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'The UK is not innocent': thousands protest racism in London – video
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Thousands of protesters rallied in solidarity with Black Lives Matter across the UK. Demonstrators defied calls from government officials to avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic as they demonstrated for an end to systemic racism and demanded racial justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the USUK anti-racism protesters defy calls to avoid mass gatherings Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane of ‘no help’, Iran claims
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Tehran says it will transfer boxes of Flight 752 abroad but insists investigation is nearly completeThe black boxes of a Ukrainian plane mistakenly downed near Tehran airport will be of “no help” in any investigation, but Iran is ready to transfer them abroad, state media said Saturday.Flight 752, an Ukraine International Airlines jetliner, was struck by a missile and crashed shortly after taking off from the Tehran airport on 8 January. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Canadian First Nation chief says RCMP violently assaulted him
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Allan Adam claims police attacked him and his wife after he was stopped over licence tagA prominent First Nations chief in Canada has said he and his wife were assaulted by police officers over an expired licence plate, an incident that came as the country grapples with continued violence against ethnic minorities at the hands of police.Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, a well-known businessman whose community has extensive operations in Alberta’s oil sands, said he and his wife, Freda Courtoreille, had a violent encounter with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on 10 March that has left the community in anguish.  Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Sexist forum posts hundreds of private images of Australian female journalists and celebrities
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Women whose social media pictures were uploaded to the site say they feel ‘violated’ by intrusion on their privacyFemale journalists say they feel “violated” by a sexist forum that has been posting personal images and lewd comments about women in the Australian media industry for more than a decade.Hundreds of high-profile journalists and emerging reporters have had their images uploaded onto the forum, which also posts suggestive images of Australian actresses, female sports stars and models. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Jailed Australian democracy activist has 'disappeared' inside Vietnam's prison system
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Chau Van Kham’s family has lost contact with him for nearly four months and fear the Australian government has ‘forgotten about him’A 70-year-old Australian democracy activist has “disappeared” inside Vietnam’s prison system: no one from his family or the Australian government has been allowed to see or speak with him for nearly four months. Human rights advocates, lawyers and Chau Van Kham’s family said the charges against him are baseless and politically motivated, his single-day multiple-defendant trial was grossly unfair, and his failing health means his 12-year prison sentence is “effectively a death sentence”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Bushfire emergency relief: 'People shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get help'
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First came the disaster, then the trauma and then the endless paperwork. Surely we can do something about the paperwork, one homeowner tells the royal commissionThe house burned down on New Year’s Eve. And at least once a month, for the past five months, Prof Sue Townsend has been asked to show proof.Proof that the house has indeed burned, swallowed up in the 300,000-hectare Dunns Road fire that flowed down the mountain toward the small town of Tumbarumba on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains.  Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'It’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation
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While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn’t seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers’ group didn’t vaccinate either.“I had friends who believed in natural healing, healthy food, being vegan, eating raw food. I just didn’t think that vaccines were necessary.”  Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks
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Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issueDowning Street has been accused of reopening the door to imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, after a leaked memo instructed ministers to have “no specific policy” on animal welfare in US trade talks.The letter from No 10 states that the ministerial mandate for the US negotiations was “being updated to reflect” the fact that the UK was to have no policy position on animal welfare. The revelation will raise more concerns about the government’s commitment to upholding “high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Prime minister told to dump rhetoric and plan for new Covid wave
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Medical chiefs call for a public health campaign as faith in government strategy slumpsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior figures from across the NHS have issued an urgent plea for a comprehensive plan to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections, as Boris Johnson continues to lose public confidence in his handling of the pandemic.Amid persistent fears among scientists that the virus remains too prevalent to ease the lockdown further, the prime minister has been urged to ditch “cheap political rhetoric” that risks eroding the public’s adherence to lockdown measures in the months ahead. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
The George Floyd murder and Covid-19 have hurt Trump, but maybe not fatally
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The president’s approval ratings have dipped sharply but he could still beat BidenVoter disapproval of Donald Trump’s handling of the George Floyd protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, plus the accompanying economic meltdown, have undoubtedly hurt the president’s re-election chances.But it’s unclear whether the damage is fatal. Could Trump, despite everything, still stage a comeback and beat the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden? Continue reading... (The Guardian)