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Horrific pro-Trump ‘coup’ at US Capitol spurs Twitter, FB to freeze POTUS speech

Team Brew   Thu 07 Jan 2021    

Social media giants rose as one Wednesday to collectively bar U.S President Donald Trump’s incendiary speech on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the wake of the armed ‘supporter’ riots that stunned the country as lawmakers moved ahead to affirm President-elect […]


Paris streets set aflame as anti ‘police security’ protests take a violent turn

Team Brew   Sun 06 Dec 2020    

 Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. Thousands of people had began marching peacefully in […]


The Writing is on the Wall: A ‘canvas’ of symbols calling for long-due peace

Team Brew   Tue 01 Dec 2020    

The wall built along the Occupied Palestinian Territory now teems with colour as numerous artists and human rights activists have echoed vivid, fragmented, and sometimes heartfelt, sentiments for peace and stability in the region. The striking imagery that stand out […]


‘Orange the World’: Angry Mexican rallies take to streets, demand end to femicide

Team Brew   Thu 26 Nov 2020    

Demonstrators marched through the Mexican capital on Wednesday and scuffled with police during an angry protest at widespread violence against women in the Latin American nation. Around 10 women are killed every day in Mexico and activists accuse the government of not […]


‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with royal defamation

Team Brew   Wed 25 Nov 2020    

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for […]


Caught in the Dragon’s jaws: Hong Kong’s daunting youth trio — who are they?

Team Brew   Mon 23 Nov 2020    

Three prominent Hong Kong activists are facing jail after pleading guilty on Monday to inciting an “illegal assembly” outside the city’s main police station during last year’s revolutionary pro-democracy protests. Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam have spent years […]


Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as country leader calls for crackdowns

Team Brew   Thu 19 Nov 2020    

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding […]


Peru hails its third new leader in a week of bedlam politics and violence

Team Brew   Tue 17 Nov 2020    

Peru’s Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country’s new president — the third in a rollercoaster week of political upheaval. Francisco Sagasti was elected as lawmakers met to try to move on […]


Vivid, paint-splattered memories of Chilean outcry adorn museum walls

Team Brew   Sun 15 Nov 2020    

Awash with multicolored posters, angry graffiti and other symbols of protest — metal shields, tear gas cartridges — Santiago’s Museum of Social Uprising is aiming to keep alive the memory of months of deadly demonstrations that have left a lasting […]


Tanzanian Opposition decries election ‘fraud’, rallies supporters to demand re-run

Team Brew   Sun 01 Nov 2020    

Tanzania’s two opposition parties on Saturday called on its supporters to take to the streets and demand a rerun in the wake of populist vote President John Magufuli’s election victory, which they have rejected as fraudulent. “We first call for […]


Thai royals hunch under mass protests, cancel ‘state of emergency’ laws in ‘first move’ to stability

Team Brew   Thu 22 Oct 2020    

Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more […]