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”

Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia

President Joe Biden is set to hold his first one-on-one, in-person talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighboring Ethiopia, according to the White House. The Oval Office talks come just weeks after Biden signed an executive order threatening to levyContinue reading “Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia”

Trump had to be stopped from appointing Ivanka to run the World Bank

‘It came incredibly close to happening’ Former treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin was forced to intervene when former president Donald Trump proposed appointing his daughter Ivanka as the head of the World Bank, according to a report. Talk of Ms Trump being at the helm of the global financial institution was more seriously considered than was earlier perceived, according to twoContinue reading “Trump had to be stopped from appointing Ivanka to run the World Bank”

Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak

Papers gave details about a 2010 stake sale by Sebastian Pinera’s family in a mining project that activists objected to. Chile’s public prosecutor has said it will investigate the sale of a mining project involving the family of President Sebastian Pinera after new details emerged about the transaction in the Pandora Papers leak. Marta Herrera,Continue reading “Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak”

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down amid corruption probe

Kurz denies wrongdoing and had said he was willing to keep governing with his coalition partner, the Greens. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Saturday he is stepping down after being placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption offenses, but he plans to stay on as the leader of his party and its top lawmakerContinue reading “Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down amid corruption probe”

Czech prime minister’s party narrowly loses re-election days after Pandora Papers revelations in surprise outcome

Scandal-clouded billionaire Andrej Babis now faces probes over secret luxury property deals exposed in ICIJ’s global investigation based on the biggest ever offshore data leak. In a shock result, billionaire Andrej Babis’ party has narrowly lost the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election days after the populist leader had to contend with revelations from the Pandora Papers,Continue reading “Czech prime minister’s party narrowly loses re-election days after Pandora Papers revelations in surprise outcome”

As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class

By comparison, in 1990 the top 1% held just 17% of the nation’s wealth—less than half of the middle class’ 36%. As the bombshell Pandora Papers continue to expose dubious details about how the world’s superrich hide their fortunes and avoid paying their fair share of taxes, Bloomberg on Friday published an analysis of U.S. Federal Reserve data revealing that Americans inContinue reading “As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class”

Thousands at Risk in Lebanon As Hospitals Face Closure – VICE News

The collapse of Lebanon’s economy is one of the worst ever recorded, and nowhere can it be felt more than in the ER of Beirut’s main public hospital.

Nestlé and Kellogg’s linked to shocking palm oil abuse in Papua New Guinea

Palm oil companies selling to European brands boasted about the use of child labour and beatings of local people. A two-year investigation by international NGO Global Witness has revealed the shocking extent of human rights abuses and rampant deforestation in Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific nation is home to the world’s third-largest remaining rainforest: aContinue reading “Nestlé and Kellogg’s linked to shocking palm oil abuse in Papua New Guinea”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

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