Political News & Social Views

Month: January 2022

Kamala Harris Spreads Misinformation on Human Trafficking

Vice President Kamala Harris is back to making misleading statements about human trafficking. In a speech to the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Harris—who has a long history of dishonesty about sex trafficking—said that “in 2020 alone, there were 11,000 instances of human trafficking that were reported in the United States.”

At UN, US Demands Russia Explain Its Troop Buildup on Ukraine Border

At the Security Council, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia tried to use a procedural vote to block Monday’s public meeting but narrowly failed to get the requisite support.

He said Russia is not “scared” of discussing the issue, but it just did not understand why a discussion was necessary.

Artists open up John Peel’s historic vinyl collection

After John Peel’s death in 2004, his family organised for an expert to catalogue the DJ’s sprawling record collection.

Following a week of trawling through more than 120,000 albums, 12 inches and seven inches, at the Suffolk home affectionately dubbed “Peel Acres”, the job was done.

The era of new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico may be over for good

A US federal judge invalidated more than 80 million acres of offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 27. The leases were sold in November to oil majors Shell, BP, Chevron, and Exxon at an auction that raised the hackles of environmentalists because president Joe Biden had previously promised to end new drilling on federal land as a core tenet of his climate change strategy