The Seattle Children s Museum has laid off nine of its remaining full time staff members this week following a controversial move to delete anti racist messaging from its social media posts. In an open letter published Tuesday on Medium, anonymous workers detailed how executive director Christi Keith purposefully removed captions on Instagram and Facebook that centered the Black Lives Matter movement in order to avoid discouraging contributions from donors. The staff claims this issue is symbolic of regular indignities, microaggressions, and institutional inequities from director level staff. On May 30, an employee added posts addressing racial justice in early childhood education on the museum s social media accounts, stating that children should learn anti racism to foster loving and inclusive communities. In the hours after posting, Keith allegedly took over the social media accounts, first deleting the phrase Black Lives Matter from each caption and then deleting the captions altogether (original text can be viewed on Facebook s public edit history of the posts). In the process, she also changed the Instagram account password and revoked the staff member s access to their work email.
Begum, who is now 20, had her citizenship revoked by the Home Office on security grounds after she was found in a refugee camp in 2019. The Court of Appeal said she had been denied a fair hearing because she could not make her case from the Syrian camp, the BBC reported.
The brutal torture and death of a father and son in custody in Tamil Nadu brings the issue of police impunity to the fore once again. The deaths were not caused by bullets, which might have been less painful, but by organ damage that shows how merciless the policemen were. The victims were dragged to the police station for a non violent crime a civil offence of keeping the shop open longer than allowed very similar to the George Floyd case in America. But where is India s Floyd moment?Earlier this week, the Maharashtra government reinstated four policemen accused in the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003. Yunus s mother has filed a contempt of court petition since a suspension done by a court order cannot be legally revoked by the government. Her son, an IT engineer, was taken by the police and never returned. She could not even see his dead body.
When Article 370 was revoked last August, a strict lockdown and communication blackout was imposed all over Jammu and Kashmir to prevent any backlash against the move. Operations against militants were also suspended. In contrast, after lockdown was imposed early this year to tackle the Covid 19 pandemic, 59 militants were gunned down by security forces. Those killed include senior commanders of the Hizbul Mujahideen like Riyaz Naikoo and Junaid Sherri, Lashkar e Taiba commander Haider, Jaish e Muhammad commander Qari Yasir and Burhan Koka, commander of Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind (AGH), an Al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir.Such has been the pace of anti militancy operations during the lockdown that 23 militants were killed in the first 24 days of April. Meanwhile, 15 civilians and 20 security personnel lost their lives in encounters, targeted killings by militants and shelling by Pakistan this year till June 15. Since February, a new militant group called The Resistance Front (TRF) has been quite active in Kashmir. Security forces say TRF is LeT in disguise and has been formed to mislead the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which has threatened to blacklist Pakistan for supporting terrorism. According to Kashmir inspector general of police Vijay Kumar, TRF has members from the LeT and the Hizbul Mujahideen. He said the hunt for Naikoo, who was Hizb s chief operations commander, was intensified after security forces suffered setbacks in north Kashmir.
London UK , June 29 (ANI): The United Kingdom''s General Medical Council (GMC) has suspended the medical practice licence of a British Pakistani doctor after he claimed that Covid 19 was a conspiracy to control the world.The GMC, which maintains the official list of medical practitioners in the UK, has removed Dr Iqbal Adil''s reference number from its website, Geo News reported."This person has been suspended from the Medical Register and may not practise as a doctor in the UK," the website said, adding that he was neither on the General Practioner (GP) register nor the specialist one."This doctor is not subject to revalidation (as) only doctors holding full registration with a licence to practise are subject to revalidation," the website said.Dr Adil worked in the UK as a specialist in colorectal and emergency surgery and laparoscopy, having graduated from Bahauddin Zakaria University in Pakistan''s Multan city in 1986.The doctor has peddled various conspiracy theories about coronavirus on social media platforms and in online interviews, claiming that the virus "orchestrated by the elite and is indeed a hoax".So far, over 10 million people have been infected with Covid 19 worldwide, while the number of fatalities crossed the 500,000 mark, according to Johns Hopkins University.In an interview to a news outlet, Dr Adil said he had been working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for almost 30 years and was dismissed because of political victimisation, according to Geo News.The doctor, in various social media posts and YouTube videos, claimed that a vaccine was not a cure for Covid 19 while physical distancing was of no help as well to combat the virus. Almost all of his controversial videos have been taken down by YouTube.Following the suspension of his medical practice license, the doctor set up a petition at Change.org, which has got over 300 signatures so far. It says that he "is Chairman of All Pakistan Medical Association and Global Nishtarian Organisation (GNO) with a large number of medical graduates worldwide"."Mr Adil has a family with 3 children to support. NHS UK need doctors to work. It would not be in the best interest of the public and health system to lose experienced and highly qualified surgeon like him," it added while stressing that it was "an injustice" to suspend his license over "his personal point of view on Covid 19"."We request to the GMC to revoke his unfair 12 months suspension ... and allow him fair chance to work in this country (for the benefit of) the health system, communities and medical graduates at large," the petition further states. (ANI)
The ICC Board met via video conference on Thursday with key point in the agenda was whether to adopt a process that selects or elects the new ChairmanAfter Delhi L G revoked order on home isolation, the row has put the spotlight on whether states should be in charge of deciding policies to curb the spread of the pandemic or the Centre should hold the reins.
