Mulan, a live-action retelling of the 1998 animated film, tells the story of Hua Mulan, a legendary Chinese woman who allegedly lived in the Sixth Century, AD, and earned fame as an accomplished warrior in an era where women rarely played the role. Human rights activists have called for boycotting the film after its release last week revealed that, in the credits, Disney thanked local “public security” officials in Turpan, a Xinjiang city hosting concentration camps for the local Uyghur population. … [Read more...] about Disney CFO Christine McCarthy: ‘Mulan’ Concentration Camp Ties ‘Generated Issues’
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White supremacists are expected to be the greatest violent threat to America through the next year, according to a draft assessment by the Department of Homeland Security, first published by Lawfare. CNN's Geneva Sands reports that the report's lead section on terrorism was changed in two later drafts to replace "white supremacist extremists" with "Domestic Violent Extremists presenting the most persistent and lethal threat." All drafts, however, contained this language: "Among DVEs [Domestic Violent Extremists], we judge that white supremacist extremists (WSEs) will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland through 2021." Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes said he published the documents because he wanted to create a record of how the threat was originally assessed, compared with the final draft that will be released. The revelations came as Trump seeks to portray US cities as under siege from looters, anarchists and left wing "terrorist" mobs. … [Read more...] about Does it matter to voters if Trump insults the military?
"In all of this, we're shifting away from the 'employer-choice' model to 'employee-choice.' Think about it -- as employees we've always been told what time to come in, where to work, even what to wear! Moving forward, we have to respect the employee's choice, let them take the responsibility for how they work and give them the tools to be successful."-Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO, cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks … [Read more...] about Working parents face backlash
The report focused in particular on the Russian government's use of this network to push disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic as it spread across the globe. It did not mention Russian disinformation in the context of the 2020 US presidential election, however, as it falls outside of the mandate of the Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), which focuses on foreign propaganda and disinformation aimed at foreign audiences. … [Read more...] about Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working to ‘denigrate’ Biden
Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Woodward book rattles Trump Hawley scolds Disney for filming 'Mulan' in Chinese region home to 'concentration camps' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Woodward book revelations rock Washington MORE (R-Mo.) slammed Disney for its filming of parts of its new movie "Mulan" in a Chinese province allegedly home to “concentration camps” holding Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities. … [Read more...] about Hawley scolds Disney for filming ‘Mulan’ in Chinese region home to ‘concentration camps’