News, December 22nd

“Stimulus bill”: Congress gives working class the middle finger Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress announced a new $900 billion stimulus bill over the weekend for a second round of “relief” in the face of the worsening pandemic and related economic crisis. The bill comes after months of Congressional gridlock while millions of workers faceContinue reading “News, December 22nd”

News, December 21st

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang BEIJING — An official from China’s Communist Party signaled Monday that there would likely be no letup in its crackdown in the remote Xinjiang region, but said the government’s focus is shifting more to addressing the roots of extremism. China’s policies in Xinjiang, home toContinue reading “News, December 21st”

News, December 11th

3rd day of violence in Albania over police curfew killing TIRANA, Albania — New street clashes between demonstrators and police erupted in Albania’s capital Friday, the third day of violent protests over a man’s fatal shooting by police enforcing a virus-linked curfew. Defying a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic, hundreds of peopleContinue reading “News, December 11th”

News, December 9th

American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills name student Deshawna Anderson as 2020 Tribal College Blanket Contest Winner DENVER — The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills, the international lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, have selected Deshawna Anderson’s “The Courage to Bloom” as its 2020 Tribal College Blanket Contest winner. AndersonContinue reading “News, December 9th”

News, December 8th

A Greener Future Begins with a Shift to Coal Alternatives As the world economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, the consumption of coal is expected to recover from its sharp decline during the pandemic. Demand for coal remains strong and helps to fuel economic development in emerging markets. Yet many countries, seeking a more sustainableContinue reading “News, December 8th”

News, July 24th

‘Tunkasila Sakpe’: Mt. Rushmore – The Shrine of Democracy, as Mt. Rushmore Memorial is often called, was named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who was verifying property titles in 1884 when he asked local guide Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Challis replied, “Never had a name but from now onContinue reading “News, July 24th”

News, July 22nd

China threatens retaliation after US orders closure of Houston consulate – China on Wednesday condemned what it called an “unprecedented escalation” by the United States and threatened to retaliate after it was ordered to close the Chinese consulate in Houston. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in a daily news briefing that the governmentContinue reading “News, July 22nd”