Detroit: civil rights coalition sues to bar water shutoffs for residents | Detroit

Detroit: civil rights coalition sues to bar water shutoffs for residents | Detroit

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A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a landmark class action to permanently ban water shutoffs for Detroit residents and force the city to implement an affordable payment plan. Detroit, which has one of the most expensive water rates in the country, has disconnected more than 140,000 households since 2014, as part of an
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FBI investigating alleged attempted lynching of civil rights activist | US news

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The FBI announced is investigating the reported assault and alleged attempted lynching of civil rights activist Vauhxx Booker by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake. Vauhxx Booker, who is black and a member of the Monroe county human rights commission, said the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs
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Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report | Technology

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Facebook’s decisions over the last nine months have resulted in “serious setbacks for civil rights,” according to the damning conclusion of a two-year-long audit commissioned by the social network to review its impact on the world. The final report, which focuses primarily on decisions made since June 2019, praises Facebook’s move to ban American advertisers
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‘It’s a deliberate strategy’: Trump uses civil war as culture war in bid to beat Biden | US news

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Two miles from the White House is a small gun. The .44-calibre deringer pistol is displayed in a museum beneath Ford’s Theatre in Washington. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth, a white supremacist and sympathiser of the slave-owning Confederacy, when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln five days after the end of the American civil war.
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Taking on Sir Humphrey: can the civil service be reformed? – podcast | News

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When Jonathan Powell arrived in Downing Street in 1997 as Tony Blair’s chief of staff, he was met with a handshake from the head of the civil service. From then on, it was this institution, comprising hundreds of thousands of apolitical government employees, that would be tasked with turning the new ideas into reality. Powell
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