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Rodrgio Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest in a series of violent, misogynistic remarks. Addressing a group of former communist rebels on 7 February, Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming President, appeared to encourage Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict.
authoritarianism  cultureWars 
yesterday by joeybaker
Putin Personally Ordered Crimea Annexation, Ex-Duma Deputy Testifies
A Russian former lawmaker has testified before a Kyiv court that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014.
globalGameOfThrones  authoritarianism 
2 days ago by joeybaker
Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas. In accordance with a previously signed agreement, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria.
Syrian oil production fell quickly during the civil war, but now stability has returned to some parts of the country, Russia has gained exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  authoritarianism 
3 days ago by joeybaker
Putin nemesis Navalny, barred from election, tries political siege
Two young anti-Putin activists trudged through a snow-logged Moscow housing estate on a recent Saturday, putting up fliers promoting a boycott of a presidential election next month.
globalUnrest  authoritarianism 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Rhode Island bill would charge $20 fee to unblock Internet porn
Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a bill this month that would charge porn viewers an extra $20 fee.
censorship  authoritarianism  governmentOverreach 
14 days ago by joeybaker
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sued for not calling special elections
A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Gov. Scott Walker over his refusal to call special elections for two legislative seats.
authoritarianism  popularUnrest  win 
15 days ago by joeybaker
As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent
If such an obviously rigged poll were being held in Iran or Zimbabwe, there would be screams of outrage from the west, says the Guardian columnist Simon Tisdall
authoritarianism  globalGameOfThrones 
19 days ago by joeybaker
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