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  • New Cuban Legislation Labels Opposition on Social Media Cyberterrorists

    August 23, 2021

    In new legislation, Cuba introduced tighter controls on the use of social media that bans the spread of messages and content deemed offensive or which "incite mobilizations or other acts that upset public order." It also provides a channel for Cubans to inform on potential contraventions, considering those who attempt to "subvert the constitutional order" to be cyberterrorists.

  • U.S. diplomats Warned of Afghanistan's collapse in Last Month

    August 23, 2021

    ABC News has confirmed that U.S. diplomats at the embassy in Kabul warned in a classified memo sent July 13 to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the Afghan government was at risk of collapse as the Taliban offensive swept across the country.

  • Hong Kong: CHRF disbands in Blow to Pro-Democracy Civil Society

    August 17, 2021

    Following the statement by police that they will continue to pursue any organization or person for violations of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the pro-democracy group that organizes Hong Kong's annual July 1 rally and galvanized millions to take part in street protests in 2019, decided to disband immediately at its recent annual meeting.

  • CHANG: Chinese Hackers build Dossiers on US citizens

    August 13, 2021

    Gordon G. Chang explores the recent statement from Former director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, William Evanina given in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that “It is estimated that 80 percent of American adults have had all of their personal data stolen by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), and the other 20 percent most of their personal data.”

  • China Signals Crackdown on Privacy, Data

    August 13, 2021

    The Chinese Communist Party has announced in a published document that China will draft new laws to be implemented over the next five years on national security, technology innovation, monopolies and education, as well as in areas involving foreigners.

  • Soros Funds Group Aiming to 'dismantle’ Minneapolis Police Department

    August 10, 2021

    Campaign finance records show that billionaire George Soros is fueling an initiative to dismantle and replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a public safety agency by providing a $500,000 donation to Vote Yes 4 Minneapolis.

  • China Recalls its Ambassador to Lithuania

    August 10, 2021

    China has recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and has also demanded that the country recall its top envoy from China following Vilnius' decision to set up a new diplomatic office in Taiwan.

  • McLaughlin: The End of Free Speech in Hong Kong

    August 04, 2021

    Timothy McLaughlin writing in the Atlantic reports that a panel of judges in Hong Kong found Tong Ying-kit, the first person to face trial under the national security law, imposed by Beijing last year, guilty of terrorism and inciting secession for carrying a banner with a pro-democracy slogan, setting a precedent that saying a phrase or singing a song that bothers the government can now be considered a crime in Hong Kong.

  • The Federalist: U.S. Civics Education Increasingly a Political Tool

    August 04, 2021

    Peter Wood and David Randall writing for the Federalist highlight that civics education in America is increasingly becoming a tool for the political left to promote a specific agenda, using the Thomas B. Fordham Institute latest published piece “The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021” that attempts to convince people that “action civics”  which often calls for protest activism, is an a wholesome part of school curricula.

  • Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny's Website Blocked before Election

    July 28, 2021

    Just before the parlimentary elections in Russia, authorities blocked access to jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny's website in an attempt to sideline his allies cast who are seen by the Kremlin as U.S.-backed trouble-makers.

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