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UN rights chief urges reparations for colonialism, slavery

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN’s human rights chief urged countries Wednesday to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for “centuries of violence and discrimination” through reparations. Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called on countries …

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After George Floyd, pressure on Biden to pick black VP

Washington, United States | AFP | George Floyd’s death and the resulting wave of rage against racism and police brutality may have changed the political calculus for US presidential contender Joe Biden, who faces pressure to pick a black female running mate. Senator Kamala Harris, an early favorite, House Democrat Val …

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Floyd brother tells US Congress ‘stop’ pain, pass police reform

Washington, United States | AFP | The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, told the US Congress Wednesday to “stop the pain” by passing reforms to address and reduce police brutality. One day after burying his brother in Houston, Philonise Floyd appeared in person before a House hearing, …

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S.Africa’s radical left takes part in Black Lives protest

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Supporters of South Africa’s radical leftwing party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), protested against racism and police brutality on Monday in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter campaign. Nearly 200 people carrying placards reading “all lives can’t matter until black lives matter,” picketed the US embassy in Pretoria, chanting “down …

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Silence is ‘complicity,’ say many white protestors

New York, United States | AFP | As massive crowds take over streets across the United States in support of black lives, “white silence is violence” has become a recurring theme, a push to spread awareness that discrimination in a country built on racism extends far beyond police brutality. The recent …

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Trump sparks controversy saying ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen,” Trump said …

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