Tag: civil liberties

Belarus’s Lukashenko Tightens His Grip a Year After Disputed Election

MINSK, Belarus—For months after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared himself the victor in presidential elections last year, hundreds of thousands of protesters thronged the streets...

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

FICO scores leave out ‘people on the margins,’ Upstart’s CEO says. Can AI make lending more inclusive — without creating bias of its own?

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. When a congressional task force...

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...

Opinion: 6 surprising facts about the Declaration of Independence you didn’t learn in history class

Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains. His...

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

Biden, Erdogan Meet in Attempt to Reset U.S.-Turkey Ties

ISTANBUL—President Biden met with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the first time since taking office, as the two NATO allies attempt to repair a...

G-7 Leaders Rally to Biden’s Call to Challenge China

CARBIS BAY, England—Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies called on China to respect human rights but stopped short of an outright condemnation of...

Biden Pushes G-7 to Criticize China Over Forced-Labor Allegations

ST. IVES, England—President Biden is pushing world leaders to call out China over allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang as the Group of Seven leading...

Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

George Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump: ‘It’s been 57 years since we’ve had meaningful police reform’

George Floyd’s family and their attorney, Ben Crump, had a busy schedule on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death under the knee of a...

‘The pandemic merely laid bare what went unnoticed before’: Asian-American women report twice as much racism as male counterparts

As President Biden signed into a law a bill targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans, a new report released this week showed that Asian-American and...

Saudi Crown Prince’s Crackdown Spurs New Generation of Activists

Public pressure from the family of a Saudi women’s rights activist who was jailed is emboldening the relatives of other detainees to speak out, swelling...

Facebook oversight board to decide whether to reinstate Trump account Wednesday

Facebook’s oversight board will issue a ruling Wednesday morning on the social media network’s decision to ban former President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram...

Business and civil rights leaders react to guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the killing of George Floyd, which sparked reactions from civil rights activists, politicians and world...

Facebook opposes adding civil-rights expert to its board

For the second year in a row, Facebook Inc., which is no stranger to civil-rights issues and controversies, is urging shareholders to vote against a...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

As a deeply divided U.S. waits for election results, is there anything we actually agree on? Yes, more than you’d think

But even in a deeply polarized country, Americans still manage to find common ground on certain ideas, past public-opinion surveys show. For instance, 71% of...

‘Anti-Vaxx’ Movement Shifts Focus to Civil Liberties

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Facebook chatter from the anti-vaccination movement now frames the issue as one of civil liberties, a new study...

Biden says Trump continues to ‘give succor to the white supremacists’ as he visits Kenosha

Joe Biden on Thursday lambasted President Donald Trump’s response to recent racial tensions and brought up Trump’s 2017 remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.,...

President Trump says George Floyd’s death was ‘terrible’ but says ‘more white people,’ die at hands of police than Blacks in U.S.

“ ‘So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way....

Tucker Carlson lashes out at those who exposed writer’s racist posts

Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight ” on Fox News. AP NEW YORK — Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer...

Disney will overhaul Splash Mountain ride amid criticism over connections to racist film — here’s the movie they chose for the new theme

Disney DIS, -1.93% will revamp the popular ride Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, the company said Thursday, after facing criticism that the...

COVID-19 tracing app causes privacy concerns in India

There has been much debate surrounding the use of COVID-19 contact tracing applications in the Western world. We have even discussed this matter concerning the...