Mother of Charlottesville Victim Condemns GOP for Giving Immunity to Drivers Who Hit Protesters

Many of the anti-protest laws pushed by Republicans include measures that provide civil or criminal immunity to drivers who hit demonstrators with their vehicles. A pending Oklahoma measure would offer both. “It’s declaring open season,” says Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed in 2017 when a white supremacist plowed his car into a …
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Campaigners call for the strengthening of Welsh language rights as people globally stand up for oppressed mother languages

Sunday 21 February was International Mother Language Day, and people around the world took the opportunity to stand up for oppressed mother tongues. The International Mother Language Day is a global event intended to highlight the need to protect linguistic diversity. And as activists stood up for oppressed languages around the world, there’s also a …
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Boris Johnson faces ‘mother of all arguments’ over Covid restrictions next month

Boris Johnson faces the “mother of all arguments” next month when he comes under pressure to loosen the lockdown while the NHS remains seriously stretched, a government adviser has predicted. Professor David Spiegelhalter, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), warned that intensive care units will still be strained even as deaths …
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Families receiving ‘degrading’ food parcels treated ‘like dirt’, says mother

Families given “degrading” food parcels as part of the government’s free school meals programme are being treated “like dirt”, according to one mother. “Embarrassed” Kerry Wilks, from Redcar in north-east England, received a package at her youngest child’s school containing a loaf of bread, three yoghurts, a tin of beans, tuna, two potatoes, four pieces …
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Mother ‘petrified’ as new shielding guidance allows family to go out in Tier 4

A mother-of-three who has been advised to shield has described feeling “petrified” as updated guidance states her children can still go out in Tier 4. No help Charlie Shore from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, said she lives in fear every day and that the new guidance on shielding published on 21 December “doesn’t feel any different” …
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Mother whose child died of asthma calls for education on air pollution

The mother of a girl who died following a chronic asthma attack has said she would have moved house immediately had she known the effects of dangerous levels of air pollution on her daughter’s health. Nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 after suffering numerous seizures and making almost 30 visits to hospital with breathing …
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Woman arrested trying to take ‘deteriorating’ 97-year-old mother out of care home

A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. In …
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Facebook Choked Traffic to Mother Jones & Other Sites While Amplifying Right-Wing Misinformation

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: But, Ari Berman, we have one last question for you that doesn’t exactly relate to, though kind of, the elections. We’re about to turn to a segment on Big Tech. The CEOs were grilled Wednesday on Capitol Hill about how …
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Facebook Choked Traffic to Mother Jones & Other Sites While Amplifying Right-Wing Misinformation

Big Tech CEOs were grilled Wednesday about how they moderate election disinformation and extremist content, and were accused by Republicans of censoring conservatives. Overlooked were reports that Facebook designed changes to its news feed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of left-leaning news sites like Mother Jones. Mother Jones editors wrote in 2019 that …
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