Sudan’s Security Forces Kill Protesters as U.S. Diplomats’ Visit Nears

Seven people died after being shot at demonstrations in the northeast African country, a doctors’ group said, bringing the civilian death toll since the military seized back power to 71.

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Kazakhstan’s Former Leader Speaks Out in Video on Unrest

Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had been absent during the recent unrest that gripped the country, said he supported the country’s leader and the economic reforms he has proposed.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #politics-and-government, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Pay Your Power Bill, Myanmar Soldiers Say, or Pay With Your Life

Facing a huge loss of revenue amid economic turmoil, the military has sent soldiers to act as debt collectors.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #electric-light-and-power, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #recession-and-depression

Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters

Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left “stitched and bandaged.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

Mass Trials in Cuba Deepen Its Harshest Crackdown in Decades

Following nationwide demonstrations last year, more than 60 people were put on trial this week, some facing up to 30 years behind bars.

#caribbean-area, #cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diaz-canel-bermudez-miguel, #havana-cuba, #prisons-and-prisoners

Russian-Led Alliance Begins Withdrawing Troops From Kazakhstan

The force was deployed a week ago to stabilize the Central Asian country after political unrest that left dozens dead and thousands injured.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

For Putin, Propping Up Allies Is Turning Into a Perilous Bargain

The Russian leader is fighting fires on multiple fronts, illustrating the danger of his strategy of relying on force to aid his autocratic neighbors.

#belarus, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Kazakhstan Says Russian Troops Will Start Leaving This Week

The military response to recent unrest appears to be a win for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his Kazakh counterpart, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who solidified his grip at a time when it was most shaky.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Russian Troops Will Stay to Finish Job in Kazakhstan, Putin Says

Blaming “internal and external forces” for the unrest in the resource-rich Central Asian country, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia set no deadline for the withdrawal of the forces his country sent there.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart, #ukraine

Nearly 6,000 Detained Amid Unrest in Kazakhstan

Protests that began last weekend over a hike in fuel prices spread across the country, leaving at least 2,000 injured, government officials said. Dozens of deaths also appeared likely.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Amid Crisis, Kazakhstan’s Leader Chose His Path: Embrace Russia

With his government under siege, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan’s president, turned to Russia’s Vladimir V. Putin for support. The choice could realign Central Asia’s politics.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Kazakhstan’s President Says Security Forces Can ‘Fire Without Warning’ to Quell Unrest

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday that “bandits” were responsible for the unrest and must be “destroyed.” He thanked Russia for sending troops to help establish order.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

In Kazakhstan, Putin Again Seizes on Unrest to Try to Expand Influence

But a series of revolts against a pro-Russian strongmen could also plant the seeds of rebellion at home, analysts say.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

After dozens are reported dead in Kazakhstan, troops from a Russian alliance begin to deploy.

A revolt sparked by anger over a surge in fuel prices is convulsing the Central Asian nation on Russia’s doorstep. As protests turned deadly, troops from a Russian-led military alliance began arriving in the country.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the Big Lie

A conversation with the Republican House member about the Capitol riots and the state, and future, of the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheney-liz, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Jan. 6 Might Look in 2086

As curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, we are regularly confronted by hard physical evidence of just how slippery the past can be.

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Dozens Reported Dead in Kazakhstan, as Russian Alliance Sends Troops

A revolt inspired by anger over a surge in fuel prices has since spread across the country. A Russia-led military alliance has sent troops to help quell the violence in what it described as a temporary peacekeeping effort.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #politics-and-government, #russia, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

How the Kazakhstan Protests Started and Why They Matter

As protests in the oil-rich Central Asian country gain momentum, the events threaten to reverberate across the region.

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Kazakhstan Shuts Internet as Government Offices Burn in Protests

Anger sparked by a gas price increase in the resource-rich Central Asian nation has swelled despite concessions from the ruling party and a strict state of emergency.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #income-inequality, #kazakhstan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Jan. 6, Part 1: ‘The Herd Mentality’

Inside an F.B.I. interview with one of the Capitol rioters.

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Kazakhstan Declares State of Emergency as Protests Over Fuel Prices Spread

In a rare show of dissent in the authoritarian country, thousands took to the street as gas prices doubled. The government responded with curfews and tear gas.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

With Property Sales Plunging, China Evergrande Faces More Protests

The developer has tried for months to signal that its $300 billion debt problem was under control. But the challenges keep mounting.

#china, #china-evergrande-group, #credit-and-debt, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foreign-investments, #guangzhou-china, #hainan-island-china, #hong-kong-stock-exchange, #real-estate-commercial

The Capitol Police and the Scars of the January 6th Riot

For many officers, their bodies, minds and lives will never be the same after the attack.

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Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, Resigns

Mr. Hamdok was restored to power a month ago after being deposed in a coup, but he was never able to gain control of the fractious country.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hamdok-abdalla, #politics-and-government, #sudan

The New Political Cry in South Korea: ‘Out With Man Haters’

After slow gains in women’s rights, the country is facing a type of political correctness enforced by young men angry at feminists, saying they undermine opportunity.

