This Week’s Under-reported News Summary March 25, 2020

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • India releases Kashmiri leader, represses Kashmir journalism
  • Myanmar's generals prevent constitutional reforms
  • Progressives score three wins in Illinois

After a seven-month military lockdown of Kashmir, Indian government officials released chief minister Farooq Abdullah, a leader of Kashmir’s most influential political party, yet many remain in detention. Journalism in Jammu and Kashmir is under a state of repression.

Myanmar’s generals used their dominant power to prevent constitutional reforms proposed by the ruling National League of Democracy in the nation’s parliament.

(Making Law and War,” The Economist, March 12, 2020)

In the face of Joe Biden’s recent Democratic presidential primary victories and the COVID- 19 pandemic, progressives in Illinois provided three down-ballot surprise victories.

This week’s News Summary was narrated by Anna Manzo.

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