On May 27, 2020, less than a week after Beijing announced it intended to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, Secretary Pompeo provided his certification to Congress, stating “Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China.”His certification, which is required under the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, enables the Trump administration to identify proper response to Beijing's breach of an international treaty it signed with Great Britain in 1984, which was supposed to guarantee Hong Kong's semi-autonomy status for 50 years. … [Read more...] about Helen Raleigh: Trump admin on China’s human rights abuses — tough stance deserves credit
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Though numerous efforts to get the club to change the nickname and logo - with many Native American groups calling the name racist - pressure has ramped up in July, with numerous investment firms and corporate shareholders with companies such as Nike, PepsiCo and FedEx imploring those firms to cut advertising ties with the team. … [Read more...] about Washington Redskins will officially drop ‘racist’ name after sponsor FedEx threatened to pull out of $205million stadium naming rights deal
Despite having four months off, Brigitta isn't feeling rusty with pen in hand after practicing on her nearest and dearest during lockdown - and even inked herself. The business owner of four years added: 'I'm alright because I have tattooed the people I live with during lockdown. I have even tattooed myself which I never thought I would do but that's what lockdown does to you.' … [Read more...] about Nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours finally reopen – but clients complain the only way to get their eyebrows trimmed is to visit a barber after facial treatments are banned
'The State reward for dead Indians has been increased to $200 for every red-skin sent to Purgatory,' read an announcement in The Winona Daily Republican. 'This sum is more than the dead bodies of all the Indians east of the Red River are worth.' … [Read more...] about Amazon becomes the latest retailer to pull Redskins merchandise as the team ‘plans to adopt a new name and logo without Native America imagery’
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Being intersex – an umbrella term for unique variations in reproductive or sex anatomy – is more common than one might think. The percentage of people born on the intersex spectrum is roughly the same percentage as people who are born as twins – about 1.7% of people, according to a Human Rights Watch report. And about one in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia different enough from what is considered standard that doctors might recommend surgery. The HRW report provides a searing analysis of the frequency and potentially devastating impact of forced genital surgeries performed on intersex kids at birth. … [Read more...] about Are hasty operations on intersex children becoming a thing of the past?