The outspoken journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy thinks everyone has the “right to offend”, just like everyone has the right to “protest offence”. She suffered censorship crudely enough in the past, and therefore defends tackling white supremacism as well as patriarchy by fighting back. Peacefully.
Following a vote in the European People’s Party (EPP) assembly this Wednesday, the membership of Hungarian party Fidesz has been suspended “with immediate effect” and “until further notice”. Fidesz has signed a “joint proposal” together with the EPP presidency with the conditions to get back to the European conservative family.
The main media ally of Donald Trump has defended one of his enemies, the billionaire and activist for minorities, George Soros. Fox News has denied several conspiracies about Soros after the alleged attack attempt against him on Monday. It says he has been “vilified on the right”.
Even members of the European People’s Party to which Viktor Orbán‘s Fidesz belongs voted in favour of applying Article 7 of the EU Treaty to Hungary. They see “a clear risk of serious violation” of the values of the European Union in the Magyar Government, as does the majority of the European Parliament (EP). It was a historical vote, but its consequences remain doubtful .
Far from losing voters, Viktor Orbán’s ruling party won the elections by a landslide after putting its anti-immigrant politics at the heart of its campaign. A report from the European Parliament done before this turnout warns about a serious risk for the rule of law in Hungary.