Tag Archives: Social Issues

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Unite The Right rally organizer is chased away by angry protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 13, 2017) (NBC) – Rally organizer Jason Kessler, whom civil rights groups identified as a white nationalist blogger, attempted to hold a press conference outside city hall in Charlottesville on Sunday (August 13), but was quickly shouted down by protesters. The crowd approached Kessler, who was quickly taken away by state police.

State of emergency declared in Virginia amid ongoing clashes during counter rallies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA , UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday (August 12) ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general’s statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery. Continue reading

12Aug/17

The vending machine helping fight against HIV

An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out whether they have contracted the virus as a first step to seek treatment, a doctor said. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading