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The US commits the same abuses it condemns abroad

In its response to the George Floyd protests, the US failed to meet the standards that it demands of other countries. Al Jazeera Ida Sawyer Belkis Wille As human rights researchers covering places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, and Yemen, we have spent years documenting how repressive …

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The problem with Boris Johnson’s British morality

Like Trump, Johnson prefers to view the world through the restrictive prism of  conservative white privilege Al Jazeera Tafi Mhaka Why would an elected public representative in a supposedly progressive country fail to condemn President Donald Trump’s bad leadership and instead hail the democratic qualities of the United States, especially …

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Putin’s rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin is losing popular support. Now Russians are going to take politics into their own hands Al Jazeera Roman Dobrokhotov The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout have been the top concern of people across the world and naturally this has affected ratings of governments and heads of state. In …

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The coronavirus pandemic and PA’s failed disengagement strategy

It is time for the Palestinian Authority toadopt a radical new strategy Al Jazeera Ihab Maharmeh Last year, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his pledge to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and the US administration continued to insist on the one-sided “deal of the century”, the …

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Covid-19: This is how we can stop a second wave

The technology to fight coronavirus exists but we need organised commitment to use it Bloomberg Faye Flam The technology already exists to detect most new cases of the novel coronavirus. And it’s not even that expensive. Scientists have developed a number of fast, easy test kits that could flag infections …

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If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify

I have evaluated countless refugee cases. The oppression Black Americans face in the US would qualify as persecution Al Jazeera Amali Tower Refugee protection is less about vulnerability and more about oppression. This is at least what I have long believed, having worked in the field for more than 15 …

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How ‘nafeer’ can help Sudan out of its coronavirus crisis

Al Jazeera Kholood Khair In many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has not only introduced new problems and dilemmas but also shone a light on existing fault lines, such as criminally below-par workers’ protections and fears of government overreach. Sudan, as a nation in transition facing multiple political, …

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The racists’ peace

To praise the peacefulness of a protest is to assert the right of those resisted to determine the ethics of resistance. Al Jazeera Yannick Giovanni Marshall In their peacetime, Black people are killed with impunity. In the time they are anxious to go back to – the time which helicopters …

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