"The DRL announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support the policy objective to promote human rights, increase accountability, and foster the free flow of information into, out of, and within the DPRK [North Korea]," the release said on Tuesday. US- and foreign-based non-profit organizations as well as public international businesses can all compete for the funds, the State Department added. … [Read more...] about DRL: US Allocates $1.5Mln for Projects Supporting Human Rights in North Korea
‘Google eyeing 5% Vodafone-Idea stake’Tech titan Google is said to be exploring taking a minority stake in British telecom group Vodafone’s struggling India business. The investment in Vodafone Idea will pit the search giant against Facebook which has picked up a stake in Jio Platforms, the firm that houses India’s youngest but biggest telecom company, Reliance Jio. … [Read more...] about Morning Digest: India open to dialogue with Nepal; citing swine fever, China bans pork imports from India, and more
It is Julian Assange collaborating with fascism to deal a blow, if one’s generous, to U.S. hegemony; it is writers of the left, to this day, defending the world’s most powerful man from the judgments of the intelligence agencies he controls, which say he benefited from a right-authoritarian foreign government trying to elect him (that Pilger interview aired, obviously, on RT); it is a social media anti-cop activist turned Kremlin-backed writer going from BernieBro to Trump Train, not seeing an emotional difference between social democracy and white supremacist revanchism; it is angry white men blaming a 17-year-old with a Tumblr and a theory on gender for their embrace of reaction; and it is perhaps most visible with respect Syria, where alt-right and the syphilitic left agree that Ba’athist fascism is the lesser evil that liberalism never was. … [Read more...] about ‘Anti-Establishment’: America’s New Syphilitic Politics of the Far Left and Alt-Right
“President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the White House said in a statement. “The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.” … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada criticised China on Thursday for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong that they said would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on the former colony and threaten its freedoms. … [Read more...] about UK, US, Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law