Covid an Excuse to Strip Tropical Forests: Indigenous Groups

Governments worldwide are using the Covid-19 pandemic to push through destructive development projects and roll back protections of indigenous groups, according to a global report on deforestation and rule of law released Thursday.

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India Clamps Down on Free Speech to Fight Farmer Protests

As farmers camp out at the edges of India’s capital, protesting new agricultural laws they say will devastate their earnings, the mainstream and social media have come under unprecedented attacks from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

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