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Major supplier for Nestle and Pepsi breaks its 'no deforestation' pledge to provide these companies with palm oil from orangutan habitat, report shows by erikmongabay in worldnews

[–]frizzykid 3187 points3188 points  (0 children)

This is why regulations are important. Expecting companies just to do things for the good of everyone is dumb. Every single time they will do what's best for them, and what's best for them is making money, not what's right.

US bans target Chinese solar panel industry over Xinjiang forced labor concerns: Commerce secretary says US is making good on G7 pledge to clean up global supply chains by NextDoorEmoji in worldnews

[–]orange_drank_5 -36 points-35 points  (0 children)

"Forcing the Jewish People to study in STEM universities, acquiring specialized engineering and/or trade skills in the coal industry, how evil of the Fuher"

"Forcing the Indians to study in boarding schools, acquiring specialized engineering and/or trade skills in the cotton industry, how evil of President Jackson"

"Forcing the Irish to read a real language, acquiring specialized engineering and/or trade skills in the maratime industry, how evil of His Majesty, The King"

Citing a specific example: Asbury Manual Labor School was an American Indian boarding school near Fort Mitchell, Alabama. Founded by the United Methodist Church, and named for Francis Asbury, it opened in 1822 and closed in 1830, when the Creek were forcibly removed to Oklahoma. Which is exactly what China is doing to their domestic Muslims. It was genocide then, it's genocide now.

The U.S. Will Relocate Thousands of Afghan Citizens Who Worked With U.S. Troops by misana123 in worldnews

[–]jvpewster 52 points53 points  (0 children)

For anyone reading this that agrees, I would highly recommend listening to NPRs series on how america turned its back on the translators and other Iraqi allies during the drawdown of that conflict. Thousands of SHOULD be asylums we just left to fend for themselves as the former bathist and bathist sympathizers (who the Bush administration allowed to marginalized post invasion) resurged along with their ISIS allies of connivence.

There are a lot of heads in shallow graves, whose only crime was believing in America’s stated ideals.

Rudy Giuliani suspended from practice of law in New York by Weak_Grand5986 in worldnews

[–]YisigothTheUndying 9102 points9103 points 22 (0 children)

Rudi's son flipping out had me chuckling.

"If this could happen to the President's lawyer, it could happen to any American!" Yeah dude, that's what the Rule of Law is. No one is special. No one is above the law.

edit: obligatory thanks for the gold! Now let me wash it thoroughly to get the sink of Giuliani away from it.

Rudy Giuliani suspended from practice of law in New York by Weak_Grand5986 in worldnews

[–]greenhombre 77 points78 points  (0 children)

I hope embalming fluid squirts out of his head again.
That presser was a laugh-riot.

Hundreds of bodies found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school by GiantCupofTea in worldnews

[–]Anglicanpolitics123 1041 points1042 points 3 (0 children)

This is not surprising. And there are going to much more graves than these. In Manitoba they are investigating another residential school site as well. And the thing is that one is not Catholic. Its Methodist. I stress this for this reason.

There are gonna be people who are gonna read stories like this and just point the finger and the Catholic Church and say "look how bad those people over there are". Especially Canadians. Fact of the matter is it isn't exclusively the Catholic Church that did this. It is Canada that did this. Both the government and the various denominations, including non Catholic ones. The Anglican, Methodist, Mennonite, Presbyterian Churches were all involved in this. The Manitoba residential school site being investigated now is a Methodist one and Egerton Ryerson who's statue came down a few weeks ago who was one of the architects was a Methodist missionary. The last residential school to close was in 1996. That one wasn't Catholic. It was Anglican, my denomination.

The person who developed these policies into government law was John A Macdonald our first prime minister. The only reason he chose the Churches to implement these policies is because the Canadian constitution separates provincial and federal responsibilities when it came to education policies. I would have been perfectly content to have used the public school system if he could to beat the Indian as they called it out of First Nations communities in this act of cultural genocide that the developed.

So any Canadian who is even tempted to point the finger and say "its those bad people over there who did this". No. Its Canada that did this. The Catholic Church was involved but so was every other denomination and every other institution, secular or religious. Everyone was involved in this policy of cultural genocide. And as I commented the last time this was discussed, the Trudeau government is deeply hypocritical asking for an apology from the Pope(which should happen) while still taking residential school survivors to court, still taking first nations children to court to deny them the compensation the human rights tribunal demands, and still abiding by the principle of the doctrine of discovery even though Call to Action 47 of the TRC says that that principle should be abolished. Canada did this. Every institution, secular or religious.

Hundreds of bodies found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school by GiantCupofTea in worldnews

[–]A_Random_Onionknight 876 points877 points 224& 5 more (0 children)

As an indigenous man living in Canada, my heart aches with such sadness, the goal of these residential schools succeeded in many ways.

I don't know anything about my own culture, I know nothing of our traditions, I grew up despising the color of my skin, I can't even speak or read in the language of my ancestors, Ive felt lost and continue to feel lost, I lash out in anger at everything around me, I've dealt with addiction and alcoholism all my life.

It's a very horrible thing to not know where you come from as an indigenous person, to see the judgment in the eyes of others, to feel ashamed for even being alive, I wish I knew something, anything about my people, but I am getting better, one small bit at a time, if I could have one wish, it would be for resources, resources on my language, history books of any kind of my people, I am Oji-cree, and I am still lost, and I wish I wasn't...

