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Brazil Protesters Denounce Bolsonaro Over COVID Crisis
Read this intermediate-level article from Al Jazeera about protests in Brazil against president Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the corona pandemic. The article includes vocabulary explanations and related conversation questions.
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming Company’s First Union
Amazon has won a victory in its hard-fought campaign to stop workers at an Alabama warehouse forming the company’s first union, in a tough blow for the US labor movement
Germany: Collective Deportation of Tamils to Sri Lanka Met With Outrage
Twenty-four Tamils have been deported from Germany to Sri Lanka. Citing the danger returnees face, a refugee support organization and a Catholic priest condemned the action
Malcolm X Family Demands Reopening of Murder Investigation
The daughters of assassinated US black civil rights leader Malcolm X have requested that the murder investigation be reopened in light of new evidence
Algeria to Collect 1 Million Signatures for Bill Criminalising French Colonialism
Algerian MPs have started a petition to call on the government to enact a law to criminalise the French colonial occupation of the country
More Than 5,000 Protesters Arrested in Russia
Police have detained over 5,100 people in Russia and used unprecedented security measures to try and stop the protests
Argentina Legalises Abortion
Women in Argentina will now have the right to terminate pregnancy up to 14 weeks. The Senate vote is an important development for abortion rights in Latin America.
Federal Judge Orders Wisconsin to Provide Transition Care to Trans Inmate
A judge has ruled that a trans inmate in Wisconsin should receive gender-affirming medical care.
Ella Kissi-Debrah: Nine-Year-Old is First Person in the UK to Have Air Pollution Listed on Death Certificate
For the first time ever in the UK, a coroner has ruled that air pollution made a ‘real contribution’ to Ella’s death in 2013
Oklahoma Elects a Non-Binary Black Muslim Millennial to The State House
27-year-old Mauree Turner unseated an incumbent and cruised to victory to become the first Muslim individual elected in Oklahoma.
UK Government Abandons Self-Identification Plan for Trans People
Trans people say the current self-identification process (which requires a medical diagnosis) in the country is intrusive and demeaning