"We must review the extent to which our development agenda fosters criminality, thus, making criminals not an anomaly but an inevitability […] accepting extra judicial killings in lieu of justice is not and cannot be the answer."
Crime in Trinidad and Tobago has been on the increase over the past decade or more thanks to the rise of gun-toting gangs fueled by the illicit drug trade. Now, amidst allegations that the government has actually been sanctioning these criminal elements by putting them on the state’s payroll, citizens are more skeptical than ever about crime and how it is being dealt with.
When it comes to Wikipedia, the Russian government’s computers are busy bees. Over the past ten years, IP addresses belonging to various Russian state agencies are responsible for almost 7,000 anonymous edits to articles on Wikipedia’s Russian-language website.
It’s entirely plausible that these revisions are the work of state employees acting on their own, out of genuine interest in “setting the record straight.”
"He witnessed the crime with his own eyes.. and they couldn’t handle his honesty in doing his journalistic duty.. So they kicked him out of Gaza"
Bahrain has denied countless international journalists entry into the country amid a fierce crackdown on anti-regime protesters. Over a hundred people have been killed and thousands jailed since protests broke out in February 2011. The ruling Sunni monarchy has stifled free expression — and continues to do so.
It’s no wonder then that a tweet by Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Minister Khalid Alkhalifa on the double standards employed by the international press in covering the latest Israeli assault on Gaza would raise more than a few eyebrows.
“It is also necessary to remind everyone that the liberation of Palestine can only be accomplished through the overthrowing of all the authoritarian regimes in the region, which are complicit in the suffering of the Palestinian people. (…) This is why opposing any popular revolution in the region is not only betraying the cause of the people of Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and elsewhere, but also betraying the Palestinian cause and its people.”
The Palestinian struggle has always been very present in Syria, but it was not until 2011 that Syrians got a taste of what resistance really means.