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China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles during a crackdown on Christianity
Concerns have been raised over China’s apparent crackdown on Christianity as the atheist ruling Community party continues to intensify its control over religious freedom in the country.
religion  authoritarianism 
7 days ago by joeybaker
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afgh
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
mesopotamia  endOfTheUSEmpire  authoritarianism 
8 days ago by joeybaker
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Has Ordered the Arrest of a Chief Political Opponent
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered security forces to detain one of his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes
authoritarianism 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Putin blundered while shouting at Ukraine's president, Hollande says: Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military upri
Russian President Vladimir Putin got so angry during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia’s role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book reflecting on his time in office.
globalGameOfThrones  authoritarianism 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Indiana Appeals Court Says Forcing Someone To Unlock Their Phone Violates The 5th Amendment
Passwords and PINs still beat fingerprints when it comes to the Fifth Amendment. But just barely. Nothing about the issue is settled, but far more cases have been handed down declaring fingerprints to be non-testimonial. Fingerprints are obtained...
surveillanceState  judicialStupidity  judicialOverreach  authoritarianism  win 
19 days ago by joeybaker
A Russian court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail on Monday after convicting him of breaking public protest laws, a move that will prevent him from leading a planned anti-government rally against pension reform next month.
A Russian court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail on Monday after convicting him of breaking public protest laws, a move he said was illegal and aimed at stopping him leading a rally against pension reform next month.
authoritarianism  censorship  judicialOverreach 
20 days ago by joeybaker
19-year-old film student in Russia facing 5 years in prison for memes mocking religion
Russian authorities have registered 762 “extremist crimes” so far this year, many of them consisting of social media posts. In some cases, the authorities make little effort to conceal that they are using the country’s broad and vague anti-extremism legislation to silence free expression.
religion  censorship  authoritarianism 
26 days ago by joeybaker
China, World’s Biggest Polluter, Hits Carbon Goals—12 Years Early
The country may have hit the peak it promised in the Paris climate accord well before its 2030 timetable. But there’s still more work to do.
climateChange  authoritarianism  win 
28 days ago by joeybaker
U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps
A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.”
authoritarianism 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump's Supreme Court nominee argued presidents should be shielded from all criminal probes — even questioning
Brett Kavanaugh believes in a strong executive and has questioned whether a president can be subjected to a criminal investigation.
authoritarianism  endOfTheUSEmpire  judicialStupidity 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
“The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate,” Ron Reagan says.
cultureWars  informationWar  fearmongering  trumpAuthoritarianism  authoritarianism 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over t
judicialStupidity  authoritarianism  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpAristocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities
IT has been widely reported that software and web applications made in China are often built with a “backdoor” feature, allowing the manufacturer or the government to monitor and collect data from the user’s device.
surveillanceState  authoritarianism 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Cancer treatment is now completely free in Turkey
Turkey has abolished extra fees that were charged in treatment, surgery and medication of cancer in the state healthcare system, Labor and Social Security Minister Jülide Sarıeroğlu has said.
healthcare  authoritarianism 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kazakhstan is throttling the internet when the president’s rival is online
Kazakhstan’s government is curbing internet connections each evening when a marginal, self-exiled opposition figure is trying to reach the nation
digitalDemocracy  censorship  authoritarianism 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
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 
june 2018 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 
june 2018 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 
june 2018 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 
may 2018 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 
may 2018 by joeybaker
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