Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University
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Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University

WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University made headlines once again as teaching staff and adjunct faculty threatened to walk off of the job on the grounds of inadequate pay and other unfair labor practices. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 represents over 150 non-tenure-track professors and 200 adjunct faculty. They are “among the lowest-paid … Continue reading

5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics

5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in wealthy eastern Caracas amid a tropical downpour Thursday, April 13, to support a protest movement that is gaining steam even as it turns more deadly. Venezuela officials confirmed earlier in the day that a fifth person had died in the wave of anti-government … Continue reading

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding new elections faced off with security forces who launched tear gas and stood shoulder-to-shoulder blocking roadways in the Venezuelan capital Monday, April 1o. Demonstrators covered their faces to protect against the plumes of tear gas that wafted through the streets of Caracas. A few threw rocks as … Continue reading

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
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Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government fired tear gas and rubber bullets at some of the thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who poured into the streets of Caracas Saturday, April 8, amid a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam. The demonstrations in the capital and several other cities came … Continue reading

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail
Europe

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

MOSCOW (AP) — The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia’s long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation’s painful two-year recession. A year before facing re-election, President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: to further tighten … Continue reading

Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands
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Protests erupt over Romanian govt’s plan to pardon thousands

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government’s plan to pardon thousands of prisoners — a surprise move to allegedly reduce overcrowding in prisons that would also benefit some notable government supporters. Premier Sorin Grindeanu wants to implement the measure through an emergency ordinance, … Continue reading

Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks
Europe / International News / Politics

Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered at two rival protests in Macedonia’s capital on Thursday, Apr.21, as a political crisis deepened in the tiny Balkan state after the country’s president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal. President Gjorge Ivanov last week … Continue reading

Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute
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Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Motorists jostle for parking space at the Kampala mall where oil marketer Penelope Katanagi is at work on her laptop computer, sipping lemonade in a cafe. The mall was largely empty after Uganda’s disputed presidential election as people were afraid of violence, but now customers like Katanagi say they are reassured … Continue reading

Migrants barred from crossing into Macedonia hold protest
International News / Middle East

Migrants barred from crossing into Macedonia hold protest

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants barred from crossing the Greece-Macedonia border held a fourth day of protests Sunday, as Macedonia’s president criticized the European Union over the refugee crisis for a lack of financial support and data sharing. The influx of migrants into Macedonia has heightened tensions in the country, President Gjorgje Ivanov said. “The … Continue reading

Russian opposition draws thousands to anti-Putin protest
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Russian opposition draws thousands to anti-Putin protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s beleaguered opposition drew several thousand people on Sunday to a protest rally in an outlying Moscow neighborhood to decry the 15-year rule of President Vladimir Putin. Protesters denounced the Kremlin-controlled political system that keeps Putin in power and prevents the opposition from running in elections. They complained of political repression and … Continue reading