Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian writer, and activist, and founder of the rights group Al-Haq, talks about the recent Israeli decision to designate six organizations as terrorists. He explains the context for the Israeli move, the long history of repression of Palestinian activists, and the resistance put up by these groups and the Palestinian people.
Currently in Honduras, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine is closely involved with the Espinal and Álvarez trial. Pine said today: “This Monday and Tuesday, former political prisoners Edwin Espinal and Raúl Álvarez will go on trial in Honduras on trumped-up charges related to their participation in protests during the 2017 Honduran electoral crisis. “Protests had erupted nationwide after the blatant theft of the November 2017 presidential elections by Juan Orlando Hernández, who had previously orchestrated an illegal takeover of the country’s Supreme Court in order to obtain permission to run for a consecutive second term, in violation of the Honduran constitution. State security forces shot into crowds.