Posts Tagged ‘opposition’

Must Watch! Thousands March in France as Nationwide Opposition to Covid ID Shows No Signs of Fizzling Out

Must Watch! Thousands March in France as Nationwide Opposition to Covid ID Shows No Signs of Fizzling Out Date: 31 Jul 2021Author: cloudhedges  by RT Protests in France have been ongoing for weeks with no signs of slowing as French President Macron and European leaders double down. Demonstrators have flooded the streets of cities and towns across […]

4 Iranians Charged In U.S. With Kidnapping Plot Targeting Opposition Activist

NEW YORK (AP) — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to kidnap a prominent Iranian opposition activist and writer in exile and take her back to Tehran, authorities said Tuesday. An indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that the plot was […]

Nasha Niva: Belarus blocks leading opposition online news website and detains journalists

Belarusian authorities have blocked access to a leading online opposition media and detained several journalists. The website of Nasha Niva, a Belarusian-language media, was inaccessible on Thursday across Europe. The country’s information ministry confirmed that it had “decided to restrict access” to the website after the Prosecutor General’s office had accused it of posting unspecified […]

US Bans Air Travel to Belarus Over Arrest of Opposition Journalist

The United States formally banned air travel to Belarus on July 6 in response to the diversion of a flight a subsequent arrest by the regime in Minsk of an opposition journalist. The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final order (pdf) on Tuesday prohibiting U.S. and foreign air carriers from selling tickets to Belarus […]

The Martinez Perspective (June 24, 2021): Controlled Opposition On CRT, Situation for Whites in South Africa & More

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Yale Professor Compares GOP Critical Race Theory Opposition to German Neo-Nazi Aim to End Holocaust Education

The Republican Party’s fight against the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools is akin to neo-Nazis in Germany seeking to revise history and put an end to Holocaust education, according to Jason Stanley, a professor of philosophy at Yale University. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show on Tuesday night, the professor blasted […]

The wacko Republican idea of an ‘opposition party’—take down historic, majority American values

Image Credit: Woody Harrington Who ever imagined a minority national party, beholden to voting patterns, would look for redemption by undermining enthusiasm for elections? Belittling the very notion of fair elections (past and future) exposes a politics of contempt. Since there’s no “surgical” way to do “voter suppression,”count on unintended, negative consequences, arguably demoralizing the […]

Nicaraguan Incumbent Arrests 5 Opposition Leaders In One Day

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrested five opposition leaders Sunday during the biggest one-day round up so far, in what appears to be widespread detentions of anyone who might challenge his rule. The moves over the weekend suggest Ortega has moved beyond arresting potential opposition candidates in the Nov. […]

Algeria election: Turn-out low after opposition calls for a boycott

Initial reports point to a low turn-out in Algeria’s parliamentary election on Saturday. It’s the first such poll since the gas-rich North African nation’s longtime President Bouteflika was forced to resign two years ago. The Hirak protest movement had called for a boycott of the election over a crackdown by authorities on weekly rallies. New […]

Russian Court Outlaws Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s Groups

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. The Moscow City Court’s ruling, effective immediately, prevents people associated with Navalny’s Foundation […]

Jewish Law Professor Resigns In Protest Over ‘Antisemitic’ Opposition To Zionist Genocide In Palestine

Oren Gross, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, has announced his resignation from the university’s Center for Jewish Studies (CJS), charging the institution refuses to believe the stale Zionist propaganda that Israel is “defending” itself as it continues to genocide the Palestinian people and steal their land: On Tuesday, Professor Oren Gross — […]

An open letter to nine college administrators united in opposition to BDS

On April 23, all of you—the president and eight other senior administrators of Pomona College—circulated an email to Pomona faculty, staff, and students harshly rebuking the unanimous vote of the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) in support of a BDS resolution.  That resolution banned spending ASPC funds on items that “support Israeli occupation of […]

Russian authorities increase pressure on opposition

Russian authorities have ramped up their pressure on dissent ahead of a parliamentary election, arresting one opposition activist and raiding several others’ homes. Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement that dissolved itself last week, was pulled off a plane at St. Petersburg’s airport late Monday and was to be taken to Krasnodar […]

Syria Elections Held Despite US Opposition

On May 26 presidential elections were held in Syria. Bashar al-Assad, who has been president since 2000, was elected to another seven-year term with 95.1% of the vote. An important achievement of Bashar al-Assad is that his level of support from the population, based on the results of the election, has increased compared to 2014: […]

