Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech

Group says social media giant didn’t do enough to stop hate speech that contributed to violence Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion US over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-actionContinue reading “Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech”

Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2

Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School has sparked a disturbing trend across Metro-Detroit. School districts in the area say they’re dealing with copycat threats of violence and more than a dozen districts have canceled class Thursday to remain cautious. These threats are popping up on social media and it’s making already uneasy students scaredContinue reading “Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2”

Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun

Defendant convicted in a German court after enslaving a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter In a landmark verdict, a former member of the Islamic State group has been found guilty of genocide by a German court over the death of a five-year-old Yazidi girl he had bought as a slave and then chained up in theContinue reading “Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun”

Sudan security forces fire tear gas at march against military rule

Protesters have been marching regularly since coup 42 people killed in crackdowns so far, dozens arrested Protesters reject PM’s deal with military Top politicians detained since coup have been released Sudanese security forces deployed tear gas against tens of thousands of protesters gathering in central Khartoum on Tuesday to oppose military rule following last month’sContinue reading “Sudan security forces fire tear gas at march against military rule”

Chicago: Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times In Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video Shows

It was Christmas Eve, 2019, when Jaylin Stiger and his brother would experience the most traumatic moments of their lives. “It was right before Christmas,” remembered Jaylin, who was 16 at the time and a junior at Sullivan High School. “So, you know, everybody was happy.” As he stepped out of his family’s Rogers ParkContinue reading “Chicago: Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times In Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video Shows”

Poland declares ‘exclusion zone’ at the Belarus border – DW News

The European Union says it’s planning new sanctions against Belarus in RESPONSE to what it describes as state terrorism and human trafficking. EU officials accuse Belarus of flying migrants in from the Middle East, and then sending them to the border to cross into EU territory. Thousands of people are stranded in freezing conditions betweenContinue reading “Poland declares ‘exclusion zone’ at the Belarus border – DW News”

Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report

Three high-school students in Texas reportedly dressed as Ku Klux Klan members for Halloween — and attacked a Black teen with a Taser. Matt Manning, an attorney who represents the victim, said the incident occurred in Woodsboro on Oct. 31, according to a report from Corpus Christi’s Channel 3. Manning wrote on Facebook that he was “infuriated becauseContinue reading “Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report”

Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border

German interior minister says Poland needs support to deal with ‘hybrid threat’ of politically organised migration Germany needs to get the “whole of the democratic world” onboard to support orderly immigration to Europe, its interior minister has said, amid a worsening crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. Horst Seehofer accused Belarus and Russia of exploiting refugeesContinue reading “Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border”

UN finds evidence of abuses from sides in Tigray conflict – Al Jazeera

The United Nations has found evidence that all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have violated international human rights, and some may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN’s human rights chief said the yearlong conflict was marked by “extreme brutality”. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.

GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books

He also wants the person who ordered the book to stand trial in front of the board. A conservative Republican running for the school board in Waukee, Iowa has a radical plan for fighting diversity and education. Vin Thaker, part of a conservative slate trying to take over the board, wants to out children whoContinue reading “GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books”

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