Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicUS protests

Topic: US protests

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.

We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones

If the goal is to promote hope and to inspire change, it would be far better to build. The cause of justice would not be much helped by tearing down old statues.

US protests didn’t cause another outbreak, 30-min coronavirus test & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima pancake brand to get a new name, lose logo of Black woman

The company said it acknowledged that the 131-year-old branding of the pancake mix and syrup was rooted in racially problematic tropes.

Every black man in US fears being stopped by police, key Republican Senator Graham says

US Senators are calling for overhauling police training & citizen rights as Congress wrestles with nationwide protests over racial injustice and police misconduct.

Trump is isolating himself with his ‘bad apples’ argument on police brutality, race issues

With his responses to the protests diverging increasingly from even some Republicans, Trump is charting the kind of course he plotted for his surprise 2016 win.

Should Twitter, FB censor world leaders like Trump or remain platforms for freedom of speech?

Earlier, Twitter issued a fact-checking warning on Trump's controversial tweet threatening Minneapolis protesters.

Silence on race no longer an option, US brands struggle to market themselves

Unlike syrupy messages in support of nurses fighting the pandemic or a call for unity after 9/11, there is no happy medium for a position on white privilege.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to understand Facebook’s problem with Mark Zuckerberg

Apart from concerns about the Trump posts, Facebook employees complain Zuckerberg operates in a bubble and needs greater diversity among his senior advisers.

Will protests further spread Covid? Experts say it’s too soon to tell

Tens of thousands of people have been out on streets and into close contact in cities across US, raising concerns of new Covid clusters.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.