George Floyd is now the cornerstone of a movement that is going to change the whole wide world, veteran civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton told mourners at the funeral in Houston on Tuesday. Anti-racism protesters over the death of Floyd will take to the streets across the United States[…]
As Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives intend to reprimand Congresswoman Ilhan Omar once again for alleged “anti-Semitic” comments made last week, several commentators, experts and journalists – both Jewish and non-Jewish – have rallied to defend the embattled lawmaker. Democratic Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Elliot Engel,[…]
On the 100th day since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, dozens of US lawmakers and activists gathered in the US Capitol to demand justice, with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi calling the crime an “affront to humanity”. Politicians from both major parties said his murder highlights[…]
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to rally nationwide on Saturday for tighter gun laws in “March For Our Lives” protests led by survivors of the Florida school massacre, which reiginited public anger over mass shootings. Students from the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 students and staff were[…]
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy. Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients. In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said a “breach of[…]
Brazil’s lower house of congress voted on Wednesday to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer for allegedly taking bribes, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office. At least 172 of the 513 members of the lower Chamber of Deputies[…]
Colombia’s Congress has approved a revised peace deal with the FARC rebel group, paving the way to end a conflict that has lasted more than 50 years. The lower house voted 130-0 on Wednesday to approve the text adopted a day earlier by the Senate. President Juan Manuel Santos said[…]
A US bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages has prompted an Iraqi lobby group to push the parliament for a law seeking compensation for the American invasion of the country, citing “violations by US forces.” Following Washington’s example, the Arab Project in Iraq[…]
Nine trade unions loyal to expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are on Wednesday expected to brief media on the trade union federation’s special national congress. The “Nine Plus Unions” previously said they would not accept Cosatu becoming an appendage to the ruling ANC. They felt Cosatu’s struggle for workers’[…]
A growing backlash in Southern states against flying the Confederate battle flag spread to the U.S. Congress on Thursday when Democratic lawmakers aimed to remove the banner from parts of the Capitol, but it quickly ran into opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sought[…]
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