According to a statement by the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping said in a phone call that the assistance the countries provided each other at the hight of the novel coronavirus pandemic was "a striking manifestation" of the strategic partnership between them.The leaders intend to "continue actively increasing economic cooperation based on large scale projects in the areas of hydrocarbon supplies, peaceful nuclear power, civil aircraft construction, scientific, technical and innovative cooperation," it said.
George Floyd died in police brutality in Minneapolis on May 25. His death triggered widespread protests, some violent and many peaceful, across every city in America. Such has been the public outrage in US that tens of thousands of people continued with their demonstrations throughout last week, as the Floyd case reignited deep seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. Demonstrators took to the streets not only to express their outrage at the treatment of Floyd but to condemn police brutality against black Americans more widely. What began as a local protest in Minneapolis soon became a national indignation and cut through global consciousness in a way not seen since the police attack on Rodney King in 1991. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations have taken place in public squares from Paris to London to Amsterdam to Sydney to Auckland. The worldwide protests against the visceral horror of Floyd s slow public execution under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and frequent cases of police brutality and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers against African Americans shows that racism and police brutality are not specific only to US but is a global phenomenon by its very nature. It is not uncommon to see similar dynamics in Brazil, or Australia, or Britain, or even India in its different manifestation. More generally and at a larger level, the violence and protests that followed Floyd s killing have called for an end to deep rooted racism and discrimination against Blacks in the US, which is said to be worse than in Europe. It is also said that in the US, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system. For many the outrage over Floyd s death reflects years of frustration over socio economic inequality and discrimination.
So, what did it signify? The Prime Minister''s speech and his itinerary suggests that he was addressing a domestic audience, or rather, a domestic audience made up of three constituencies. These were the troops in front of him seated in socially distanced rows of chairs in a desolate terrain. Elsewhere, there was the large constituency of former soldiers and veterans outraged by the Chinese ambush who are politically significant because at times like this they help make the political weather. Encompassing both constituencies was the nation at large waiting to hear how its Prime Minister, avowedly committed to meeting military aggression with swift retaliation, planned to deal with China''s violent encroachment.It became clear that the speech''s forward location did not betoken a more forthright posture. Apart from paying tribute to the valour and sacrifice of the soldiers arrayed in front of him, the Prime Minister spoke in general terms about the futility of 'expansionism' and India''s readiness, despite its peaceful nature, to defend itself against aggression. In keeping with the tenor of his speeches to India''s Chief Ministers and the recent all party conference, he did not name the enemy.
DHARAMSHALA, July 5: Indian Americans, Tibetans and members of the Taiwanese community held a protest against China at Times Square, New York on Friday. Their statement sought diplomatic isolation and economic boycott of the CCP and urged PM Modi, President Trump, and PM Shinzo Abe to lead a global coalition against China.Jagdish Sewhani, President of the American Indian Public Affairs Committee, said that as the international community battled with COVID 19, China chose to show its true intentions by displaying aggression against its neighbours including India. I say it rogue, because the way China is treating people in Hong Kong, repression against the peace loving people of Tibet. And now it is doing the same against the Muslims Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. Its entire population is under constant surveillance, and now it wants to convert the entire world into a surveillance state, remarked the president.
Some educators recoil at this statement, claiming that because they are educators they must remain politically neutral. But Black Lives Matter is not a political statement. It is an affirmation of the humanity of our students and communities. Neutrality on matters of justice serves only the oppressors. Neutrality in the pursuit of justice for Black Lives betrays the communities we serve.The recent nationwide protests in response to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police have laid bare the profound societal inequities many Black Americans experience. While educators have been supporters of peaceful protests and advocates for change in police practices, as calls go out demanding we reform how law enforcement treats Black Americans, particularly young Black males, we must question what s happening to Black children in our schools and move beyond protest to action.
The group posted on Facebook about the protest they're calling ShutdownTheOceanFront2.0. They called for a peaceful rally which started at 7:57 p.m. on Rudee Loop.Police were down at the Oceanfront before the protest started to shut down a few blocks along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues. They also redirected traffic coming from I 264.
Ever since the incident of George Floyd s horrific death at the hands of a rogue and irresponsible police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, we, the American public, have been subjected to non stop protests and situations that have escalated into acts of utter violence, looting, burning, destruction of property, disrespect for law and order, the defacing of America s buildings and historical monuments and statues. The original premise of protesting against police brutality and the wrongful death of Mr. Floyd has now become a totally out of control mob mentality bent on lawlessness and anarchy.The Black Lives Matter movement said the protests against certain injustices were to be peaceful. Anybody having a television, computer or any digital device knows otherwise. There s plenty of proof that the marches and protests, violent occupations of portions of major cities, under any banner or name, are anything but peaceful. These riots incited arson, shootings, vandalism, rape and now at least two murders, providing unmitigated evidence that any intention of peaceful assembly has been totally abandoned.
ISLAMABAD Pakistan and the United States yesterday showed satisfaction over the Afghan peace process,
In Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Action #038; Organizing Committee, Lafayette Parish NAACP Unit #6060, Lafayette Tenants; Coalition, Sunder Press, and Move the Mindset, organized a rally against police brutality. Activists and community activists of all races gathered together on the corner of University Avenue and Johnston Street to demand change. "I can ''t stop crying. This is enough. I don ''t want to feel helpless. These are some of my friends names, some of them have black sons. I don ''t want them to be killed. "
;As the world;s largest and oldest democracies, we are natural allies,; he said. ;Our partnership with the US is critical in translating India;s bold vision for development into a reality. There is much that the India US partnership has achieved, and there is much more that remains to be done in the days ahead,; Sandhu said.The discussion on #8216;US India partnership ' was hosted by Hudson Institute ''s director of India Initiative, Aparna Pande, who referred to the Indo US ties as one between #8216;natural allies. ' She asked a series of questions on the three pegs that comprise the partnership: economic, strategic and people to people.Citing the bilateral trade figure of USD 150 billion, the Indian envoy spoke about how all major US Fortune 500 companies are among the 2,000 American companies that have invested in India. At the same time, Indian companies, numbering over 200, have invested more than USD 22 billion in the US economy. The Indian companies have created more than 1,25,000 jobs in America, he noted.Similarly, the strong defence partnership is shown not just by the USD 21 billion in trade but the two countries also support a free and open Indo Pacific based on a rules based order, based on ASEAN centrality, with freedom of navigation and peaceful settlement of disputes under the framework of international law, he saidThe COVID19 pandemic has boosted this partnership, Sandhu said. "Not only are Indian American and Indian origin doctors and healthcare professionals at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic but there are three ongoing partnerships in COVID 19 vaccine development between companies and institutions of the two countries, " he said.Gilead Sciences has entered into an agreement with seven Indian companies to manufacture and distribute remdesivir, which has been authorised for emergency use against COVID 19, to several other countries in the world, he said.Sandhu also emphasised the critical role played by the four million strong Indian American community along with over 200,000 Indian students and other professionals who work in the United States.
China is on the full course of aggression. It is an old habit for the Middle Kingdom. However, it does it in the guise of Peaceful rise , and China Dream .The latest episode of Chinese brutality across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh simply demonstrates the fact that the Xi Jinping regime has become desperate to grab more and more territories. Xi is a megalomaniac. He wants to be everything President, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC). Unfortunately, the Chinese parliament i.e. National People s Congress (NPC) passed much talked about legislations to remove the two terms limit imposed on Presidents since the 1990s.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Friday suggested a five point PEACE action plan for the industrial development of the country at a time when border tensions with China are at its peak and demand for boycotting Chinese goods are escalating.As per reports, FICCI president Sangita Reddy, in a letter to Members on India China stand off and Industry Action Plan, said that India needs to follow the organization s action plan for domestic industrial development.
By Katie Bohannon, News EditorDuring a time when division and strife appear rampant, one community organization remains steadfast to promote a message of healing, justice and peace.
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Prime Minister Hun Sen today called on building owners to lower rental fees for the educational sector as tenants could not afford the payment amid the coronavirus pandemic.Speaking during an official launch of the Cash Transfer Program For Poor and Vulnerable Households During COVID 19 at the Peace Palace, Mr Hun Sen said: Before I have mentioned about lowering the rental fee for all sectors. Today, I take this chance to call on building owners who have rented it for the educational sector to lower the fee.
As a frequent visitor to the national archives of India, I come across innumerable documents that speak of raids by the people of northeast upon the British.
ISLAMABAD Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday said that peace in Pakistan irks India.