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.The intervention comes after Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister revoked the autonomy of the disputed Kashmir region in August. Relations in that region of the world have been tense since border clashes last week between India and China further north. Sun Shihai, an expert on South Asian affairs at Sichuan University, told South China Morning Post: ”The already tense India Pakistan relations are on the course of a risky cycle of escalation towards violence and conflict. ”
SRINAGAR, India: Indian forces have killed eight militants in restive Kashmir, including two who hid in a mosque, officials said Friday, as New Delhi escalates counter insurgency efforts in the disputed territory. The new fatalities following gunbattles on Thursday and Friday take the death toll of alleged militants over 100 this year, officials said. Indian administered Kashmir has been in turmoil since last August when New Delhi revoked its semi autonomous status and imposed a communications blackout that has not been fully lifted. One gunbattle at Neej, near the Muslim majority region s main city of Srinagar, led to the death of one militant and a night long standoff with two others who hid inside a mosque, officials said. Security forces used tear smoke shells on the mosque and later neutralized the two inside, Kashmir s inspector general of police Vijay Kumar said in a Twitter statement. There were no immediate independent accounts of the incident. Security forces also killed five militants who hid in an underground shelter in an apple orchard in Shopian district, security officials said. The shootouts have also sparked clashes between government forces and villagers who support the militants. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the two became independent and angrily split in 1947. Both claim the whole region which has been the cause of two wars between the neighbors. Indian forces battling a decades old uprising that has cost tens of thousands of mainly civilian lives have stepped up counter insurgency operations in the region during a recent coronavirus lockdown. In recent weeks the two nuclear armed neighbors have exchanged heavy artillery fire along the unofficial Kashmir border. LONDON: British media said several people had been stabbed in the southern English town of Reading on Saturday and police in the area said they were investigating reports of an incident. Sky News said the stabbings took place at the site of Black Lives Matter protest in the town earlier in the day. Video footage posted on Twitter showed paramedics rushing to help at least three people who were bleeding on the ground in a park. Reuters was unable to verify the footage independently.
Push back against big tech and media gatekeepers.President Trump has responded to Twitter s censorship of his statement by stating that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which shields Big Tech platforms from liability for content posted by their users, should be revoked by Congress.
In a civil trial that concluded Dec. 6 in Huntsville, a Randolph County jury ordered Matheis to be committed for treatment by the Department of Mental Health.In a news release, Attorney General Eric Schmitt''s office stated that Matheis' original charge was abusing a young girl, 6, and additional victims came forward to report abuse. When he was released on parole in 2014, he was charged with additional sex offenses in Boone and Randolph County, charges that were dismissed when his parole was revoked.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyCanada #039;s last Nazi denied a Supreme Court appeal of revoked citizenship Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn In what is likely Canada ''s final major court case over complicity in Nazi atrocities, the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the last ditch appeal of Helmut Oberlander, 95, who worked as a translator for a Nazi killing squad in Ukraine and Russia, lied to obtain Canadian citizenship, then had a successful post war career as a real estate developer in Kitchener Waterloo, Ont.This is the fourth time the government has tried to revoke his citizenship over two decades, after the Federal Court found in 2000 he entered Canada fraudulently in 1954 by failing to disclosing his wartime past. The first time, for example, the revocation was overturned because the government failed to establish that the Einsatzkommando unit for which Oberlander worked had a ”single, brutal purpose, ” which would make even a translator complicit in its murders.
IN 2016 THE World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Britain to be officially free from measles, a highly infectious illness that killed about 110,000 people around the world in 2017. The success was short lived. After 991 infections were recorded in England and Wales in 2018, the WHO revoked Britain s disease free label.Cases of measles are rising in many countries, fuelled in part by conspiracy theories claiming that vaccines given to children cause autism (they do not). Anti vaxxers have long used internet forums and social media to spread their nonsense. Matt Hancock, Britain s health minister, would like to see that stopped. In March he said that internet giants such as Facebook and Google should have a duty of care to their users, putting them in the same legal position as schools or doctors. If firms would not stop the spread of anti vaccination messages voluntarily, said Mr Hancock, he would consider changing the law to force them to do so.
