Committing Suicide as Protest

Why it’s so difficult to talk about self-immolation.

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Climate Activist Dies After Setting Himself on Fire at Supreme Court

A friend described the actions of Wynn Bruce, of Boulder, Colo., as “a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis.”

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Russian Journalist Sets Herself on Fire and Dies, Blaming Government

The self-immolation by the journalist, Irina Slavina, 47, a longtime Kremlin critic, came a day after the authorities in her hometown of Nizhny Novgorod had searched her apartment.

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China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

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