Nekima Levy Armstrong has received some criticism for the $175 registration fee for the “Five Problems Everyone Has With White Allies and How to Solve Them” seminar she’s leading Dec. 14, but from the sounds of it, a cram session with one of the state’s leading thinkers on black power and white racism may be nothing short of a bargain. Levy Armstrong, a civil rights attorney, former professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and former president of NAACP Minneapolis, has become a prominent leader of her generation in confronting institutional racism — which she did in an open letter to city leaders last week. She lives in Minnesota, a state regularly championed for its culture and overall progressiveness, but which remains second in the nation in racial inequality, and she has much to say about all that. The recent founder of Activism and Allyship University and the consulting firm Black Pearl LLC (company slogan: “Boldly … [Read more...] about ‘They will discover their own humanity’: Nekima Levy Armstrong on racial justice and white allies
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Was it right for MPs to use obscure parliamentary powers to seize Facebook documents? Kevin Craig, chief executive and founder of communications agency PLMR, says YES. There is something poetic about British politicians using one of the most archaic parliamentary powers to tackle a very modern policy challenge. Since the Cambridge Analytica story broke, Facebook has been famously obstructive in its dealings with the digital, culture, media and sport select committee. Mark Zuckerberg refused to meet with MPs, and when his chief technology officer eventually did, he shed little light on how this monumental data breach came to happen. For that reason, it is only right that parliament is deploying its full powers to get to the bottom of an incident that impacted the privacy of more than a million British citizens. Parliament is investigating vital issues that have repercussions for the lives of all social media users – and this unprecedented move responds to the lack of cooperation … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Was it right for MPs to use obscure parliamentary powers to seize Facebook documents?
Former UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli is being moved to a 'high security' facility ahead of deportation as close to 100 MPs call for the Home Office to reconsider. The 38-year-old has now been detained for 10 days amid growing public outrage over his impending deportation to his birth country, Ghana. He was convicted on two counts of fraud in 2012 after his unauthorised trading lost the Swiss banking giant £1.8bn – and in 2014 the Home Office issued him with a deportation order on the grounds that he was a foreign criminal. Read more: Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli detained ahead of deportation to Ghana He was released from prison in 2015 after serving around half of his seven-year sentence After a court denied him permission for a judicial review, he was detained earlier this month in Livingston, where he lives, and taken to Dungavel House detention centre. Adoboli, who left Ghana at the age of four, is expected to arrive at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, which … [Read more...] about Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli moved to ‘high security’ facility as close to 100 MPs urge Home Office to reconsider deportation
Sylvi Listhaug on May 1st. Photo: Ørn Borgen / NTB scanpix Sylvi Listhaug, Norway’s former justice minister who stepped down from the post earlier this year after causing outrage with a controversial Facebook post, has again clashed with media over claims made on the social network. Listhaug wrote in a June 13th Facebook post that “Labour and the city council in Oslo are throwing out the elderly at St. Halvardshjemmet [retirement home, ed.]. Residents and relatives cried. Now they are using the nursing home as accommodation for Roma people. Have they no shame?” Newspapers including Aftenposten, VG, Dagsavisen, Nationen and Stavanger Aftenblad all strongly criticised Listhaug in opinion pieces written over the weekend, news agency NTB and Dagbladet report. “(The situation claimed by Listhaug) would most certainly have been worthy of condemnation. The problem is that it quite simply isn’t true. And Sylvi Listhaug knows that better than … [Read more...] about Norwegian MP Listhaug in new media controversy after ‘propaganda’ over retirement home
0 Comments Fixed-odds betting machine stakes cut to £2 to end ‘social blight’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The highest stake on controversial fixed-odds betting machines will be slashed to £2 in a move welcomed by campaigners but condemned by bookies amid fears of job losses and shop closures. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/fixedodds-betting-machine-stakes-cut-to-2-to-end-social-blight-36916864.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36916865.ece/a5293/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_7cec3045-5cf9-4f94-adb1-2184a816f44e_1 Email The highest stake on controversial fixed-odds betting machines will be slashed to £2 in a move welcomed by campaigners but condemned by bookies amid fears of job losses and shop closures. The Government said it had chosen to “take a stand” by cutting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling – from £100 to £2. Its … [Read more...] about Fixed-odds betting machine stakes cut to £2 to end ‘social blight’