Day: June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, where does Minneapolis — and the country — go from here?

“But now I’m having nightmares.”Still, he said he’s been heartened to see “a good coalition is coming together” across Minneapolis’ many divides. Advertisement In 2018, the Minneapolis City Council voted to end single-family zoning, which research shows perpetuates segregation. He woke up once surrounded by officers after he believes they gave him naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug. The owners trained volunteers on how to issue key […]

June 7, 2020

U.S. protests prompt reflections on class, race and police violence in Mexico

“Someone tell him about all the racism and classism that exists in this country that apparently he doesn’t see.”More than a decade ago, then-President Vicente Fox caused a furor in the United States when he declared that Mexican immigrants “are doing the jobs that not even blacks want to do.” The comments were mostly shrugged off in Mexico, where many viewed them as accurate, if […]

June 7, 2020

Amid pandemic, Iran doubles down on social media ‘modesty,’ arrests hundreds

“The Instagram market provides many opportunities for Iranian women in various aspects,” Misaghi said. Advertisement In May, Iranian Cyber Police Chief Turaj Kazemi told the state-run Asre Pouya news agency that women violated Iran’s cyber laws if they appeared on social media without a headscarf. In 2014, Taravati received a suspended jail sentence for posting a video on YouTube of herself and a few friends […]