According to the Tennessean newspaper, Toronto defender Justin Morrow said earlier in the day that the group wanted to send a message that the players are "standing up for our brothers and sisters in this fight for racial equality and human rights." … [Read more...] about Black MLS players raise gloved fists in racial justice protest before first match
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch police arrested dozens of farmers Wednesday who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at government plans to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide. … [Read more...] about Dutch Police Arrest Farmers Protesting EU Emission Laws Strangling Agriculture
August 31, 2011 - Gives an interview to Rai TV in Syria. He says of his father, "the leader is fine" and "we will have victory soon" and that "everyone is Moammar Gadhafi. Wherever you see the enemy, attack them. They are weak, they have suffered lots of losses and they are now licking their wounds." … [Read more...] about Saif al-Islam Gadhafi Fast Facts
The bill title, H.R. 40, is a reference to the unfilled Union promise in 1865 to freed enslaved people of "40 acres and a mule." Backers of reparations argue that white people built their wealth on the backs of slave labor. Their wealth multiplied and was passed down to generations. Now, they say, the wealth gap between African-Americans and white Americans is so large due to years of systemic racism and discrimination that America has a responsibility to remedy the government-sanctioned disparities. … [Read more...] about Lawmakers make push for slavery reparations in wake of George Floyd’s death
In interviews with committee staff, large medical equipment companies cautioned that prices for raw materials have risen dramatically. One executive told congressional staff that "raw material for gowns is unavailable at any price, at least in the quantities we need to make gowns" and warned continuing to supply PPE under these conditions is "not sustainable." … [Read more...] about America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.