Political Unrest

The fairer sex gets ugly

Protest | A day at the 2020 Women’s March
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/30/20, 01:23 pm

A good time was had by all at the fourth annual Women’s March in Philadelphia on Jan. 18.

Rip Van Winkle slept through the American Revolution and was much surprised upon awakening. If his nap had been during our century’s revolution, he’d have been more than a little befuddled at what women march for these days. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Hassan Ammar

Lebanon forms new government

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/20, 11:19 am

Lebanon’s new Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, met for the first time on Wednesday after months without a functioning government. Former leader Saad Hariri resigned in October amid anti-government demonstrations in the face of a worsening economic crisis.

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Signal to China

International | Voters fearful of Beijing’s growing authoritarianism reelect Taiwan’s president
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/13/20, 01:32 pm

At Nanmen Elementary School in Taipei, young and old lined up Saturday to cast their ballots inside classrooms with ID cards and personalized chops (or stamps) in hand. Outside in the schoolyard, 62-year-old Chiu Yueh-fang and her two daughters sat on a bench waiting for her husband to finish voting. They voted for incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen because they believed she would protect Taiwan from China’s encroachment. 

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