International News Updates: 13 April 2018

13 April 2018

Miscarriage of Justice: Ex-President Lula’s Imprisonment in Brazil

The persecution and prosecution of former president Lula da Silva is a transparent attempt to remove Brazil’s most popular candidate from the presidential race because he is also the one most disliked by the country’s elite, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Fights for Survival After Denouncing Israel’s Land Day Killings

CJFE’s Kevin Metcalf tells The Real News he was placed on paid leave after he drafted a statement condemning Israel’s Land Day killings

US Attack on Syria Would Be Illegal Under International Law

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened a military strike on the Syrian government after Salafi-jihadist rebels alleged a chemical attack in Douma, but human rights expert Alfred de Zayas says this would be illegal under international law

Real Media: Facebook – What Next?

Days before the Cambridge Analytica story broke, Professor Beverley Skeggs gave a presentation to the UK Ministry of Justice on the incontestable evidence she gathered when ‘tracking the trackers,’ but she was not believed. Real Media spoke with Skeggs after the fallout about how to deal with Facebook and how technology is affecting inequality.

 

ICR Staff Reporter

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