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Xinhua Attack: Hong Kong’s Fight For Freedom

On November 2nd, 2019, the Xinhua News Agency was stormed by protestors in the Wan Chai neighborhood of Hong Kong. According to TIME magazine, “they [the protestors] smashed its [Xinhua] glass door entrance and windows, splashed red ink, sprayed graffiti and set a small fire in the office lobby. Saturday […]

Crisis At The Border: The Collection Of DNA Samples From Migrants 1

On October 21st, 2019, the Department of Justice issued a proposal that would permit the collection of DNA samples from migrants detained at the southern U.S. border. The biometric data collected from migrants in federal immigration custody would then be funnelled into the FBI criminal justice DNA database, whose extensive […]

Hong Kong’s Emergency Mask Ban A Violation of Freedom

On 4 October 2019, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced an emergency ban on masks during public assemblies, which came into effect the following day. The ban was made possible under the Emergency Regulation Ordinance, a colonial-era law which grants the city’s leader power to create regulations in […]