As millions of us wait for 0.3% of the population to select our next Prime Minister, each of the remaining candidates will have had moments they want to forget. From losing her way out of the room at her campaign launch to being forced into an embarrassing U-turn over public sector pay cuts, Liz Truss hasn't had it all her own way. And Rishi Sunak faced difficult questions after trying to revitalise his campaign by slashing VAT from energy bills - just months after telling the Commons it was the wrong thing to do. Labour strategists will be licking their lips at some of the statements they've seen so far. But it's also a serious business for the country, which is facing a zombie government while energy bills shoot above £4,200 a year from January. Here are some of the most awkward, amusing and U-turny moments we've seen so far in the face-off between Mr Sunak and Ms Truss. Will Brits get cost-of-living payments or not? Liz Truss has been sending out confusing … [Read more...] about All Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak’s worst gaffes, U-turns and awkward moments so far
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Sex trafficking of Native Hawaiian women remains a “huge problem” in Hawaii and it has not received sufficient attention, according to Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Hirono has been demanding increased awareness, in addition to federal response, on the sexual exploitation of Native Hawaiian victims. She has been calling for a larger focus on the issue from both the FBI and the Justice Department. Citing data that shows Native Hawaiian women and girls represent 67% to 77% of sex trafficking victims in the state, Hirono said “it is about time” the government take action. “It is a huge human rights issue,” Hirono told NBC News. “You have categories of people in our country who are particularly being victims of sex trafficking and violence, murder and missing persons.” According to census data, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander groups make up 10.5% of today's Hawaii’s population. However, they constitute the majority of sex trafficking cases. When looking at child sex … [Read more...] about Two-thirds of Hawaii’s sex trafficking victims are Native Hawaiian. Senator calls for action.
close Video Abby Hornacek takes part in Boston's patriotic history Fox Nation host Abby Hornacek looks back at Boston's patriotic history ahead of July 4th. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! As a son of Boston, I was saddened, but not remotely shocked, to read that liberal protesters had recently gathered at Faneuil Hall to demand that the mayor and other officials change the name of Faneuil Hall, an historic landmark first built 280 years ago. Why? Because these liberal protesters have declared the building a symbol of "White supremacy." I am not shocked, because I just spent the last year of my life writing a book seeking to protect the founding fathers, July Fourth, and our ever dwindling rights and liberties from the woke, cancel culture mob. The issue, quite expectedly, comes down to the subject of slavery. PROTESTORS DEMAND BOSTON OFFICIALS CHANGE FANEUIL HALL'S NAME: 'A WHITE SUPREMACIST' Peter … [Read more...] about Boston, ‘cradle of the American Revolution,’ wants to cancel another founding father
America's tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India's ancient caste system, with Apple emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that's segregated Indians for generations. (Sign up to our Technology newsletter, Today’s Cache, for insights on emerging themes at the intersection of technology, business and policy. Click here to subscribe for free.) Apple, the world's biggest listed company, updated its general employee conduct policy about two years ago to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of caste, which it added alongside existing categories such as race, religion, gender, age and ancestry. The inclusion of the new category, which hasn't been previously reported, goes beyond U.S. discrimination laws, which do not explicitly ban casteism. The update came after the tech sector - which counts India as its top source of skilled foreign workers - received a wake-up call in June 2020 when California's … [Read more...] about Caste in California: Big Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy
Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha. Boycott Pathaan. Boycott Vikram Vedha. Boycott Brahmastra. Boycott Bollywood. Here’s a fun equation to predict future trends on desi social media– “Boycott” + “Insert movie name” = New Twitter trend. Perhaps not so much fun if you are an ardent Bollywood fan or an employee in the Hindi film industry. Social media, since its inception, has dimmed the starry look in the eyes of fans who once considered superstars as some mystical, invincible beings. One had to flip through pages of magazines and newspapers to catch a tiny glimpse of the world of the larger-than-life stars. These actors are all over social media now. Their “online” status has made them more human. Responding to admirers has, in a way, deflated their stature. “Cancelling” and “boycotting” them has never been easier. Add past statements, movie clippings, or opinions of said actors to the mix that do not align with the worldview of these “boycotters” ahead of a movie release, and voila, you … [Read more...] about Boycott Bollywood: Could Daily Twitter Outrage Really Kill Hindi Cinema?
While the online video platform Rumble has long taken criticism for amplifying right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories, the video-hosting service is preparing to head in an even darker direction, hiring one of Alex Jones’ lawyers to draft new content moderation policies that remove an existing ban on material that promotes or incites hate groups. In June, Rumble put one of Jones’ longtime defamation attorneys in charge of overhauling the site’s moderation rules. And he made some unsettling changes. The attorney, Robert Barnes, is a frequent Infowars guest and Jones’ top Sandy Hook defamation attorney for more than three years . But while Barnes wasn’t in the Texas courtroom during the explosive final days of Jones’ recent multimillion-dollar defeat, he did step up to broadcast an “opening statement” to a critical shadow jury: the Infowars audience. Rumble—which has business ties to high-profile Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, billionaire tech … [Read more...] about Alex Jones Lawyer Helps Rumble Change Policy for Hate Groups
April 25: An elderly Chinese man talks to a child on a street of Daxing district in Beijing, China. China's population is aging rapidly and half the people now live in cities, the government said Thursday, April 28, 2011. The data from a national census carried out late last year will fuel debate about whether China should continue with its "one-child" policy, experts said. (AP2011) NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! China has a problem, a rapidly aging population. It’s a problem that some Asian countries, including Japan, have already faced, and one that is causing persistent struggles as economies continue to stagnate. While it doesn’t seem a problem on the scale of the economic difficulties being faced in the United States right now, it could well have much greater consequences for the world in the longer term. China has created the problem in part, themselves, through its strict one-child policy for families. Its argument has always been … [Read more...] about China’s One-Child Policy Brings the Challenge of an Aging Population