Saturday, August 13, 2022

The G20: Donald Trump and the rise of the strongmen

by Julian Borger, The Guardian, November 2018 How did a forum for global cooperation become a stage for authoritarians? When the G20 first met in 2008, it was in the heat of...

President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims over 649 days

Dishonesty and the use of chronic lying is classic authoritarian behavior.

Charges dropped against 6-year-old children arrested at Orlando school

By Adrienne Cutway, WKMG ClickOrlando.com, September 2019 State Attorney Aramis Ayala says two 6-year-old children who were arrested at an Orlando school will not be prosecuted and officials will do everything possible...

Asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea blocked from talking to lawyers or doctors

By Paul Karp and Sarah Martin, The Guardian, August 2019 Asylum seekers held in a Papua New Guinean detention facility are being prevented from talking to lawyers and doctors, blocking...

Trump directs Justice Department to investigate ‘criminal leaks’

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

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...