Category: Repression

Alex Emmons: Senators Blast Trump Praise for Duterte

Donald Trump’s praise for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drug campaign drew condemnation from leading foreign policy voices in both parties

Jeremy Scahill: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”

Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War

Medea Benjamin: Why Were Saudi Streets So Quiet?

Trump’s Saudi trip wasn’t protest-free because people love him, but because protest is punishable by death

John Pilger: Cleared But Far From Free

Journalists are increasingly targeted as enemies of the state

Marjorie Cohn: Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike as Trump Visits Israel

Will Trump express concern about Israel’s human rights violations, including those underlying the prisoners’ hunger strike?

John Pilger: Getting Assange: the untold story

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”.     Had Read more…

WhoWhatWhy Staff: The Chelsea Manning Saga

The Manning leak has had a profound effect on people’s perspective of the Iraq and Afghan wars

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman

It is rare, especially lately, to find inspiration in any political stories. But the last decade of Chelsea Manning’s life, and the potential it now holds for the future, is one of those cases

Ali Abunimah: Gaza on brink of “systemic collapse”

The total absence of accountability for Israel’s violations, humanitarian aid has repeatedly been used to keep Gaza at the edge of subsistence and out of the headlines

Jonathan Chait: Trump Nominates Actual Fascist

David Clarke is nomiated for Department of Homeland Security

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