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Texas now has abortion ‘bounty hunters’: Sotomayor’s scathing legal dissent

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The court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority...

Colombia under fire for backing Cuba protests while stifling dissent at home

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Colombia’s government has been accused of hypocrisy after calling for solidarity with protesters in Cuba even as it cracks down harshly on mass demonstrations against economic inequity and human rights abuses. Colombi...

Lack of support for theatre is to discourage dissent, says top playwright

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The government has insufficiently supported the crisis-hit theatre industry because it wants to “discourage ideas and dissent” the leading playwright Laura Wade has warned. The perception persists, Wade believes, that...

‘Persecuted, jailed, destroyed’: Belarus seeks to stifle dissent

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Church bells rang in the city of Byarozawka as hundreds of mourners laid Vitold Ashurak to rest. They draped the white-red-white flag favoured by the Belarusian opposition over his body, as local police kept a wary ey...

Belarus regime uses video confessions as a tool to silence dissent

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The videos are formulaic: Raman Pratasevich and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, each sit alone in front of a camera in a police station and deliver their “confessions” as though a loaded gun is pointed at their heads. “...

Belarus was given boot from Eurovision over ‘no dissent’ songs

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Belarus had to be banned from this year’s Eurovision after it repeatedly submitted songs calling for “no dissent” despite the risk of the decision politicising the music competition, the head of the event’s organising...

Florida passes ‘anti-riot’ bill as civil rights groups warn it will stifle dissent

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Florida has approved a so-called “anti-riot” bill that gives harsher penalties to protesters, handing a victory to the state’s Republican governor and dealing a blow to civil rights groups who warn it will stifle diss...

The Guardian view on policing dissent: Johnson plays politics with protest

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In Gran Bretagna, executive government has often, and with good reason, been seen as the main source of tyranny. Parliament and the courts developed to restrain it, usually in response to public outrage. Boris Johnson’s adm...