Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence

Religious violence erupts after photo widely circulated on social media shows the Quran placed on the knee of a Hindu deity. Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religiousContinue reading “Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence”

Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots

Italy’s government was under growing pressure on Monday to dissolve the Forza Nuova neo-fascist group involved in violent weekend protests against a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Since its foundation in 1997, Forza Nuova has repeatedly been accused of using violence against immigrants and police. Along with theContinue reading “Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots”

Another weekend of protests against France’s ‘health pass’ restrictions

Thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of France again on Saturday against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination policies amid concern from rights groups about anti-Semitic sentiment in the protest movement. Saturday’s protests were called for the sixth weekend in a row to denounce a new “health pass” system announced by President Emmanuel Macron that they seeContinue reading “Another weekend of protests against France’s ‘health pass’ restrictions”

Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing

The death toll from rioting in South Africa rose to 45 on Tuesday as police and the military tried to halt the unrest in poor areas of two provinces that began last week after the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic stampedes asContinue reading “Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing”

Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

This week, we’re on to reading Ralph Ellison’s great novel about the black experience in America after World War II, Invisible Man. John will teach you about Ellison’s nameless narrator, and his attempts to find his way in a social order that dehumanizes him and renders him invisible at every turn. Ellison’s novel follows itsContinue reading “Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308”

NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave

Health service under pressure from influx of Covid patients across England as more staff self-isolate Hospitals are again having to cancel operations, including cancer surgery, because they are treating growing numbers of patients with Covid and losing staff who are having to isolate. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust has had to call off some planned non-urgent operationsContinue reading “NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave”

Oregon City cancels Proud Boys permit following June 18 riot

Oregon City officials took actions Wednesday meant to discourage the repeat of a violent clash last week between members of the Proud Boys extremist group and antifascists in Clackamette Park. “In an effort to protect our community from future acts of violence and to preserve the integrity of Oregon City parks, the City of OregonContinue reading “Oregon City cancels Proud Boys permit following June 18 riot”

Biden Admin Reportedly Blocking UN Ceasefire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza

The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration’s strategy, the UnitedContinue reading “Biden Admin Reportedly Blocking UN Ceasefire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza”

Cable News Stuns With Accurate Reporting On The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis – The Rational National

CNN, MSNBC, and CBC News all offered up shockingly accurate reports about what’s been going with the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.

Police pelted with petrol bombs as disorder in Northern Ireland continues

Police were pelted with petrol bombs and masonry during three hours of disorder on Friday. The PSNI have said that 14 officers were injured in the violent scenes on Friday.  The disorder took place in the Atlantic Road area of Coleraine, Derry/Londonderry, where a crowd of about 40 people, many of them wearing masks, attemptedContinue reading “Police pelted with petrol bombs as disorder in Northern Ireland continues”

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