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 A World on Fire

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Peru

At the end of September, Peruvian President Vizcarra dissolved Congress after they had challenged all anti-corruption measures Vizcarra tried to push through. Congress responded by temporarily suspending President Vizcarra, a move deemed null and void by government officials, and gave power to Vice President Mercedes Aráoz, who resigned from her job. Protesters in Peru have…

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Netherlands

On October 1st, Dutch farmers took to the highways on their tractors to stage a sit-in at The Hague and other heavily trafficked areas of the country. The farmers gathered together to protest that the farming and cattle industry is the biggest producer of nitrogen in The Netherlands. The anger was sparked after a recent…

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One Year Later and Activists are Still Searching for Answers

October 2nd marked the first anniversary of the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Istanbul. To commemorate the loss the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), CodePink, Justice for Jamal (#JusticeForJamal), and Nonviolence International hosted a press conference in front of the U.S. Saudi Arabian Embassy. Representatives of…

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Iraq

Iraq is witnessing the biggest protest movement since 2003, unprecedented in its nationalist and cross-sectarian nature. At first, grievances focused on unemployment, basic services and corruption, but as the government responded with force, protesters began calling for a complete overhaul of the political system. Comprised of mostly young and unemployed, the protests started in Baghdad…

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