Weekly RoundUp (7/12-7/18)

Monday:   Christian Emmanuel Sanon has been arrested in connection to the assasisantion of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Police have stated that Sanon planned to assume the presidency and is accused of working with the people who plotted the killing. Over 99% of COVID-19 deaths in the US for the month of June were inContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (7/12-7/18)”

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 (6/28-7/4)

Monday:   About 2,000 healthcare workers are on strike in Cook County, Illinois. The workers are demanding better pay and affordable healthcare. They are also requesting temporary bonuses for the hazardous work they do as frontline workers during the pandemic. Amidst pride month celebrations all over the world, police in riot gear in Turkey, ElContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (6/28-7/4)”

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 (6/14-6/20)

Monday:   Naftali Bennett is set to replace Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s new Prime Minister following Netanyahu’s 12-year long term. Bennett is part of the right-wing nationalist party Yamina (translated from Hebrew as “rightwards”). He describes himself as more right-wing than Netanyahu and has long championed Jewish claims to East Jerusalem, the West Bank, andContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (6/14-6/20)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/31-6/6)

Monday: One of the first cash reparations programs in the US has been launched by the Virginia Theological Seminary. The seminary was constructed by enslaved black people during the Reconstruction and Jim Crow periods. As part of the reparation program, descendants of the enslaved people that were used by the Virginia Theological Seminary will receiveContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/31-6/6)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/24-5/30)

Monday:   An Amazon fulfillment center construction site in Windsor, Connecticut has been shut down temporarily after seven apparent nooses were discovered. The first noose was found in late April and was in an area not covered by security cameras. Employees have stated that they have seen racist behavior and confederate flags on display onContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/24-5/30)”

2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation

Image Source: Ted Eytan, Creative Commons Content warning: the following article contains descriptions of anti-transgender legislation and transphobic rhetoric. We are only five months into 2021, but it has officially been declared a record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation. Over 82 bills have been filed countrywide attempting to single out trans people in one way orContinue reading “2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation”

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)”