It has been a year since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer high on impunity and perceived civic immunity. In the time between Floyd’s funeral and his killer’s murder trial, we’ve had a year to think about what kind of country we want to be.
Days after her father was murdered by police, George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter proclaimed that her “daddy changed the world.” Oh, how we wish that were true. In the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s death, Gianna saw hundreds of thousands of people of every
After a police officer murdered George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter movement took wing across America, many of us learned, for the first time, that one key model for contemporary police departments was the slave patrols of the antebellum South.
At last some light at the end of a tunnel of despair and persistent persecution based on deep-seated prejudice. For years citizens of colour in the United States have been confronting racial bias in the streets of hatred and violence –– all aimed at them, by a
It did not need much guess work to know that a country holding a major sports event like the summer/winter Olympics or the football Word Cup would leave any impact on the minds of the people for a long time if the internal conditions are not friendly enough and if the country has not developed an image of being a friendly country.
Today’s immigration figures show the highest levels of net migration since records began, at about half a million over the year to June. Overwhelmingly, this reflects rising inflows from outside the EU. Unsurprisingly, this has already generated some hysterical reactions from the usual suspects. However, given trends in visas over the period
India’s Purnima Devi Barman, an Assam-based wildlife biologist, is one of the five ‘Champions of the Earth’ for this year, as announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The other honourees include Arcenciel (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Aucca Chutas (Peru); Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecile
The world has faced the deadliest coronavirus, the virus that hits the world once in a hundred years, and is still posing a threat globally. It’s so important to deal with COVID-19 carefully till the World Health Organisation officially announces the end pandemic (“China COVID cases hit fresh record high,” Nov.27, Gulf Today website).