Author: Zachary Liew

Baquedano to Ibáñez, Pinochet to Piñera

In Santiago, Chile, Dignity Plaza was initially established as a traffic circle in 1875 called Plaza La Serena. Its name, and its purpose, changed for the first time in 1928. It became formally known as ‘Plaza Baquedano’ in homage to General Manuel Baquedano (1823-1897). A statue of the former Commander-in-chief

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Accounts Of Systematic Rape By Female Uighur Camp Detainees

CW: Sexual violence, rape, and torture. First-hand accounts from people that have spent time inside the network of Xinjiang internment camps are hard to come by. But recently Tursunay Ziawudun, who spent nine months inside one of these “re-education” centres, gave a revealing interview to the BBC. She reported that

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Russian Police Humiliate Protester In Video Then Leak It

On the morning of February 6th, Russian journalist Gennady Shulga was at home. 14 days prior he’d been protesting for Alexei Navalny’s release in Vladivostok, implicating himself in the recent tide against Vladimir Putin’s presidentship; so, as he later alluded to, it was lucky that his daughter was out when the

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Violence Against Women Emergency In Puerto Rico

According to a 2019 report led by non-profit advocacy groups Proyecto Matria and Kilometro Cero, one woman is killed in Puerto Rico each week. And now, days after the death of nurse Angie Noemi Gonzalez – and the subsequent confession of her partner – the territory has declared a state

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U.K. Govt. Refuse To Log Yemen Airstrikes Onto Database

In 2015, the U..K government got entangled in a legal dispute: they granted their manufacturers licences to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, for use in Yemen, which was deemed a breach of international humanitarian law (IHL). Ever since then, the Ministry of Defence has been under obligation to log any

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