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I’m Ready to Be Arrested”: Activist in Moscow Says Mass Russian Protests Can Stop Putin’s War – Democracy Now!

We go to Moscow to look at the growing antiwar movement in Russia, where activists are risking a brutal crackdown to oppose their government’s assault on Ukraine. Arshak Makichyan is a climate activist who recently joined protests against the invasion and says the actions of the Russian government do not reflect the will of theContinue reading “I’m Ready to Be Arrested”: Activist in Moscow Says Mass Russian Protests Can Stop Putin’s War – Democracy Now!”

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Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist ‘foreign agents’

Russia on Thursday declared Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a founding member of the Pussy Riot band, and prominent satirist Viktor Shenderovich “foreign agents” as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on dissent. The justice ministry also added to its list of “foreign agents” six other figures including journalist Taisiya Bekbulatova, art collector Marat Gelman and Veronika Nikulshina,Continue reading “Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist ‘foreign agents’”

Viktor Orbán using NSO spyware in assault on media, data suggests

Hungary’s far-right government suspected of hacking phones of investigative journalists and targeting owners Viktor Orbán’s government has deployed a new weapon in its war on the media in Hungary, according to forensic analysis of several mobile devices, using some of the world’s most invasive spyware against investigative journalists and the circle of one of theContinue reading “Viktor Orbán using NSO spyware in assault on media, data suggests”

Journalists, activists among 50,000 targets of Israeli spyware — reports

NSO Group’s Pegasus malware was abused by its government clients to spy on journalists, opposition politicians and rights activists, an investigation revealed. The targets also include presidents and prime ministers. An investigation by an international consortium of journalists published Sunday revealed that activists, journalists, politicians, and business executives from around the world were targeted by a military-gradeContinue reading “Journalists, activists among 50,000 targets of Israeli spyware — reports”

Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing

After the murder of Khashoggi in 2018, one of the firms, NSO Group, canceled its contracts with Saudi Arabia amid accusations that its hacking tools were being misused to abet heinous crimes. Israel secretly authorized a group of cyber-surveillance firms to work for the government of Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of the kingdom’s abuseContinue reading “Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing”

HK leader says ‘ideologies’ pose security risk, teenagers need to be monitored

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday “ideologies” posed risks to national security and urged parents, teachers and religious leaders to observe the behaviour of teenagers and report those who break the law to the authorities. The financial hub has taken a swift authoritarian turn since China’s imposition of a sweeping national security lawContinue reading “HK leader says ‘ideologies’ pose security risk, teenagers need to be monitored”