Myanmar President Win Myint granted amnesty on Monday to 6,520 prisoners, including journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The journalists, reporters for Reuters, were arrested in September for alleged violations of Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison for their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report into the military’s violence against the [...]

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In the most comprehensive assessment of its kind, the UN announced the release of its Global Assessment report Monday, pointing to over 1 million species currently threatened with extinction, declining at an alarming, accelerating rate. A 40-page policy summary was released Monday, and the full 1,000+ page report will be released this week. According to [...]

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The Canadian government has introduced a bill in Parliament which expands the basis upon which people seeking refuge can be denied access to a hearing of their claim. This proposal has been widely condemned by refugee advocates as putting at risk refugees who need Canada’s protection, simply because they have been entered into another country’s [...]

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Florida’s legislature on Thursday gave approved a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” requiring local government agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. SB 168 was approved by a vote of 22-18 in the Senate and a vote of 68-45 in the House. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis, who has previously [...]

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