“Kenmure Street was a stunningly successful example of solidarity and nonviolent resistance. We should not be surprised if the authorities’ next moves attempt to make both of these untenable.”
Amnesty International are calling for journalist Raman Pratasevich, former editor-in-chief of the popular opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, to be released, as Belarusian Government forces a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk.
Human Rights Concerns as Civilian Plane is Diverted to Arrest Journalist
Parliament is debating the new Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which amongst other things is looking to criminalise causing ‘serious annoyance’ to the public – making it easier to find people in breach of protest laws.
The Right to Protest is Under Threat as New Policing Bill is Debated
This International Women’s Day, we took a look at the activists that are prominent in the fight against human rights violations in Belarus.
Women are at the forefront of the Human Rights Struggle in Belarus
“Those of us on the side of the poor souls who hold our society together when they hardly have the cash to hold their own lives together have won the moral argument. Great, but that’s not enough.”
Robin McAlpine: We’re losing the bunfight so we must win the battle of ideas
NHS workers across the country have been out protesting their exclusion from a recently announced pay rise for public sector workers.
NHS Workers Protest for Equal Pay Rise
Last week’s election in Belarus has led to around 70,000 people protesting, as Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power for 26 years, claimed to have won 80% of the vote. Workers have begun striking to put pressure on bosses to denounce Lukashenko
Strikes Add to Pressure in Belarus After Dubious Election
Thousands have joined protests across Scotland in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. But there are some that think race issues are being imported from the US, and that these protests aren’t necessary in Scotland…
Racism: Scotland’s record isn’t bad, but it isn’t good.
“Solidarity will mean nothing if the people voicing it aren’t also doing what they can to advance the causes of those who are disenfranchised in their own countries. Anti-Blackness and white supremacy are global domination projects and they have affected every place on the planet.”
Black Lives Matter: Perspectives on an uprising
“On Monday, thousands turned out in Quito and other cities, again with face masks and a careful distance between each protester. In fact, it was the police who did not respect social distancing, as they charged protesters in the historic centre of Quito, using tear gas and truncheons.”