Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
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Buried Truths: America’s Indigenous Boarding Schools | Fault Lines
Al Jazeera, 24 Nov 2021
For roughly a century, the United States government forced Indigenous children to attend boarding schools far from their families and communities.
Hundreds of thousands of children were placed in institutions across the country, starting in the late 1800s and continuing into the 1970s.
The government’s goal was to prevent the continuation of Indigenous societies, attempting to strip the children of their cultures and punishing them for speaking their languages.
Those running the schools abused many children, and an unknown number never came home.
In June 2021, the federal government announced for the first time that it would investigate former boarding schools, including possible sites where children could be buried.
Fault Lines speaks with the descendants of boarding school students and those who survived the institutions themselves to learn how they are trying to heal from this trauma.
Saudi boxers train for the first women’s championship
Reuters, 09 Dec 2021
Saudi women boxers are training for the Kingdom’s first female boxing tournament at a Riyadh gym.
Live Replay: President Biden delivers remarks on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
FOX, 09 Dec 2021
Watch Live at 3:30 p.m. ET: President Biden delivers remarks
India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash
AFP, 09 Dec 2021
An eyewitness recounts what he saw as rescue operations are underway following a helicopter crash in India, in which Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat and 12 other people...
Instagram CEO calls for an industry body to keep kids safe online during in to US Senate | FULL
CA, 09 Dec 2021
The CEO of Facebook’s Instagram is set to testify on Wednesday afternoon before the U.S.
January 6 committee prepares to hold Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress
CBS, 09 Dec 2021
The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is preparing to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress over h...
Scott Peterson resentenced to life in wife’s death
AP, 09 Dec 2021
Scott Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday during an emotional hearing in which family members of his slain pregnant wife, Laci, called him out for the 2002...
Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz sworn in – What’s to expect?
DW, 09 Dec 2021
Germany has a new Chancellor. Today, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz took the oath of office and the reins of power from Angela Merkel.
WATCH: Age verification to ensure youth safety should also be on devices, Instagram head says
PBS, 09 Dec 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. questioned Instagram head Adam Mosseri during a Senate subcommittee hearing regarding child safety on the social media platform on Dec.
Will fusion energy define our clean energy future? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 09 Dec 2021
Fusion energy - a non-polluting, limitless form of power - has long been thought of as a technological fantasy.
Progressives move to strip Boebert of committee assignments
CNN, 09 Dec 2021
Progressive Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is introducing a resolution, cosigned by other progressives, that would strip Colorado Republican Rep.
Boris Johnson faces Prime Minister’s Questions calls to resign as fury over party grows
BBC, 09 Dec 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is “sorry for offence” caused by a video showing his staff joking about a lockdown Christmas party in No 10, amid mounting public outrage.
Jan. 6 Committee To Advance Contempt Proceedings As Meadows Fails To Appear
NBC, 09 Dec 2021
The House committee is moving to hold former White House chief
Border guards battle fierce winds, snowdrift during patrols
CGTN, 08 Dec 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-12-08/Border-guards-battle-fierce-winds-snowdrift-during-patrols-15PpA88iHRe/index.html Despite the fierce winds and drifting snow, bor...
Prime Minister apologises and promises investigation into 'Christmas party'
Sky, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson said he understood the anger people felt at seeing Number 10 staff appearing to make light of coronavirus restrictions.
Live: Boris Johnson faces fierce questions in PMQs over leaked video about Christmas party
ITV, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is under major pressure to explain footage, released
Omicron reported in 57 countries, hospitalisations set to rise, WHO says • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 08 Dec 2021
The #Omicron variant has been reported in 57 nations and the number of patients needing #hospitalisation is likely to rise as it spreads, the #WorldHealthOrganization said on We...
Londoners Pare Back Office Time as Omicron Cases Rise
Bloomberg, 08 Dec 2021
Some City of London workers are starting to take matters into
Flooding leaves much of Indonesian capital Jakarta submerged
SCMP, 08 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Homes and businesses have been submerged by floodwaters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta since D...
Broom fight! | FIERY Los Escobazos festival lights up Spain's streets
RT, 08 Dec 2021
Locals engage in BURNING broom-fighting during Los Escobazos festival in Jarandilla de la Vera #news #trending #currentevents ---------------------------------------------------...
No 10 Christmas party: how Boris Johnson's government denied breaking lockdown rules
Guardian, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is facing accusations of lying after senior No 10 officials were filmed joking about a lockdown Christmas party that Downing Street insists did not take place.