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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: China
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Trapped at home: Domestic violence victims at high risk in coronavirus confinement 25.3.2020 Raw Story
For many French women and families suffering from domestic violence, being confined at home with an abusive partner due to the coronavirus is set to become a living nightmare. Paris-based psychiatrist Marie-France Hirigoyen recently recounted the plight of one woman stuck at home with a partner prone to violence. “When her husband drinks, the effects […]
‘I don’t have the virus’: Asian Americans in Minnesota confront a COVID-19 backlash 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Asian Minnesotans say they’re facing increased hostility amid the COVID-19 crisis. Incidents range from name-calling to other forms of discrimination that appear to blame Asian Americans for the spread of the disease.
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Singapore says its coronavirus app helps the public. Critics say it's government surveillance 24.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

TraceTogether's app launch comes as concerns over privacy and intrusive surveillance are rising as governments try to curb the pandemic.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis of Capitalism 20.3.2020 Truthout.com
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis of Capitalism
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Kowtow to Commies: Friedman Says We NEED China to Get Through Virus Crisis 20.3.2020 NewsBusters
Apparently, American manufacturing workers and scientists weren’t good enough to help America through the coronavirus crisis and we could only get through it with the help of those that caused it: China. That’s according to Beijing-loving New York Times columnist Tom Friedman during a Thursday night appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime ...
Racist Attacks and Border Militarization Intensify as Coronavirus Spreads 14.3.2020 Truthout.com
We are in the grip of a social panic where people are channeling their fears into racist and anti-immigrant ...
An oil war and coronavirus rattle the Saudi crown prince's dangerous game of thrones 14.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Saudi crown's new adversary is a coronavirus not subject to the whims of a brazen desert ruler.

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Freedom House report finds freedom on the wane worldwide 4.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The annual survey of the state of global freedom includes the world's two biggest democracies — India and the U.S. — among nations where freedom is declining.
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Coronavirus hits China's prisons. What will happen to activists, pastors, Uighurs and lawyers? 28.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Just as it is able to quarantine extraordinary numbers of people, the Chinese government is also able to arbitrarily detain ethnic minorities, religious leaders, human rights advocates, and dissidents.

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Dictatorships and the Democrats 26.2.2020 Outside the Beltway
Bloomberg waffles on China while Sanders has a soft spot for Castro.
Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief 24.2.2020 Raw Story
UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a “call to action” on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and “alarming levels of femicide”. “Human rights are under assault,” said the secretary-general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council’s main annual session in Geneva. “People are being left behind. Fears are […]
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A historian explains why Jimmy Carter was the last of the fiscally responsible presidents 17.2.2020 Raw Story
Popular impressions of Jimmy Carter tend to fall into two broad categories.  Many see him as a failed president who mismanaged the economy, presided over a national “malaise,” allowed a small band of Iranian militants to humiliate the United States, and ultimately failed to win reelection.  His final Gallup presidential approval rating stood at 34%—equal to that of George […]
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Dictatorships are facing problems, too 16.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

If you think that democracies are the only systems under stress, think again. In an article written in the non-partisan magazine Foreign Affairs, Thomas Caruthers, Senior Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, notes that dictators are facing major problems as well. The problem, he writes, is a global crisis in […]

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A doctor broke a culture of secrecy to warn China about coronavirus. Then he died from it 7.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Anguish and fury are growing in China, inflamed by an ugly reality: that authorities prioritized saving face over the health and safety of the people.

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He filmed corpses of coronavirus victims in China. Then the police broke into his home 4.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

China is ramping up censorship after the coronavirus outbreak. Police dressed in hazmat suits to 'quarantine' a man, then took him to a police station.

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Trump’s Policy Toward Hong Kong Is Biased by US-China Trade Negotiations 28.1.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s Policy Toward Hong Kong Is Biased by US-China Trade Negotiations
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Santa Fe Denies Permit for Mural Art Depicting Plight of Palestinian Children 27.1.2020 Truthout.com
Santa Fe Denies Permit for Mural Art Depicting Plight of Palestinian Children
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Women Are Leading the Fight Against Fascism in India 27.1.2020 Truthout.com
Women Are Leading the Fight Against Fascism in India
Opinion: Trump's weak trade deal with China completely ignores the big picture 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump will be making a big mistake if he treats this minor trade deal as reason for a closer relationship with Beijing, with its human rights atrocities.

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Democracy Protests 15.1.2020 The Moderate Voice

In 2019 pro-democracy protests occurred around the world: Hong Kong, Chile, Ecuador. Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Russia, Venezuela and others. Why are these protests occurring now? Freedom House, a nonpartisan organization that tracks global democracy, reports that the markers of global democracy have declined for the 13th year in a row. People around the world, […]

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