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Trump Escalates Culture War

WHITE HOUSE – U.S. President Donald Trump is firmly planting his flag on one side of the culture war in America. In a pair of high-profile speeches and in comments on Twitter, Trump rebuffed the growing movement that wants police forces to address racial bias and seeks the removal of monuments and flags of the Confederacy. Read More »

Scourge of Racism Violates UN Charter

By Amina J. Mohammed GENEVA, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) – I welcome this opportunity to speak to this urgent and necessary debate of the Human Rights Council. I bring you warm greetings from Secretary-General António Guterres, who shares your abhorrence of racism and is committed to fighting it with every tool we have. Read More »

10 doctors suspended: Refusal to treat virus patients in Ctg

Chittagong, June 17 – Ten physicians of different hospitals under Chittagong City Corporation and a store keeper have been suspended for refusing to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients. Chattogram City Corporation issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday night, said Chief Health Officer of Chattogram City Corporation, Dr Selim Akter. Read More »

Forced marriage, organ trafficking rife in Asia Pacific – II

By Neena Bhandari The Asia Pacific region predominates in the numbers of victims of modern slavery. The region had 55 percent of the victims of forced marriage worldwide. This is the second of a 2-part series on trafficking and modern slavery in the Asia Pacific region. SYDNEY, Australia, 2020 (IPS) – A single mother, Mai (name changed) had the responsibility ... Read More »

Covid-19 has increased children’s exposure to traffickers

By Tasneem Tayeb Jun 16 2020 – With Covid-19 bringing economic activities across nations to a halt, more and more people are being pushed into poverty. Job losses, business losses and farming losses, leading to economic stress, are pushing many to the fringes of poverty. And as families are being rendered helpless, the worst sufferers are invariably the children. Read More »

Racism and Dominance

By Jan Lundius STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) – The #MeToo movement triggered worldwide protests that hopefully was instrumental in making people better aware of a continuous and often hidden mistreatment of women. Maybe can the current I can’t breathe movement make people realize that institutional racism is far from extinct. Read More »

American traumas

by Karin Pettersson on 8th June 2020 @AB_Karin Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart. In 50 years, will the United States still exist? Or will the union have been pulled apart—in a peaceful or, at worst, a violent and bloody process? Read More »