International News From 2006

2006 was marked by increased opposition to US imperialism, as well as increased divisions and violence. Racist cartoons in Europe sparked protest across the Middle East. The US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq lead to increased levels of violence in both countries. Violence increased in the West Bank and Gaza and Israel killed over a thousand people in bombing raids on neighboring Lebanon. In the Americas, left-leaning leaders won many elections. In Mexico charges that the PAN stole the national elections lead to mass protests. A teachers strike in Oaxaca was attacked by police and protesters took over the city in response. Among those killed in the crackdown was an Indymedia videographer. Elsewhere, an uprising in Nepal almost overthrew the king, genocide in Darfur continued and there was increased violence in Sri Lanka and the Phillipines.


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