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Thursday, December 10 2020


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This is my fight, my last-ditch effort… I want to fight for basic human rights, so there will no longer be arbitrary actions taken against minorities.

That’s Tri Teguh Pujianto—the first gay Indonesian policeman to sue the country’s police force for wrongful dismissal due to sexual orientation. He was fired in 2018 when the police apprehended him while off-duty at a Valentine’s Day celebration with his partner. It will be the first such case in Indonesia where homosexuality is not illegal but is considered a taboo subject.

Big Story

Farmer talks fail in Delhi

The TLDR: The government submitted a written document listing the concessions it is willing to make. Farmer unions have turned down the proposalsaying it was exactly the same offer they have rejected several times before. And they have promised to escalate the protests over the coming month.

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Headlines That Matter

  • India vaccines put on hold
  • Elephants bring glad tidings
  • Pornhub has a child sex abuse problem
  • Huawei has a human rights problem

 

I Recommend

  • Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's excellent list of gifts you ought to give to others
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