Thursday, January 20, 2022

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...

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...

Trump suggests immigrants could be shot if they throw rocks at military

Fearmongering and disproportionate shows of force is classic authoritarian behavior.

TikTok’s local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content

By Alex Hern, The Guardian, September 2019 TikTok’s efforts to provide locally sensitive moderation have resulted in it banning any content that could be seen as positive to gay people...

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...

Hong Kong riot police beat protesters at anti-surveillance rally

By Verna Yu, The Guardian, August 2019 Hong Kong riot police have fired rounds of teargas, rubber bullets, pepper balls and sponge rounds, and beaten people, as protesters led them...