Tuesday, 29 November, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.