Indian news channel WION unfazed by Chinese opposition to its Taiwan report – Formosa TV

India”s multinational news channel WION recently aired an in-depth report on Taiwan. The 15-minute program has elicited an angry response from the Chinese embassy in India, telling Indian media to adhere to the One-China principle and avoid sending wrong messages to the public. In response, a WION news anchor says they will continue to reportContinue reading “Indian news channel WION unfazed by Chinese opposition to its Taiwan report – Formosa TV”

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places

“There is no doubt the goal of this proposal is to harm democracy. It is designed to put obstacles and hurdles between voters and the ballot box.” If successful, a Republican-backed petition initiative in Michigan could result in the closure of one in five polling locations across the crucial battleground state, potentially creating harmful new barriers to ballot access andContinue reading “‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places”

Let’s talk about 30% of Republicans, Trump, and the midterms – Beau of the Fifth Column

Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil

Land invasions in Brazilian Indigenous territories rose 137 percent last, a rights group reported. Violence against Indigenous people in Brazil surged by more than 60 percent last year, a rights group has said, as land invasions of Indigenous territories increased and the government failed to provide protection. In its annual report, released on Thursday, on violence againstContinue reading “Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil”

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. It also showsContinue reading “COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report”

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds

Brazilian president savaged for ‘macabre’ and ‘slovenly’ response to Covid pandemic and ‘deliberate neglect’ of Indigenous people Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity and jailed for his “macabre” reaction to a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 600,000 Brazilians, including a disproportionate number of Indigenous citizens, a congressional inquiry has found. TwoContinue reading “Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds”

Jan. 6 Committee Sets Bannon Contempt Vote For Tuesday – MSNBC

Biden says the Jan. 6 Committee subpoena holdouts should be prosecuted and a Capitol Police officer is charged with obstructing the investigation. Meanwhile an FDA panel recommends J&J Covid booster shot for adults.

Utilities Took $1.25 Billion in Pandemic Aid Then Shut Off Power to Households Nearly 1 Million Times: Report

“These companies took bailout dollars from taxpayers and turned around to lobby against shutoff moratoria proven to save lives.” Over a dozen leading U.S. utility companies took more than a billion dollars of publicly-funded pandemic bailout money while pulling the plug on power to vulnerable households nearly a million times, according to a new report outContinue reading “Utilities Took $1.25 Billion in Pandemic Aid Then Shut Off Power to Households Nearly 1 Million Times: Report”

A ‘moral failing’: Report finds child sexual abuse prevalent in institutions across major UK religions

Between early 2015 and January 2020, of all known institutions where abuse had taken place, 11% (443 instances) were committed within a religious organisation or setting. In one instance, a young boy was abused during Sunday school camps. Child sexual abuse is prevalent in faith institutions across most major religions in the UK, with aContinue reading “A ‘moral failing’: Report finds child sexual abuse prevalent in institutions across major UK religions”

Reporting from Kabul airport after US completes exit – Al Jazeera Breakdown

The Taliban says Afghanistan is a “free and sovereign” nation as it hails the exit of US troops after 20 years of occupation, describing their departure as a “historic moment”. Taliban fighters on Tuesday took charge of Kabul’s airport as the last US soldiers flew out of the country. Celebratory gunfire and fireworks lit upContinue reading “Reporting from Kabul airport after US completes exit – Al Jazeera Breakdown”

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