Georgia lawmakers follow Florida to advance Republican-backed bill to police elections

Republican lawmakers in Georgia on Tuesday, March 15, advanced a bill expanding law enforcement’s power to investigate election fraud, adding to the push by US conservatives for more restrictive voting laws after former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was rigged. Georgia’s House of Representatives approved the legislation on a largely party-line … Read more

Bishops, lawmakers seek separate probes into Davao de Oro ‘encounter’

BUKIDNON, Philippines – Bishops from various Christian denominations and a group of lawmakers called for separate official investigations into the February 24 deaths of Lumad rights activist and volunteer teacher Chad Booc and four others in Davao de Oro province. The calls were made as an offshoot of a controversy surrounding what the military claimed … Read more