The Assassination of Human Rights Activist Marielle Franco Was a Huge Loss for Brazil — and the World

Shaun King (The original article was published in “The Intercept_”.) I OFTEN LIKE to say that it’s hard to know and understand the gravity and importance of a moment in history while you are in it. We are in a moment … Continue reading The Assassination of Human Rights Activist Marielle Franco Was a Huge Loss for Brazil — and the World

In Support of Young Leftwing Activists Detained and Wanted for Organising a Reading Group on November 15 2017

On November 15 2017, an ongoing reading group organised by a group of university students and recent graduates in a classroom of the Guangdong University of Technology was cracked down by local police. 6 participants were seized, among which Ye Jianke and Zhang Yunfan were later locked up as criminal suspects. Zhang Yunfan was first accused of involving in “illegal business operations”, but later taken under police custody in the Panyu Detention Centre for “gathering crowds to disrupt social order”. Continue reading In Support of Young Leftwing Activists Detained and Wanted for Organising a Reading Group on November 15 2017