South African unions accept Eskom wage offer amid power cuts

Eskom relies on an ageing coal fleet and South Africa has faced intermittent power cuts for more than a decade. South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom and workers’ unions have signed a wage deal, paving way for a possible resolution to its worst power cuts in two years. Struggling Eskom and its three recognised labour unions … Read more

Independence Day inspires marches, rallies for abortion rights across the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Many people skipped their Fourth of July traditions and instead, protested for abortion rights at rallies all across the Bay Area. In San Francisco, people chanted in solidarity outside the Ferry Building, before marching down the Embarcadero to Pier 39.  Protesters carried signs reading ‘women’s rights are human rights’ and they … Read more

Jayland Walker shooting: Black man was unarmed when 8 Ohio officers opened fire, bodycam shows

AKRON, Ohio — Ohio police officials released officer body-camera footage of a 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of bullets fired by eight officers while he was unarmed and running away. The video featured is from a previous report. As Jayland Walker’s family has demanded answers about the circumstances of last week’s killing, which … Read more

Uzbekistan president announces ‘fatalities’ in provincial unrest

Uzbekistan’s president said there have been casualties among civilians and law enforcement personnel after rare public protests in the country’s autonomous northwestern Karakalpakstan province, which has seen significant unrest over a planned constitutional reform. In a statement posted online on Sunday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said rioters had carried out “destructive actions” in the city of … Read more

Migrants Walk North From Southern Mexico in Protest

Some 2,000 migrants, most Venezuelans, walked out of this southern Mexico city early Friday en masse to pressure authorities into allowing them to continue to the United States border at a time attention is focused on immigration. The latest large public exit of migrants from Tapachula follows the discovery of an abandoned semitrailer in San … Read more

Woman Awarded $431,000 for Occupy Wall Street Police Actions

A Manhattan woman was awarded over $400,000 on Friday by a federal jury after suing New York City and its police department, saying she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown to the ground by a police sergeant while serving as a medic for protesters during 2012 Occupy Wall Street events. Mary Tardif, … Read more

Protests in Uzbek autonomous region over constitution reform plan

Uzbekistan is planning to hold a constitutional referendum that no longer mentions Karakalpakstan’s sovereignty or right to secession. Rare public protests have broken out in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan autonomous republic over a planned constitutional reform that would change its status, Uzbek authorities say. Karakalpakstan, a former Soviet republic that has close ties with Russia, is located … Read more

Libya protesters storm parliament building in Tobruk

Protesters were demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported. Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk, demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported. Several television channels reported on Friday that protesters had managed to penetrate the parliament building and committed acts of vandalism, … Read more

Can talks bring an end to weeks of violent protests in Ecuador?

Video Duration 25 minutes 00 seconds 25:00 From: Inside Story Indigenous groups are demanding lower food and fuel prices. Ecuador’s government is holding talks with representatives of its Indigenous community. The dialogue aims to end weeks of protest against a sharp increase in fuel and food prices that have affected Indigenous people the most. After … Read more

“It’s Terrifying”: Young Arizona Women Who Filled Streets to Protest Roe Share Fears for What’s Next

Protesters swarmed the Arizona Capitol this weekend to protest the reversal of Roe v. Wade by Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that upended abortion rights overnight across the state. Clinics in Arizona, facing legal uncertainty, had shuttered their doors hours after the landmark ruling. Arizonans took to the streets on Friday. A crowd of thousands … Read more