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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 2-Day Strike By Opposition Takes Center Stage

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 2-Day Strike By Opposition Takes Center Stage

The strike will start early Wednesday morning Venezuela time “to paralyze this country,” said opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Calls for New 48-Hour Nationwide Strike

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Calls for New 48-Hour Nationwide Strike

Venezuela’s opposition has called for a fresh strike following clashes between government forces and protesters in the capital, Caracas.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Julius Malema’s EFF Party Condemns Edgar Lungu’s Dictatorship

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Julius Malema’s EFF Party Condemns Edgar Lungu’s Dictatorship

EFF notes with grave concern the political developments in the Republic of Zambia, under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu. The EFF further notes the growing dictatorship and political intolerance.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Middle Eastern Studies, Israeli regime is trying to “exacerbate hatred and divisions” within religious communities.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

“MASSOB urges the Eze Ndigbo in northern cities to carry out this compilation of our kinsmen data as a native and ancestry exercise and we appeal to them not to betray this act of nobility because of their individual interests or favors from Hausa-Fulani.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

“Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go backwards, democracy is not negotiated,” Borges, who leads opposition-controlled legislature.

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MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

“We don’t need a revised constitution. We need the state to liberate the north and centre of Mali and to take account of people’s aspirations,” protester and local councillor Sonore Sidibe said at the march.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 100th Day of Protests: ‘I Continue to Rebel Against Tyranny’: Protester

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 100th Day of Protests: ‘I Continue to Rebel Against Tyranny’: Protester

Unrest in Venezuela was aggravated in early April after the Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

Activists in the Pakistani city of Karachi also held a protest rally in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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PERU POLITICS: Peruvians Protest Against Possible Pardon of Fujimori

PERU POLITICS: Peruvians Protest Against Possible Pardon of Fujimori

Fujimori has been convicted of leading groups that massacred civilians and kidnapped journalists during his years in office from 1990-2000.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

“Alexei has arrived (on the premises of) Anti-Corruption Fund (the organization he created to denounce the corruption of elites),” Kira Yarmysh said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Protesters to G20 Members: ‘Welcome to Hell’

EUROPE POLITICS: Protesters to G20 Members: ‘Welcome to Hell’

“Welcome to Hell”. That’s the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg who aim to disrupt the G20 summit, already rife with tensions over trade and climate change.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

“Once again we are in Caracas, ready and willing to continue our struggle for the liberation of our country,” police pilot Oscar Perez said.

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UK POLITICS: Bank of England Staff Vote for Strike in Over 50 Years: Unite Union

UK POLITICS: Bank of England Staff Vote for Strike in Over 50 Years: Unite Union

Unite Union’s regional officer Sanchez said: “Staff at Bank of England made their anger by voting for strike action due to their employer’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair pay deal for its workforce.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

The unrest was aggravated in early April after Venezuela’s Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament.

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UK POLITICS: Tens of Thousands Demand Theresa May’s Resignation

UK POLITICS: Tens of Thousands Demand Theresa May’s Resignation

In front of thousands of protesters chanting “Oh Jeremy Corbyn”,

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to fend off a “coup attempt,” shortly after a grenade and gunfire attack on key government buildings in the country’s capital.

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