Amnesty demands urgent action for Cuban dissident ‘El Sexto’

     

Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’ – left) continues to be detained in a maximum-security prison, a month and a half after his arrest, Amnesty International reports. “El Sexto”,… Read more »

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‘Troubling escalation’ in efforts to silence Bangladesh garment workers

     

A broad crackdown on garment workers, union leaders and worker rights activists in Bangladesh marks a troubling escalation of efforts to silence garment workers and criminalize their fundamental rights to… Read more »

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Inequality threatens world economy, democracy, says WEF

     

The widening gap between the rich and poor has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the global economy, said the World Economic Forum in a report published on… Read more »

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Why democracy promotion has been superseded by ‘autocracy promotion’

     

The English language used to be an asset of the British and American democracies. Now it has become a weakness, argues the FT’s Simon Kuper: English-speaking countries are particularly easy… Read more »

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