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Bangladesh and Myanmar inspire fear with talks of “repatriation” for Rohingya refugees

Walt Winters

November 13, 2018

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Bangladesh is attempting to begin the process of repatriation for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, who fled their homes over the course of the last year to escape the genocidal massacres and destruction committed against them by the mil

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Trump tears up nuclear treaty with the Russians, inviting open arms race

Walt Winters

October 24, 2018

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On Monday, Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from its Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, citing violations on the Russian side. It’s not the first time that a U.S. administration has accused the Russians of

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Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act amplifies fear of arrest among journalists

Walt Winters

October 19, 2018

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A group of Bangladesh’s most prominent newspaper editors formed a human chain outside of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Monday, in protest of the country’s new “Digital Security Act.” The new law, which took effect last week after facing months of

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Report: Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi hit squad in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate

Walt Winters

October 12, 2018

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According to a report on Tuesday in the New York Times, the prolific Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in hit orchestrated by the Saudi government inside the country’s Istanbul consulate. Turkish security officials say that Khashoggi, who was last

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Chinese diplomats are covering up the horrors of Xinjiang Province

Walt Winters

October 8, 2018

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According to estimates by human rights groups, approximately one million Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province are being held in “political education camps,” an institution that has no official status according to Chinese law. That number represent

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Chinese president of Interpol disappears in apparent state abduction

Walt Winters

October 8, 2018

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On Friday, Interpol, an agency that arranges international cooperation between police forces, confirmed the disappearance of its president, Meng Hongwei, after his wife reported him missing on Thursday night. According to an unconfirmed report in the South Chi

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Saudi journalist, Washington Post commentator, and critic of royal family vanishes inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate

Walt Winters

October 8, 2018

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After entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, prolific journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi disappeared. His Turkish fiancee, who had accompanied him there as he went to pick up divorce papers, called the police when

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Trump administration sets record-low refugee cap for 2019

Walt Winters

September 24, 2018

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On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the administration’s decision to lower the federal cap on refugee resettlement in the United States to 30,000 for Fiscal Year 2019. That’s down from this year’s cap of 45,000, already a vast decrea

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defends Rohingya genocide and the imprisonment of journalists covering the crisis

Walt Winters

September 17, 2018

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Myanmar’s president, Aung San Suu Kyi, gave a speech this week addressing the recent sentencing of two Reuter’s journalists who were accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act. The case was condemned by the United States, the United Nations,

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U.K. Police ask Citizens to Report Non-Criminal Speech in Race to 1984

Jeff Edwards

September 13, 2018

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They year, 1984, has long come and gone. The society portrayed in George Orwell’s 1984 has not yet come to be, but the United Kingdom is currently winning the race to get there first. The South Yorkshire police recently put out a call on social media for fel

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Trump to go after foreign nations messing with American elections

Jeff Edwards

September 12, 2018

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In the wake of Russia’s foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, Americans have been a little divided as to just how big of a deal this thing really is. In part because we know that interference intended to support Trump, partisan leanings have cause

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As ICC deliberates over U.S.-Afghanistan investigation, John Bolton boils over

Walt Winters

September 12, 2018

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John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, had a strange hour in the spotlight on Monday, during a rare public address hosted by the Federalist Society. It was, in fact, his first speech in public since he was appointed to that position, having briefly

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