“The world, without mothers, has no future: profits and profits, alone, do not give a future, on the contrary at times they increase inequality and injustice. Mothers, on the other hand, make every child feel at home and give hope”.

| 24/10/2020
| VATICAN

Defying bans, they flood social media with hundreds of thousands of posts criticizing the communist regime in Vientiane. They ask for a change to fight corruption and poverty. Milk Tea Alliance online movement grows, in support of protests Thailand and Hong Kong (and critical of China).

| 24/10/2020
| LAOS - THAILAND

The announcement was made by Donald Trump. He said "five more countries" will take the same step. They may include Saudi Arabia. Kharotum has been removed from the list of countries that support terrorism and this will facilitate foreign investments. Hamas decries "a political sin" to the exclusive benefit of Netanyahu.

| 24/10/2020
| ISRAEL - SUDAN - USA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The priest, activist and defender of tribals in Jharkhand, was arrested on 8 October.  He is 83 years old and has Parkinson's, but the court did not grant him release on bail.

 

| 24/10/2020
| INDIA

Activist groups are calling for a boycott of an important women's golf tournament.  The competition, scheduled for March and postponed for Covid-19, is to be held in November north of Jeddah.  Director Mena: sport "a means to clear one's conscience", shame on those who participate.

 

| 24/10/2020
| SAUDI ARABIA

The unemployment rate among university graduates rose by 4% in September.  The country will find itself at the end of the year with 5 million new unemployed in the 20-24 age bracket.  Consumption collapses (-6.6%).  First glimmers of protest.

 

| 24/10/2020
| CHINA
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