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

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

Trump urges Barr to prosecute those who damage monuments | TheHill


President Trump on Friday directed Attorney General William Barr to prioritize prosecution for those who damage federal monuments as the administration pushes to protect statues and monuments from

Source: Trump urges Barr to prosecute those who damage monuments | TheHill

NYT: U.S. must release children from family detention centers, judge rules : MSNBC


A federal judge in California has ruled that the government must release migrant children held in the country’s three family detention centers by July 17 because of the danger posed by coronavirus.

Source: NYT: U.S. must release children from family detention centers, judge rules : MSNBC

Pensioner calls police on girl, 9, after she writes ‘black lives matter’ outside home – Mirror Online


A pensioner called police on a nine-year-old girl after she wrote “Black Lives Matter” in chalk outside her home, it has been reported.

The woman accused little Mira Acklin of vandalising the street where they live in Ohio and called 911 to report her.

Mira’s mum, Jenna Acklin, said she was “proud of her kind heart” and added their neighbour was “nasty”.

She took to Facebook to recount the series of events that happened after Mira wrote the message in the street.

Jenna said their neighbour called police, reporting people yelling and painting in the street.

Source: Pensioner calls police on girl, 9, after she writes ‘black lives matter’ outside home – Mirror Online

 

 

Wood heaters too dirty to sell are clean enough to give to tribes, says EPA | Environment | The Guardian


Stoves that produce pollutants known to make people sick can be donated to tribes and Appalachian communities

Source: Wood heaters too dirty to sell are clean enough to give to tribes, says EPA | Environment | The Guardian

Unlawful Do Not Resuscitate Orders For Disabled Covid Patients ‘Outrageous’ : Forbes : The Learning Disabilities Daily


The coronavirus pandemic has seen an unprecedented rise in doctors placing unlawful Do Not Resuscitate orders on the medical records of people with learning disabilities. Many disabled people also fear they would be placed at the back of the queue if there was a shortage of hospital ventilators.

Source: Unlawful Do Not Resuscitate Orders For Disabled Covid Patients ‘Outrageous’ : Forbes : The Learning Disabilities Daily