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!”
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called for anti-war protests in Moscow and other cities on Sunday. “Mad maniac Putin will most quickly be stopped by the people of Russia now if they oppose the war,” a message on Navalny’s Instagram account said. “You need to go to anti-war rallies every weekend, even if it seemsContinue reading “Jailed Navalny calls for anti-war protests across Russia on Sunday”
We all know about America’s red scare in the 1950s when everyone and their mom freaked out about Communists secretly plotting to overthrow the government and eat their babies. But did the USSR have anything similar with respect to capitalists. Did the USSR have a blue scare? To find out the answer (it’s no) watchContinue reading “Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters”
People have been rallying in cities across the UK to protest against a new bill they say is an attack on the right to demonstrate. The controversial ‘police and crime bill’ would grant police greater powers to crack down on disruptive protests, but critics say it will also make it more difficult to hold peacefulContinue reading “UK bill ‘limiting’ right to protest sparks outrage – DW News”
In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we’ll get into that stuffContinue reading “The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37”
The President of Kazakhstan has described the protests last week in which dozens are reported to have died, as an attempted coup. Troops from Russia are in the country to support its government in restoring order and President Putin said Kazakhstan had been targeted by “international terrorism”. Huw Edward presents BBC News at Ten reportingContinue reading “President Putin claims “international terrorism” behind Kazakhstan protests – BBC News”
Demonstrators in Kyiv and Kharkov fly the blue and gold flag of Kazakhstan, where Russian troops have been sent to quell riots. With their country’s fate being discussed at this week’s US-Russia talks, Ukrainians took to the streets over the weekend to defend their independence and champion an additional cause – that of Kazakhstan’s protests. On Sunday,Continue reading “‘Say no to Putin’: Ukrainians support protests in Kazakhstan”
More than 160 people were killed and 5,000 arrested in Kazakhstan after the riots that shook Central Asia’s largest country over the past week. The interior ministry, quoted on Sunday by local media, said initial estimates put property damage at about 175 million euros ($198m) after the deadly violence. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports.
Many regions in Asia saw challenges to their democratic form of governance in 2021. But there were always people who stood up to abuses of power. We look at how in Myanmar, Hong Kong, India and the Philippines.