After Coup in Myanmar, a Career Diplomat Takes a Stand

At the United Nations, U Kyaw Moe Tun declared his new military masters illegitimate. They fired him, but he has no intention of leaving.

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Protesters and Police Clash in Paraguay Amid Anger Over Pandemic Response

Security forces used rubber bullets and tear gas against demonstrators in the capital as fury rose over the government’s handling of the health crisis.

#asuncion-paraguay, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #paraguay

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Senegal Erupts in Protests, With a Rape Charge Only the Spark

After a leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, was accused of rape, demonstrators in one of West Africa’s most stable countries took to the streets to voice their grievances with the president.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #sall-macky, #senegal, #sex-crimes, #youth

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‘Lost Course’ Review: When a Village Fights Back

A 2011 revolt in Wukan, China, is the subject of a sobering, sprawling documentary.

#china, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #documentary-films-and-programs, #li-jill-filmmaker, #lost-course-movie, #politics-and-government, #wukan-china

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‘F.T.A.’: When Jane Fonda Rocked the U.S. Army

A newly exhumed documentary delves into the actress’s anti-Vietnam vaudeville tour of American military bases in 1972.

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In Myanmar Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines

Despite the danger, women have been at the forefront of the movement, rebuking the generals who ousted a female civilian leader.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mandalay-myanmar, #myanmar, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #women-and-girls

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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified that he did not receive permission to deploy troops for hours on Jan. 6, as violence by pro-Trump supporters escalated.

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U.N. Says 38 Killed in Myanmar in ‘Bloodiest Day’ Since Coup Began

As the military’s crackdown against demonstrators grows more deadly, the U.N.’s special representative for the country said the junta had rejected her requests to visit.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #general-assembly-un, #myanmar, #security-council-un

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Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdown

A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.

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Possible Showdown Over Myanmar Ambassador Looms at U.N.

The military junta in Myanmar wants to replace its United Nations’ envoy, but he isn’t leaving. “We’re in a very unique situation,” the U.N. spokesman said.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #general-assembly-un, #guterres-antonio, #myanmar, #security-council-un, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #united-nations

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Myanmar Coup Protests: Resistance, a Crackdown and New Charges

As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mandalay-myanmar, #myanmar, #win-myint

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How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot

On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

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Rapper’s Arrest Awakens Rage in Spanish Youth Chafing in Pandemic

Nearly two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations have turned into a collective outcry from young adults who see bleak futures and precious time lost to lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hasel-pablo-1988, #juan-carlos-i-king-of-spain, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #youth

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How the Pandemic Nearly Tore Israel Apart

Lockdowns brought tensions between secular and ultra-Orthodox communities to the boiling point. The political consequences could be felt for years to come.

#bnei-brak-israel, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hasidism, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #likud-party-israel, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

#communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.

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Blood Bath at Ecuador Prisons as Drug Gangs Battle for Control

More than 60 prisoners were killed in gruesome violence, some of it videotaped and posted online, that the authorities tied to the drug trade.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecuador, #organized-crime, #prisons-and-prisoners

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Retired N.Y.P.D. Officer Charged in Capitol Riot

Thomas Webster turned himself in on charges that he assaulted a Washington police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-department-nyc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline

As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

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Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

A hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials at the Capitol on Jan. 6, who have since resigned, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #irving-paul-d-1957, #klobuchar-amy, #peters-gary, #senate, #stenger-michael-c, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #sund-steven-a, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Portland Welcomes Monument (Origin Unknown) to Black Man Who Reached Pacific in 1805

City officials say they have no idea who raised a monument to York, the enslaved Black man who traveled with Lewis and Clark, in the park where a statue of a conservative Oregonian had stood.

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Myanmar Police Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2

At least 40 people protesting the military’s ouster of civilian leaders were wounded in the city of Mandalay, volunteer medics said.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #myanmar

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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More Oath Keeper Suspects Charged in Capitol Riot Plot

Prosecutors say they were part of a military-style “stack” that stormed the Capitol.

#caldwell-thomas-edward, #crowl-donovan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Gunfire at Mogadishu Protest Intensifies Somali Election Impasse

Opposition political leaders said they were attacked by government forces on Friday, and two former presidents said they were targeted hours earlier.

