32 minutes | Feb 27, 2020

#5: India, NIMBYs, bedbugs and Biden

India is struck with ethnic violence , France is overrun with bedbugs, and we ask: are local councils preventing action on climate change? --- Further reading: 32 people died in Delhi as mobs attacked majority-Muslim areas of the city, following protests around a new law discriminating against Muslims. How the protests escalated. The law reformed India’s refugee policy, long one of the world’s harshest. The law is accused of delegitimising Muslim citizenship in India. India has also suffered a spate of attacks against Muslims in the countryside. WhatsApp has played a crucial role in spreading conspiracy theories that fuel the lynch mobs. Kashmir, a majority-Muslim area of India, has been under lockdown for many months. India has also been expanding a National Register of Citizens over the last few years. Trump had a confusing visit to India. Here’s what they got out of it. India is increasingly worried about China’s growing influence in the region. South Sudan has a new government. Thailand’s opposition party was dissolved by the Constitutional Court. (It has a history.) The Egyptian government is welcoming back Jews who were previously forced to flee. Slovakia goes to the polls. A neofascist party is expected to surge. Cameroon's main opposition leader returned to the country for the first time since his imprisonment. France has a bedbug problem. Joe Biden had another gaffe. Links not working? Head here www.alexwaygood.com/2020/02/28/shallow-dive-5-india-nimbys-bedbugs-biden/
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