Black Lives Matter supporting fast-fashion giant Boohoo and its suppliers are facing an import ban from the United States over allegations that the British-based company employs slave labour. During the height of the Black Lives Matter unrest in the U.S. and the UK last summer, Boohoo’s social media account took up the Hollywood trend of posting an image of a black square alongside the hashtag #blackouttuesday in supposed solidarity with the Marxist BLM movement. Just one month prior, however, the company was embroiled in a scandal over the use of alleged slave labour in its factories in the industrial British city of Leicester. Boohoo denies the claims. Now, the company is facing a possible investigation from U.S. Customs and Border Protection following a series of petitions launched by a campaign group that fights against modern-day slavery. British lawyer Duncan Jepson, who runs the Liberty Shared campaign group, told Sky News: “The evidence of Boohoo and forced labour … [Read more...] about BLM Supporting UK Fashion Company Faces U.S. Ban over Slave Labour Claims
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The Senate parliamentarian is the official who interprets the Senate’s complex, arcane rules and has a major influence in the day-to-day running of the upper chamber. What is her role? Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) appointed Elizabeth MacDonough as the Senate’s first female parliamentarian in 2012, and she has held the position until present. ADVERTISEMENT The parliamentarian and her team provide daily advice to the Senate’s presiding officer on the correct execution of floor procedure, but one of her biggest jobs is to decide what can and can’t be included in legislation passed under special budgetary rules known as reconciliation. These budgetary rules can only be used on a few occasions each Congress and … [Read more...] about Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important?
Border crossers released into the interior of the United States by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus just as President Joe Biden has denied that there is “a crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border. After taking office, Biden reinstated the Catch and Release program where border crossers are freed into the U.S. interior while they await asylum and immigration hearings that many do not ultimately attend, instead opting to live illegally in the country. Aside from about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the now-canceled Remain in Mexico program, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are not required to test negative for the coronavirus. Instead, communities along the border are being forced to test border crossers themselves. A report by NBC News on Tuesday confirmed that border crossers are testing positive for the coronavirus after being released by DHS officials into the U.S. interior: Miriam Izaguirre, a … [Read more...] about Report: Border Crossers Released into U.S. by Biden Officials Test Positive for Coronavirus
A seasoned German journalist has said that his home country is currently experiencing “unfamiliar feelings of post-Brexit envy” as “Brexit Britain races ahead” in its vaccine programme. Thomas Kielinger, the UK correspondent for the German daily Die Welt , described Germany, hitherto heralded for its “much-attested organisational skill” being hit at “the very core of its psyche” after the United Kingdom, which had only just left the Teutonic nation’s “ersatz identity” the EU, speeding along and vaccinating some 20 million people while Germany struggles to cover a fraction of its population. Blaming in part the nature of Germany’s governmental structure — 17 states, comprised of 16 regional and one national — Mr Kielinger nevertheless evokes the concerns of Germans who wonder “why couldn’t their leaders come up with an orderly way of distributing the vaccines?”, adding in an opinion piece for Britain’s Telegraph that the country’s former defence minister and current … [Read more...] about ‘Brexit Britain Races Ahead’ While Germany Fails on Vaccines, Says Veteran German Journo
Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said Tuesday that treating antifa and white supremacy equally is insulting to the Capitol police officers who were injured or killed during the Jan. 6 riot. “I join my Republican colleagues unequivocally in condemning left-wing violence but let’s stop pretending that the threat of antifa is equivalent to the white supremacist threat. Vandalizing a federal courthouse in Portland is a crime,” Durbin said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. Durbin said although those who vandalized the courthouse “should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” it’s not equal to the Jan. 6 riot or “mass shootings targeting minority communities.” “This false equivalency is an insult to the brave police officers who were injured or lost their lives on January 6th, as well as dozens of others who have been murdered in white supremacist attacks,” Durbin said. WATCH: Rioters broke into the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 during a … [Read more...] about Treating Antifa, White Supremacy Equally Is Insulting To Injured, Killed Capitol Police Officers, Durbin says