The president-elect has spoken out about China's human rights abuses and in November 2019 called the mass internment of Uyghur Muslims "among the worst abuses of human rights in the world today." "The US cannot be silent — we must speak out against this oppression and relentlessly defend human rights around the world," Biden tweeted. … [Read more...] about US accuses China of ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs and minority groups in Xinjiang
"African countries are so desperately in need of a vaccine, not because of the health implications, but because of the economic implications," said Moore. "We'll soon be living in a two-tier world, where Western countries will be opening the door after vaccinating their populations and developing countries, especially in Africa, will lack access to the rest of the world." … [Read more...] about China keeps promising its African allies that coronavirus vaccines for the continent are a priority. But where are they?
Cambodia has secured doses for 3.2 million people under the COVAX initiative, but no details have been released on when those will arrive. Additional doses will be ordered from unspecified vaccine providers, said the prime minister, according to national press agency Agence Kampuchea Press. … [Read more...] about What we know about Asia Pacific’s Covid-19 vaccines
“I understand that city government has the power to change lives, uplift communities, and fix what’s broken in our city. Our city is divided, but when we all lay our heads down at night, I believe we all share the same vision for our families, our children, and our neighborhoods. To fulfill our vision for a better tomorrow, Pittsburgh deserves a mayor who will fight with all they’ve got to see the vision through. I’m ready for that fight, and as the next Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh, I’ll be a mayor for all of us,” Gainey said in the release. … [Read more...] about State Rep. Ed Gainey Announces Candidacy For Mayor Of Pittsburgh
Officer Rusten Sheskey’s shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, captured on bystander video, turned the nation’s spotlight on Wisconsin during a summer marked by protests over police brutality and racism. More than 250 people were arrested in the days that followed, including 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, a self-styled medic with an assault rifle who is charged in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of a third. … [Read more...] about No charges against Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake