Tag: United Nations

U.N. Experts Warn 'Undemocratic' Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech

Following Donald Trump’s presidential win, lawmakers in at least 19 states have introduced legislation to restrict the right to protest, even making it legal to run over protesters blocking traffic, or allowing officers to clear the road by “any means necessary.” Maina Kiai and David Kaye, U.N. experts on freedom…

UN: No Flint Crisis if City Was 'Well-off or overwhelmingly white'

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred “if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white,” according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations. “[Had] elected officials been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints…