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We need to talk. Really talk. Domestic and family violence against women is finally on the national agenda and I’m stoked. But I’m also outraged. …

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Prisoners of Conscience (India, 1978)

June 26, 1975 is remembered as a black day for Indian democracy. On this day, 36 years back, the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, declared a state of national emergency, thereby granting her extraordinary powers to rule by decree; which was promptly followed by launching a massive crackdown on civil liberties and on all political opposition. 187 more words

Reality Bites

Amendment that will threaten people's liberty and freedom in France

Jamsheed Rizwani

Enshrining the state of emergency in the French  constitution…. when 441 out of the 570 MPs of the Assemblée Nationale (the lower house of the French Parliament) abstain from such a project, indeed will be a shame. 120 more words


Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus

The government of Honduras has declared a state of national emergency, saying it has recorded 3,649 suspected cases of Zika virus infections in less than three months. 73 more words

Breaking News on Flint: Obama Declares State of Emergency

We need to declare a national state of emergency for the systematic poisoning of our children, as President Obama has just done for the suffering families of Flint, Michigan. 428 more words


As communications become increasingly important to online life, and political expression, Homeland Security and law enforcement wield powerful new tools to regulate the signal and control the masses, particularly during crises. 712 more words

US News

Chennai Floods: Modi mocked and ‘Amma’ missing in action during emergency - Malay Mail

Modi became the object of mockery on social media after his press office released a doctored photo of him inspecting flood damage. For both him and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the image of strong leadership created by their publicity machines was undermined. 724 more words