Tag: Human rights and civil liberties

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

Belgrade residents tell rights court of bar noise ‘torture’

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's capital is vibrating with nightlife again after over a year of pandemic restrictions. Cafes, bars and fun-hungry customers are celebrating...

Soccer players kneel to start ew era of Olympic activism

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TOKYO — The referee’s whistle blew, the British players glanced at one another and they dropped to their knees. Their Chilean counterparts responded in...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop...

Hungary calls for ballot to defend LGBT law opposed by EU

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the...

France investigates alleged spyware use against dissidents

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PARIS — The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating the suspected widespread use of spyware made by Israel-based NSO Group to target journalists, human rights...

EU says democratic standards under threat in Poland, Hungary

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BRUSSELS — Democratic standards in the European Union are eroding in several member countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland where judicial independence is under...

Book review: Can mighty Facebook control false information?

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“An Ugly Truth,” by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang (Harper) Authors...

Long-banned athlete protest acts expected at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Athlete activism is making a comeback at these Olympic Games. ...

Delaware lawmaker apologizes for making Asian slur in email

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A Democratic lawmaker in Delaware has apologized for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, saying he...