Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Environmental Activist

Expand Photo of Le Dinh Luong, December 2015.  © 2015 Private (New York) – Vietnamese authorities should drop politically motivated charges against a veteran environmental activist and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. Le Dinh Luong had been arrested in July 2017 and…

CC Certificates courses, OER, and multiple ways to get involved!

Photo by Lillian Rigling, CC BY 4.0 On July 16, the first four Creative Commons Certificate courses began. Two cohorts of 25 librarians and two cohorts of 25 educators joined us from Bangladesh, Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, and the US. Immediately…

Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise

Expand In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. © Reuters (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism,…

Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Antiterrorism Guise

Expand In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. © Reuters (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism,…

Trump Slams NATO: “Pay 2% Of GDP IMMEDIATELY” Or Even 4%

Update: One look at the ‘family’ photo and it’s clear there are a lot of ‘gaps’ between these alliance leaders… *  *  * President Trump is, rightly, stirring the pot in Europe today, reportedly demanding that NATO leaders increase their defense spending targets from 2…

Kyrgyzstan Extradites Activist to Risk of Torture

Expand Muratbek Tungishbaev. Photo from June 19, 2018. © 2018 Reuters Kyrgyzstan has extradited a Kazakhstan activist back to his country – even though he faces politically-motivated criminal charges and is at risk of being tortured. It is utterly outrageous. Kyrgyz officers took Murat Tungishbaev…

The Immigration Story Was Lie and the Media Doubled Down

The Media has lied about one of the most viral immigration stories. A viral photo of a crying little girl turned out to be a lie pushed by large media outlets. The little girl was never separated from her mother, her mother is seeking the…

Court Case Alleges Children in US Custody Were Drugged

Expand Unaccompanied minors are seen at the Bristow facility, in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in Bristow, Virgina, U.S., June 21, 2018. © 2018 Reuters A case filed in a California court alleges that children in United States custody…