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‘Get Rid of Them’: A Statue Falls as Britain Confronts Its Racist History

Mark Landler (New York Times) When demonstrators dumped the monument to a slave trader into Bristol Harbor, they galvanized a debate that echoes conversations happening in the American South about statues of Confederate generals. Protesters throwing the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol Harbor on Sunday.Credit…Ben Birchall/Press Association, via Associated Press LONDON … Continue reading

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George Floyd protests: Decisive time to end racism

Daily Mirror The slogan ‘Black lives matter’ is a damning indictment of the United States’ failure to rise as a full-fledged democracy. Some 244 years after US founding fathers in their Declaration of Independence affirmed that “All men are created equal”, the protests against racial discrimination make a powerful statement that the American democracy is … Continue reading

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21/4 carnage: Must probe into ‘why they did, what they did’

Daily Mirror A prayer service was held on April 21, 2020 in remembrance of those who parted during the Easter Sunday attack -Pic by kithsiri de mel   Cinnamon Grand Hotel suicide bomber confessed his revenge against Christchurch killing, sufferings of Syrians and Rohingiyan Islamic community Reasons to assume American handlers of ISIS were behind … Continue reading

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Curtailing liberty

Daily FT When the State acts in ways that result in life-changing impacts on citizens (the curfew in this instance, but could also be allowing infected individuals to clear the airport), there must be accountability. There must be evidence that decisions were taken on the best available information and with best efforts made to minimise … Continue reading

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Pandemic and Prelates

Daily FT Life in Lockdown Land – 8   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meeting the Maha Sangha on 24 Friday President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has met the Maha Sangha on 24 April and explained measures taken by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19.  The official communique issued by the Presidential Secretariat is reproduced in the … Continue reading

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