A former American Airlines mechanic who was arrested days before Sept. 11 for allegedly sabotaging an airplane who at the time said the act was part of a labor dispute and because he wanted overtime has terrorist ties and wanted Allah to harm non Muslims, prosecutors said Wednesday. Abdul Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is originally from Iraq but gained U.S. citizenship, had Islamic State videos on his phone, said Allah wanted to hurt non Muslims, and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors presented the evidence at a bail hearing in Miami. Alani allegedly sabotaged a Boeing 737 carrying 150 passengers in July. A sensor detected the problem just before takeoff, and Alani was then paid overtime to fix the problem. But video also showed him inserting styrofoam into sensitive plane components to cause the problem, an FBI affidavit stated. American Airlines suspended Alani, and subsequently fired him. Out of my evil side, I wanted to do something, Alani admitted, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Medetis, The Associated Press reported. He could face 20 years in prison for willfully disabling an aircraft, but has not been charged with terrorism. His attorney, public defender Christian Dunham, asked for $200,000 bail, which he said would be secured by multiple relatives who are in the U.S. as well as former American Airlines co workers, the AP reported. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked his aircraft mechanic certificate, Dunham said. Judge Chris McAliley rejected bail, calling Alani s actions unconscionable. You may be very sympathetic to terrorists, she said. American Airlines has been engaged in a dispute with its unions, the Transport Workers Union of America and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The airline went to court in August to allege that mechanics were intentionally slowing down work causing 900 flights to be canceled over the summer in order to gain leverage in contract negotiations. The judge ordered a permanent injunction against the union requiring it to work normally. The unions caused enormous financial losses to American, and untold harm in lost customer good will, American said in its filing, asking the judge to order the unions to pay for the canceled flights. When Alani was arrested, he reportedly told investigators his efforts were part of this slowdown, and the arrest coming days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack by jihadist terrorists was reported in the press as a labor dispute. Alani explained to law enforcement that he was upset at the stalled contract dispute between the union workers and America Airlines, and that this dispute had affected him financially. Alani claimed that he tampered with the Target Aircraft in order to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work, an FBI affidavit filed at the time of his arrest stated. Gary Peterson, a vice president at the Transport Workers Union, told CNBC of the sabotage: From a union standpoint we wouldn t condone even the thought of doing this. Peterson did not respond to a request from the Daily Caller News Foundation about why, then, former colleagues were according to Alani s lawyer willing to pay the bail for someone who said he sabotaged an aircraft as a result of the labor dispute. The public defender, Dunham, did not return a request asking how many TWU members offered to pay his bail and what their names were. We are cooperating with federal authorities in this investigation. The safety of our customers and team members remains our top priority, an American Airlines statement reads. American Airlines suspended Mr. Alani immediately after he was charged, and was terminated soon thereafter. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email #160;protected Image: Reuters. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Don't have an account? Sign up nowSydney, AU 13 Sept: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM z15 , a new enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments. With z15, clients can manage who gets access to data via policy based controls, with an industry first capability to revoke access to data across the hybrid cloud.
The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the minister told state broadcaster PTV. Khan's government was under pressure from the Opposition and some ministers to impose on India to use its airspace after India revoked special status of Kashmir. Though, so far no decision was taken to impose the blanket ban but Pakistan showed its intension by disallowing President Kovind to use its airspace. Qureshi said New Delhi's tough stance on Kashmir was a serious issue which he would take up with the United Nations Human Rights Council.Over 200 militants are trying to cross into Kashmir from Pakistan: NSA Doval
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Russia for a two day visit on Wednesday. Twitter Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said both New Delhi and Moscow believe not to interfere in the internal matters of any country , reported NDTV. Modi arrived at the Vladivostok International Airport on Wednesday for a two day visit to Russia. During a joint media briefing, Modi said, Both Russia and India want to see a strong, stable, and democratic government in Afghanistan. Modi s comments came amid mounting global concerns over Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre revoked its special status and bifurcated it into Union Territories. Russia has backed India s move, saying that the changes in the status were within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
Letts, who had dual Canadian British citizenship, said he hopes Canada can get him out of the Kurdish prison where he has been held for about two years, even if it means he goes to prison in North America, according to an ITV News interview.Trudeau 's Liberals repealed a law that allowed for the citizenship of those convicted of terrorism offences to be revoked. The policy shift and Trudeau 's famous "a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian " mantra, has prompted accusations from some opponents that he is soft on national security.