By Aditya Sarkar and Tanya Aggarwal. The severity of the second wave of the pandemic in India is not an accident. It is the direct consequence of Mr. Modi’s deliberate and careful hollowing out of India’s institutions and centralization of power, unwillingness to listen to contradictory viewpoints, and efforts to win elections, no matter what the human cost. …Irrespective of what happens to Mr. Modi, the scale of this tragedy means that we, the people of India, will have to account for its personal and political costs in the years to come. Perhaps in ways we do not yet understand.Continue Reading →
For their history of abuses, continued abuses, and the system of unaccountable violence they represent, the December “Employee of the Month” award goes to the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
A fixture of life in Nigeria since the 1990s, SARS gained international notoriety in October 2020 after a video documenting a SARS officer Continue Reading →
The disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has been at war for the past month. Both the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia contributed to escalating tensions and neither has demonstrated sufficient will to bring the violence to an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin estimated on October 23 that close to 5,000 people had died in less […]Continue Reading →
It’s hard to make ends meet in rural America.
That is why leading officials in Irwin County, Georgia worried when the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), one of the largest employers in Ocilla, GA, struggled to fill its cells. The center had been used by various outfits when it was purchased in 2004 by […]Continue Reading →
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is this month’s Employee of the Month, earned in the last week of August on two counts.
First, Secretary Pompeo shamelessly and quite possibly illegally used the U.S. Embassy in Israel as the stage for a partisan political intervention at the Republican National Convention. The Hatch Act of 1939, […]Continue Reading →
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