Author: Ross Gibson

Russia Arrests Hundreds As Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Protests Continues

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds over the weekend as the Kremlin continued its crackdown on recent protests calling for free elections in the city. At least 828 people were arrested according to independent monitoring group OVD-info. Russian police presented the lower figure of 600 arrests, with 1,500 protestors in attendance,

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UN Report Slams U.K.’s Treatment Of The Poorest In Society

The U.K.’s treatment of the poorest in its society leaves them facing lives that are “solitary, nasty, brutish, and short” according to a report by the UN’s special rapporteur on poverty and human rights. In his final report on the impact of the last decade’s austerity policies on human rights

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Hungary Systematically Starving Asylum-Seekers At Its Border

Hungary is systematically starving denied asylum-seekers at its border transit zones, according to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Budapest-based human rights group. Those within these transit zones — the small detention areas on the border with Serbia — who have seen their claim for asylum rejected, are then denied food,

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‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Climate Change: Is Civil Disobedience The Way Forward?

On April 15th, the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion launched their ‘International Rebellion’ campaign. The group, formed in 2018, aims to “minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse” through “non-violent civil disobedience”. The ongoing campaign has seen them cause significant disruption in central London, temporarily shutting down key

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U.S. Congress Votes To End Involvement In Yemeni Civil War

On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to end U.S. involvement in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War. The conflict, which began in 2015 following an attempted takeover of the nation by Houthi rebels, has led to what the UN has called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Since

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