WWF Gets Into Bed with Oppressive Dictatorship

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

The World Wildlife Fund has organized an event this week in the United Arab Emirates. You know, one of those countries in which political parties are banned.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not a democracy. Instead, seven hereditary rulers (of the seven emirates/territories) make all the political decisions.

It isn’t just women who are denied the vote in that country – men are, too. 84 different political parties were recognized by the Afghan government in 2012. At least 10 political parties participate at the national level in The Netherlands. In Poland, the number is 13.

But political parties are outright banned in the UAE. Not only can’t you vote, it’s against the law to join together with your fellow citizens to peacefully advocate for a different way of doing things.

Eleven weeks ago, Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action alert regarding dozens of people scheduled to be tried in that…

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