Category: Repression

Robert Weissman: National Emergency Declaration Paves Way for Sweeping Authoritarianism

The real big issue is going to be whether people turn out in droves to protest this and say, “Not only do we not want a wall, but we don’t want the president declaring emergencies to get around the will of Congress.”

Ignasi Bernat: Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

It is nothing short of remarkable that the justice system in a modern European state can proceed in this way, with lists of political opponents who are lined up for arrest and immediate imprisonment

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Mark Harris: Trauma: A Tool of Social Oppression

The experience of trauma can also spark rebellion in the human spirit. In the fires of injustice and despair, rebels and revolutionaries are also made

Dilar Dirik: Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”

Imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Güven is in critical condition after 68 days of hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan

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Paul Street: Bordering on Fascism

Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times

J.P. Linstroth: Preventing Brazilian Indigenous Genocide and Protecting the Amazon

One of Bolsonaro’s first official acts as a newly inaugurated president was doing away with demarcation of indigenous territories in Brazil. All of us living on this planet should be fearful of this act

Fernando Haddad: Brazil: Opponents Warn of Regressive Policies & Dictatorship

Bolsonaro’s election marks the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago

Rebecca Nathanson: Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense

“We are guilty of nothing more than intervening to prevent harm”

Bill Lueders: Wisconsin Republicans Spurn the Will of the People

Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. The state assembly was expected to follow suit

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Alice Speri: ICE Cracks Down on Its Critics

Over the last year, a handful of activists from New York to Washington state have found themselves in the crosshairs of ICE

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