Greta Thunberg to bring her climate activism to U.S. — by boat

World Jul 29, 2019

Greta Thunberg to bring her climate activism to U.S. — by boat

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned ...

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

World Apr 23, 2016

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

A lawyer says that five Western diplomats trying to visit her after she was prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work have been stopped by police. Ni Yulan was awarded the State Department's International Women of Courage ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

by Michael Hoffman

That's it? It's over? "Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind," sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters' immediate target was new security ...