Day: May 11, 2020

Trump Moves To Further Deregulate Environmental Protection

In a little over three years, the Trump administration has completely reversed 64 environmental regulations, and is in the process of reversing 34 more, making that an average of a little more than one every three weeks. Such regulations range from auto emissions standards to ending payments to the Green

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High Risk, No Reward

Newsweek wrote on April 29th, “Navy sends second ship into disputed waters after china claims it scrambled jets to expel US destroyer.” The day before, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced the American guided-missile destroyer USS Barry, violated Chinese sovereignty when it cruised by the Chinese controlled Paracel Islands in

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Iran Threatens “Crushing Response” If Arms Embargo Extended

On May 6, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised a “crushing response” and “serious consequences” if the United States extends the arms embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms. The statement comes after the United States drafted a United Nations resolution to indefinitely extend the embargo, which was set to be

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Afghan Migrants Tortured At Iranian Border

Reports have emerged of one of the worst human rights abuses on the Afghan-Iranian border within recent memory. It has been reported that last week, between 45 and 55 migrants were remanded by border guards, tortured, and thrown into the river Harirud, between Afghanistan’s Herat Province and Iran’s Khorasan. Abdul

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Germany Bans “Gay Conversion Therapy” For Minors

On Thursday, May 7, Germany passed a law banning “gay conversion therapy” for minors. The new legislation aims to stop adults offering to change or suppress the sexual orientation of those under 18 years of age. Anyone who breaks the law can face a prison sentence of up to one

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WeChat Uses International Accounts To Advance Censorship In China

Chinese messaging app WeChat monitors international users to strengthen the Chinese censorship system, a new study from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab found.  The app boasts 1.15 billion users around the world. Previously, content surveillance was thought to only affect users registered in China. However, WeChat analyzes international users’

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