- In Portland, a few thousand protesters showed up to hold a march against agribusiness Monsanto on Saturday, marking a global day of action against the company and genetically-modified foods.
- Three thousand workers at a Nike garment factory in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province were attacked by riot police when they protested outside their workplace for better wages. Twenty-three workers were injured.
- Ubica, a squat in Utrecht, Netherlands that held out for 21 years against the building’s owners, was evicted when squatters, who had exhausted legal avenues, went on the offensive, attacking city hall (which was across the street), and keeping police at bay for hours with fireworks and paint bombs.
- On May 22 in Brussels, anti-terrorism police raided three homes and an anarchist library, arresting 11. The operation seems to be intent on investigating radical organizing in Brussels from 2008 until today. Numerous publications were seized and those arrested face terrorism charges.
- Indigenous activists disrupted a tar sands presentation in Sarnia, Ontario on May 21, protesting the severe health and environmental impacts a pipeline called Line 9 will have in their communities. Canadian energy giant Enbridge plans to reverse the 38-year-old pipeline’s course and pump tar sands bitumen through the pipeline..
- In Iraq, 68 people are dead today after a spate of car bombings in Baghdad targeted Shia shopping areas. Agence France Press reports that 500 people have been killed by sectarian violence in Iraq this month. A UN tally said that 700 people were killed in Iraq in April.
- Last Thursday, a teen in Albany, Ore. was arrested on attempted murder charges for allegedly assembling and storing numerous homemade bombs in his room, in a plot to blow up his school.