Archiv: oppression


12.02.2019 - 16:02 [ Glenn Greenwald / Intercept ]

In Jair Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists — Including The Intercept

(20.10.2018) The highly likely ascension to power of far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro is already unleashing a climate in which journalists who are critical of him and his movement – including several writing for the Intercept – are being subjected to an aggressive campaign of personal investigation, attempted intimidation, and thuggish scrutiny of family members.

These attacks are being orchestrated by the media outlets owned by a far-right, scandal-plagued, evangelical pastor-billionaire, Edir Macedo (universally known as The Bishop and founder of the sprawling Universal Church of the Kingdom of God), who is now an explicit supporter of Bolsonaro.

24.01.2019 - 04:22 [ Spiked ]

„Hate-speech laws do not just target extremists, they criminalise journalists, preachers, ordinary people having private conversations, anyone who wishes to discuss politically charged topics.“ @Paul_ADFIntl on the dangers of Europe’s hate-speech laws

03.01.2019 - 14:22 [ James Risen / theIntercept ]

The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

I was sitting in the nearly empty restaurant of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, getting ready for a showdown with the federal government that I had been trying to avoid for more than seven years. The Obama administration was demanding that I reveal the confidential sources I had relied on for a chapter about a botched CIA operation in my 2006 book, “State of War.” I had also written about the CIA operation for the New York Times, but the paper’s editors had suppressed the story at the government’s request. It wasn’t the only time they had done so.

29.12.2018 - 14:21 [ alarabiya.net ]

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

(21.10.2018) It allows security forces to “take (measures) necessary to confront the dangers and funding of terrorism and safeguard security in all parts of the country,” the gazette said.

The state of emergency grants the authorities sweeping powers, allowing them to make arrests and crack down on what they call enemies of the state.

29.12.2018 - 13:46 [ BBC ]

Egypt kills 40 ’suspects‘ a day after tourist bus bombing

The country’s interior ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to the bombing on Friday.

Security forces killed 30 people during raids on their hideouts in Giza, where it said „terrorist elements“ were planning a series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry.

27.12.2018 - 17:52 [ Workers.org ]

Macron, austerity, repression and the Yellow Vest revolt in France

So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.

That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.

15.12.2018 - 14:55 [ Konstantin Kisin, Jewish Comedian of the Year 2018 / Twitter ]

If I had a pound for every time someone claims I am taking Koch money, I wouldn’t need the Koch money I am currently not getting.

15.12.2018 - 14:36 [ BBC ]

Comedian refused to sign ‚behavioural agreement‘ before gig

(12.12.2018) He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, organised by university society Unicef on Campus.

The group has since apologised and the Students‘ Union says it „believes fully in freedom of speech“.

Konstantin told Radio 1 Newsbeat the experience reflects a growing trend of free speech becoming stifled on university campuses across the UK.

He shared the „behavioural agreement form“ online, saying the title „nearly made me puke“.

14.12.2018 - 10:52 [ Socialist News Time ‏/ Twitter ]

The Gilet Jaunes are planning a fifth wave of protests Saturday, despite calls from the government to stop after the Strasbourg shooting.

25.05.2018 - 11:53 [ Trocaire ]

How do we keep hope alive in Gaza?

Firing live ammunition on protestors in Gaza is appalling and immoral. After decades of violence, oppression and human rights violations, Ireland should take action to try and keep hope alive in Palestine.