‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait

Residents of Shoal Lake 40 can drink from taps thanks to a new water treatment facility but dozens of communities lack access Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility becameContinue reading “‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait”

The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3

In which John Green teaches you about relations between the early English colonists and the native people the encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As soon as they arrived, the English were in conflict with the native people. At Jamestown, Captain John Smith briefly managed to get the colony onContinue reading “The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3”

‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+

“Inside Israel, we are Palestinians too.” When solidarity protests erupted across the country in May, a Palestinian resident in the city of Lydd (or Lod, as Israel renamed it) told AJ+ that local Jewish Israelis marked their homes with red paint so they could be targeted for attacks by armed settlers. This is part ofContinue reading “‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+”

France to boycott UN anti-racism conference

Macron joins a growing list of Western countries to boycott the event, saying the decision is due to ‘anti-Semitic statements’ at previous editions. French President Emmanuel Macron will boycott a United Nations conference on the fight against racism next month over concerns about “anti-Semitic statements” at previous editions, the presidency said on Friday. The follow-upContinue reading “France to boycott UN anti-racism conference”

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

In which John Green kicks off Crash Course US History! Why, you may ask, are we covering US History, and not more World History, or the history of some other country, or the very specific history of your home region? Well, the reasons are many. But, like it or not, the United States has probablyContinue reading “The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1”

Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

Palestinian families reject court proposal to stay in homes as ‘protected tenants’ if they recognise Israeli ownership. Israel’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal from four Palestinian families against their forced expulsion from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, as the families say they have rejected a court proposal for them to stay asContinue reading “Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions”

Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest

Israeli troops shoot dead Shawkat Awad, 20, during the funeral of a Palestinian boy killed by army fire the previous day. Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in a protest that erupted on Thursday during the funeral of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by soldiers a day earlier, the Palestinian health ministryContinue reading “Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest”

Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies

Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, 17, who suffered gunshot wounds during Friday’s protests, died in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry says. A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a protest over illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said on Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds,Continue reading “Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies”

Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch

Two Palestinians were killed in May clashes near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, but it is unclear which shooters were responsible Armed settlers were filmed in May by human rights group B’Tselem shooting at Palestinians who did not endanger them, even as soldiers stood by and spoke with them. They were part of aContinue reading “Settler, Masked Person Filmed Shooting at Palestinians as Israeli Soldiers Watch”

Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded

The Palestine Red Crescent reported 379 protesters were wounded – 31 of them by live ammunition. Israeli forces opened fire on hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators who rallied against an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Friday, with more than 370 people wounded including 31 hit by live ammunition. Drones dropped tear gas canistersContinue reading “Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded”

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