Extreme rightwing candidate Jair Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain who has defended torture and dictatorship, won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election, but his total of 46 per cent fell short of the 50 per cent of the valid votes needed. There will be a final round on 28 October. His opponent is Fernando Haddad, […]
Women will now be able to join all combat units in the British military, including the elite special forces unit SAS. Defense Minister Gavin Williamson called the change “historic.”
We know the President can be fast and loose with language, ABC Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel writes. But did he understand the implications of his words this week?
The police are investigating the motive for the attack, in which they say Gregory Bush, who is white, fatally shot two black people.
True this! Our problem isn’t “incivility.” It’s right-wing violence.
I’m white, but I’ll never forget the time my son and his black friend — they were both about 8 or 9 at the time — went to an art store in Noe Valley, San Francisco, to get some markers. They came home empty-handed and told the same story: A salesperson in the store followed my son’s friend around and then told him to get out. I brought them back to the store and sent them in first. Then I casually walked in, not acknowledging them, and pretended to shop. Immediately, the salesperson started following my son’s friend. You should have seen her face when I said they were with me. The horror of this racism is that it starts when children are so young. It’s insidious and thoroughly rooted in our society. The amount of hurt it causes is incalculable and it has to stop
They are examples of stochastic terrorism — individually random, but these days, statistically predictable.
For an African-American woman, a study-abroad program in Italy led to an eye-opening experience. “Disgusting black women” were the stinging words of one racial encounter.
Steve Zinninger told Wave 3 News that his father confronted the gunman at one point during the encounter, brandishing a gun of his own and telling him that he would not shoot if the gunman did not shoot. Mr. Zinninger said the gunman told his father, “Whites don’t kill whites,” and moved on.
Close to the summit of Vignemale, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees, there are several mysterious holes in the rock that have been blasted open by dynamite, providing a door to an age so different to ours that the accompanying story hardly seems true.