UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba, 7/18/21
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for the prompt release of protestors and journalists detained during anti‐government demonstrations in Cuba, some of whom are being held incommunicado.
The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to demand the lifting of economic measures which have restricted access to basic goods, including food, medicine and COVID‐19 vaccines.
More than 100 people have been arrested, according to media reports.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she was very concerned at the alleged use of excessive force against protestors, and the large number of arrests.
What is cultural appropriation, and how does it differ from cultural appreciation? by Joshua E. Kane, 7/11/21
Fashion companies are increasingly being taken to task for selling expensive versions of traditional Indigenous dress. Gucci's kaftans came with a US$3,500 price tag, which is far more than the $10 that Indians pay for a very similar-looking traditional kurta. Louis Vuitton's $700 scarfs resembled the keiffyeh that is viewed as a symbol of Palestinian nationalism and sold in much of the Arab world at a far lower cost. Both fashion labels received criticism, but not only for the seemingly inflated prices. They were accused of appropriating Indigenous cultural artifacts for profit.
It is also an accusation that has been leveled against many celebrities. The American model Kendall Jenner was accused of “hijacking Mexican culture and wearing it as a costume” for her new Tequila 818 advertising campaign. And Canadian singer Justin Bieber is yet again being accused of cultural appropriation for sporting dreadlocks ‐ a natural hairstyle for people of color across many different civilizations.
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Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona ‐ and potentially nationwide ‐ in controversial ruling by Cornell William Clayton and Michael Ritter for the Conversation, 7/4/21
Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots.
That's the United States Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, one of the decade's most important voting rights cases.
One Arizona law challenged in the case, H.B. 2023, makes it a felony for anyone other than a family member, caregiver or postal worker to collect and deliver ballots. The other requires ballots to be cast in the assigned precinct where a voter lives. If a person votes at the wrong polling place, Arizona election officials will reject their ballot.
Haiti Asks for US Troops to Protect Country's Infrastructure by Harry Johnson, 7/11/21
The request was made after US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and President Joe Biden himself had “promised to help Haiti” in the wake of the president’s assassination earlier this week.
Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on the request. US federal agents from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security would be dispatched to the Haitian capital to assist “as soon as possible.” “Urban terrorists” could exploit current tensions and carry out further attacks.
Haiti's elections minister Mathias Pierre said that Haiti requested the United States to send US troops to help stabilize the country and protect critical infrastructure like oil reserves, airport and port amid chaos following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
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