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Africa: Former UK Prime Minister & Chancellor, Gordon Brown's Prepared Remarks to WHO Press Conference

May 3, 2021
[WHO] Geneva — Each week for the past 10 weeks we’ve seen increases in COVID cases. Source link

Former Trump advisor says Texas power outages are consequence of electing Biden

February 21, 2021
The New York TimesCruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.Even by Washington standards, this has been a particularly shameless week. With millions of Texans freezing in their homes, Sen. Ted Cruz fled to a Mexican beach, offering his constituents little more than the political cliché of wanting to be a “good dad.” (Apparently,

South Africa: Former President Zuma Defies Constitutional Court Ruling to Testify on State Capture

February 1, 2021
Cape Town — Four days after South Africa’s top court ordered former president Jacob Zuma to appear before a commission of inquiry investigating the widespread corruption which spread through parts of the government during his time in office, he has announced that he will defy the commission and the courts and refuse to testify. In

Democrat Biden adds former rival Buttigieg, ex-Obama officials to transition team

September 6, 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Saturday added former Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg, along with senior officials who served under President Barack Obama, to an expanded White House transition team.Biden added four new co-chairs to the team led by his longtime ally Ted Kaufman: New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Obama

Former DHS Employee Miles Taylor Says Trump Wanted to “Maim” and “Pierce the Flesh” of Migrants

August 25, 2020
Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, says President Donald Trump would think up ways to “maim” and “pierce the flesh” of migrants in conversations about his proposed border wall along the United States-Mexico border. The president also suggested tearing families apart and gassing migrants altogether. “This was a

73 Republican Former National Security Officials Call Trump Dangerously Unfit And Endorse Biden

August 20, 2020
Seventy-three Republican former national security officials, including four former Trump officials, have endorsed Joe Biden for president. The statement from the former officials said in part: While we – like all Americans – had hoped that Donald Trump would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has

Former Postal Governor Tells Congress Mnuchin Politicized Postal Service

August 20, 2020
Lawmakers of both parties, along with civil rights groups and state attorneys general, have raised concerns about the operational changes given the growing likelihood that many Americans will need to vote by mail this November because of the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when Mr. Trump is attacking mail-in voting, voting rights advocates fear that

Former Bill de Blasio aide Maya Wiley seeks support for mayoral run

July 27, 2020
Civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley is calling prominent New York pols seeking support for a run for mayor, The Post has learned. Wiley, a Brooklyn resident, previously served as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top legal counsel and chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. “Maya did reach out to get my support,” said Bronx state

Trump friends, former staff cash in on COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020
A former deputy assistant secretary for legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services under Trump, Courtney Lawrence, is now a lobbyist for health insurance giant Cigna. The spouse of former White House counsel Don McGahn, Shannon McGahn, worked for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in 2017-18. Now she’s the top lobbyist for the National

I’m a Black American Vet and a Former Police Officer. I Decided to Speak Up With My Camera

June 4, 2020
Doug Barrett, 37, is a photographer, Army Veteran and former police officer from Atlanta who moved to Kansas in 2011. I was a former police officer in Gwinett County, Ga., working in SWAT and narcotics. So, part of why I feel comfortable shooting photographs and getting into the thick of things is because I understand…

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Says South Carolinians Saw the Confederate Flag as ‘Service’ Before Dylan Roof ‘Hijacked’ It

December 13, 2019
Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley told conservative commentator Glenn Beck Friday that white supremacist Dylan Roof “hijacked” the Confederate flag, which she said South Carolinians saw as representing “service and sacrifice and heritage.” Haley was speaking about the 2015 mass shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., in which Roof murdered…

Former Rep. John Conyers, One of Congress’ Longest-Serving Members, Dies at 90

October 28, 2019
(DETROIT) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations in 2017, died at…

Former Leader of New York Black Panther Party Brutally beaten by members of New BPP at Atlanta Event

August 19, 2015
[tubeloot_tab tab=”1″] The playlist above contains several videos featuring Dhoruba Bin Wahad. Each video is accompanied by books linked to the subject matter being discussed. On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a group of six Black Liberation Movement activists were violently attacked at a downtown Atlanta hotel. The group included members of the Free The People