Posts Tagged ‘repression’

Repression Of National Protests In Colombia Is Backed By The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. May 17, 2021 Colombians have been on a national strike since April 28 with protests in 500 cities and blockades that have shut down the major highway. The protests were sparked by a proposed bill that would place the burden of financing the country’s debt on the people while […]

Colombia: Violent Repression Of Anti-Government Protests

Above photo: Twitter. Residents of Bogota and Medellin continued to report brutal police repression of anti-government protests while Colombia’s third largest city Cali retook the streets on Saturday. The massive turnout followed days of terror that left 10 people dead since Wednesday, the first day of a national strike against a tax reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque. The […]

Why Repression of Climate Activists is Bad News for the  Endangered Planet of Earth

It is very sad that many reports of repression of climate activists are being received from several parts of world at such an early stage of climate activism. Even a very quick net search would reveal several recent instances from Brazil, Chile, Kenya, India , Russia and other countries. These are reports where climate activism […]

How An NYPD Anti-Terror Squad Became A Tool For Repression

Above photo: Members of the Strategic Response Group confronting a Black Trans Liberation march in November. Scott Heins/Gothamist. On a Thursday night in November, two days after the presidential election, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside the Stonewall Inn for a march against police brutality. The event was one in a series of Black Trans Liberation […]

Trump administration declares China’s repression of Uighurs ‘genocide’

The Trump administration has determined that China has committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” in its repression of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, delivering an embarrassing blow to Beijing a day before US President-elect Joe Biden is to take office.US officials briefing reporters on the […]

Australian Cop Challenges Police Repression

Aussie Cop Challenges Police Repression Henry Makow Kevin Dawson: “If there is truly no conspiracy here, why aren’t we having the conversation? Why are we being silenced? Why are we being ostracised for having a differing view? Aren’t these issues the very cornerstone of our democracy?” Facebook, November 29, 2020 To: Michael Fuller Police Commissioner […]

Racism, Repression, And Fightback In The USA

Above photo: National Guard in Philadelphia City Center. From YouTube. November 2020 report highlights. Now more than ever, we need to debunk the myth that human rights are an issue in other countries, but not here in the U.S. A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence — come to be known […]

Confronting Bipartisan Repression And The US-led Axis Of Domination Beyond Election Day

No matter who sits in the white peoples’ house, we will have to continue to fight for social justice, democracy, and People(s)-Centered Human Rights. “Our survival depends on seeing this violent, barbarian behemoth for what it is.” Chaos, violence, legal challenges, voter suppression and party suppression all culminated in the pathetic display of democratic degeneration […]

Bolivia: Stop State Repression And Violence, For Free And Fair Elections

Above photo: Bolivian protesters flee from coup police. Source AP. Summary executions and widespread repression under Bolivia’s interim government report rights advocates from Harvard and University Network for Human Rights. NOTE: The authors refer to the current power holders in Bolivia as an “interim government.” Popular Resistance reminds its readers that Evo Morales is the democratically-elected […]

May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico’s capital was the site of massive scenes of brutal repression as police clamped down on an International Workers Day march using overwhelming violent force, scattering thousands of protesters who gathered to resist austerity measures and anti-worker attacks on the people of U.S colonial territory. Despite the colonial administration’s […]

Russia’s Political Repression of Crimea’s Radical Left

Russia’s annexation of Crimea was purportedly an exercise in free political expression, a watershed moment in history when a historic part of Russia returned to the motherland against the backdrop of a fascist putsch in Ukraine. Indeed, Crimea’s “reunification” (in Kremlin lingo) with Russia was sold, at least in part, as a humanitarian operation to […]

Under the Shadow of Violence and Repression, Mexican Women March for a Change to the System

MEXICO CITY — One night in September of last year, 19-year-old Mara Fernanda Castilla Miranda, like so many people her age, went out for a night on the town in a suburb of the south-central Mexican state of Puebla.   And like so many other women across Mexico, she never made it home. When the […]

Noam Chomsky: Antifa is a gift to the far right and US state repression

Noam Chomsky: Antifa is a gift to the far right and US state repression London Independent December 11, 2017 Noam Chomsky has criticised the anti-fascist movement and argues its tactics are a gift to the far right and US state repression. The renowned academic, widely considered the founder of modern linguistics, says anti-fascists have instigated […]

