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The fascists in the White House 16 July 2019     World Socialist Web Site The tirades by President Donald Trump over the past three days have no precedent in the history of the US presidency. Trump, backed by a cabal of advisors in the White House, speaks openly as a fascist, demonizing people of different races […]

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  Madness in the hillsIndia is declaring millions of its citizens to be foreigners The unlucky victims must then prove the opposite in special courts     Economist Print edition | Asia Jul 11th 2019 | GOROIMARI IT IS HOTTER than Prague. It does not have the Czech capital’s cobbled squares or narrow streets but […]

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37 Italy-bound Bangladeshis rescued in Mediterranean AFP . Tunis | Prothom Alo Jul 10, 2019 Tunisian authorities rescued 37 Bangladesh nationals among 71 migrants as their boat began to sink after setting out from neighbouring Libya for Italy, the National Guard said Tuesday. Rescuers brought to shore all 71 passengers, including 37 citizens from Bangladesh, […]

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Representational Image: Malaysian police officers at Kuala Lumpur, February 21, 2017. Reuters Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar one of whom allegedly threatened Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with death online, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, according to police. Malaysia is home to tens of thousands of […]

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United Kingdom Gives ‘Full Support’ To Ambassador Who Called Trump ‘Inept’ Dan Desai Martin July 8, 2019  National Memo The United Kingdom said on Monday they are giving their U.S. ambassador, Kim Darroch, their “full support” after leaked communications show Darroch saying Trump is a man who “radiates insecurity” and whose administration is “inept.” “Sir […]

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A World Safe for Autocracy? China’s Rise and the Future of Global Politics By Jessica Chen Weiss July/August 2019 The view from Beijing: a Chinese-built bridge in Maputo, Mozambique, May 2018WANG TENG / XINHUA / EYEVINE / REDUX The Chinese people, President Xi Jinping proclaimed in 2016, “are fully confident in offering a China solution to humanity’s search for […]

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Bangladesh highlights UN’s failure to prevent atrocities in Rakhine Prothom Alo English Desk | Jun 29, 2019 The Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh ambassador Masud Bin Momen has highlighted the United Nation’s systematic failure to prevent atrocities in Rakhine state of Myanmar, reports UNB. He referred to the recent report on ‘Independent inquiry into the […]

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UN Rapporteur: ‘Myanmar Going Down a Dark Path Now’ By Special to BenarNews on Jun 28, 2019 Yanghee Lee, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has been an outspoken critic of the country’s powerful military and its brutal crackdowns on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state in 2016 and 2017, which caused more […]

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Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 22:06, Jun 26, 2019   The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: AFPThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has constituted pre-trial Chamber-III demonstrating further progress over ongoing process to look into the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas, reports UNB. The chamber is composed of judge Robert Fremr, […]

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JUNE 24, 2019 LAST UPDATED 9:15 ET Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi raises his hands inside a defendant’s cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt, June 21, 2015 (AP photo by Ahmed Omar). Under Sisi’s Authoritarianism, Egypt Even Restricted Reporting on Morsi’s Death Andrew Green Friday, […]

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Erdogan’s Agony: Has Istanbul just begun saving Turkish Democracy? Juan Cole  06/24/2019 Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Istanbul has clapped back for democracy big time, electing as mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu of the secular Republican Peoples Party. İmamoğlu had already won once, last May, with a margin of 15,000 votes. The increasingly dictatorial president, Tayyip Erdogan, […]

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Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid to Criticize Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights June 23, 2019 James Zogby Lobelog Elizabeth Warren (Gage Skidmore via Flickr) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to […]

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