Erdogan’s Desperate Try to Be the New Atatrk — Global Troubles

Opinion by Alon Ben-Meir (New York) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (IPS) – As Turkey approaches its centenary in October, President Erdogan will leave no stone unturned to win the June elections to fulfill his lifelong dream of presiding over the celebration. The Turkish people should deny him this … Read more

Closure of the Moscow Helsinki Group, ‘another blow to human rights’ in Russia: OHCHR — Global Issues

Maria Hurtado said in a statement that the verdict was just the latest “in a series of actions against civil society”, journalists, other media and opposition groups and human rights defenders. Founded in 1976 by known dissidents, MHG reported on human rights abuses in the former Soviet Union (USSR) and later the Russian Federation, she … Read more

Home, Belonging, and the Holocaust – Global Issues

In 1933, Hitler began to put into practice the party’s core racist and nationalist ideology, identifying who could claim Germany as home and who they believed really belonged in the country. This process went far beyond passing legislation to define and exclude Jews from society: The Nazis launched misinformation and hate speech campaigns that defamed … Read more

Rahul Gandhi’s Long Walk praised, but only polls will determine its success – global problems

It may be an election ploy, but Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra has captured the imagination of many Indian commentators who applaud its non-sectarian message. Source: BJY/Twitter by Mehru Jaffer (goa, india) Thursday, January 26, 2023 Inter Press Service GOA, INDIA, Jan. 26 (IPS) – When scores of supporters of the Indian National Congress, the … Read more

Companies from China and India drop Norwegian fund because of weapons from Myanmar | Conflict News

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s largest – divested the two companies over arms sales to Myanmar. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, has banned two companies from China and India over selling light combat aircraft and a weapons system to military-ruled Myanmar. Norges Bank Investment Management said it had divested itself from … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell claims Prince Andrew’s photo with Virginia Giuffre is ‘fake’

CNN — Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has said in a series of interviews from prison that a decades-old photo of Prince Andrew with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “fake.” The disgraced British socialite is currently serving a 20-year sentence in US federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her … Read more

Peru: Protester deaths spark calls for reparations amid painful past

CNN — “If something happens to me, don’t cry,” Leonardo Hancco told his wife, Ruth Barcena, in Peru’s southern city of Ayacucho on the morning of Dec. 15. The 32-year-old taxi driver and father of a seven-year-old girl had decided at the last minute to join the nationwide political protests in Peru. “If I have … Read more

French privacy chief warns against using facial recognition for 2024 Olympics – POLITICO

PARIS – The president of the French data protection authority, Marie-Laure Denis, warned on Tuesday against the use of facial recognition as part of the security toolkit of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. “The members of the college of the CNIL are calling on parliamentarians not to introduce facial recognition, that is, the identification … Read more

Top UN body asks what more can be done to stop genocide, atrocities – Global Issues

The UN fears that the risk of these atrocities is heightened given current global crises, including conflict, rising food and energy costs, and rising inequalities and tensions, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. In her opening remarks, ECOSOC President Lachezara Stoeva highlighted how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together with the … Read more

Rebel Wilson doubles down after backlash over Dubai holiday

Rebel Wilson has shrugged off heavy criticism of her recent trip to Dubai by sharing even more photos from her luxury getaway. The Australian actress sparked backlash from her followers this weekend after she posted a gushing album of her performance at the launch of the new Atlantis The Royal resort, where Beyonce reportedly paid … Read more