After ten months of one of the longest and bloodiest battles in Russia’s war in Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers are now defending a shrinking half-circle of […]
The Arcturus Covid variant, also known as XBB.1.16, is a new strain that has caught the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its high transmissibility. It has been declared a “variant under monitoring” since late March and is causing a surge in many countries. According to Dr. Vipin Vashishtha, a pediatrician, the variant’s symptoms include high fever, cough, and itchy conjunctivitis or pinkeye. While it is too early to tell if the symptom set has truly shifted, researchers have identified the virus in the eye’s tear film, which could lead to conjunctivitis.
DONALD J. TRUMP, the former president of the United States, pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday. The charges are related to accusations that he orchestrated a hush-money scheme to cover up a potential sex scandal during the 2016 election. This case marks the beginning of Trump’s journey through the criminal justice system, as he also faces three other criminal investigations in Georgia and Washington related to accusations of undermining an election and mishandling sensitive government records.
Fascism is a political ideology that threatens democracy and individual rights. It often arises during times of economic instability, promoting nationalism and scapegoating marginalized groups. Fascist regimes suppress dissent and opposition, erode democratic institutions, and promote violence and intimidation. Minority groups are targeted, leading to persecution and marginalization. It is crucial to remain vigilant against the rise of fascism, promoting democratic values and institutions while rejecting nationalism, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
Capitalism and democracy have been often viewed as complementary systems. However, the concentration of wealth and power, growing inequality, and corruption associated with capitalism can pose significant threats to democratic principles. The state can play a vital role in protecting democracy from the threats of capitalism by regulating the economy, strengthening democratic institutions, and promoting civic education. Similarly, individuals can also contribute to protecting democracy by engaging in activism, promoting transparency and accountability, and supporting policies that reduce inequality and promote social justice.
The US-Mexico border has been a hot spot for illegal immigration, with thousands of migrants crossing every year in search of better economic opportunities and safety from violence and persecution in their home countries. The journey to the border is dangerous and migrants face many risks, including the risk of assault, robbery, kidnapping, and exposure to extreme weather conditions. The US government has implemented policies to deter illegal immigration, but they have faced criticism from human rights organizations and have done little to address the root causes of migration.
Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative deal with the Service Employees International Union Local 99, representing 30,000 education workers, following a three-day strike that closed hundreds of campuses and canceled classes for 422,000 students. Local 99 said that the school district had met its key demands, including a 30% pay increase. The deal, which runs through June 30, 2024, gives support workers a series of retroactive pay raises and sets the minimum wage at $22.52 per hour. Workers employed as of June 30, 2021, will get a one-time $1,000 bonus. The deal must still be voted on by the full union.
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way. Research has shown that regular practice of mindfulness meditation can have numerous benefits for mental health, including reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. Additionally, mindfulness meditation has been found to improve cognitive function and increase feelings of well-being. By incorporating mindfulness meditation into daily life, individuals can improve their overall mental health and well-being, making it a valuable tool for those looking to manage stress and improve their quality of life.
The United States and Canada have reached an agreement that will allow both countries to divert asylum seekers from their borders at a time when migration has surged across the hemisphere. The deal will allow Canada to turn back immigrants at Roxham Road, a popular unofficial crossing point from New York for migrants seeking asylum in Canada, while in exchange, Canada has agreed to provide a new legal refugee program for 15,000 migrants who are fleeing violence, persecution, and economic devastation in South and Central America, lessening the pressure of illegal crossings into the United States from Mexico.