Trump Set to Execute Brandon Bernard Even as Jurors & Ex-Prosecutor Call for Clemency

President Trump has sent eight people to their deaths so far this year, breaking a 17-year hiatus in federal executions, and plans to execute five more in the final weeks of his administration. On December 10, International Human Rights Day, the federal government is scheduled to kill Brandon Bernard, a Black man who was 18 …
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As 2020 Sets Grim Record for Trans Killings, Advocates Call for Holistic & Uplifting Media Coverage

At least 37 transgender and gender nonconforming people were violently killed in 2020, making it the deadliest year for trans and gender nonconforming people on record, according to a new Human Rights Campaign report. Of those killed, 22 were Black, and seven were Latinx. More than 200 trans and gender nonconforming people have lost their …
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As 2020 Sets Grim Record for Trans Killings, Advocates Call for Holistic & Uplifting Media Coverage

At least 37 transgender and gender nonconforming people were violently killed in 2020, making it the deadliest year for trans and gender nonconforming people on record, according to a new Human Rights Campaign report. Of those killed, 22 were Black, and seven were Latinx. More than 200 trans and gender nonconforming people have lost their …
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Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set …
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Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set …
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Parties unite to call for Pat Finucane killing public inquiry

Four political parties in the north of Ireland have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Mr Finucane, 39, was murdered by loyalist terrorists in front of his family in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces. In February last year, the Supreme Court ruled …
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Devolved leaders stand united to call for new welfare strategy from the DWP

Ministers from the UK’s three devolved administrations have united to call for a new welfare strategy to ensure help is reaching those most in need. New normal needed Administrations in Scotland, Wales, and the north of Ireland have written to the work and pensions secretary calling for a UK-wide benefit take-up plan. They also say …
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MPs and peers call for urgent action to protect the human rights of Black people

Urgent action must be taken to ensure Black people’s human rights are protected equally to those of white people, MPs and peers have said. The calls come after the findings of an inquiry by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. It suggested that Black people in the UK were in “no doubt” the protection of …
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Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory

President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of “major fraud,” even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning …
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Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory

President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of “major fraud,” even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning …
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