This headline tells us something about how societies should not work, but sometimes do when those in power are threatened.
“The average net worth of a black household is only 10 percent that of a white household. For Latinos, it’s 12 percent. A black woman is 320 percent more likely to die from complications in childbirth.”
Russia cracks down as unrest grows
There has been a wave of arrests — of journalists, opposition activists, doctors and religious people — in a growing Russian crackdown. With the end of the Putin era perhaps now within sight, law enforcement bodies are clamping down to prove their mettle as they jockey for influence in the Russia of the future.
In the aftermath of mass protests, which were broken up with often brutal force, law enforcement agencies last week conducted nationwide raids on news outlets critical of the Kremlin and on the homes and offices of people affiliated with the opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. And the Kremlin purged the more outspoken members of its Human Rights Council this week.
But amid growing unrest, often exacerbated by the crackdowns, it is unclear how morale will improve.
“They can’t act like a normal European government. All they can do is frighten people,” said one newspaper editor. But, he added, “they have created a new generation that is no longer scared of them.”
I wonder what Donald Trump thinks about this. Perhaps Rudy has been advising him on it?
Here is the headline
Hong Kong protesters show no sign of backing down in the face of countless threats
The old saying was that either China would swallow Hong Kong or Hong Kong would swallow China. As the current wave of protests persists, you can’t help but wonder which side will blink. And you can’t help but remember Tiananmen Square.
A report from the Pentagon Inspector General found that President Donald Trump’s decision to rapidly pull troops out of Syria and to divert attention from diplomacy in Iraq has inadvertently aided the Islamic State’s regrouping in Syria and Iraq.
Let’s hope that things don’t nuts again. But …I have a bad feeling about this.
The problem for those trying to sort this out is that investigative reporting in Russia is shall we say, limited. So we read the tea leaves, scratch our heads and wonder.
Very few people have read the Mueller Report.
In fact, it tells some riveting stories about the people who are now in power. I reveals how they operate.
Can you get into that story more easily?
Go for it.!