EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News

In breaking news from Brussels, the European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay one million euros a day over a legal dispute with the bloc. The European Court of Justice says Warsaw failed to heed an earlier EU ruling that demanded changes to some of Poland’s judicial reforms. The EU decision in JulyContinue reading “EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News”

Nicola Sturgeon promises ‘detailed plan’ for Scottish independence ahead of indyref2 by end of 2023

Mandate for second vote ‘beyond question,’ claims SNP leader The Scottish government will “restart” work on a plan for Scottish independence after it was put on hold by the Covid pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The first minister and SNP leader said she intended to deliver a second referendum before the end of 2023 and promised Scots a “detailed prospectus” onContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon promises ‘detailed plan’ for Scottish independence ahead of indyref2 by end of 2023”

Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag

Witness describes mass panic during independence day rally in Asadabad, a day after deaths at a similar protest Several people have been killed after Taliban fighters shot at crowds waving the national flag at an independence day rally, leading to mass panic and a crush, a witness has said, a day after three people were killed inContinue reading “Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag”

Retailers blame Brexit as food shortages sweep across Scotland’s stores

INTERRUPTIONS to food supply to Scottish shops and restaurants are largely due to Brexit – not the “pingdemic” – say independent food retailers. They report that one major issue is hauliers from the EU have cut the UK from their routes. Some suppliers in European countries are also finding other buyers for their produce, because of theContinue reading “Retailers blame Brexit as food shortages sweep across Scotland’s stores”

The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8

When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice. The Declaration of Independence even opens with the idea that “all men are created equal.” But it turns out, the war wasn’t being fought on behalf of “all men.” The war was mainlyContinue reading “The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8”

China’s Xi pledges ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, gets stern rebuke

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday to complete “reunification” with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to “smash” any attempts at formal independence, drawing a stern rebuke from Taipei, which lambasted the Communist Party as a dictatorship. China, which considers democratically-ruled Taiwan its own territory, has stepped up efforts under Xi to assert its sovereignty claims,Continue reading “China’s Xi pledges ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, gets stern rebuke”

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressingContinue reading ““What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech”

Let’s talk about the reaction to Juneteenth – Beau of the Fifth Column

Thousands join London protest against violence in Gaza

Jeremy Corbyn and Palestinian ambassador address crowd and call for UK government to act Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday to express solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. Organisers said immediate action is needed from the UK government to help end the brutal violence. At least 139 people have been killed in the GazaContinue reading “Thousands join London protest against violence in Gaza”

Scotland: Sturgeon says second independence vote ‘a matter of when, not if’

Scotland’s first minister makes assertion in phone call with Boris Johnson on Sunday evening Nicola Sturgeon has told Boris Johnson that a second independence referendum is “a matter of when, not if” after the Scottish National party secured a historic forth term at Holyrood on Saturday with a pro-independence majority of MSPs returned despite tacticalContinue reading “Scotland: Sturgeon says second independence vote ‘a matter of when, not if’”

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