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The tabling of a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese national anthem and looming national security laws ignited street protests in Hong Kong on May 24.

Scientists have projected that warming climate could cause combined heat and humidity to reach levels rarely, if ever, experienced before by humans. According to a new study, such conditions are already appearing, writes Kevin Krajick.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro persists in his attitude of denial, characterising the coronavirus as a “little flu”: a definition that deserves to be included in the annals, not of medicine, but of political madness, writes Michael Lowy. But this madness has its logic, which is the logic of neofascism.

Rights groups have slammed a last-minute decision by the Indonesian authorities to deny parole to five Papuan activists jailed on charges of treason over a peaceful protest in August last year, writes James Balowski.

Israel and the Gulf states are pushing towards a normalisation of ties, entrenching cooperative measures that go back decades. By solidifying relations with the Gulf monarchies, writes Rupen Savoulian, Tel Aviv aims to isolate the Palestinians, score diplomatic and economic victories, and formalise an anti-Iranian alliance.

Black men and women are murdered by cops and white thugs, and nothing happens. The criminal “justice” system legally backs the crimes of cops and racists as “justifiable”. It happens so often that African Americans initially just shrug and hold back outrage, writes Malik Miah. Then anger explodes when the truth is revealed.

While the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's right-wing government continues to attack the liberated region of north and east Syria, writes Peter Boyle

Can music start a revolution? The Turkish government clearly thinks so, judging by its treatment of the radical socialist musicians who play as Grup Yorum, writes Sarah Glynn.

To understand why Britain has fared so badly in the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to appreciate the neoliberal reforms which have steadily mutated its National Health Service over decades, write Bob Gill and Sarah Gangoli

The Left Democratic Front-governed Indian state of Kerala's reaction to the coronavirus virus outbreak is now being hailed as an international example for COVID-19 control, writes Karthik Preyeswary.

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