Posts Tagged ‘crackdown’

Big Tech Companies Agree To Work Together In Internet Freedom Crackdown

A new initiative launched by cybersecurity experts encourages companies to create a system that makes it easier for people to be reported to their employers for “online abuse.” The new program is called Respect in Security and was created by Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson and Red Goat Cyber Security’s Lisa Forte. According to Forte, the […]

What’s it like to be LGBT in Hungary amid Orban’s rights crackdown?

On Wednesday, July 7, a widely-contested new law came into force in Hungary. Overnight, it became an offence to “promote” sexual and gender differences to children, in educational settings, films or adverts. The law’s opacity means it can be applied in a welter of different contexts. It didn’t occur in a vacuum but came against […]

Belarus expands crackdown on independent media

Belarusian authorities on Friday widened their crackdown on independent media, raiding media offices and journalists’ homes across the ex-Soviet nation. The Belarusian Association of Journalists said the authorities searched apartments and offices of at least 21 journalists in the capital of Minsk and cities of Brest, Gomel, Grodno and Pinsk. “The authorities are using an […]

Europol announces 13 arrests in police crackdown on Romania-Spain sex trafficking gang

A network of human traffickers who lured victims into prostitution using the so-called ‘lover boy’ method has been broken up by Spanish and Romanian police. Thirteen people were arrested and 16 buildings raided in two crackdowns by the Policía Nacional and Poliția Română, which took place in Spain in February and Romania in June 2021. […]

Despite PA crackdown, Palestinians continue protests over killing of Nizar Banat

In the early morning hours of June 24th, Palestinian Authority security forces raided the home of prominent Palestinian activist and dissident Nizar Banat. His family says he was pepper sprayed and brutally beaten with metal clubs and rifle butts before he was taken into custody. Just a few hours later, he was pronounced dead.  The […]

David Barton Praises Hungary’s Latest Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

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Crackdown on Academic Freedom: Prof Under Attack for Asking Students to Think Independently

A professor at New York University, Mark Crispin Miller, is suing 19 colleagues for libel after they signed a letter to the school dean demanding a “review” of his conduct because he urged students to look into the scientific rationale for the mask mandates and to assess the truthfulness of the media drive to promote […]

Israel’s Crackdown on Journalists Slammed by Major International Press Association

(MEMO) Israel’s latest crackdown on journalists has been condemned by the Foreign Press Association (FPA) following a number of high-profile arrests over the weekend. The international body, whose members include major news outlets including Reuters and the New York Times, called on Israel to stop its threat and intimidation of journalists. “We call upon the […]

‘Hello! This is Israeli intelligence’: The text message igniting fears of a crackdown when Gaza war ends

A text message from a local number flashed up on Omar’s* phone claiming to be Israeli intelligence informing him he would soon be arrested. The young Palestinian had been asked to volunteer as a medic at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound as larger than normal crowds of worshippers were expected during the holy month of Ramadan. But […]

Heavy Israeli Crackdown On Palestinians Marking Nakba Anniversary

Above photo: Palestinian protesters march in the West Bank village of Salem on 15 May 2021 to denounce violence by Israeli forces in recent days. AFP. Protesters also hold funerals for 11 Palestinians killed on Friday by Israeli forces and settlers. Palestinians across the West Bank gathered in large numbers on Saturday to mark the […]

Chelsea Clinton Calls For Global Crackdown On “Anti-Vax” Social Media Posts

The statement, made in a pre-recorded segment that featured questions for the erstwhile first daughter, Clinton was asked to respond to a query about “vaccine hesitancy” and what can be done to encourage wider vaccine adoption. Clinton chose to opine about limiting freedom of speech and cracking down on social media posts, but didn’t touch […]

China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect

China’s communist authorities are continuing their crackdown on Christianity by removing Bible Apps and Christian WeChat public accounts as new highly restrictive administrative measures on religious staff went into effect Saturday. Father Francis Liu from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness said in a tweet that some Christian WeChat accounts, including “Gospel League” and “Life […]

Bahrain Crackdown: Demonstrations Continue For 20th Consecutive Night in Support of Jailed Activists

Source By Staff, Agencies Amid the continued crackdown of the Manama regime, Bahrainis have rallied for the 20th night to reiterate their call for an immediate and unconditional release of political inmates amid concerns over the alarming situation of the country’s prisons in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The demonstrations were held under the banner […]

Reports of ‘80 protesters killed’ in one day as post-coup military crackdown continues in Myanmar

Dozens of people have allegedly been killed after security forces in Myanmar used live fire and grenades against a crowd of anti-coup protesters in the town of Bago, near the capital Yangon, a monitor and media reported Saturday. The reported casualties were a result of clashes that occurred in Bago through Thursday night and Friday, […]

