‘The worshipping of whiteness’: why racist symbols persist in America | World news | The Guardian


Tributes to a checkered past exist all over the US, even as Confederate statues are removed and brands reconsider racial stereotypes

Source: ‘The worshipping of whiteness’: why racist symbols persist in America | World news | The Guardian

 

 

 

A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation


Marches demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.

Source: A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation

 

Why some Americans seem more ‘American’ than others : The Conversation


The US and other countries have a legal definition of citizenship, yet human psychology and identity politics result in ingrained biases over who truly belongs.

Source: Why some Americans seem more ‘American’ than others : The Conversation

Trump has a plan to stay in the White House if he loses election, former senator says | The Independent


President Donald Trump is scheming to retain power in the event of an electoral loss in November, according to a former Senator from Colorado.  Tim Wirth published an op-ed in Newsweek where he lays

Source: Trump has a plan to stay in the White House if he loses election, former senator says | The Independent

Covid-19 crisis has exposed inequalities for mental health and learning disabilities | Nursing Times


Nursing Times has explored its impact on people with mental health issues and learning disabilities and the staff who care for them.

According to Royal College of Nursing mental health professional lead Catherine Gamble, there was already a lack of understanding about the “fragility” of people with mental health illnesses, which was highlighted by a shortfall of support for the sector during the Covid-19 crisis.

Although efforts had been made to protect people physically from the virus, the same attention was not given to those needing mental health care, Ms Gamble said.

Likewise, she said the needs of mental health nurses were not considered in the same way as colleagues in physical health services, with visits from high-profile leaders mostly focused on general hospitals, for example.

One of the biggest challenges for the sector was the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the lack of specific guidance tailored to mental health services.

The wearing PPE by staff was not only “extremely frightening” for some patients, it also posed safety risks during restraints.

“You expect to see it in intensive care, but you don’t expect to see it if you’re at a psychiatric hospital,” said Ms Gamble.

Source: Covid-19 crisis has exposed inequalities for mental health and learning disabilities | Nursing Times

UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political


The United Kingdom is the fifth- or sixth-richest nation in the world; we should be able to afford to handle Covid-19 while still giving the best-quality care to those who need it. But we don’…

Source: UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political

Trump has ‘gone awol’ as president amid coronavirus pandemic, says ex-CIA director | US news | The Guardian


Leon Panetta becomes latest prominent public figure to accuse Trump of effectively surrendering to the virus and abandoning Americans to their fate

Source: Trump has ‘gone awol’ as president amid coronavirus pandemic, says ex-CIA director | US news | The Guardian

White House goes through dizzying change in staff | TheHill


President Trump has replaced his chief of staff, press secretary, legislative affairs director and domestic policy adviser and retooled his communications shop in a span of about three months and

Source: White House goes through dizzying change in staff | TheHill

Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online


U.S. intelligence has concluded that a Russian unit paid bounties to Taliban elements for killings of U.S. troops, according to a bombshell news report released Friday.

Source: Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online

Trump knows he is losing, and he’s prepared to tear the nation apart when it happens : Daily Kos


Donald J. Trump may have some sanity problems, but even he has to recognize that the crowds are smaller, the polling data is worsening every day, and his re-election looks shakier with every passing week. There are a few standards that Presidents are expected to commit to in our country. One of those standards is the peaceful transition of power. Donald J. Trump, however,is not one of those presidents. Instead, President Trump is busy laying out a case, now, for unbridled civil unrest and ‘let’s end democracy’ acts should he fail to win in November. Why? Because Trump is already calling the 2020 election a fraud.

 

Source: Trump knows he is losing, and he’s prepared to tear the nation apart when it happens : Daily Kos