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Assange arrests

Verdict in Assange extradition trial expected 4 January

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Yemen

As we went to press, the war in Yemen seemed to be heating up, with Houthis claiming a missile strike on an oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Sahara returns to war

The long ceasefire in Western Sahara is finally ending.

BLM £1.2m

In October, the official UK branch of Black Lives Matter revealed that it was about to gain access to £1.2m it had raised through GoFundMe, an online crowdfunding platform.

Voices UK carries on

In mid-November, the US group, Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) announced it was ending.

NETPOL report

The policing of the large-scale Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the UK in 2020 was institutionally racist.

I am not ‘product’

Women activists from Police Spies Out Of Lives expressed their disgust at the ‘blatant disregard for women’s human rights’ shown by a former undercover police officer at the official Undercover Pol

Three breaches

JCB, the construction equipment company based in Staffordshire, has effectively taken part in illegal Israeli government activities in the Occupied Territories, such as demolishing Palestinian home

73 people

In Israel’s largest forced-displacement action in 10 years, its forces razed the occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Humsa on 5 November, destroying over 75 structures, including tents, animal sh

103 days

Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year old farmer from the West Bank, ended a hunger strike of 103 days against detention without charge or trial on 6 November, after spending weeks in hospital.