Protests in Russia and Belarus. Also Putin’s folly, Iceland’s luck, intersectionality’s idiocy. — FTN DAILY EDITION #154, Politics & Debate


Next stop Minsk

Just like Russia, western neighbor Belarus is swept by protests. Some background.

Francišak Viačorka for Freedom House:

The people behind these protests are active participants in the pro-democratic, pro-independence movement in Belarus.

https://freedomhouse.org/blog/crisis-belarus-questions-and-answers-about-protests-and-crackdown


Rocking in Russia

The Russian youth is fed up with Putin’s oppression.

Vera Kichanova for STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY:

On Sunday, the 26th of March, thousands of high school and college students took to the streets in almost one hundred cities across the country to support the opposition leader Alexey Navalny in his struggle against corruption and in his presidential campaign.

https://freedomhouse.org/blog/crisis-belarus-questions-and-answers-about-protests-and-crackdown


Happy nation

How Iceland avoided the right wing surge that swept the rest of the Western world.

Camilo Gómez for FEE:

Rather than blaming immigrants for their problems, Icelanders confronted the political class and created new parties that didn’t resemble the wave of far-right populism.

https://freedomhouse.org/blog/crisis-belarus-questions-and-answers-about-protests-and-crackdown


Suppressive ideology

The theory behind social justice warriors is bull.

Alan Dershowitz for Algemeiner.com:

Most successful Jews, like most successful people of other religions and ethnicities, earned this success by hard work, not special privilege.

https://freedomhouse.org/blog/crisis-belarus-questions-and-answers-about-protests-and-crackdown


Putin haunted by Trump

The big orange was bad bet for the Kremlin.

Terrell Jermaine Starr for Foxtrot Alpha:

To add insult to injury, the former KGB officer is getting a taste of Trump’s reality at home. Thousands of Russians in more than 80 cities are hitting the streets in protest against him and the corruption running rampant in the country.

https://freedomhouse.org/blog/crisis-belarus-questions-and-answers-about-protests-and-crackdown


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