Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seekContinue reading “Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting”

A ‘moral failing’: Report finds child sexual abuse prevalent in institutions across major UK religions

Between early 2015 and January 2020, of all known institutions where abuse had taken place, 11% (443 instances) were committed within a religious organisation or setting. In one instance, a young boy was abused during Sunday school camps. Child sexual abuse is prevalent in faith institutions across most major religions in the UK, with aContinue reading “A ‘moral failing’: Report finds child sexual abuse prevalent in institutions across major UK religions”

The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6

Enslaved people resisted their condition in a range of different ways. Oftentimes those ways were small and personal. There were also times when that resistance took on larger, more dramatic forms, like with slave uprisings and rebellions. Today, we’ll learn about the Stono Rebellion, which was an uprising led by enslaved people in South CarolinaContinue reading “The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6”

Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops

The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation says in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist. Casimir calls the discovery an “unthinkableContinue reading “Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops”

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