Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Cover photo by Ernesto Benavides for AFP via Getty Images By Robin Fontaine and Jakob Stein On November 9, the Peruvian congress impeached President Martín Vizcarra for “moral incapacity,” accusing him of receiving more than $600,000 in bribes from a construction project when he was governor of Moquegua. The next day, Manuel Merino, President of Congress, assumed the office before resigning just five days later … Continue reading Peru: President Vizcarra Ousted, Mass Protests Erupt

Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Cover photo by Emma Lee By Mike Talavera Last week, attorney William M. McSwain announced new federal charges against four men who participated in the May Uprising in Philadelphia, making a total of nine protesters in the city now facing federal persecution. Related to the torching of police vehicles on May 30, these cases are being used by the state to further criminalize and intimidate … Continue reading Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.

By Nélida Tello Rebellions have once again engulfed Philadelphia after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, on Monday. Protesters rebelled demanding justice for Wallace for three consecutive days. In response, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a citywide curfew and deployed the National Guard. The police murder of Wallace was captured on camera and subsequently went viral on social media. Two Philadelphia … Continue reading Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.