Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Wave of arrests in new push by Hong Kong police to thwart protests

By Lily Kuo and Erin Hale, The Guardian, August 2019 Hong Kong police have launched a wave of arrests against prominent democracy activists and protesters, marking a new phase in government...

Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database

By Jamie Grierson, The Guardian, October 2019 Counter-terror police across the UK have been running a secret database containing details of thousands of individuals referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation...

Georgia doesn’t need another voter suppressor running its elections

by Carol Anderson, The Guardian, December 2018 Donald Trump wants Brad Raffensperger to be secretary of state overseeing elections in Georgia. That, alone, should give any self-respecting American pause. What the state needs...

Yes, It’s (Still) OK To Call Ukraine’s C14 “Neo-Nazi”

by Bellingcat Anti-Equality Monitoring, August 2019 This week, a Ukrainian court ruled it’s not OK to call a neo-Nazi group a neo-Nazi group. In May 2018, a tweet from Ukrainian independent...

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...

Trump directs Justice Department to investigate ‘criminal leaks’

The use of governmental power to target individual citizens for retribution is classic authoritarian behavior.