Friday, December 3, 2021

Indonesian city to fine LGBT residents for disturbing ‘public order’

by Agence France Presse, The Guardian, November 2018 An Indonesian city plans to fine its gay and transgender residents 1m rupiah ($70) for disturbing “public order”, reflecting a rise in discrimination...

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,...

Trump to move to expand detentions of migrant families

by Ted Hesson, Politico, August 2019 The Trump administration plans to release a regulation Wednesday aiming to make it easier to keep migrant families locked up together for long periods...

Silicon Valley is building a social credit system

By Mike Elgan, Fast Company, August 2019 Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal...

New Bolivian interior minister vows to jail Evo Morales for rest of his life

By Tom Phillips, The Guardian, November 2019 The interior minister of Bolivia’s rightwing interim government has vowed to jail the former president Evo...

Trump warns that ‘markets would crash’ if Democrats impeach him

By Theron Mohamed, Business Insider, September 2019 President Donald Trump on Thursday argued that stock markets would crater if Democrats impeached him. "If they actually did this the markets would crash,"...