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Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight global warming, researchers said, as an organisation running such a service in Indonesia won a U.N. climate award on Tuesday. A new study led by Stanford University analysed the health centre serving 120,000 people, set up by U.S.-based Health In […]

With Candles, Flowers and Signs, Mourners Honor Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court Steps

With Candles, Flowers and Signs, Mourners Honor Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court Steps

On a cool night in a heated political year in Washington, several hundred people clutching candles, flowers and signs quietly gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the death Friday of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A little before midnight, a woman sang the mourners’ Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer […]

Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Previously overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s racial reckoning, climate change has hurled to the front of the U.S. presidential race, as historic wildfires raged in the West and powerful storms battered the South. This week, Democratic contender Joe Biden tackled the issue of extreme weather from his home base in Delaware, calling […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. Ginsburg, a champion of […]

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. business leaders should set targets for recruiting and promoting Black women to tackle a persistent dearth of them in top jobs, a women’s equality group said on Thursday. Black women are just as likely as white men to be interested in becoming top executives, but are held back by discrimination and a lack of […]

Attacks On Aid Workers Reached Record High

Attacks On Aid Workers Reached Record High

Aid workers suffered a record 277 major attacks around the world last year, an independent humanitarian research organisation said on Monday, with healthcare workers responding to crises facing a spike in deadly violence. A total of 483 aid workers were killed, kidnapped, or wounded in 2019, showed data from Humanitarian Outcomes, the highest number since […]

Female Politicians In The United States, Europe Urge Facebook To Protect Women In Politics

Female Politicians In The United States, Europe Urge Facebook To Protect Women In Politics

Facebook Inc must step up and protect women in politics from threats of violence and sexism and hate on its platform, said a letter to the company from female members of the U.S. Congress such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top female politicians from the European Union. Facebook has been heavily criticized for its […]

U.S. Workers Plan Nationwide Strike To Protest Racial Injustice

U.S. Workers Plan Nationwide Strike To Protest Racial Injustice

Fast-food, nursing home, airport and other frontline workers across the United States are planning a mass strike on Monday to protest systemic racism and inadequate protections for Black people against coronavirus. The Strike for Black Lives is expected to draw tens of thousands of workers in over 25 U.S. cities, according to a coalition of […]

‘Treated Like Crap’ – Black Women March For Equality In U.S. Protests

‘Treated Like Crap’ – Black Women March For Equality In U.S. Protests

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at a rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black […]

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

U.S. law student Brieana Gillyard was a child when Sean Bell, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men were killed at the hands of police, and she didn’t grasp the potency of their deaths. But with the killing of George Floyd, 46, another unarmed African American, Gillyard is old enough to understand and join a […]