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China’s Dependence on Hong Kong Makes Outright Intervention Unlikely

November 20, 2019

Despite the ongoing police siege of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University and a growing number of injured protesters, the predicted mainland intervention against the 6-month old protest movement is unlikely to happen, says Prof. Sean Starrs from Hong Kong.

Patriot Act Renewal Sneaks Through Congress With Dem Support

November 20, 2019

The stopgap funding bill, which postpones a government shutdown, also includes a barely noticed 3-month renewal of the Patriot Act’s warrantless data collection.

Human Rights Watch Director to be Deported From Israel

November 19, 2019

Omar Shakir published reports of human rights abuses not only in Israel, but also by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Despite this, Israel is increasingly afraid of any criticism and is stepping up repressive measures.

Turkey’s Erdogan: Islamophobia’s Willing Accomplice

November 19, 2019

Shortly after meeting with Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orban, Turkey’s President Erdogan met with President Trump. Erdogan is spinning the war in Syria as promoting the interests of the far right in order to gather support for his policies from Islamophobic politicians.

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

November 19, 2019

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.

Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit

November 18, 2019

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African-American Owned Media might seem like a simple David and Goliath story of a Black entrepreneur fighting white-owned corporate power. But the implications of the pending SCOTUS ruling reach further than many realize.

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women

November 18, 2019

In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women’s votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily?

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

November 15, 2019

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs.

25-Year Drought Forces States to Rescue Colorado River System

November 15, 2019

The Colorado River system provides water for around 40 million people. A 25-year drought has endangered this system, prompting seven states and Mexico to accelerate conservation efforts.