Demonstration in support of Belarusian opposition in front of European Commission’s Warsaw office

Several hundred people demonstrate in front of the EU Commission representation office in Warsaw in support of detained journalist Roman Protasevich. Protasevich was detained by Belarus authorities on Sunday after a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania had been diverted to Minsk due to an alleged bomb threat. The blogger is a co-founder of the […]

Biden’s opposition to an Israeli ceasefire is nothing new

The headlines read various versions of “Biden supports a ceasefire!” Israeli bombs and missiles have killed 232 Palestinians, 65 of them children, and left more than 1,900 wounded and 75,000 homeless in Gaza.  Twelve have died in Israel.  Shouldn’t support for an immediate end to the slaughter be automatic?  What does it mean when the […]

Belarus sentences drummer to six years in prison over opposition rallies

Belarus has sentenced a drummer to six years in prison for playing during opposition demonstrations, human rights activists have said. Alexei Santchuk was arrested in Minsk last November along with other members of his band, who often performed at anti-government marches. They were initially sentenced to 15 days in prison for participating in “unauthorised demonstrations” […]

CNN Busted Spreading Opposition Research in Alaska

CNN has been busted for attempting to spread opposition research in Alaska against pro-Trump candidate Kelly Tshibaka, a primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski. A CNN publicist secretly reached out to a small, local Alaskan news site called Must Read Alaska to share an article CNN published to presumably discredit Tshibaka’s senate candidacy against Murkowski. You can […]

Dem Rep. Jones: Opposition to D.C. Statehood ‘Engaging in Racist Activity,’ ‘Quite a Sinister Thing’

During Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Smerconish,” Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) decried GOP opposition to making the District of Columbia a U.S. state. The New York State congressman called it “racist activity” to oppose the push and compared the population of Washington, D.C. to Vermont and Wyoming. “In the case of the debate today, it is […]

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny To End Hunger Strike On Day 24

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to demand […]

Opposition Unity and Politics Will be Greatly Helped By A  Common Program

Opposition Unity and Politics Will be Greatly Helped By A  Common Program Based on Justice, Equality, Communal Harmony, Democracy and Environment Protection India is passing through very difficult times. Partly this is a reflection of local factors and serious policy mistakes made in recent times, but partly this is  reflection of overall  difficult conditions at […]

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Rahul Gandhi an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe.” Gandhi last week called off […]

British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

Browse > Home / News / British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel April 18, 2021 by JNS Read on for article British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the United Kingdom’s opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel for alleged war crimes. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers […]

Israeli Airstrikes On Syria Twisted By Syrian Opposition Media To Claim Iranian Losses

Unprovoked Israeli airstrikes against the Syrian capital, Damascus, were again reported in the early hours of Thursday morning, leading to further accusations by Syrian opposition media and monitoring groups that Iranian-backed fighters had been killed. At approximately 12:58 (Syrian local time) Israeli airstrikes were said to have been confronted by Syrian Air Defense, according to […]

A  Program  Based on Justice  That Can Also Help Opposition Unity in India

Note—The following document has been prepared in such a way that it can become at least a starting point for  unity of opposition in India based on a program of strengthening justice, equality, environment protection, democracy, peace and inter-faith  harmony. It is hoped that this may be of  some help also in other countries placed […]

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Launches Hunger Strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to […]

Belarus charges opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya with terrorism

Belarus authorities on Monday announced a criminal probe against the nation’s top opposition figure on charges of terrorism, a move that follows a sweeping police crackdown on protesters demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader. Belarus’ Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said his office has launched a criminal investigation against Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the top opposition […]

Congo election in turmoil after opposition candidate hospitalised with COVID-19

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the eve of the vote. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, 61, had skipped his final campaign event on Friday after telling some reporters a day […]

Turkey asks Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition to tone down criticism, TV network owner says

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Russian police detain dozens of opposition deputies at forum in Moscow

Russian police arrested around 200 opposition politicians and municipal deputies at a Moscow conference as authorities tighten the screws on Kremlin critics ahead of parliamentary elections. The mass arrest of municipal deputies was unprecedented. Police showed up at the gathering in Moscow shortly after it opened, saying that all those present will be detained for […]

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