Police described the Austin gunman as "a black male wearing a black shirt with a skinny build and with dreadlocks - dreadlock-type hair." The Statesman-American said it would not publish the "vague" description because it "could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes."
G7 reaches consensus on China dumping, human rights abuses -U.S. official
"Some 80% of China’s IUD insertions have been in Xinjiang, home to less than 2% of the country’s population, & population growth rates in the two largest Uyghur prefectures fell 84%...a brazen Chinese government plan to suppress millions of Uyghur births."
1,900+ Palestinian citizens of Israel have been arrested in the last month. Israel launched operation "Law and Order" in May, arresting anyone they suspected of protesting against the bombardment of Gaza, the attacks at Al Aqsa and the expulsion of families in Sheikh Jarrah.
Police in Nigeria have forcefully dispersed the #June12thProtest taking place in Lagos and Abuja. Follow the thread 👇 for more photos.
Queen Elizabeth II insisted on cutting a cake using a ceremonial sword at an event on the sidelines of the G7 summit. When told there was a knife available instead, the monarch replied, “I know there is! This is something that is more unusual.”
Cross party group of 24 UK parliamentarians call for President Biden to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange, 'an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe' #FreeAssangeNOW #G7
Today we mark five years since 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub. It has been 1,826 days since this tragedy, yet nothing has changed. We demand our elected officials pass commonsense gun safety legislation. #Pulse5YearsLater #HonorThemWithAction
Happy to share some POSITIVE news with you. I have tested covid NEGATIVE. Recovered and ready to return to work. But before I do that, I want to thank all of you for your #GetWellSoon wishes and prayers. Join me LIVE on Facebook at 5pm tomorrow.
Israel this week ordered 1,500 Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem to evacuate and demolish their homes in 21 days — or pay the cost of Israel destroying them. The houses are in al-Bustan, #Silwan , where Israeli settlers are trying to force 100+ families out to build a park.
Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd , has won a Pulitzer Prize special citation. Frazier was 17 when she witnessed ex-officer Derek Chauvin murder Floyd: "My video didn't save George Floyd, but it put his murderer away and off the streets."
There have been export bans by several G7 member countries that blocked production in other countries & sometimes blocked production in middle-income countries,which is essential for production of vaccines for poorest countries. I'll take just one example, India: French President
A cop flipped over a pregnant woman's car because she didn't pull over quick enough. Not only is what she did not wrong, it's what you're supposed to do: turning on hazards to indicate you're complying and pulling over at the next safe place to do so... This man is still a cop.
Jeff Bezos skipped paying federal income tax twice in a period in which he made $127 billion (2007 and 2011), reports @ProPublica . Elon Musk paid none in 2018. It says IRS data shows the 25 richest people paid 3.4% in taxes in 2014-2018, compared to 14% for median households.
3/ What's revealed demolishes the cornerstone myth of the American tax system: That everyone pays their fair share & the richest pay the most.