Since the 2003 war against Iraq, a massive 70 percent of the country’s health care infrastructure has been destroyed. As hospitals are besieged by victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, a state enfeebled by two decades of conflict is again at a breaking point.
Bashar al-Assad has started confiscating the homes of Syrians who fled during the Civil War. For decades, his clan has purged the state of all but the most fanatical loyalists: now, it’s doing the same to society itself.
Million-strong protests in Algeria have forced President Bouteflika to call off plans to stand for a fifth term. Yet powerful elites are working to maintain their grip on the transition.
A popular revolt is spreading across Sudan. At stake is not just the fate of authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir, but the country’s whole power structure.
Women’s prominent role in the gilets jaunes movement should be no surprise. Struggles against the high cost of living have long made it possible for women to highlight and politicize the particular burdens we face.
The yellow vests protests aren’t just a clash between Paris and France’s left-behind provinces. Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax lit the fuse of a far wider sense of inequality.
In Northeast Morocco’s mass protests for “a university, hospital, and work,” a liberatory vision of Islam has played a key role.
Cleaners at one of the UK’s most prestigious universities are waging an indefinite, one-day-a-week strike.
In Morocco, where COP22 talks began this week, and around the world, climate change is inherently tied to the history of colonialism.
London’s striking Deliveroo drivers are in a fight against the worst exploitation and abuse of the sharing economy.