International Workers’ Day celebrations were held in different countries of West Asia and North Africa on Monday, May 1, with trade unions and left parties organizing mass demonstrations. Marking the day, workers raised slogans of unity and revolution against capitalist exploitation.
Violence against Christians isn’t a new phenomenon in Jerusalem. But since Israel’s most far-right government in its history has taken over, the problem has significantly swelled. Jessica Buxbaum reports from East Jerusalem.
This month, Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government until April 2 to respond to pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim’s request to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. More than half of the village’s approximately 280 residents are children attending Khan al-Ahmar’s primary school, which could soon turn to rubble if the village is razed. However, Khan al-Ahmar’s students aren’t the only Palestinian children whose academic futures are under threat. Jessica Buxbaum reports from Palestine.
About 11,000 people have been reported dead in Turkey and Syria, and thousands more are injured, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6. Peoples Dispatch reports.
The United States has been supplying weapons to the Saudi-led international coalition and helping the coalition implement a blockade of Yemen, despite announcing in 2021 an end to its role in the war.
The Saudi-led international coalition intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015. It has also imposed a land and sea blockade. According to UNICEF, around 11 million Yemeni children are directly affected by the war and around 2.2 million are extremely malnourished, reports Peoples Dispatch.