Stories about Politics from February, 2017
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."
"The slogan of rebuilding trust, unity and hope is just an empty promise. It is just a local version of the Chinese Communist Party’s 'harmonious society.'"
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
"I think what we have done to Latin America has been terrible to the utmost extreme, but it can come to an end. The alternative exists," says journalist Johann Hari.
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
Knopkodavstvo, or button pushing, as the tactic is known, has plagued voting in Ukraine's parliament for years.
"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
"Our women and girls seem to be the major target of crime and assault. We must do something now!"
With Russia's next presidential election now just a year away, expect lots of strange, staged viral videos depicting a nation desperate to squeeze another term out of Vladmir Putin.
Turkey has intensified its bid to close schools and universities inspired by the controversial educator since a coup attempt last year.
"Who is to blame for the fire, according to Twitter: foreigners, the Mapuche people, ISIS, Pinochet, the State, businesses, the USA."
Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.
"#BeyondZero would be trying to raise the same resources that Drs went on strike for lack of? Counterintuitive and illogical much?"
Comedians are grappling with their craft in the Trump era. Hari Kondabolu, for one, says he plans to stay aggressive.
"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."