Democratic resolution condemning Ilhan Omar sparks defence for embattled congresswoman

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,[…]

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Unions to speak out about Cosatu’s congress

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’[…]

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Confederate flag debate reaches Congress

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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