Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas

Russian-backed separatists claimed that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry could have organized the alleged attempted attack. The Russian TASS news site reported that an attempted terrorist attack had been thwarted in Luhansk, a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbas region, on Tuesday, amid continuing concerns of a possible Russian invasion into Ukraine. The report claimed thatContinue reading “Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas”

Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program

Program asks people on voter rolls to prove citizenship, sparking concern that eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted Texas officials have quietly restarted a controversial program to ask people on the voter rolls to prove their citizenship, sparking alarm that thousands of eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted. The Texas secretary of state’s office hasContinue reading “Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program”

Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill

Citizens, activists and politicians say bill which could deprive nationality without notice targets minorities. The UK’s controversial Nationality and Borders bill passed through the House of Commons this week, prompting outrage from citizens, politicians and activists who fear its potentially dangerous effect on ethnic minorities. Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it willContinue reading “Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill”

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech

Group says social media giant didn’t do enough to stop hate speech that contributed to violence Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion US over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-actionContinue reading “Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech”

New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice

Clause added to nationality and borders bill also appears to allow Home Office to act retrospectively in some cases Individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning under a proposed rule change quietly added to the nationality and borders bill. Clause 9 – “Notice of decision to deprive a person of citizenship” –Continue reading “New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice”

Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News

Quebec is scrapping its “ethics and religion” course in favour of one called “Quebec values and citizenship.” But there’s been significant fallout from First Nations political and educational organizations following the announcement.

Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win

Young Muslims face charges including ‘promoting enmity’ after match at T20 World Cup in Dubai Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, a senior Bharatiya Janata party figure, said in a tweet that the three may be chargedContinue reading “Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win”

Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19

At the end of the Civil War, the United States was still a very divided place. 700,000 people had died in a bitter fight over slavery. Reconstruction was the political process meant to bring the country back together. It was also the mechanism by which the country would extend the rights of citizenship to BlackContinue reading “Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19”

The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16

In this video, we’ll learn about the US Supreme Court decision in Scott vs Sanford, handed down in 1857. The case ultimately rejected the idea that Black people could be citizens of the United States, and this helped entrench the institution of slavery, denied a host of rights to a huge number of people (bothContinue reading “The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16”

Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland

Switzerland has become one of the last Western European countries to make same-sex marriage legal, Reuters reported. A nearly two-thirds majority, or 64 percent of the country, approved the measure in a referendum, which was conducted under the nation’s direct democracy, Reuters reported. The new legislation would legalize same-sex marriage and gives same-sex couples the rightContinue reading “Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland”

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