Monday, 18 October 2021

Tag Archives: Civil rights

Oscars goes without host

LONDON: The 91st Academy Awards is going without a host for the first time in 30 years – but is retaining the same playful tone and spectacular performances between the nomination announcements. The Best Picture award went to “Green Book” – civil rights dramedyabout aa celebrated black pianist who befriends ...

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Death penalty has no place in the 21st century : UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, calling on all countries ,which have not forbidden the extreme practice, to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” Guterres said, while speaking alongside Andrew ...

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Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance

LONDON: Facebook and Instagram have banned developers from using their data for surveillance with a new privacy policy that civil rights activists have long sought to curb spying by law enforcement. Following revelations last year that police departments had gained special access to the social networks to track protesters, Facebook, ...

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Civil rights activists arrested protesting Trump’s Attorney General pick

ALABAMA: Police in Alabama arrested six civil rights activists staging a sit-in at Senator Jeff Sessions’ office to protest his nomination for U.S. Attorney General, criticizing his record on voting rights and race relations. Sessions, 70, has a history of controversial positions on race, immigration and criminal justice reform. Members ...

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