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Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month
Papua New Guinea is banning Facebook for one month in order to research the social network’s effects on the population and to crack down on fake accounts.
authoritarianism  censorship 
14 days ago by joeybaker
Nicaragua is using a "shoot to kill" policy on protesters, according to an investigation by Amnesty International
Nicaragua has instituted a “shoot to kill” policy in dealing with protests that has resulted in an “alarming number of deaths,” according to an investigation...
globalUnrest  authoritarianism  governmentOverreach 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Mexico: Three More Female Politicians Murdered In 24 Hours
At least 110 electoral candidates have been murdered since September, according to Mexico’s national police.
authoritarianism  governmentIncompetence  corruptedPolitics  globalUnrest 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Air contamination drops by 30% in China
WHO database lowers Beijing’s particulate ranking from 40th worst in world to 187th, as coal plants flagged as key culprit
greenEconomy  authoritarianism  win 
26 days ago by joeybaker
Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election
Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship.
authoritarianism  globalUnrest 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pakistan's parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harass
Pakistan’s parliament has approved a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender people in a country which sees prevalent discrimination. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) act was passed by a majority in the National Assembly in Islamabad. The law bans discrimination against transgender people by employers and business owners as well as outlawing harassment in public places or at home.
racism  mesopotamia  governmentIncompetence  win  authoritarianism  religion 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.
authoritarianism  censorship 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Number of Beheadings in Saudi Arabia Rises by 70%
Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year.
authoritarianism  mesopotamia 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Appeals court: Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence unconstitutional
Indiana’s ban on “selective abortions,” which was signed into law in 2016 by then-Gov. Mike Pence, is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
religion  judicialStupidity  win  trumpAristocracy  authoritarianism 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Syria bombing: Jeremy Corbyn calls for War Powers Act to limit Government's ability to launch air strikes without asking MPs first
Jeremy Corbyn has called for a war powers act that would stop Theresa May from launching bombing raids without first consulting MPs. The Labour leader said the prime minister should have strived for parliamentary approval before instigating UK involvement in yesterday’s air strikes on Syrian targets. And he called for a proper debate in parliament on Monday, concluding with a vote on action in Syria.
authoritarianism  governmentIncompetence 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
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 
march 2018 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 
march 2018 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 
march 2018 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 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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