Forty years ago today, Philadelphia journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested and charged with the shooting death of 25-year-old Daniel Faulkner, a police officer for the city.
Private businesses have the right to restrict their services to customers who adhere to the house rules. Maybe that means posting signs that say, “No shirt, no shoes, no service,” restricting restroom use to paying customers, or, yes, banning firearms from the property.
Nearly a million noncitizens in New York City will be able to vote in municipal elections under legislation that passed the City Council on Thursday.
The final grievance that Thomas Jefferson included in the Declaration of Independence used blatantly racist language, making it stand out in the document: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” The aboriginal peoples of North America were described as vicious terrorists, but the British king was also guilty of a crime that was worse than instigating the Native Americans: fomenting insurrections of the people in the colonies. Those people were the enslaved African Americans, and the king’s supposed efforts to turn them against their enslavers was a factor in unifying the colonists against their monarch. In fact, according to Robert G. Parkinson, the thirteen colonies were truly unified in their fear of both slave insurrections and the Native American threat.
The US gathers allies against China in “Summit for Democracy” Peoples Dispatch
More than 100 Florida National Guard troops are currently deployed to Ukraine. … U.S. special operations forces regularly conduct exercises with their Ukrainian counterparts. He declined to say how many American troops are currently deployed to Ukraine, citing security concerns.
Twelve days after a Bloomberg Nov. 11 Headline proclaimed that “Ethiopia’s Civil War Is a Problem That U.S. Troops Can Help Solve,” President Joe Biden announced the Deployment of 1,000 National Guard Troops to the Ethiopian border—as if he had learned nothing from the U.S.’s disastrous 75-year history of military involvement in (and incitement of) foreign civil wars in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Somalia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Serbia, Libya, Afghanistan and Syria.
China and Nicaragua to Collab on New Multipolar World Kawsachun News
Extreme weather and pandemic help drive global food prices to 46-year high Climate Connections
Current high food prices, combined with the ongoing pandemic, will make the global food supply highly vulnerable to extreme weather shocks in 2022.
Father’s Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner AP [frontrunner in the U.S. media, not in Chile]
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