Weekly RoundUp (7/5-7/11)

Monday: China is set to unfold new privacy laws, which may cause a shake-up in big tech. A letter from Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner noted, “introducing sanctions aimed at individuals is not aligned with global norms and trends.” As many regions continue to grapple with the Delta variant, the UK is set to relax CovidContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (7/5-7/11)”

Weekly RoundUp (6/21-6/27)

Monday More information is being released about the explosion on Florida’s east coast that triggered a 3.9 magnitude earthquake. As it turns out the United States Navy was conducting shock trials, to ensure the stability of their new aircraft carriers. It doesn’t seem as though the U.S. and Iran will be on good terms anytimeContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (6/21-6/27)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/17-5/23)

Monday:   Texas lawmakers have approved an abortion bill Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) that makes abortions past the 6 week mark illegal. The bill includes cases of impregnation by rape and incest, the only exception being medical emergencies. The bill also grants the right for private citizens to sue abortion clinics or anyone aidingContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/17-5/23)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/10-5/16 )

Monday:  The Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem was stormed by Israeli forces during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza, has called for a new uprising and fired multiple rockets at Jerusalem and southern Israel. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has stated, “Israel will respond veryContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/10-5/16 )”

Palestine-Israel (Updated 5/18)

IMAGE BY: Klassic Kowal A deadly occupation that has spanned over 70 years and is woven with settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and violence has boiled to a head once again.  On May 7th, Palestinians began protesting in Jerusalem in response to a pending Israeli court decision. The verdict would allow Israeli landlords, who claim thatContinue reading “Palestine-Israel (Updated 5/18)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/3-5/9)

Monday:  Protests have broken out in Colombia over a tax reform that increases taxes on businesses and individuals amid an economically damaging pandemic. The mostly peaceful protesters clashed with police, leaving at least 37 protesters and one police officer dead. Police fired multiple shots, used teargas, hit people with shields, and rammed motorcycles into theContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/3-5/9)”

Weekly Roundup (4/26-5/2)

Monday: Hospitals in India are running at maximum capacity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of them are forced to turn severely ill people away due to a shortage of oxygen supplies. According to a White House statement, more than $100 million worth of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, oxygen generation units, PPE, vaccine-manufacturing supplies,Continue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/26-5/2)”

Weekly Roundup (4/19-4/25)

Monday: Protesters have taken to the streets in Chicago after 13-year old Adam Toledo was fatally shot in the chest by a police officer. In released body cam footage, Toledo does not appear to be in possession of a weapon as he is shot by Officer Eric Stillman. A handgun was found at the sceneContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/19-4/25)”

Weekly Roundup (4/12-4/18)

Monday:  Protests have broken out over the death of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. Wright was shot and killed by ex-officer Kim Potter after he was pulled over for an expired registration tag and because an air freshener was allegedly obscuring his rearview mirror. An investigation has been launched into the bodycam footage of the officersContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/12-4/18)”