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2024-05-23: News Headlines

teleSUR (2024-05-23). Nine Mexicans Dead and 50 Injured in Campaign Stage Collapse. telesurenglish.net New Mexicans died and more than 50 people were injured as a result of the collapse of the stage where the Citizen Movement's presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez was closing his campaign in the municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia, in the state of Nuevo Leon. | RELATED: | According to witnesses, heavy rain and intense wind knocked down part of the platform where Maynez and other candidates from the Citizens' Movement party…

WSWS (2024-05-23). Bust UK councils allowed to sell public assets to cover increasing deficits. wsws.org Labour Party-run Birmingham Council, covering a population of over 1 million, is imposing £300 million in cuts, and must sell off a staggering £1.25 billion of historic assets, land and property to repay a government bailout loan.

newleftreview (2024-05-23). Sahra Wagenknecht: Condition of Germany. newleftreview.org Interview with a prominent leader of the German left on the state of her country, currently the epicentre of converging crises—geopolitical, economic, environmental. With politics swerving right under an SPD-led government, flux and refoundation on the left.

noemail (2024-05-23). Tragedy Strikes Campaign Event in Nuevo Leon: Stage Collapse Claims Lives. devdiscourse.com At least five people died on Wednesday evening in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon after a stage collapsed at a campaign event for the Citizens' Movement party, authorities said. Around 50 people were injured, Nuevo Leon Governor Samuel Garcia said on social media, while the director of Mexico's social security institute reported that dozens were being treated at local clinics.

Reuters (2024-05-23). Rishi Sunak calls surprise UK election for July 4, in risky move for his Conservative Party. scmp.com UK prime minister ends months of speculation and called an election several months earlier than expected — a risky strategy with his party far behind Labour in the opinion polls.

ecns.cn (2024-05-23). Xi inspects Rizhao in east China's Shandong Province. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected the city of Rizhao in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday afternoon.

The Independent (2024-05-23). Besigye asks religious leaders to join forces of political change. independent.co.ug Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Forum for Democratic Change — FDC party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye has asked religious leaders to join efforts with the opposition to push for a political transition in Uganda. Speaking at a public consultation rally at Masaka Liberation Square on Wednesday evening, Dr. Besigye noted that there is …

ptcnews.tv (2024-05-23). Mexico tragedy: 6 killed, 56 injured after stage of presidential candidate collapses during campaign. ptcnews.tv Mexico tragedy: In a tragic, horrific and dreadful incident, six killed and 56 other injured after a stage in a northern Mexican city where a presidential candidate was campaigning for a local candidate collapsed due to a strong gust of wind. The stage collapsed in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey in the state of Nuevo Leon, during an event attended by the progressive candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez and other members of the Citizens' Movement party.The collapse was caused by strong wind. In a video statement, Mayor Miguel Trevino announced the deaths and injuries, adding that all of those injured had…

Bloomberg (2024-05-23). UK election 2024: Labour Party finally has the contest it craves, but traps lie in wait. scmp.com Keir Starmer has had his party on a campaign footing for over a year. Yet there's still nervousness in Labour, driven by the hole dug by the party's historic general election defeat in 2019.

Reuters (2024-05-23). What happens in a UK general election? scmp.com Britain will hold a national election on July 4 which opinion polls indicate will end 14 years of Conservative Party-led government. Here's what you need to know.

Human Rights Watch (2024-05-23). DR Congo: Prominent Activist Abducted. hrw.org Click to expand Image | Gloria Sengha Panda Shala in Kinshasa, DR Congo, in 2018. | Credit: CPGLCONGO | (Nairobi) — The Democratic Republic of Congo government should urgently investigate and publicly report on the whereabouts of the prominent opposition and civil society activist Gloria Sengha, Human Rights Watch said today. The abduction of Sengha and two of her colleagues appears linked to a wave of repression by Congolese authorities that has severely restricted the rights of activists, journalists, and opposition party members.At about 5 p.m. on May 17, 2024, unidentified men, including some wearing…

Our Reporter (2024-05-23). NUP Claims Journalists Pushing Assault Narrative Are Politically Motivated. plusnews.ug In a statement released on Thursday, the National Unity Platform (NUP) concluded, after thorough investigations, that journalists accusing their security team of assault are backed by political actors working against the party. On Saturday, May 18, journalists including Namusaazi Zainab and Margaret Kayondo alleged they were intentionally beaten by bodyguards of NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi …

Human Rights Watch (2024-05-23). Zambia: Opposition Figure Sentenced for 'Defaming President'. hrw.org Click to expand Image | Government photo of Raphael Nakacinda, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "defaming the president." | Credit: National Assembly of Zambia | (Johannesburg) — The conviction and sentencing of a leading opposition member to 18 months in prison with hard labor will have a broad chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression in Zambia, Human Rights Watch said today.Raphael Nakacinda, secretary general of the main opposition party, Patriotic Front, was sentenced on May 17, 2024, for his 2021 remarks "defaming the president," a criminal offense that the president abolish…

newarab (2024-05-23). UK Labour reaffirms ICC support as court mulls Israel warrants. newarab.com The UK's The Labour Party's shadow secretary, David Lammy, defended the world court and argued the importance of the ICC…

newarab (2024-05-23). Why I called out Suella Braverman's gaslighting live on TV. newarab.com Last week former UK government minister Suella Braverman tried to jumpstart her stalling career. She attempted to pick a fight with pro-Palestine So, to up the stakes, she decided to debate me, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), live on

newarab (2024-05-23). Minorities in Iraqi Kurdistan reject election seat allocations. newarab.com Minorities in the Elections in Iraqi Kurdistan were initially scheduled for late 2022; however, disputes between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurd…

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2024-05-22: News Headlines

Sondos Shalaby (2024-05-22). Spain, Ireland and Norway recognise Palestinian state. middleeasteye.net Spain, Ireland and Norway recognise Palestinian state | Other countries expected to follow suit in the coming weeks, Irish prime minister says | | Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez interacts with Patxi Lopez, member of the Spanish Socialist party PSOE, during a plenary session of the lowe…

WSWS (2024-05-22). Ann Arbor school board votes for draconian budget cuts. wsws.org The Democratic Party-controlled school board approved $20 million in budget cuts, including the elimination of 141 positions…

aljazeera (2024-05-22). Germany's AfD bans top candidate from EU poll events over Nazi comments. aljazeera.com Maximilian Krah recently said Nazi SS members 'not all criminals', prompting French far-right allies to shun party.

ecns.cn (2024-05-22). Former governor of Guizhou prosecuted for bribery. ecns.cn Sun Zhigang, former Party secretary of Guizhou province and deputy head of the National People's Congress Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, has been prosecuted for taking suspected bribery, the country's top procuratorate said on Wednesday.

Editor (2024-05-22). The inexorable rise of the Belgian Workers' Party. mronline.org European Parliament elections in Belgium are once again taking place in the shadow of national parliamentary and regional elections. One could, therefore, expect similar results in both sets of polls.

newleftreview (2024-05-22). Sahra Wagenknecht: Condition of Germany. newleftreview.org Interview with a prominent leader of the German left on the state of her country, currently the epicentre of converging crises—geopolitical, economic, environmental. With politics swerving right under an SPD-led government, flux and refoundation on the left.

newarab (2024-05-22). Why I called out Suella Braverman's gaslighting live on TV. newarab.com Last week former UK government minister Suella Braverman tried to jumpstart her stalling career. She attempted to pick a fight with pro-Palestine So, to up the stakes, she decided to debate me, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), live on

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