Petition seeks to honour French Resistance hero Joséphine Baker at the Panthéon

A petition circulating on the internet is pushing for American-born French dancer Joséphine Baker to be buried in the Panthéon, an honour reserved for France’s national heroes. The move would recognise the courage of a renowned artist who was also a feminist, actively resisted Nazi Germany during World War II, and who fought against racism and antisemitism. TheContinue reading “Petition seeks to honour French Resistance hero Joséphine Baker at the Panthéon”

Thousands in India demand top judge resign over rape remarks

More than 5,000 sign petition demanding Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde quit for telling accused rapist to marry schoolgirl victim to avoid jail. India’s top judge is facing calls to resign after asking an accused rapist whether he would marry his schoolgirl victim to avoid jail. Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde told an accused rapistContinue reading “Thousands in India demand top judge resign over rape remarks”

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