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Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police
# London
# London

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Jun 13th 2020, 3:24 PM 35,714 Views 77 Comments

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,554 Views 53 Comments

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week

Jun 13th 2020, 1:02 PM 52,218 Views 195 Comments

The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'
# Racism In Ireland
# Racism In Ireland

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'

Jun 13th 2020, 9:00 AM 26,719 Views 148 Comments

Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

Jun 12th 2020, 3:31 PM 26,161 Views 159 Comments

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism

Jun 12th 2020, 9:10 AM 5,011 Views 8 Comments

Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton
# Hamilton
# Hamilton

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton

Jun 12th 2020, 8:44 AM 29,952 Views 117 Comments

Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 7:58 PM 84,312 Views 201 Comments

Eamon Ryan said the word while quoting a newspaper article about a young man’s experience of growing up black in Ireland.

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

Jun 11th 2020, 8:03 AM 11,133 Views 13 Comments

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Jun 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,578 Views 39 Comments

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders

Jun 10th 2020, 10:08 PM 31,720 Views 117 Comments

The demand for renaming the bases gathered momentum in the wake of protests.

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake
# Toppled
# Toppled

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake

Jun 10th 2020, 2:15 PM 48,396 Views 312 Comments

The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city.

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
# History
# History

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 22,060 Views 57 Comments

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments
# Greg Glassman
# Greg Glassman

CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments

Jun 10th 2020, 11:00 AM 60,524 Views 26 Comments

A number of companies have cut ties with CrossFit in recent days.

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?

Jun 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 70,993 Views 49 Comments

People Before Profit wants the memorial removed in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'
# Racism
# Racism

'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'

Jun 10th 2020, 9:26 AM 39,172 Views 131 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is considering an anti-racism public awareness campaign.

'Cruel and reckless': NY governor slams Trump over claims about protester (75) who was hospitalised by police
# Criticism
# Criticism

'Cruel and reckless': NY governor slams Trump over claims about protester (75) who was hospitalised by police

Jun 10th 2020, 8:51 AM 28,432 Views 79 Comments

The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests

Jun 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 25,066 Views 108 Comments

The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.

Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests
# Slave Traders
# Slave Traders

Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests

Jun 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 19,077 Views 101 Comments

Labour-led councils have agreed to work with their local communities to look at the “appropriateness” of certain monuments

'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police
# Martin Gugino
# Martin Gugino

'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police

Jun 9th 2020, 10:10 PM 42,770 Views 86 Comments

The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
# Houston
# Houston

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:53 PM 33,358 Views 0 Comments

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

'It doesn't educate anyone': Calls to remove Galway's memorial to 'genocidal' Christopher Columbus
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'It doesn't educate anyone': Calls to remove Galway's memorial to 'genocidal' Christopher Columbus

Jun 9th 2020, 4:23 PM 41,760 Views 168 Comments

The monument is located near the Spanish Arch.

Sterling calls for black managers to be given 'right opportunities' in football
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

Sterling calls for black managers to be given 'right opportunities' in football

Jun 9th 2020, 7:48 AM 3,920 Views 14 Comments

‘It’s not just taking the knee, it is about giving people the chance they deserve.’

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral

Jun 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 14,390 Views 77 Comments

The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,330 Views 47 Comments

Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court

Jun 8th 2020, 7:37 PM 51,563 Views 0 Comments

Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country

Jun 8th 2020, 6:39 PM 26,442 Views 117 Comments

The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.

UK police investigate after protesters throw statue of slave-trader MP into Bristol harbour
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

UK police investigate after protesters throw statue of slave-trader MP into Bristol harbour

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 6:00 PM 47,809 Views 238 Comments

A crowd which had joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol tore down the statue of Edward Colston.

Donald Trump pulls National Guard off Washington streets
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Donald Trump pulls National Guard off Washington streets

Jun 7th 2020, 4:52 PM 35,077 Views 52 Comments

“Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!” the US President tweeted.

Assaults on police officers at UK anti-racism rally ‘shocking’, Met Police chief says
# Protests
# Protests

Assaults on police officers at UK anti-racism rally ‘shocking’, Met Police chief says

Jun 7th 2020, 3:45 PM 26,199 Views 53 Comments

The police force said 29 people were arrested after tensions escalated yesterday.

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US

Jun 7th 2020, 10:03 AM 19,918 Views 53 Comments

Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Jun 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,653 Views 99 Comments

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London
# Whitehall
# Whitehall

Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London

Jun 6th 2020, 7:41 PM 56,101 Views 159 Comments

Protests were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle today.

Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy

Updated Jun 6th 2020, 4:28 PM 57,277 Views 224 Comments

Thousands are expected to gather at the US Embassy today at 3pm.

Justin Trudeau takes a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Canada
# Canada
# Canada

Justin Trudeau takes a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Canada

Jun 6th 2020, 11:51 AM 29,839 Views 66 Comments

“These are not just black Canadians. It’s everyone who’s saying black lives matter.”

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,580 Views 123 Comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

'We admit we were wrong': NFL accepts it should have listened to players' racism protests
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

'We admit we were wrong': NFL accepts it should have listened to players' racism protests

Jun 6th 2020, 9:55 AM 7,012 Views 14 Comments

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell posted a video on Friday night as widespread protests continue in the United States.

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Jun 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 7,564 Views 10 Comments

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza

Jun 5th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,819 Views 124 Comments

Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.

New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest

Jun 5th 2020, 9:04 AM 157,982 Views 235 Comments

A video of the incident by local radio station WBFO went viral after being posted on social media.