The Movement for Black Lives has put forward a sweeping platform of policy demands days before the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, where the Black Lives Matter movement first rose to national prominence. A coalition of 65 groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter is proposing about 40 policy solutions under six broad categories (“economic justice” to “community control”) that include the call for reparations for “past and continuing harms”; a push to “ban the box” and curtail job discrimination against the formerly incarcerated; reform of the current monetary bail system; investments in education, jobs, and mental-health programs; and divestments in the penal system in exchange for a renewed focus on restorative justice. (The entire list of policy demands is available here.) … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter Puts Forward Major Policy Demands
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The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which oversees scholastic sports in the state, has said its policy is designed to comply with the state's law barring schools from discriminating against transgender students. A call seeking comment was left Thursday with CIAC. … [Read more...] about CT Transgender Athlete Policy Violates Title IX: Education Dept.
Beijing, showing off its “wolf warrior diplomacy” has taken a series of aggressive actions since February including: invading India; engaging in boat-bumping and other incidents against six of its neighbors in the South China and East China Seas; threatening to invade Taiwan; breaking promises over Hong Kong; and increasing the tempo of dangerous intercepts of the U.S. Navy in China’s peripheral waters and airspace. … [Read more...] about Gordon G. Chang: Trump is right to ditch 5 decades of failed US-China engagement policy
Fire Station 5 engineering study completed Fire Chief Palmer Buck of The Woodlands Fire Department gave directors a report on engineering studies at Fire Station 5 during the May 21 meeting of the directors. Buck said the study included slab and subgrade boring to determine why the floor of the facility was sinking into the ground. The issue dates back several years and has worsened. The study was done to assess whether the station could be repaired or it would need to be possibly torn down and reconstructed. Buck said the department should get results back within two months. … [Read more...] about Woodlands Township News & Notes: New towing policy at county library
In recent weeks, Borrell has been forced twice to deny that the External Action Service — the EU’s equivalent of a foreign office —has bowed to Chinese pressure to water down a report on fake news linked to the coronavirus and a newspaper op-ed referencing the disease’s origins in Wuhan. … [Read more...] about EU weighs China policy amid concern over Hong Kong moves