Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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...

After American troop withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fields

By Aamer Madhani/Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press, October 2019 As Russian and Turkish leaders divvy up security roles in northeast Syria following an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal, President Donald Trump...

Team Trump admits holding back billions for Puerto Rico disaster recovery

By Mc Nelly Torres, DC Report, October 2019 Trump administration officials have admitted that last summer they knowingly withheld billions of dollars Congress appropriated to help Puerto Rico recover from...

U.S. politicians can’t stop taking Len Blavatnik’s money

by Casey Michel, Bellingcat, October 2019 Last month, leading anti-kleptocracy voices in the U.S., Ukraine, Russia, and elsewhere sounded the alarm about a massive donation that Len Blavatnik, a Soviet-born...