Friday, December 3, 2021

Francophobia is donning new populist clothes in Canada

by Stephanie Chouinard/Serge MiVille, The Globe and Mail, November 2018 In the next few weeks in New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservative Party will form the new government with the support...

Inside Trump’s plan to scale back U.N. resolutions on sexual health, violence against women

Assuming strict control over language and instituting hyper conservative policy is classic authoritarian behavior.

Two children beaten to death in India ‘for defecating in public’

By Adam Withnall, The Independent, September 2019 Two children have been beaten to death in India after they were seen defecating in the open near a village council building, police say. The victims,...

Border agents can now get classified intelligence information

By Melissa del Bosque, ProPublica, November 2019 The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied...

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...

Democracy activist who called for Chinese president’s resignation dies in police custody

By Wong Sui-san/Sing Man/Geo Feng/Gu Jirou, Radio Free Asia, September 2019 A rights activist who called publicly for the resignation of Chinese president Xi Jinping has died in a police-run...