#africa, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #mogadishu-somalia, #politics-and-government, #somalia

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Support the Resistance in Myanmar

The world must get behind Burmese protesters fighting against military rule.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group

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Lukashenko Jails 2 Journalists in Belarus for Covering Protests

After crushing mass demonstrations calling for his ouster, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has engaged in a broad crackdown on dissent and stepped up retaliation against critics.

#andreeva-catarina, #belarus, #chulcova-darja, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #sentences-criminal

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The Real Story of the ‘Draft Riots’

In 1863, mobs of white New Yorkers terrorized Black people. The response has something to teach us.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél had been sentenced to prison after voicing support for insurgents and insulting an ex-king, but barricaded himself in a university. His arrest led to protests in multiple cities.

#barcelona-spain, #catalonia-spain, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #madrid-spain, #pablo-hasel, #rap-and-hip-hop, #spain

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Store in Oregon That Threw Out Food Is Confronted by Angry Activists

The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #kroger-company, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #winter-season

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In Myanmar Coup, Paint, Poems and Protest Art Equals Defiance

The creative classes are providing a mass uprising in the country with an imaginative verve and rebellious spirit that has caught the military generals off guard.

#art, #aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government

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Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.

At least 30 law enforcement officers from around the country took part in the rally on Jan. 6 that preceded the riot. Many are now being investigated.

#attacks-on-police, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #police, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #west-chris

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Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bharatiya-janata-party, #delhi-india, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #thunberg-greta

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Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

Two weeks after the military took power in a coup, growing work stoppages are undermining the ruling generals’ attempt to assert authority over an angry population.

#boycotts, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #strikes

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Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?

No. But the deposed government and its backers urgently need a concrete plan to foil the military’s divide-and-conquer strategy.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #tatmadaw-myanmar

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Once the Trump mob attacked officers, Republican hypocrisy was exposed.

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Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

Armored vehicles rolled in along with soldiers in camouflage in cities across the country as generals moved to crush the protest movement against the Feb. 1 military coup.

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George Floyd Image With the Words ‘You Take My Breath Away’ Prompts Internal Police Investigation

The Valentine-style image was “passed around” the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chief-michel-moore, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #workplace-environment

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Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duterte-rodrigo, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #security-and-warning-systems

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A Life in Opposition: Navalny’s Path From Gadfly to Heroic Symbol

Even as a boy, the Russian opposition leader resisted authority. Now, he poses a growing threat to the country’s ultimate authority, President Vladimir V. Putin.

#content-type-personal-profile, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Myanmar May Target Free Speech in Bid to Stop Anti-Coup Protests

Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #computers-and-the-internet, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mandalay-myanmar, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #naypyidaw-myanmar, #telenor-communications-sa, #yangon-myanmar

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Graphic Capitol Riot Video Reveals A True American Horror Story

Using never-before-seen footage from Jan. 6, the House impeachment managers wove video from the Capitol into a narrative of terror.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #impeachment, #raskin-jamie-1962, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Charts a New Course in Guatemala

An emerging multiethnic and multigenerational coalition is reimagining the country’s future. Partnering with them could be the key to lasting change.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #guatemala, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure From Modi

The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

#agriculture-and-farming, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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Barbara Dane’s Life of Defiance and Song

The 93-year-old musician and co-founder of the political label Paredon Records looks back on a history of resistance.

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How Long Can Democracy Survive QAnon and Its Allies?

Politicians and political scientists wonder if there are electoral reforms that might blunt the lunacy.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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K.K.K. Member Who Drove Into Protesters Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

When Harry H. Roger drove his pickup truck through protesters near Richmond, Va., his girlfriend’s 14-year-old son was in the vehicle with him, prosecutors said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ku-klux-klan, #richmond-va, #rogers-harry-h, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia

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‘Its Own Domestic Army’: How the G.O.P. Allied Itself With Militants

Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shirkey-michael-j, #shutdowns-institutional, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #whites, #whitmer-gretchen

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At the Capitol on Jan. 6, Veterans Fought on Both Sides of an American Battle

Military veterans trying to defend the Capitol were taunted by veterans in the pro-Trump mob who were storming it. Both felt they were doing their patriotic duty in a fractured country.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans

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Anti-Vaccine Activists Emboldened in California

For months, far-right activists have rallied against masks and lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some protesters have shifted their focus to the Covid-19 vaccine.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dodger-stadium, #masks, #quarantines, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #vaccination-and-immunization

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