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This is the best summary of the alarming obscenity case to be heard Aug 30 in VA. Succinct, informative, historical. This is a "salvo" to test First Amendment defenses as @dankois notes persuasively. Read the whole thing. From @Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/book-banning-republicans-gender-queer-obscenity-supreme-court.html
Thousands of at-risk Colombian journalists, rights activists, and labor & indigenous leaders have had their privacy and security further violated by GPS trackers covertly installed on the armored vehicles the government provided for their protection: https://apnews.com/article/technology-colombia-journalism-government-and-politics-052267bdc0d65942344fa1cb8fa424f6 (1/2)
The shattering news that four democracy activists were secretly executed by #Myanmar’s military junta demands a strong response, amid fears the military will escalate its campaign of terror against civilians, write @LieslGerntholtz and Nadine Farid Johnson https://pen.org/executions-of-pro-demcracy-activists-in-myanmar-raise-fears-of-escalation-of-military-campaign-of-terror-against-civilians/