Daily Archives: May 22, 2020

National Security And Anti-Sedition Law Proposed For Hong Kong

On Friday, May 22, the National People’s Congress (NPC) in China bypassed local legislature and revealed plans for a new national security and anti-sedition law in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post explains that this law would “ban secessionist and subversive activity as well as foreign interference and terrorism” […]

Hungarian Parliament Seeks To Ban Legal Gender Recognition For Transgender People 2

After being introduced on March 31st, 2020, the Hungarian Parliament is set to review a bill that would effectively prohibit transgender people from legally changing their gender identity. The amendment came while the nation’s attention was focused on a larger set of emergency measures passed in response to the COVID-19 […]

Al-Qaeda Link Found After Officials Break Encryption On Florida Attacker’s iPhone

Latest Developments On Monday, the United States Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that the perpetrator of the Pensacola Naval Base terror attack on December 6th, 2019 was linked to branches of al-Qaeda. The assailant was found to have had continued communications with the terrorist group up […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exacerbating Attacks On Indigenous Territories 

On Monday 18 May, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just posing a health threat to indigenous communities, but it is also exacerbating existing threats to their territories and resources. The report calls upon governments worldwide to block the escalating attack on indigenous lands.  Cali Tzay, himself an indigenous Mayan […]