Posted in Israel Palestine South Africa USA

After the death of Desmond Tutu, Alan Dershowitz calls him ‘anti-Semite’ and ‘bigot’

[Newsweek] “As the world mourns the loss of Desmond Tutu, Alan Dershowitz during a recent television interview branded him an “anti-Semite” and…

Posted in Global Village USA

WWF accused of “fortress conservation”, colonialism and human rights abuses

[Ecohustler] “An unprecedented hearing by the US House Natural Resources Committee has seen WWF’s reputation shredded by Representatives from both…

Posted in Israel U.A.E. UK

Cherie Blair is ethics adviser to NSO, the Israeli intelligence company behind Pegasus spyware used against Dubai ruler’s ex-wife, among others

[The Guardian, The Times] “The finding by a senior judge that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by the ruler…

Posted in Uganda

Uganda suspends more than 50 NGOs, including major western donor, citing non-compliance; fears of an assault on civil society further grow

[Al Jazeera] “Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a…

Posted in Bangladesh China India Laos Myanmar Pakistan Russia Thailand Vietnam

Eight countries attended Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day parade while military killed over 100 protesters

[REUTERS] “Myanmar security forces killed 114 people, including some children, in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday, the…

Posted in USA

Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes, Seize Weapons Without Warrant

[Forbes] “The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping…

Posted in Ecuador USA

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger under house arrest for winning landmark Amazon pollution case against Chevron

[The Nation] “More than a quarter-century ago, Steven Donziger, a young American human rights lawyer, joined the legal effort to force…

Posted in China Hong Kong Nicaragua Russia Syria USA Venezuela

Accusations against The Grayzone concerning Assad, Russia, Nicaragua, China, and Maduro

[Joshua Collins] “Enter Grayzone, a supposedly leftist crew of “journalists” with opaque financing and Russian support.” “This all-caps charge against…

Posted in Iran North Korea Russia UK

“Licence to Kill” in Real Life: British Court Rules MI5 Agents Can Legally Murder, Kidnap and Torture

[Bloomberg] “Britain’s domestic intelligence service MI5 can authorize its agents to engage in criminal activities, potentially including murder, kidnap and…

Posted in Egypt

American PR crew invited by Egypt arrested within hours amid crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers before referendum

[The Economist] “With [Egypt’s] residents politically polarised between a minority that supports the Muslim Brotherhood and a majority that backs…

Posted in China Myanmar

Controversial China-Myanmar Gas Pipeline Now Fully Operational

[Myanmar Business Today, Myanmar Times] “The China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China’s state-run oil and gas firm, said last week…

Posted in Australia

Australia’s two-party system election campaigns: bashing Aborigines and refugees

[The Guardian] “The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others…

Posted in China Myanmar USA

Geopolitics: ‘As Myanmar opens, China alliance starts to fray’

[REUTERS] “As Myanmar pursues dramatic reforms, its relationship with China — the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest investor and second-biggest trade…

Posted in Myanmar

Burmese army accused of war crimes against ethnic minorities

[BBC] “A report on Burma alleging mass murder and rape by soldiers is to form the basis of an appeal…

Posted in Europe France Myanmar Thailand USA

Yadana Gas Pipeline: US oil firm Unocal settles lawsuits over abuses with Myanmar villagers

[Environment News Service] “Oil giant Unocal has settled out of court in two lawsuits filed in the United States by…