David Gilbert

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police Say Protesters Murdered a 70-Year-Old Man With a Brick

Pro-democracy protests and the police response to them have become increasingly violent this week, and Hong Kongers worry that Beijing will soon intervene directly.
David Gilbert
a day ago
Hong Kong

China Is Running Out of Options In Hong Kong

As protests enter their sixth month and become increasingly violent and disruptive, Beijing's under pressure to get the situation under control.
David Gilbert
2 days ago
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police Fired Tear Gas at Student Protesters. They Responded With Flaming Arrows.

Students clashed with police using petrol bombs and bows and arrows stolen from the school sports complex.
David Gilbert
3 days ago

Tear Gas, Petrol Bombs, and Javelins: How Protesters and Police Turned a Hong Kong University Into a War Zone

Protesters are trying to shut the whole city down with a general strike, and police are resorting to tear-gassing the crowded business district in the middle of the work day.
David Gilbert
4 days ago
moscow

Moscow Is About to Build a Surveillance System to Rival China's Dystopian Nightmare

A court ruling clears the way for the city to install hundreds of thousands of cameras and build a system inspired by the one China uses to surveil Muslims.
David Gilbert
11.8.19
Hard border

Brexit Is Helping Revive Republican Violence in Northern Ireland

In the former IRA stronghold of Derry, there is a growing sense among working-class communities that they've been forgotten.
David Gilbert
11.6.19
SURVEILLANCE

About Three Billion Social Media Users Are Being Spied On by Their Governments

And governments are using what they find to suppress dissent, spread disinformation and subvert elections, even in democracies, a new report says.
David Gilbert
11.5.19
hate

8chan Is Back With a New Name – and QAnon Is Already Posting

Thanks to a Russian web hosting service 8chan is back, as 8kun.
David Gilbert
11.5.19
air pollution

Delhi Is Taking Cars Off the Road Because The City's Become a 'Gas Chamber'

Air pollution levels are still eight times higher than the maximum safe level.
David Gilbert
11.4.19
Facebook

Facebook Has Become a 'Megaphone for Hate' Against Muslims in India

As millions of Indians are being stripped of their citizenship, rights groups say Facebook has given free rein to Hindu nationalist hate speech.
David Gilbert
10.29.19
Brexit

The Brexit Saga Is Never Going to End and There's Nothing You (or Boris) Can Do About It

The EU approved a deadline extension to January, even though Boris Johnson says he'd "rather be dead in a ditch" than delay it past this week.
David Gilbert
10.28.19
ISIS

Trump Says ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Blew Himself Up 'Whimpering and Crying'

"He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way," Trump said.
David Gilbert
Greg Walters
10.28.19
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