Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicGeorge Floyd

Topic: George Floyd

Inoculation against humans, Boris’ vacuumed tongue & a ‘blue wall’ falls

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Legacy of George Floyd not his murder, but lasting police reform: Biden on Chauvin verdict

The US president expressed optimism that the verdict could mark a 'moment of significant change' for a nation he said had not done enough to confront racial injustice.

Police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three charges of killing George Floyd

Floyd, 46, was killed in a brutal abuse of police force on 25 May 2020 during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit 20 dollar bill in Minneapolis.

Donald Trump ends historically unpopular US presidency with 34% approval

Gallup poll gives the most historical perspective, measuring Trump against his last 12 predecessors, going back to Harry S Truman. Obama left office with a 59% approval rating.

5 NBA games, other US sporting events called off as players protest shooting of Black man

Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka was among the sportspersons protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake who was shot in the back 7 times by police in Wisconsin.

Michelle Obama says racial strife, Covid, Trump hypocrisy has given her low-grade depression

On her podcast, former US First Lady Michelle Obama talked about the current scenario in the US and how she has coped with it.

Boris Johnson ‘celebrates’ one year in office & Trump’s ‘police state’ in the US

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Black manager accuses Facebook of systemically discriminating in hiring, salaries, promotions

Facebook is facing a class action from Black people who’ve experienced discrimination inside the company while it deals with an ad boycott campaign.

Campaign to boycott Facebook ads plans to go global, says Reuters report

Stop Hate for Profit has already got more than 160 companies to stop spending on Facebook ads & is now looking to Europe to sign on more.

Four ways to be an ally in the fight against racism

The Black Lives Matter protests in the US have led to a conversation about structural and systemic racism that exist in most countries today.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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