Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor

Wu is the first person who is not a white man to be elected mayor of Boston. City Councilor Michelle Wu easily won the Boston mayor’s race on Tuesday night, making her the first woman and person of color to win a mayoral election in the city and putting a progressive voice in charge ofContinue reading “Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor”

Republican Glenn Youngkin Won Virginia’s Governor Race In An Early Warning Sign For Democrats

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s loss in a state Joe Biden won big in 2020 shows how tricky the midterms could be for Democrats. Republican Glenn Youngkin is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, deepening a panic among Democrats about their ability to hold control of Washington in next year’s midterms. Youngkin, a first-time candidate, wallopedContinue reading “Republican Glenn Youngkin Won Virginia’s Governor Race In An Early Warning Sign For Democrats”

Let’s talk about a Sputnik moment and it not being one – Beau of the Fifth Column

New Zealand passes climate change disclosure laws for financial firms in world first

New Zealand has become the first country to pass laws requiring banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business, officials said on Thursday. About 200 of the largest financial firms in New Zealand, including banks with total assets of more than NZ$1 billion ($718.90 million), large insurers andContinue reading “New Zealand passes climate change disclosure laws for financial firms in world first”

Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her headContinue reading “Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.”

Ecuadorean indigenous communities sue to halt oil development

Indigenous communities from Ecuador’s Amazon on Monday (Oct 18) sued the government to halt plans by President Guillermo Lasso to increase oil development in the country, calling the expansion efforts a “policy of death. Lasso, a conservative ex-banker who took office in May, issued two decrees in the first days of his administration meant toContinue reading “Ecuadorean indigenous communities sue to halt oil development”

Let’s talk about National Police Week – Beau of the Fifth Column

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

The number of pupils absent from England’s state schools rose by two-thirds to 204,000 in the fortnight to Thursday, 30 September. Department for Education figures show 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on this day. The figures are the second batch of fortnightly statistics to be published since schools returned withContinue reading “School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight”

Let’s talk about Biden’s surprising immigration announcement – Beau of the Fifth Column

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