Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is giving Muslim kids identification numbers?

French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. Muslim leaders Macron asked the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to accept a charter of “republican values” over the next 15 days. The BBC reported that the bill includes the following measures: Restrictions on home-schooling and harsher punishments for those who intimidate public officials on religious grounds Giving children an identification number under the law that would be used to ensure they are attending school. Parents who break the law…

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White community leaders must respond to the huge numbers of white people voting for Trump

Whatever the result of the US election, white America has once again chosen Trump’s fascism.An exit poll from the New York Times used research carried out by Edison Research to put together a picture of gender and race differences in voting.Of course, exit polls only provide a snapshot of elections. There will be updates to these numbers as vote counting continues. There are, however, some insights we can pick up here with some confidence. The largest voting group was people of no colour. 58% of white men voted for Trump, as did 55% of white women. The rush to ask ‘leaders’ of minority groups to comment every time…

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Record numbers offered flu vaccine as those with flu and COVID-19 more likely to die

Three of the nation’s senior medics – Dr Yvonne Doyle, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam and Dr Nikita Kanani – are calling on all eligible people to get vaccinated against flu, as new research from Public Health England (PHE) suggests the risk of death more than doubled for people who tested positive for both flu and COVID-19, compared to those with COVID-19 alone. The research, looking at cases between January and April this year, also found that those with co-infection of the 2 viruses were more at risk of severe illness. Most cases of co-infection were in older people and more than half of them died. Flu is a serious…

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