Protests Continue On Honduras Amid Curfew, Police Repression

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Repression Of Mutual Aid In Puerto Rico

Above Photo: From mutualaiddisasterrelief.org Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us breakthrough. Several police vehicles, an armored tactical vehicle, and law enforcement personnel including swat team pointed their guns at relief workers while surrounding and then entering our base […]

Echoes of Franco in Spain’s ‘political repression’ of Catalonia – 70 academics incl Chomsky

In an open letter, tweeted by referendum supporter Julian Assange, Chomsky et al decried the Spanish government’s handling of the issue. The academics, from the fields of political science, law, economics, human rights, sociology, and history, compared the current government’s actions to that of fascist dictator Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain for almost forty years […]

Bomb Attack on London Underground Sets Stage for Further State Repression

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UN report finds repression and human rights abuse in Venezuela

nsnbc : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a news release, stressed that his office found extensive human rights violations […]

How Movements Can Succeed In The Face Of Government Repression

Above Photo: Christian JSger/ Getty Imges Published in collaboration with the Peace Science Digest, which summarizes and reflects on current academic research in the field of peace and conflict studies. A greater number of resistance movements are choosing to adopt nonviolent forms of struggle as the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance becomes more widely known. At the […]

The Battle for Palestine on US Campuses: a review of ‘We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics’

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics Edited by William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin Forward by Cynthia McKinney and Preface by Richard Falk 280 pp. AK Press, 2017. $19.95. There are many ways to try to silence people whose ideas you don’t like. You can bully, blackmail, violate, isolate, […]

Listen: MLA anti-boycott vote could encourage repression

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 4 July 2017 Dozens of scholars have condemned a recent vote by members of the Modern Language Association (MLA) to “refrain from endorsing” the academic boycott of Israeli institutions complicit in violations of Palestinian rights. The adoption of an explicitly anti-boycott measure by the MLA, the main academic association […]

eBOOK: The Black Book of Communism – Crimes, Terror, Repression

“The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” (1999) Review from Amazon.com: When it was first published in France in 1997, Le livre noir du Communisme touched off a storm of controversy that continues to rage today. Even some of his contributors shied away from chief editor Stéphane Courtois’s conclusion that Communism, in all its […]

Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue In The Courts

Above Photo: Indigenous rights activists at a tipi camp set up to protest the Dakota Access pipeline, on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2017. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times) As a means of making bombing, sanctioning or invading other countries palatable to the general population, the US government has […]

International May Day 2017: Mass Marches and Police Repression

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Independent Media: Providing the Truth about Empire and Repression

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‘Turkey coup plotter’ Gulen: Failed uprising could have been ‘staged’ by Erdogan himself

LIVE UPDATES: Arrests after coup attempt in Turkey “There is a possibility that it could be a staged coup, by Mr Erdogan’s AKP Party, and it could be meant for further accusations, against the Gulenists and the military,” Fathullah Gulen, who is in exile in Pennsylvania, told the media Saturday. Turkey says US is ‘no […]

Hundreds Of Groups Demand: Obama Leave Carbon In The Ground

Print Friendly Above Photo: Climate change activists’ graffiti on a billboard near the Didcot coal-fired power station in Oxfordshire, UK. Photograph: Tim Myers Historic Petition Calls on Obama Administration to Immediately Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands WASHINGTON— More than 250 climate, community and tribal organizations filed a landmark legal petition today calling on […]

Selected Articles: Militarization And Police Violence in America

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Zarif felicitates Muslim nations on Eid al-Fitr

Tehran, July 6, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Wednesday congratulated Muslim governments and nations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. ‘May we unite in prayer and practice to cleanse our faith and Ummah from the violence and hatered promoted by extremist demagogues,’ Zarif said in a post in his twitter account. The first […]

Anti-Pipeline Activists, Eminent Domain Experts Gather In Atlanta

Print Friendly Above Photo: by christina rutz/flickr Private property rights activists and environmentalists met in Georgia June 14-15 to discuss strategies for fighting energy companies’ growing use of eminent domain to build natural gas, oil and petroleum products pipelines on private property across the United States. Many of the approximately 70 people who gathered in downtown […]

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