Stories about Politics from September, 2020
In Sri Lanka, affected families resist climate of fear on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Thousands of people, primarily ethnic Tamils, are believed to have been forcibly disappeared while in state custody during the final years of the 1983-2009 civil war. Their families still seek...
The youth-led protest actions in Thailand are not just happening in the capital Bangkok. Here's a report of a major rally in the country's northeast region.
"And women managed to win that right -- be careful not to faint -- under communism."
"Canberra should be doing all it can to ensure she [Cheng Lei] is released from “residential surveillance” as soon as possible"
Today, state violence against protests is becoming less effective in suppressing them. As the situation in Belarus shows, violence provides a new motivation for people to take to the streets.
Brazil registers around six abortions per day among girls aged from 10 to 14 years old who become pregnant after being raped.
"In the real world, no one answers our demands, so we have to seek other channels, such as communicating with the ghost realms."
‘We could present our revolution at a design festival': a Belarusian artist reflects on protest imagery
Many of the banners and placards waved by Belarusian protesters are works of art in their own right. Theirs is a mass movement with an artistic sensibility, says Darya Sazanovich.
“Paint can be washed out, but we can’t wash out injustice.”
“How can Dadiyata disappear without trace for a year in Nigeria and the government be just so nonchalant about it, seeking exculpation rather than taking full responsibility for finding him?”
"It’s time that change needs to happen. Right now, frankly, we’re not here for our own future, but for our child’s future."
Serbian government has announced that it will provide the population with vaccines against COVID-19 from an undisclosed source, inspiring political cartoons.
A summary of key developments in August, two months after the new legislation that criminalises subversion, secession, foreign interference and inference with transportation and other infrastructure, came into effect.