Hundreds of bodies found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school by GiantCupofTea in worldnews

[–]slight_success 561 points562 points  (0 children)

My father survived one of these schools. It angers me to hear the “shocking” discovery or the “unthinkable”. No one is shocked, we all know there are many more sites and it’s only unthinkable because people weren’t thinking about us no matter how much we tried to be heard. Know that in addition to those bodies are ancient teachings, traditions, oral histories, etc. My father’s native language which he no longer speaks and I’ll never know are buried under there too. I don’t know what “healing” I can seek. This is hard, it hurts, and my father and community aren’t dealing with it very well.

The UN General Assembly condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba for the 29th year in a row Wednesday, calling for it to end by a vote of 184 to two. Only Israel voted with the US against the resolution by DoremusJessup in worldnews

[–]mohammedibnakar 22 points23 points  (0 children)

War is not a terrorist attack.

You want to talk about massacres?

How about the Ras Sedr massacre, where dozens of Egyptian POWs were executed by the IDF (at least 52, according to mass graves)?

How about the Kafr Qasim massacre, where the Israeli Border Police murdered 48 Arab civilians including 23 children for allegedly violating a curfew?

Or the Qibya massacre, where at least 69 Palestinian villagers were killed by IDF soldiers under the command of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon.

And then there's the Hula massacre, where the IDF executed 58 men and expelled all of the women and children from the village.

Oh, and there's the Safsaf massacre in which the IDF massacred 64 Palestinian villagers and raped a 14 year old girl.

Or maybe the Al-Dawayima massacre where the IDF butchered at least 145 civlians in the village of al-Dawayima, including at least 30 women and children?

How about the Deir Yassin massacre where Zionist paramilitary groups Irgun (Irgun would later become the political party Herut and then eventually the political party Likud) and Lehi (Lehi's leader Yitzakh Shamir would become Prime Minister of Israel later) murdered 107 Palestinian Arabs?

And aside from massacres, we have the time that the Irgun (see above) bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people and wounding 46 others. Or the time the Haganah (a terrorist group that would later reform into the IDF) bombed the SS Patria, a vessel that was carrying 1,800 Jewish refugees from Europe, killing 267 and injuring a further 172.

The UN General Assembly condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba for the 29th year in a row Wednesday, calling for it to end by a vote of 184 to two. Only Israel voted with the US against the resolution by DoremusJessup in worldnews

[–]aaw420 30 points31 points  (0 children)

the biggest terrorist attacks on Israeli soil

The biggest terrorist attack on israeli soil happened when european refugees massacred, raped and exiled more than half the native population because of religion

Hundreds of bodies found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school by GiantCupofTea in worldnews

[–]strangelystrange9 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Lastly, what is wrong with the question i asked about indigenous in another thread? I got really good replies that gave it meaning and helped me understand. I up voted every one of them. Thankyou for stalking me though. Thanks for shaming me off the internet i hope it gives you a real kick.

In rare move, apparently under US pressure, Israel votes to condemn China abuses by kylebisme in worldnews

[–]LobsterEater69420 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Israel is field testing those weapons pretty much daily

There is virtually no reason why the United States could not do so themselves, and in fact they do.

It's not the like USA is just being generous and benevolent (they literally never are)

Benevolent? No. Generous? Well... that depends what you mean.

The US isn't giving weapons away for free, they're arming Israel because Israel is in a perpetual state of combat that creates a reliable environment for weapon development and testing.

This is an incredibly thin argument. The United States has allies who see far more combat, the U.S itself has been in constant war for decades and has and continues to test its own weapon capabilities completely independently. Israeli purchases of U.S weapons are generally not new technologies that are currently in testing.

If you read the Congressional Research Service's report on the 3.8 billion deal, the focus is not at all on what the U.S gets out of the agreement, but largely a focus on how well the bill contributes to Israeli security. The special U.S-Israel relationship has its basis in lobbying and American protestant culture, and not in any objective geopolitical gains the U.S would make in the long term. The smarter voices in Washigton have had serious trouble getting the reality through that its an investment in a lost cause.

The UN General Assembly condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba for the 29th year in a row Wednesday, calling for it to end by a vote of 184 to two. Only Israel voted with the US against the resolution by DoremusJessup in worldnews

[–]AntSure 312 points313 points  (0 children)

It's because very few Americans care about the normalization of trade with Cuba, and those who do care tend to be in a Florida (an important state electorically) and are against it.

Democrats acknowledge that part of Trump’s success in the Miami area owed to his campaign’s efforts to label Democrats as “socialists” — a particularly painful word for many of Florida’s Latino residents who fled leftist governments in countries such as Cuba and Venezuela.

“You have to ask yourself: what do we get for going back to the pre-Trump approach to Cuba?” one Florida Democratic strategist said. “The answer is nothing. The Cuba issue doesn’t play anywhere in the country but Florida, and here I think it’s a liability to say ‘let’s normalize relations with Cuba.’ ”

“It’s not going to win you any votes, but it will lose you votes,” the strategist added. “I think this is kind of an admission of that.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/557182-biden-shifts-from-obama-on-cuba-post-florida-losses

Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy paper Apple Daily has announced its closure, in a major blow to media freedom in the city by Illustrious_Welder94 in worldnews

[–]AkimboTheKing 4866 points4867 points 44 (0 children)

Fuck the CCP and its puppet HK government. We HongKoners will never give up or be silenced. GFHK SDGM 光復香港 時代革命

Former president Karzai says US failed in Afghanistan by Purple_Wasabi in worldnews

[–]KINGcharlesTHENEVER 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Afghans failed Afghanistan. Politicians just used the failure to keep enriching the war mongering