Daily Archive: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MP who blocked upskirting law gets pranked other conservative MPs
Protests against the Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who blocked a billto make upskirting a specific criminal offence, have extended to parliament.

The UK is still reeling after the government’s attempt to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence was scuppered by a Conservative MP. Upskirting is the practice of taking photo up someone’s without consent. This derogatory practice has …

Israeli public swimming pool separates Jewish and Palestinian citizens
A public swimming pool in southern Israel has “separate hours” for Jewish and Palestinian citizens, “a practice that is undeclared but nevertheless familiar to visitors”, reported Haaretz.

The pool in question is located in Mabu’im, a community settlement operated by the Merhavim Regional Council. According to Haaretz, citing an employee, the pool has activities for the local Bedouin Palestinians during the week after …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires cartoonist for ‘criticising Trump’
A newspaper cartoonist has been fired from his job of 25 years, and he thinks it's because his work is searingly critical of Donald Trump.

Rob Rogers, who has worked as a political cartoonist for 34 years, worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette until Thursday, when his contract was terminated. Rogers believes that his criticisms of Donald Trump are the reason for his termination, …

UK and US are complicit in the ongoing mass starvation in Yemen
Violence has escalated in Hodeida, one of the main ports in Yemen. The implications of this are devastating in a country that has suffered a brutal civil war since 2015. According to the UN, Yemen is the “worst humanitarian crisis” in the world. And both the UK and the US are complicit in the ongoing violence and its devastating consequences.

Since March 2015, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been fighting Houthi forces in Yemen and those loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi-led coalition is: supported by the United States and the United Kingdom. Hodeida …