Hours before Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., gave his first State of the Nation address on July 24, Filipino people throughout the world protested. They held their own “People’s State of the Union Address,” or PSONA. Claudia Jones Editorial Intern Cygaelle Bergado reports from New York City.
Several human-rights defenders and progressive activists were detained during a mass protest against authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied, reports People's Dispatch.
Panamanian movements have called for the government to sit down in negotiations with the mobilized sectors and listen to their demands, People's Dispatch reports.
If certain pro-Israel and pro-fossil fuel advocates get their way, U.S. residents will lose a fundamental right to free speech and protest, reports Jessica Buxbaum.
Demonstrations—regularly met with violence from soldiers and Israeli settlers—have occurred almost weekly since Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a petition in May against the expulsion of more than 1,000 Palestinians from the rural West Bank enclave of Masafer Yatta. Jessica Buxbaum reports.
TF contributor Fergie Chambers got the opportunity on April 15 to conduct an in-person interview in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Roman Kononenko, a leader in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF). The interview ranged on topics including, the Russian "special military operation," the nature of the Ukrainian state, the KPRF's standing within Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity and China.