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday in violence that a human rights group said has left 550 civilians dead since the Feb. 1 military takeover. Of those, 46 were children, according to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. Some 2,751 people have been detained or sentenced, […]

EU chiefs to visit Turkey amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish-supporting party

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel have announced they will visit Turkey on April 6, amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The trip to Turkey, where the two EU leaders are set to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was announced by the […]

Myanmar refugees fleeing military crackdown turned away by neighboring Thailand & India – reports

People trying to get out of Myanmar amid a violent military crackdown on dissent after the February 1 coup are being refused entry to neighboring Thailand and India, activists and media reports claim. Around 2,000 refugees crossed into Thailand over the weekend after villages along the border area were targeted by airstrikes, but were forced […]

CDC extends eviction ban through June 30 as regulators vow crackdown

The CDC initially released an order in September barring eviction for nonpayment of rent through the end of 2020, citing a 1944 public health law. Congress extended it in December, and the Biden administration renewed it again through March 31. Congress has also enacted more than $45 billion in rental assistance to help distressed tenants […]

Saudi Crackdown: 521 Families Threatened With Displacement, Razing Houses in Qatif

By Staff, Agencies In the course of the ongoing crackdown against the kingdom’s Shia minority, the Saudi regime plans to displace hundreds of families in the Shia-majority eastern province of Qatif and raze their houses. Nashet Qatifi, a renowned Saudi human rights activist, said in a post on his Twitter account that the Riyadh government […]

Miami Beach Preps For Spring Break COVID Crackdown

In yet another great example of government efficiency, Miami Beach is prepping for a Spring Break Covid crackdown. Don’t check your calendar. Yes, it’s 2021.  It’s ironic, since last year – you know, before we even had vaccines and understood fully just how deadly (or not deadly) Covid was – Miami Beach was the go-to place to […]

Hungary’s Crackdown on Artists and Academics

The Hungarian-Jewish filmmaker Janos Szasz is best known in the United States for his 2013 film “The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier),” released here in the summer of 2014. It’s based on the international bestseller of the same name, written in French by the Hungarian-born novelist Ágota Kristóf. “The Notebook” is an almost fairy-tale parable of […]

Defying Deadly Crackdown, Crowds Again Protest Myanmar Coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month’s coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier. The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to gather at their usual meeting […]

Myanmar: Reports of fatalities as junta steps up crackdown on protests

At least three people are reported to have died in Myanmar as security forces made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday, as they intensified their efforts to break up protests a month after the military staged a coup. The fatalities are reported to have happened during a violent crackdown in Dawei, […]

At least two reported dead, multiple injured as Myanmar continues crackdown on anti-coup protests (VIDEOS)

Myanmar riot police repeatedly opened fire and used stun grenades against anti-coup protesters on Sunday as part of a continuing crackdown. At least two people were reportedly killed and several more injured. Law enforcers shot at protesters in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on Sunday, according to local media reports backed up by multiple videos […]

As Macron Courts the Far-Right, France Launches Crackdown on “Islamo-Leftism”

By Alan Macleod Source Islamo-leftism is a label coined by the far-right, with many pointing out the distinct similarities between it and “Judeo-Bolshevism,” a term created by German Nazis linking religion with a set of political beliefs. Yet it has quickly been taken up by many in France’s political center. PARIS — France’s Minister for Higher […]

Instagram’s crackdown on ‘hateful’ DMs speeds up the spiral of Anglocentric censorship on social media

By Nebojsa Malic, senior writer at RT The app founded to share cute photos is now using AI to censor “hate speech” in direct messages, enforcing an Anglo-American notion of banning the ever-increasing expanse of unapproved thoughts on the rest of the planet. Anyone who sends direct messages containing “hate speech” or abuse shall henceforth be […]

Trump supporters compare social media crackdown on far right to Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews

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Steve King, Jeanine Pirro compare crackdown on far right to Kristallnacht

Amazon, Apple and Google have all decided to ban the social media app Parler, which is popular among the far-right, from their platforms. Source 00

China Seizes on DC Riots to Justify Their Disgusting Crackdown in Hong Kong

The Communist Chinese government seized on Wednesday’s riots in the Capitol to justify their human rights abuses on protestors in Hong Kong. CCP government propaganda outlet Global Times posted images from both the DC riots and the Hong Kong protests to highlight western media double standards in offering support for unrest in Hong Kong while […]

Coronavirus Crackdown: Aussie Partygoers Warned Against Kissing, Hugging, Displays of Affection

Partygoers heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve in two of Australia’s most populous states have been told by government officials what’s good for them, being warned against any random acts of affection due to the risks posed by the coronavirus. In the southern state of Victoria, the government wants no displays of physical contact […]

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