By Georgi Gotev (*) – EURACTIV.com At the start of the Russian aggression almost a year ago, Western countries were very shy about providing aid to Ukraine. Many stuck to the policy of providing only “non-lethal weapons” or symbolic supplies such as helmets or blankets. After the last Ramstein meeting,...
By Mac Margolis and Robert Muggah -Open Democracy After enduring years of online toxicity, Brazil now wants to show the world how to crack down on disinformation Even as the armed forces and police broke up the 8 January insurrection in Brasilia, carting more than 1,000 rioters off to prison,...
By Andrew Lichterman* – InDepthNews OAKLAND, California (IDN) — Seventy-seven years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed its first resolution. The subject the governments represented there thought important enough to be first on their agenda was the establishment of a commission to develop proposals for the control of atomic...
By JESSI HANSON-DEFUSCO (*)- Newsweek/ Opinion In recent months, a handful of Iranian citizens have been sentenced to death for the crime of protesting. Recently Mohammed Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini were hanged after claiming they were tortured to make false confessions. Their faces covered with a sack, their...