Rights group says Chinese policing programme selects people for arrest for ‘everyday, lawful’ behaviour.
9 Dec 2020
A big-data program in China’s Xinjiang “arbitrarily selects” Muslims for detention, flagging behaviour such as wearing a veil, studying the Quran or going on the Hajj pilgrimage as reasons for arrest, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Taipei [Taiwan], December 3 (ANI): Despite the attempts by the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to curb freedom of expression, right to information, association and religion in Tibet, there has been a rise in domestic social media giving platform to voices challenging the government-sponsored news.
Washington DC [US], December 3 (ANI): The US government has issued an order to block cotton imports from a Xinjiang governmental organisation in China due to the ongoing human rights abuses of Uyghurs, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday.
“The US Department of Homeland Security announced today that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all US ports of entry will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC),” the release said on Wednesday.
Amnesty report accuses sites of openly signalling they will bow to authoritarian regimes
A person using Facebook at a cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photograph: Kham/ReutersRebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondentTue 1 Dec 2020 00.01 GMT
Facebook and YouTube are complicit in “censorship and repression on an industrial scale” in Vietnam, according to a report by Amnesty International that accuses the platforms of openly signalling that they are willing to bow to the wishes of authoritarian regimes.
Vietnam is on the verge of gender inequality as a result of gender-biased sex selection since many families in the country still favor boys over girls, resulting in more than 40,000 baby girls unborn every year.
As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.
Vietnam’s imbalance rate in 2019 was 111.5 boys per 100 girls.
According to the latest report on the world’s population conducted by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Vietnam’s imbalance rate in 2019 was 111.5 boys per 100 girls, behind only China and India – the two most populous countries in the world.
Ngay sau khi Tòa án Nhân dân Tối cao TP Hà Nội tuyên án với 29 bị cáo Đồng Tâm trong phiên sơ thẩm ngày 14/9, Ân xá Quốc tế (Amnesty) và Tổ chức Theo dõi Nhân quyền (Human Rights Watch) đã lên tiếng bày tỏ quan điểm về sự việc.
Trong một văn bản gửi cho BBC News Tiếng Việt, tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế nhận định rằng “Đây là một bản án vô nhân đạo sau một phiên tòa bất công trắng trợn”.
Walter E. Williams, a columnist for The Daily Signal, is a professor of economics at George Mason University.
Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race.
British author J.K. Rowling, seen here accepting an award at the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City on Dec. 12, 2019, has received flak from the left for her stance on the issue of transgenderism. But the British government appears to be moving in her direction. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Stringer/Getty Images)
On both sides of the Atlantic, advocates for transgender rights are increasingly substituting ideology for biological reality.
The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.