The Rise of Cotton: Crash Course Black American History #13

Cotton is everywhere in our modern world, and it became a hugely important crop in the 19th century United States. Cotton was a huge economic boon to the US, and much of that wealth was built on the backs of enslaved laborers. And cotton didn’t only benefit the states where slavery was legal. While cottonContinue reading “The Rise of Cotton: Crash Course Black American History #13”

‘Fire DeJoy’ Demand Intensifies as 10-Year Plan to Sabotage Postal Service Takes Effect

“President Biden has the power to remake the postal governing board and remove DeJoy. He must act.” Defenders of the U.S. Postal Service are urgently renewing their calls for the ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as his 10-year plan to overhaul the cherished government institution is set to take effect Friday, ushering in permanently slower mail delivery while hikingContinue reading “‘Fire DeJoy’ Demand Intensifies as 10-Year Plan to Sabotage Postal Service Takes Effect”

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

Let’s talk about water in the southwest US –

Japan Officials Escalate Concerns About Possible China Attack on Taiwan

Political leaders and senior defense officials in Tokyo have upped their concerns about the potential for conflict across the Taiwan Strait, further linking an attack on Taiwan to Japan‘s own national security this week. China‘s Foreign Ministry said it expressed its “strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition” to Japanese counterparts on Thursday following remarks by Japanese Deputy Defense MinisterContinue reading “Japan Officials Escalate Concerns About Possible China Attack on Taiwan”

Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast

Satellite images show the leak spreading some 20 kilometers north of its source, and authorities say ​work is underway to clean the coast in the rocky areas A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country, Syria’s stateContinue reading “Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast”

Brexit has ‘significantly altered’ Irish-British freight traffic, report finds

Post-Brexit trade frictions have “significantly altered” freight traffic between Ireland and Britain and sparked a steep rise in volumes to and from Ireland and other European Union members, an Irish government agency report said on Thursday. The introduction of checks on some goods since neighbouring Britain left the EU’s trading orbit on Dec. 31 cutContinue reading “Brexit has ‘significantly altered’ Irish-British freight traffic, report finds”

Hezbollah launches rocket fire in response to Israeli air raids

Hezbollah claims responsibility for rocket fire a day after Israeli air raids amid an escalation of cross-border hostilities. The Lebanese group, Hezbollah, has said it fired rockets at open ground near Israeli positions in response to Israeli air raids on southern Lebanon, drawing retaliatory Israeli strikes. In a statement on Friday, Hezbollah said it hadContinue reading “Hezbollah launches rocket fire in response to Israeli air raids”

Taliban kill Afghan media chief in Kabul, take southern city

The Taliban ambushed and killed the director of Afghanistan’s government media center on Friday in the capital, Kabul, the latest killing of a government official just days after an assassination attempt on the country’s acting defense minister. The slaying comes amid significant Taliban advances. In a major but symbolic victory, the Taliban on Friday appearedContinue reading “Taliban kill Afghan media chief in Kabul, take southern city”

‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods

Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal. More than 100 of Cheng’s pigs drowned in floods that paralysed China’s central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak.Continue reading “‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods”

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