source: Workers World
published: 25 October 2022
It was a perfect weather day at the Texas Capitol in Austin Oct. 22, for hundreds who participated in one march and two rallies against the racist anti-poor death penalty.
In three emotional hours, love, solidarity, determination, anger, heartbreak and resilience filled the crisp autumn air as activists held the 23rd Annual Texas March and Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty.
A carload of people came from the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico border and others from nearby cities.
source: BBC News
published: 28 October 2022
Three demonstrators have been killed during clashes with Iranian security forces in the western town of Mahabad, state media has reported.
The protesters reportedly targeted government buildings after attending the memorial ceremony of a man killed during unrest in the country.
Security forces also reportedly opened fire at a cemetery near Khorramabad.
source: Arab News
published: 25 Sept 2022
Protests have spread to almost all of Iran’s 31 provinces and urban cities since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the police. On Sept. 13, Amini was arrested by a morality police (Gasht-e Ershad) patrol in a Tehran metro station, allegedly for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
She was hospitalized after the arrest, fell into a coma and died three days later. Iranian authorities maintain that she died of a heart attack. Her family says that she had no pre-existing heart conditions.