COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWN WORLD REACTION


Around the world sample of reaction to COVID-19 There’s been an uptick of rhetoric blaming someone for the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, China and the Chinese people. Instead of using neutral and scientific language like “coronavirus” and “Covid-19,” people are posting online about the “Chinese virus,” “Chinese coronavirus,” “Wuhan virus,” or the “Kung Flu.” Much of this ramping-up can be linked to public statements and social media posts by Republican politicians, including US president Donald Trump. Anti-Chinese sentiment growth For politicians in the US and western Europe seeking to distract from their own disastrous mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea … Continue reading COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWN WORLD REACTION

The Largest Anti-War Protest


On 15 February 2003, a coordinated day of protests started across the world in which people in more than 600 cities expressed opposition to the imminent Iraq War. It was part of a series of protests and political events that had begun in 2002 and continued as the war took place. Social movement researchers have described the 15 February protest as “the largest protest event in human history”. Almost every country worldwide took part in the antiwar demonstration in Europe it included: the Alpine countries, Benelux, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, … Continue reading The Largest Anti-War Protest

Extinction Rebellion threatens action over Terrorist Listing


by Vikram Dodd (Guardian’s Police and crime correspondent) Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal listing of the group an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence. The Guardian revealed on Friday that counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent protest group on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme. Police now say that was an error. On Saturday Amnesty International condemned police as criticism grew and questions remained about how Extinction Rebellion (XR) came to be included in … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion threatens action over Terrorist Listing

UN Award for Senegalese Female Police Officer


A Senegalese police officer serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has beenawarded special recognition for her outstanding service to the Congolese community and national police. Major Seynabou Diouf was announced the 2019 UN Female Police Officer of the year on Friday. She currently leads a task force that helps prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse as part of the UN Mission in the DRC(MONUSCO), in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. “It is a deep honour to receive the UN Female Police Officer of the Year award. It means a … Continue reading UN Award for Senegalese Female Police Officer

Ban on Further UK Fracking


Friends of the Earth have won a ban on any further fracking in the UK. Today the UK Government announced that a moratorium on fracking in England, which means that no new fracking can take place anywhere in the country. Friends of the Earth have campaigned for over 8 years for a ban on fracking in the UK Lancashire and Yorkshire are two areas that campaigned against fracking rigs,  legal threats and earthquakes. Friends of the Earth started campaigning back in 2011  against the emerging fracking industry, because the last thing the UK needed was a new source of fossil … Continue reading Ban on Further UK Fracking