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For Narendra Modi's regime, the 75th anniversary of India’s independence is an opportunity to distort and rewrite history in the service of its own agenda, writes CPIML (Liberation).

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Protest

Thousands of people took the streets across Brazil on August 11 in defence of democracy, amid fears that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro may attempt a coup if he fails to be reelected in October, reports Kerry Smith.

In Rojhelat, also known as Eastern Kurdistan, there has been a renewed push by Iran’s clerical regime to tie the Kurdish resistance to foreign powers, namely Israel, reports Marcel Cartier.

Gustavo Petro became the first left-wing president in the history of Colombia on August 7, reports People's Dispatch.

Drought

Binoy Kampmark reports that the current European drought is estimated to be the worst in 500 years.

The Yazidi Justice Committee released a damning report in July on the complicity of various governments in the Islamic State genocide against the Yezidi. Peter Boyle reports.

Free Palestine

Western weapons, money and political support sustain and prolong Israel’s settler-colonial persecution of the Palestinian people and ensure that the blood keeps flowing, writes Ali Abunimah.

Ukraine protest

Socialist Taras Bilous argues that calls for diplomacy mean nothing unless they take account of negotiating positions, concrete concessions, and the willingness of the parties to adhere to any signed agreement.

Matanzas fire Cuba

Extensive efforts are underway in Cuba to control a major fire that broke out at an oil storage facility in the city of Matanzas, reports Tanupriya Singh.

Save Ukraine

Renfrey Clarke presents an analysis of the balance of forces in Russia's war on Ukraine and argues that urgent international negotiations are needed to secure the survival of an independent Ukrainian state.

The catastrophe in Afghanistan is an indictment of imperialism and the United States’ vengeful approach to its withdrawal a year ago, writes William Briggs.

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Four Kentucky police officers have been arrested and charged over the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, following a two-year campaign, reports Malik Miah.

Matanzas

The intensification of the US blockade of Cuba, combined with the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused big shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Abortion rights protest

Indiana has become the first state in the United States to pass extreme abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, reports Common Dreams.

Sri Lanka protest August 2022

The Sri Lankan government has begun escalating its repression against the popular movement that removed former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

Campaigners

In an August 2 referendum, voters in Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from the state's constitution, reports Jake Johnson.

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