From Budapest to Birmingham, England, tens of thousands of Europeans took to the streets this past weekend in solidarity with Americans, calling for racial justice and an end to the abuse of power by police forces in the wake of the killing of George Floyd two weeks ago. They did so despite, in places, stormy […]

I work with victims of crimes in Ukraine to seek justice. So I’m paying close attention to what the recent request by the International Criminal Court prosecutor for arrest . . .

Republicans have identified recent college protests against Israel’s war in Gaza as the core of an election campaign narrative of chaos that they hope can be used to sink Joe Biden’s presidency. The approach was bluntly crystallised by Tom Cotton, the Republican senator from Arkansas, in a recent television interview when he mocked the encampments […]

A tiny contingent of Duke University graduates opposed pro-Israel comedian Jerry Seinfeld speaking at their commencement in North Carolina Sunday, with about 30 of the 7,000 students leaving their seats and chanting “free Palestine” amid a mix of boos and cheers. Some waved the red, green, black and white Palestinian flag. Seinfeld, whose namesake sitcom […]

Columbia University student protesters stand together on April 18, 2024. Photo by Dean Moses The protests on college campuses across the country and the authoritarian crackdown on their calls for divestment reveal who the colleges and our government are truly accountable to. Can you think of a better example of the fruits of higher learning than the […]

A great, novel experiment in political physics is under way in the United States, as the unstoppable moral force of youth-led protests against Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza runs into the immovable object of the American power elite’s support for it. In this clash, two critical forces have been weaponised: the US mainstream media that heavily […]

4:42 p.m. ET, May 5, 2024 USC protesters chose to “break the law,” university president says after police clear encampment From CNN’s Cindy Von Quednow  Demonstrators who rebuilt an encampment on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles “repeatedly chose to ignore university policies designed to benefit everyone, and to break the law,” the school’s President […]

12:38 a.m. ET, May 6, 2024 Republican and Democratic officials weigh in on campus protests in Sunday interviews From CNN’s Sam Fossum, Avery Lotz and Kit Maher Republican and Democratic officials used cable news interviews Sunday morning to address the ongoing protests on college campuses against the war in Gaza. Here are some of the […]

In the tented camps and crowded streets of Rafah, the pro-Palestinian campus protests in the US have been followed closely. “We hear a lot of news about students’ demonstrations in American universities … When I saw that, I was very happy that there are still those who stand beside us and in support of us,” […]

By Brandon Drenon BBC News 2 hours ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Protesters gather on the University of California, Los Angeles In January 2020, they were seniors in high school. Graduation was just around the corner. But so was a deadly pandemic. By mid-March, Covid had upended daily life . . .

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