#metoo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #men-and-boys, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Anti-Coup Protesters in Sudan Press Their Demand for Return to Civilian Rule

The protests on Saturday underscored the resolve of protesters to continue defying the Oct. 25 coup that derailed the country’s nascent attempt to transition to democratic rule.

#al-burhan-abdel-fattah, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hamdok-abdalla, #khartoum-sudan, #sudan

Gordon Carey, a Force in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 89

An “unsung hero” of the era, he played important roles in two of its far-reaching events: the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins and the 1961 Freedom Rides.

#black-people, #carey-gordon-1932-2021, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #congress-of-racial-equality, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-rides, #race-and-ethnicity

Proud Boys Member Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Jan. 6 Riot Inquiry

Matthew Greene, 34, who was “among the first wave” to rush up the Capitol steps, pleaded guilty to two charges and agreed to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said.

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The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests

Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #portland-ore

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Hong Kong’s Election Is Really a Selection

I know firsthand what a meaningful and contested campaign looks like.

#beijing-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong

Man Gets 5 Years on Capitol Riot Charges, Longest Sentence So Far

Robert Palmer hurled a fire extinguisher at police officers during some of the fiercest fighting on Jan. 6.

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Proud Boys Regroup Locally to Add to Ranks Before 2022 Midterms

The far-right nationalist group has become increasingly active at school board meetings and town council gatherings across the country.

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Hong Kong Court Sentences Jimmy Lai to Prison Over Tiananmen Vigil

The former media mogul and other prominent pro-democracy activists were previously convicted of inciting others to take part in an unauthorized assembly.

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The Game Awards Returns With Glitz and an Industry Asserting Its Muscle

On Thursday night, the video game industry held its big awards event, which is quickly becoming as important — and as long — as certain other entertainment occasions.

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Ex-Proud Boys Member Gets 10 Years in Prison for Violence at Portland Protests

Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.

#alan-swinney, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #tarrio-enrique

6 More Subpoenas Issued in House Panel’s Jan. 6 Investigation

Those issued subpoenas included two men who met with President Donald J. Trump in his private dining room on Jan. 4 and Mr. Trump’s former political affairs director.

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Vaccine Mandates Rekindle Fierce Debate Over Civil Liberties

Tougher requirements in some European nations have inspired pushback from angry citizens as leaders grapple with how far to go in the name of public health.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Columbus Reaches $5.75 Million Settlement Agreement With Protesters

Under the deal, which is subject to City Council approval, the money would go to 32 plaintiffs who said they were injured by the police during 2020 social justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren’t Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about.

#birds-arent-real, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drones-pilotless-planes, #generation-z, #mcindoe-peter, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Some Jan. 6 Rioters May Use Police Brutality as a Defense

Half a dozen defendants in the assault on the Capitol are using video to try to make a case that they were simply protecting themselves and others. They face skepticism and an uphill legal battle.

#boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lang-edward-jacob, #nichols-carl-j, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Anger Spreads in Northeastern India After Security Forces Kill 14 Civilians

Eight mine workers were shot in a mistaken ambush by soldiers seeking insurgents, and six protesters died later in clashes with government forces, stoking fears of further violence in the restive region.

#attacks-on-police, #civilian-casualties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nagaland-india, #territorial-disputes

Fatalities Reported After Military Truck Rams Protesters in Myanmar

Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #myanmar, #yangon-myanmar

Haiti’s Best Hope for a Functioning Democracy

We hope that a corrupt political system that relies on unfair advantages can be replaced by a functional democracy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #commission-to-search-for-a-haitian-solution-to-the-crisis, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #henry-ariel

Explore the Sound of Activism With Tom Morello

Songs and social movements often go hand in hand. What music defines our politically charged times? Join a virtual event on Dec. 15.

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Andrea Bowers: Her Activism Animates Her Art

A studio visit with one of America’s foremost political artists on her remarkable journey and breakthrough career-survey in Chicago.

#metoo-movement, #art, #art-basel-festival, #bowers-andrea-1965, #california-institute-of-the-arts, #chicago-museum-of-contemporary-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaines-charles, #los-angeles-calif, #museums, #ramirez-marcos-erre-1961, #women-and-girls

Kimberly Potter’s Trial for the Death of Daunte Wright: What We Know

Kimberly Potter, a former Minnesota police officer, faces manslaughter charges in the death of Mr. Wright. She called out “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing her gun during a traffic stop.

#brooklyn-center-minn, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #wright-daunte-d-2021

‘Simpsons’ Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship Vanishes in Hong Kong

The episode mocked both Mao Zedong and the government’s efforts to suppress memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

#censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disney-plus, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #the-simpsons-tv-program, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

A ‘Simpsons’ Episode Lampooned Chinese Censorship. In Hong Kong, It Vanished.

The episode mocked both Mao Zedong and the government’s efforts to suppress memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

#censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disney-plus, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #the-simpsons-tv-program, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Solomon Islands Protests: 3 Burned Bodies Found in Chinatown

The police were trying to determine if the charred remains found in the capital’s Chinatown district were linked to the protests, in which demonstrators set fire to buildings.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #guadalcanal-solomon-islands, #honiara-solomon-islands, #sogavare-manasseh, #solomon-islands