“Police State Without the State”: Palestinian Authority Faces Protests over Critic’s Death in Custody

We look at growing opposition to the Palestinian Authority after the killing of a prominent activist, Nizar Banat, a vocal critic of the ruling body who died in PA custody after security forces violently arrested him at his home. Banat’s killing has sparked protests calling for President Mahmoud Abbas to step down. “The Palestinian Authority …
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The Modi Surge: COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm India’s Healthcare System as Gov’t Censors Critics

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: A warning to our viewers: Footage in this segment will include highly disturbing images. India has topped 18.3 million COVID-19 cases, after adding 1 million new cases in just the past three days. At least 205,000 deaths have been reported …
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Will Georgia’s Voting Law Be Repealed as Big Business Joins Critics Opposing “Jim Crow” Suppression?

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: A stunning new report from the Brennan Center for Justice finds Republican state lawmakers have now introduced 361 bills to restrict voting rights across 47 states. Restrictive bills are now moving through legislatures in 24 states, and 29 bills have …
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AUTHORITARIAN ARDERN: New Zealand PM set to BAN Critics of Islam

NEW Zealand Labor Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised to ban criticism of Islam if she is re-elected in the upcoming October election. During an unveiling of a memorial plaque commemorating the 2119 Christchurch shootings in which led to 51 deaths, New Zealand’s Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised to bring in a new …
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