadia Murder On the Acadia Jan 23 (Chapter 4). Jan 24- Noo­n Steven runs into Prissy. 4,5 Jan 25 Thatch sisters become recognized by other passengers.6 Jan 26 AM Heck and Keck spot Zoe,6 who tells Sgt. Lake she is searching for adventurous locations.7 Jan 27 Pleasant sailing. Jan 28 PM Prissy joins Twins Group informally. Jan 29 AM 8 PM Acadia leaves Hawaii. Heck-
| 2023 Mystery Novel Installments

Tunisia arrests spokesperson of Ennahda movement

Tunisian security authorities have arrested Abdelfattah Taghouti, a spokesman for the Ennahda Movement, a senior movement official has said. Riad Al-Shuaibi, political adviser to the head of the Ennahda Movement Rached Ghannouchi, told the Anadolu Agency that a national guard unit in the capital, Tunis, arrested Taghouti. He added that the reasons for his arrest remain unknown, but it could
| Africa, News, Tunisia

Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom

“The people demand an independent judiciary!”, “Freedoms, freedoms, no dictated justice!”, “National unity against populism!” On July 13, 2023, under the scorching sun, outside the gates of the Tunis Court of Appeal, around a hundred protesters chanted these slogans and called for the release of the political prisoners, accused of “plotting against State security” and detained for four months. Tunisia has been
| Non classé

Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom

“The people demand an independent judiciary!”, “Freedoms, freedoms, no dictated justice!”, “National unity against populism!” On July 13, 2023, under the scorching sun, outside the gates of the Tunis Court of Appeal, around a hundred protesters chanted these slogans and called for the release of the political prisoners, accused of “plotting against State security” and detained for four months. Tunisia has been
| Non classé

Tunisia: President pledges to fight bread monopoly

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday vowed to fight all monopolists behind the bread and grain crisis in the country, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, Anadolu Agency disclosed that Saied met with his prime minister and other senior ministers to discuss the crisis plaguing the country since the outbreak of COVID. “The state will not stay idle,” Saied declared:
| Africa, News, Tunisia

How People Are Fighting the World’s Reliance on the War Economy

Communities in the Pacific Northwest have been working to regionalize food supply chains through relocalized flour mills, sustainable livestock ranches, a creative chicken farming model, and community garden programs. These efforts have paid off in creating food security for communities while also leading to greater job opportunities and a thriving ecosystem. Palestinian farmers have been rekindling connections with Indigenous farming practices and creating community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs
| April M. Short, Front Page Top Slider, IMI

Israel places second Jewish settler under house arrest for killing Palestinian teen

The Jewish settler who killed 19-year-old Qusai Maatan in the occupied West Bank last week has been placed under house arrest by the Israeli Magistrate’s Court in West Jerusalem. The court rejected a police request for an eight-day extension of Yehiel Indore’s detention and the charge against him has been downgraded from “deliberate or depraved-indifference homicide”. According to Haaretz, the magistrate justified his decision
| Israel, Middle East, News

Under Kais Saied’s shadow : the vanishing independence of the judiciary

I n an interview with Al Jazeera in early June 2019, Kais Saied proclaimed that “the judiciary is a true pillar of democracy, better than a thousand articles in the Constitution”. Then, as he was running for president, he added that “the Tunisian justice system’s history is full of executive interference and regrettable experiences”. Kais Saied’s commitment to an independent
| Non classé

Under Kais Saied’s shadow : the vanishing independence of the judiciary

I n an interview with Al Jazeera in early June 2019, Kais Saied proclaimed that “the judiciary is a true pillar of democracy, better than a thousand articles in the Constitution”. Then, as he was running for president, he added that “the Tunisian justice system’s history is full of executive interference and regrettable experiences”. Kais Saied’s commitment to an independent
| Non classé

Police rule out racially motivated murder charge against Israel settler who killed Palestine teen

Israeli occupation police on Friday dropped a racially-motivated murder charge against the extremist settler who killed a Palestinian teen in the West Bank last week, Israeli media reported. Extremist settler Yehiel Indore and others attacked Palestinian protesters in the village of Burqa last Friday and killed Palestinian teen Qusai Jamal Matan. An Israeli court ruled police could keep Indore in
| Israel, Middle East, News

Israel downgrades homicide charge in illegal settler case, watched by Washington

Israeli police downgraded a homicide charge, on Friday, against an illegal Jewish settler suspected of killing a Palestinian in what the United States has described as a “terror attack”, Reuters reports. A new remand request filed by police, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz and shared with Reuters, showed Yehiel Indore was accused of “ eliberate or depraved-indifference
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Schools shut, exams cancelled: War shatters Sudan education sector

When war in Sudan's capital forced Sarah Al-Sharif and her family to flee, the 19-year-old information technology student left her books and computer behind, Reuters reports. Now in Sennar, 30 km (18 miles) south–east of Khartoum, she lacks a stable internet connection or passport to travel abroad and, like many others, sees no way of continuing her studies while fighting
| Africa, International Organisations, News

Tunisia eager to strengthen relations with UAE: President

Tunisia's president highlighted the importance his country attaches to strengthening relations with the United Arab Emirates, the Tunisian Presidency said Friday, Anadolu reports. Kais Saied received Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the Carthage Palace, it said on Facebook. During the meeting, Saied pointed to the
| Africa, Middle East, News

Lebanon: NGO suspends services in Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp

A Lebanese relief NGO said on Tuesday that it had suspended its services in the Ain Al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the city of Sidon. Al Shifaa for Medical and Humanitarian Services explained that it took this decision after its staff, vehicles and ambulances were targeted specifically by one of the conflicting parties in the camp. The NGO said that
| Lebanon, Middle East, News

Hamas to meet with Abbas to ensure success of Palestinian faction meeting

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement is to meet with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ankara to discuss its vision for the success of the meeting of the Palestinian factions scheduled for Cairo next week. "Azzam Al-Ahmad [the head of Fatah's parliamentarian bloc] called me and said that Abbas wishes to meet the Hamas leadership in Turkiye,"
| Middle East, News, Palestine

Free voices silenced by Decree 54 in Tunisia

Since the state of exception introduced by President Kais Saied’s coup on July 25, 2021, the Head of State has issued a series of decrees. These include Presidential Decree-Law 2022-54 of September 13, 2022, on “combating offenses related to information and communication systems”. The Decree “aims to establish provisions for the prevention and repression of offenses relating to information and communication
| Non classé

Perfect scores for 4 Hong Kong students in university entrance exams, as 48,700 receive results

Two perfect scorers, Terry Lam (left) and Ku Ping Sum (right) from St Paul’s Co-education college. Photo: Kyle Lam/ HKFP. Students in St Paul’s Co-education College hugged each other after they received DSE exams results. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP. The Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority meeting the press on July 19, 2022. File photo: Lea Mok/HKFP. Decreasing DSE candidates Students in
| Community & Education, Hong Kong, DSE

It’s Not The Really Blatant Propaganda That Gets You

Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley One of my favorite follows on Twitter right now is a smallish account run by an anti-imperialist activist who goes by “Left I on the News”, because he has a real knack for going through articles in the mainstream press and highlighting the mundane little manipulations we’re
| Article, media, propaganda