John Lewis wanted to leave a civil rights ‘roadmap’ for generations to come

Michel cavna THE WASHINGTON POST – Representative John Lewis was so determined to complete his final memoirs at the start of the pandemic that he designed a security system. Andrew Aydin, his co-author and Capitol Hill neighbor, is reportedly delivering their final pages of work to the civil rights icon’s home, hiding them behind planters on the front porch. The …

MLK family and civil rights leaders call for voting rights march in Washington

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is 56 years old today, but instead of simply celebrating the historic law that helped fight the suppression of black voters during the Jim Crow era, civil rights leaders are busy organizing elections. Mass actions to bring a new list of voting rights laws to President Biden’s office. The nation has reached a tipping …

Audio Astra: Civil rights, political divisions, a zoo of yesteryear, school standards

Audio Astra reviews recent audio reports on Kansas news, including podcasts and radio reports. Eric Thomas heads the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. The variety and quality of Kansas audio this week is the best collection since I started this recap in May. While I normally provide longer riffs for …

The strange division of civil rights | Go back

Rarely has the United States Senate been so drastically and dogmatically divided on a major issue as on the jury trial amendment to the Civil Rights Bill – and it has rarely been more difficult to determine which side had the upper hand. more justice in its favor. The jury trial amendment was approved early Friday morning by 51 to …

Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top humanitarian aid official in Myanmar, Humanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan, described how people have been severely affected across the country since the takeover. power of the junta on February 1. “The situation in the country is now characterized by instability and deterioration of the socio-economic and security situation and to add …

Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens |

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top official in helping BurmaHumanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan described how people have been severely affected across the country since the junta took power on February 1. #Myanmar humanitarian update: ▶ ️ More than 220,000 people displaced by conflict and insecurity since February 1. ▶ ️Thousands more impacted by recent floods. ▶ …

One year of security law in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung was scheduled to appear in court last September on a case related to his participation in a banned vigil last June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Instead of appearing as a defendant, he announced on Facebook that he had gone into exile in an undisclosed location, fearing for his own …

Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

STAR PHILIPPINE / MICHAEL VARCAS Several weeks ago, Antonio Carpio, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, forwarded to me on Viber, Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the very popular online conference where ideas are discussed. by knowledgeable and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, an international economist of Zambian origin who comments on important world events, was educated at …

New Civilian Movement Established in Kazakhstan Says It Will Create ‘Real’ Change

ALMATY, Kazakhstan – A group of activists from Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, say they are creating a new civil movement – People’s Trust, which will eventually turn into a political party. The group, led by former diplomat Qazbek Beisebaev and civil rights activist Ghabiden Zhakei, told reporters on June 23 that any Kazakh citizen is welcome to join the new …