“Under this autocratic regime, officials at any level of government are never held accountable to the people, only to their superiors. All they have to do is to sit on information and cover up the truth, because their future is determined by their bosses,” human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi told RFA. “They’re haven’t learned anything from SARS back then, and they are continuing to cover things up.” … [Read more...] about China ‘Handles’ Eight People for Posting About Wuhan Virus on Social Media
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But we should let none of that keep us from seeing that the obligation and interest of those who espouse progressive values is to support Iran’s people in their struggle. We can do so by voicing support for their right of protest, shining a light on the regime’s abuses, pushing our own government to lift the travel ban, and facilitating communication among Iranians, and between them and the outside world, when the regime tries to shut down the internet. … [Read more...] about Revile Soleimani, oppose Trump, support the Iranian people
Josh: Yes. One of the main reasons to think this may not lead to a global recession is an escalating trade war imposes costs on both the U.S. and China and both countries have incentives to avoid the worst consequences. That may not save us, but it is possible that politicians (and I count Xi as a politician, not just Trump) will follow incentives to pull back from the brink. … [Read more...] about Are Recession Fears More Justified Now?