Monday, November 11, 2019

Trump campaign boasts president is ‘no Mr Nice Guy’ in new ad

By David Smith, The Guardian, November 2019 Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is well under way with a dark advert featuring dramatic music and a brutally simple message: “He’s No Mr...

Myanmar actors jailed with hard labour for show poking fun at military

By Associated Press, October 2019 A court in Myanmar has sentenced five members of a traditional theatrical troupe to a year in prison for their gibes about the military. The members of the...

U.S. effort to remove ‘sexual health’ from U.N. agreement may violate law, say senators

By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, October 2019 The Trump administration may have violated federal law by lobbying more than 70 countries to remove protections for “sexual and reproductive health” from...

Tanzania president Magufuli condemned for authoritarian regime

By Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, October 2019 Tanzania’s president John Magufuli is presiding over an escalating campaign of repression that has targeted journalists, human rights defenders and political opponents ahead...

China warns U.S. criticism of Uighur detentions is not helpful for trade talks

By Reuters, October 2019 China’s U.N. envoy has sounded a warning note over trade talks with Washington after the U.S. joined 22 other countries at the U.N. in criticising Beijing...

The FBI spends a lot of time spying on black Americans

By Alice Speri, The Intercept, October 2019 The FBI has come under intense criticism after a 2017 leak exposed that its counterterrorism division had invented a new, unfounded domestic terrorism category...