Author: S. R. G.

Trudeau Won’t Attend Washington Summit, Mexican President Says

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not attend talks in Washington, D.C. the week of July 6th, to inaugurate the start of the new North American trade deal, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador committed to meeting the U.S. President in-person, Trudeau abstained

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Mississippi Votes To Strip Confederate Emblem From State Flag

On June 28th, 2020, Mississippi lawmakers successfully voted to remove the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag. The Confederate emblem is a symbol of former slave-owning states in the United States. Mississippi is the last state to feature the Confederate emblem on its flag. Both the state’s House of Representatives

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Minnesota Minority Corrections Officers Claim Only White Officers Allowed Contact With Derek Chauvin

On June 21st, 2020, Minneapolis news source, the Star Tribune, reported that eight minority-race officers filed for discrimination charges with the state’s Department of Human Rights, claiming that they were barred from contact with white Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter of George

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What Jeff Sessions’ Resignation Means For Civil Rights

Jeff Sessions has resigned as Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as of November 7th, 2018. Upon his departure, Sessions signed a memorandum that demands stricter requirements on instituting “consent decrees” between the DOJ and local police departments, which effectively increases the difficulty by which the DOJ

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Taliban Forces Kill 27 Members Of Afghan Security 

On September 17, 2018, global news sources reported that more than 27 security force members were killed across three provinces in Afghanistan: Farah, Badghis, and Baghlan. Taliban forces have been targeting police checkpoints and killing, wounding, or abducting security force members. The Taliban publicly claims responsibility for such attacks. These

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Deadly ‘Terrorist’ Attack Hits Libya’s Oil Firm

On Monday, September 10th, 2018, an unclaimed group of six armed fighters carried out an attack on the National Oil Company in Tripoli, Libya. There was an open gun battle and one large blast—an apparent suicide attack. According to the health ministry, at least 2 company staff were killed, and

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Saudi Air Raid on Houthi Territory IDP Camp Kills 22 Children 

On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, Houthi news source SABA reported that the Saudi-UAE military alliance led an air-raid on an IDP camp in Duraihami, Yemen, killing 22 children. This report comes just weeks after another attack in Northern Yemen which killed 40 children. According to Hussiein al-Bukhaiti, a pro-Houthi activist

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