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No Free Speech: “Vietnam jails three more activists in crackdown on Facebook posts”

“Vietnam has jailed three more people for anti-government posts on social media platform Facebook deemed to defame the ruling Communist Party and the government, state media and police said on Thursday, bringing the total imprisoned this month to five…” http://news.trust.org/item/20191128114423-u7iyy

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Censorship: “Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report”

“Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners of conscience increase by almost a third since last year. Nearly 10% of … Continue reading

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“New report… opioids killed more Americans last year than the entire Vietnam War”

“The Vietnam War is supposed to have caused the death of 58,200 Americans in 19 years and six months. The death toll from opioid overdose last year topped that number at 64,070. According to data from the United States Centers … Continue reading

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Vietnamese blogger stripped of citizenship and deported

“Former mathematics lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was put on a plane to Paris late Saturday, weeks after his Vietnamese citizenship was revoked — a rare move that has sparked outrage among critics of the communist government who accuse it of … Continue reading

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“Obama to Expand Modern-Day Slave Trade With TPP”

“Not long after the White House invited Thailand to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the AP reported the country was relying on slave labor to ship shrimp to the U.S. And it’s unlikely Thailand’s billion-dollar slave industry would prevent it from … Continue reading

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