Iranian teacher strike and two new drastically different prime ministers in Europe. Take a look at what’s happening around the world.
IRANIAN TEACHERS CALL FOR A NATIONWIDE STRIKE IN PROTEST OVER DEATHS AND DETENTION OF STUDENTS
Recent student deaths and detentions in Iran led a teacher’s union to call for a strike. The council of teachers announced a period of mourning from Thursday to Saturday due to the deaths.
They also announced a sit-in to be held on Sunday and Monday.
This comes in the midst of anti-government movements that are spreading across the country after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested and taken to a “re-education center” for not wearing her hijab correctly.
GIORGIA MELONI SWORN IN AS ITALY’S PRIME MINISTER
Italy swore in their first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, who some fear may bring a wave of far-right politics back to the country. Meloni’s campaign revolved around points like “traditional family values,” including anti-LGBTIQ sentiments.
She also promised to block migrant ships from entering Italy’s ports.
She ran under an alliance between the center-right party and her own far-right party, the Brothers of Italy, leading many to believe she will usher in the most far-right government Italy has seen in decades.
RISHI SUNAK SWORN IN AS NEXT U.K. PRIME MINISTER
The United Kingdom will have its third prime minister in the last seven weeks. Rishi Sunak will serve as Britain’s next prime minister after Liz Truss resigned due to her failed economic plan.
Sunak is the first person of color to serve as prime minister of the U.K. and also the youngest in over 200 years. He previously served as the U.K.’s finance minister from 2019 to 2020 and joined Parliament in 2015.