(Certainly governments, corporations and other organizations do take actions to reduce harm or otherwise improve the lives of the people. This is often, even typically, the result of political action by citizens. This post gives examples.)
International Criminal Court authorizes investigation into bloody Philippine drug war led by Duterte Regine Cabato Washington Post September 17, 2021
Amazon’s warehouse rules lead lawmakers to press for worker protections Jay Greene Washington Post September 10, 2021
Concerns about the high injury rate at Amazon’s warehouses are leading policymakers to push for legislative and regulatory reforms that limit the e-commerce giant’s ability to use performance metrics.
Fears that Trump might launch a strike prompted general to reassure China, book says Michael S. Schmidt New York Times October 15, 2021
In a sign of his concerns, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer also gathered commanders to remind them of the safeguards in the nuclear launch procedures.
Costs of the 20-year war on terror: $8 trillion and 900,000 deaths Brown University September 1, 2021 See also the Costs of War website, perhaps especially the Costs of War subsections.
A report from the Costs of War project at Brown University revealed that 20 years of post-9/11 wars have cost the U.S. an estimated $8 trillion and have killed more than 900,000 people.
How Myanmar’s military terrrorized its people with weapons of war Joyce Sohyun Lee, Shibani Mahtani, Meg Kelly and Attahar Mirza Washington Post August 25, 2021
The Kremlin’s fears: How Russian authorities prevent opponents from running for office Stanislav Andreychuk Wilson Center August 3, 2021
On June 22, the Movement for the Defense of Voters’ Rights “Golos,” Russia’s leading independent election monitoring group, reported that around nine million Russian citizens have been effectively denied the right to run for any public office. Nearly one in ten Russians over eighteen years of age cannot stand even for a minor elected position.
Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide Dana Priest, Craig Timberg and Souad Mekhennet Washington Post July 18, 2021
NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, licensed to governments around the globe, can infect phones without a click.
Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty Nina Lakhani The Guardian July 5, 2021
A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who was the president of an internationally financed hydroelectric company has been found guilty over the assassination of the indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres.