Politics news – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:29:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://draftgore2008.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-14T222418.754.png Politics news – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ 32 32 Iran offers condolences to Pakistan and Bangladesh over deadly incidents https://draftgore2008.org/iran-offers-condolences-to-pakistan-and-bangladesh-over-deadly-incidents/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:09:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/iran-offers-condolences-to-pakistan-and-bangladesh-over-deadly-incidents/ Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its sympathy to the government, people and military of Pakistan, especially the families of those killed in a recent army helicopter crash. On Monday, a helicopter belonging to the Pakistan Air Force crashed while on a night mission in […]]]>

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its sympathy to the government, people and military of Pakistan, especially the families of those killed in a recent army helicopter crash.

On Monday, a helicopter belonging to the Pakistan Air Force crashed while on a night mission in the southwest of the country, killing all six people on board.

This is the second time in two months that a military helicopter has crashed in Pakistan.

On August 1, 2022, a military helicopter carrying senior officials, including a commander from Balochistan, disappeared while surveying flood-ravaged areas of the province; the accident was later confirmed.

Also in a separate message, the Iranian spokesperson expressed condolences to Bangladesh over the deaths of at least 61 people who lost their lives following the sinking of an overcrowded ferry carrying Hindu worshipers in northern Bangladesh. .

On Sunday, the small boat full of women and children en route to a popular temple overturned in the Karatoya River as onlookers screamed in horror from the shore near the town of Boda in the northern district of Panchagarh .

The death toll is the worst for a maritime disaster in the country since 2015, when at least 78 people died after an overloaded ferry collided with a cargo ship in a river west of the capital, Dhaka .

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Spokesperson raps about Western support for Iran riots https://draftgore2008.org/spokesperson-raps-about-western-support-for-iran-riots/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:12:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/spokesperson-raps-about-western-support-for-iran-riots/ In an Instagram post on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said the so-called defenders of the rights of the Iranian people should drop their empty slogans and end decades of sanctions against the Iranian nation. “American and European political leaders, their news agencies, and Western-backed Persian-language media have exploited the tragic incident of the death of a […]]]>

In an Instagram post on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said the so-called defenders of the rights of the Iranian people should drop their empty slogans and end decades of sanctions against the Iranian nation.

“American and European political leaders, their news agencies, and Western-backed Persian-language media have exploited the tragic incident of the death of a young woman and supported the country’s rioters and national security disruptors. under the slogan of supporting the rights of the Iranian nation,” he wrote.

“They spared nothing in this respect. However, they paid no heed or downplayed the presence of millions in the streets and squares of the country in support of the establishment and their country and in strong opposition to chaos,” the spokesperson added. , reported Press TV.

He added that there is no doubt that the enemies’ hybrid and psychological warfare against the Iranian nation will be recorded in history with hundreds of cases of their disgraceful failures.

“It is better that those who claim to defend the rights of the Iranian nation give up their false slogans and put an end to several decades of cruel and inhumane sanctions against the Iranian nation,” Kanaani added.

Demonstrations erupted in several Iranian cities following the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman who died in a hospital days after collapsing at a police station in the capital Tehran, where she and a group of others were taking training courses on dress code rules.

Speaking on Friday, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the riots following Amini’s death had nothing to do with the tragic event, saying troublemakers were exploiting the issue to sow chaos and sow chaos throughout the country.

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Latest news in English | national politics news in englishSEXI News https://draftgore2008.org/latest-news-in-english-national-politics-news-in-englishsexi-news/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 15:16:06 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/latest-news-in-english-national-politics-news-in-englishsexi-news/ New Delhi: According to sources, senior congressman and MP Shashi Tharoor will submit his candidacy for the post of party chairman on September 30. needs 50 delegates as nominators for its candidacy. It will be the first time in 25 years that Congress will see a non-Gandhi leader, after Sonia Gandhi defeated Jitendra Prasad in […]]]>

New Delhi: According to sources, senior congressman and MP Shashi Tharoor will submit his candidacy for the post of party chairman on September 30. needs 50 delegates as nominators for its candidacy.

It will be the first time in 25 years that Congress will see a non-Gandhi leader, after Sonia Gandhi defeated Jitendra Prasad in 1998. The last time the party had a non-Gandhi leader was in 1996 when Sitaram Kesari defeated Sharad Pawar and Pilote Rajesh. ,

Central Election Authority Chairman Madhusudan Mistry will be available at the Congress headquarters in the nation’s capital to receive nomination papers as returning officer.

According to the notification issued by the Congress party, the aforementioned elections for the new party chairman are to be held on October 17 in all CCPs, the results of which will be announced immediately after the counting of votes on October 19. The final list of candidates will be published on October 8 at 5 p.m.

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Mistry called on the Congress Party representatives to elect the Indian National Congress President in accordance with the provisions of Article 18. However, there was speculation that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had expressed his desire to run for the highest office in the party. . square.

But Gehlot balked at his nomination for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential election. Congress leader Digvijay Singh said on Friday he was not in the running for the post of party leader.

Addressing a press conference in Jabalpur, the veteran leader said he will not contest the election of the Congress speaker but will follow instructions given to him by a senior party official.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been making intense preparations for the election of Congress Speaker after confirming his candidacy on Friday. Gehlot also confirmed that Rahul Gandhi made it clear that “no member of the Gandhi family” would become the next leader of the party.

Meanwhile, with Digvijay Singh clarified, Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor are the top contenders for the job. Describing the post of Congress President as an “ideological post”, Rahul Gandhi said that “the post represents a set of ideas, belief system and vision of India”.

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Doctors refute ‘misinformation’ about Stacey Abrams’ fetal heart rate https://draftgore2008.org/doctors-refute-misinformation-about-stacey-abrams-fetal-heart-rate/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 12:24:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/doctors-refute-misinformation-about-stacey-abrams-fetal-heart-rate/ Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a campaign rally on March 14, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is accused of spreading ‘misinformation’ after she said this week that unborn children had no heartbeats at six weeks gestation, despite evidence from medical journals. At […]]]>
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Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a campaign rally on March 14, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. |

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is accused of spreading ‘misinformation’ after she said this week that unborn children had no heartbeats at six weeks gestation, despite evidence from medical journals.

At an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Abrams claimed that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” adding that she believed the sound of a fetal heartbeat at this point was “made” to convince people. that men have the right to “control” women’s bodies.

Abrams’ comments were in response to Georgia’s heartbeat bill, also known as the Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act. She claimed the legislation should not be called the “fetal heart rate bill” because “it’s medically wrong, biologically a lie”.

The bill bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat becomes detectable, but includes exceptions for rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger or the fetus is not viable.

The law was passed in 2019, but a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade In June, returning authority over abortion laws to the states, a federal appeals court overturned the lower court’s decision on July 20, allowing the law to go into effect.

Dr. Donna Harrison, CEO of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pro-Life, an organization that has more than 7,000 pro-life physicians, disagreed with Abrams.

In a statement Friday to the Christian Post, Harrison said Abrams’ claims are an example of “misinformation” that ignores “basic embryology” evidence.

“In fact, at six weeks’ gestation, the embryonic heart contracts rhythmically to pump blood through its arteries, which flows to the placenta to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen,” she said. writing.

“To call it anything other than a beating heart is dishonest and only serves to dehumanize the unborn. … Playing semantics with the definition of a heart does no good to science or the public, but rather does advance a pro-abortion agenda.”

Tara Sander Lee, director of life sciences at the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute who studied heart development at Harvard Medical School, said in a statement that the human heart starts beating 22 days after fertilization.

“A baby’s heart is beating actively at six weeks gestation and will have already beaten nearly 16 million times by 15 weeks,” Lee said. “In fact, at six weeks, when Stacey Abrams says a heartbeat doesn’t exist, this baby’s heart is actually beating at about 110 beats per minute (bpm).”

Lee cited peer-reviewed research published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute and a 2019 study published in the National Library of Medicine titled “The Transitional Heart: From Early Embryonic and Fetal Development to Neonatal Life.”

Another study, published in October 2019 by the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, also claimed that cardiac activity begins as early as the sixth week of gestation. Additionally, the absence of detectable heartbeats is a sign of pregnancy failure, according to the study.

“Most American parents have seen their baby’s heartbeat during a prenatal ultrasound and have discussed it with their obstetrician,” she continued.

“The mainstream media can do Olympic-level semantic gymnastics all they want, but most Americans instinctively understand that a developing human organ that beats rhythmically and pumps blood throughout the body is, in fact, , a heart.”

As The National Review reported in February, until recently, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, said on its webpage that a “very basic beating heart and circulatory system are developing.” during the fifth to sixth week of pregnancy. Now the website says that after five to six weeks, “[a] part of the embryo begins to show heart activity.”

“It looks like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully formed heart – it’s the earliest stage of heart development,” the website says.

According to a Monmouth University poll conducted September 15-19, Republican Governor Brian Kemp holds a slight lead over Abrams, with 49% of respondents saying they will ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ vote for him, compared to 45. % saying they will. “definitely” or “probably” vote for her.

The same poll found that 46% of those polled would “definitely not” vote for Abrams, compared to 37% who said they would “definitely not” vote for Kemp.

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Labor promises new ‘Hillsborough Law’ to help prevent future injustice | Politics News https://draftgore2008.org/labor-promises-new-hillsborough-law-to-help-prevent-future-injustice-politics-news/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:55:41 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/labor-promises-new-hillsborough-law-to-help-prevent-future-injustice-politics-news/ A Labor government will enter a new Hillsborough law into the statute book to help prevent future injustices where the state is involved. The plans will be announced at the party’s annual conference starting in Liverpool this weekend. The families of those who lost their lives in Britain’s worst sporting disaster and the survivors, campaigned […]]]>

A Labor government will enter a new Hillsborough law into the statute book to help prevent future injustices where the state is involved.

The plans will be announced at the party’s annual conference starting in Liverpool this weekend.

The families of those who lost their lives in Britain’s worst sporting disaster and the survivors, campaigned for key changes in the legal system to prevent others from going through what they have been going through for decades.

Ninety-seven men, women and children died following a lightning strike during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.

A Hillsborough Act would introduce a legal duty of candor for officials during all forms of public inquiry and criminal investigation.

Labor has pledged to introduce such an obligation of transparency and accountability if it wins the next election.

The legislation will also put victims of state-related disasters or deaths on an equal footing with state agencies, as they are funded for lawyers through legal aid.

An independent public advocate would be appointed to ensure the bereaved families act in their best interests and establish a committee to review all evidence, documentation and data relating to a tragedy.

The new law would also require all public authorities to publish a code of conduct that promotes ethical behavior, transparency and candor.

union leader Mr Keir Starmer said: “Labour unequivocally supports the families of Hillsborough. We have repeatedly called for the Hillsborough Law and making it happen would be a priority of my Labor Government.”

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Sir Keir said he spoke to family members of the victims while working as director of public prosecutions.

“Their raw pain was matched by their inspiring courage. No one should ever have to endure what they have been through,” he said.

He added: “In July this year I visited the Hillsborough Memorial and met campaigner Margaret Aspinall, whose son James was among the victims of the tragedy.

“For Margaret, for James and the other 96 lives tragically lost, we will change the law to prevent this from happening again.”

Demands for reform were reignited earlier this year following the ITV drama Anne, which tells the story of a mother’s fight for justice after her son Kevin was killed in the Hillsborough disaster.

The Hillsborough Law campaign drew supporters from all parties, with former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Theresa May giving their support in January.

Ms Aspinall, whose son was 18 when he died in the tragedy, said the police cover after Hillsborough shows the system is corrupt, and that’s why a new law is needed.

Steve Kelly, who lost his brother Michael in the tragedy, said: “A Hillsborough law will ensure that ordinary people have the same opportunity to be represented by a lawyer from the outset.

“I never want to see anyone go through this again, especially without support from the start.”

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While Prime Minister, Mr Brown ordered the creation of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, which in 2012 exposed police failings and ultimately led to accidental death verdicts being overturned in 1991 at early inquests .

New investigations which concluded in 2016 revealed that the Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed.

In 2019, Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield was cleared of gross negligence manslaughter, while a trial of two retired police officers and a former force lawyer, accused of having perverted the course of justice, collapsed in 2021 after a judge ruled there was no case to answer.

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Who is Kwasi Kwarteng, Britain’s first black chancellor? | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/who-is-kwasi-kwarteng-britains-first-black-chancellor-political-news/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:17:16 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/who-is-kwasi-kwarteng-britains-first-black-chancellor-political-news/ London, United Kingdom – In some ways, Kwasi Kwarteng’s elevation to the second most important post in British politics couldn’t be more novel. In others, it couldn’t be more typical. Born in London in 1975 to Ghanaian parents who had emigrated to the UK as students in the 1960s, Kwarteng broke new ground by becoming […]]]>

London, United Kingdom – In some ways, Kwasi Kwarteng’s elevation to the second most important post in British politics couldn’t be more novel. In others, it couldn’t be more typical.

Born in London in 1975 to Ghanaian parents who had emigrated to the UK as students in the 1960s, Kwarteng broke new ground by becoming the first black man to serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

But the path he followed to 11 Downing Street is well worn.

He studied at Eton College and the University of Cambridge – among the most elite institutions in the country – and worked in media and finance.

“Some people would say he had a conventional climb to the top, from [fee-paying] public school through an elite university to the conservative party [Party] … then a high-level position in the cabinet,” Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, told Al Jazeera.

“And as far as his position, he’s very much on the neoliberal right of the Conservative Party, he’s a market fundamentalist.”

Kwarteng studied at some of the UK’s most elite institutions and worked in media and finance before entering politics [File: Phil Noble/Reuters]

The political trip

After graduating, he worked as a columnist for Britain’s conservative-leaning Daily Telegraph – a job once also held by scandal-hit former Prime Minister Boris Johnson – before moving into banking as a as a financial analyst at the American investment company JP Morgan.

In 2000 he returned to Cambridge to complete a doctorate in economic history and turned to politics.

In 2010, Kwarteng was elected to the House of Commons as part of a new group of Conservative Party politicians, including current Prime Minister Liz Truss and other politicians who would go on to enjoy high profile, including Dominic Raab, Priti Patel and Sajid. Javid.

While he established a reputation as a rising star among his colleagues, Kwarteng was forced to wait several years for his first ministerial post, while others rose rapidly.

During this time he grew accustomed to the cut and thrust of Westminster politics and wrote several books on topics including finance, former Tory leader Margaret Thatcher and British imperialism.

He also co-wrote Britannia Unchained, a collection of essays by several Tory MPs, including Truss, which criticized British workers for being “among the worst idlers in the world” and denounced “the bloated state, high taxes and poverty”. excessive regulation” of the United Kingdom.

Kwarteng’s long-awaited promotion finally came in 2017, when he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to then-Chancellor Phillip Hammond.

Since then, he has risen steadily through the political ranks, serving as Minister in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and as Business Secretary.

Now, as Chancellor, Kwarteng finds himself at the helm of a struggling British economy beset by runaway inflation and a cost of living crisis.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime crisis,” Jeevun Sandher, head of economics at the New Economics Foundation think tank, told Al Jazeera. “This is probably the most serious set of circumstances a Chancellor has faced since the Second World War.”

Focus on growth

Kwarteng will unveil his plan to fix the nation’s finances on Friday when he presents a ‘mini’ budget in the House of Commons setting out the government’s budget priorities.

He is expected to provide further details on a sweeping intervention in the energy market, which has been disrupted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The move is expected to cost up to 150 billion pounds ($170 billion).

Kwarteng is also reportedly preparing to announce tens of billions of pounds in tax cuts, including a reversal of the National Insurance contribution hike introduced by the Johnson administration, the reversal of a planned increase in the corporation tax from 19 to 25% and reduced stamp duty rates for those buying houses.

His intentions have been clearly signaled.

In an open letter published by the Financial Times ahead of his appointment as chancellor, Kwarteng said Truss’ administration had “two urgent responsibilities” – to help individuals and businesses facing “severe price shocks”, including including steep increases in their gas and electricity bills, and to stimulate economic growth.

“Measures are needed to help families and businesses get through this winter and the next,” he wrote, adding that it was imperative to “lay the groundwork” for long-term change.

“That means lowering taxes, putting money back in people’s pockets and freeing our businesses from heavy taxes and misguided regulations.”

Kwarteng’s self-proclaimed ‘unashamed’ focus on growth also led him to warn banking bosses he wanted to design a ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for the City of London to intensify competition in Britain’s financial sector. , which accounts for 8.3% of its total economic output.

He is reportedly considering scrapping the cap on bankers’ bonuses introduced by the European Union in 2014.

The curb, adopted by the UK when it was still just a member state, meant bonuses were capped at 100% of an employee’s salary, or double that with shareholder approval.

Critics said the cap proved ineffective, with banks simply raising wages.

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“The vast majority will lose”

Overall, Kwarteng’s vision echoes the cascading neoliberal economic policies pursued by previous Conservative governments, including the one led by Thatcher from 1979 to 1990.

“[Kwarteng] believes in the state fading away and Britain maximizing its main comparative advantage which he sees as the City of London and finance,” Bale said.

“[But] presumably, with his background in economic history, he has a good idea of ​​what went wrong in the past.

“So it seems a bit odd that he’s taking this very radical approach, cutting taxes leads directly to growth, because there’s very little evidence of that either in the UK or in the world as a whole. together.”

With an election scheduled for 2024, Kwarteng hopes his measures will show signs of quickly benefiting the economy.

But critics including Sandher say his strategy will only increase inequality, helping ‘the rich get richer’ while those with low to middle incomes continue to struggle.

“They [Truss’s government] know they have a roll of the dice,” Sandher said.

“In terms of the bet… come what may, it’s very clear that the British people will lose. They won’t have the investment they need for the future and they won’t be [lifted] out of the cost of living crisis.

“The economic outcome is going to be that the vast majority are going to lose, and the top 1% are going to win.”

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Virginia orders schools to stop hiding health information from parents https://draftgore2008.org/virginia-orders-schools-to-stop-hiding-health-information-from-parents/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/virginia-orders-schools-to-stop-hiding-health-information-from-parents/ Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) speaks during an early voting rally on October 19, 2021 in Stafford, Virginia. Youngkin is running against former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA). | Getty Images/Win McNamee The Virginia Department of Education under Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a directive asking all school districts to stop allowing trans-identified students to […]]]>
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) speaks during an early voting rally on October 19, 2021 in Stafford, Virginia. Youngkin is running against former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA). |

The Virginia Department of Education under Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a directive asking all school districts to stop allowing trans-identified students to identify as the opposite biological sex without legal documentation and to keep parents informed of their child’s “psychological development”.

The directive announced last Friday directs Virginia’s 133 public school districts to no longer allow students to use bathrooms that match their preferred gender identity. Students who wish to be addressed by the opposite pronoun must file legal documents.

In addition, the directive states that schools must “keep parents fully informed of all matters ‘related to the health and social and psychological development of a child’, and cannot withhold information from parents relating to to the sex of the child.

The document also says school staff are not required to address a student “in a way” that contradicts their religious beliefs.

Youngkin’s guidelines reverse the directive enacted under the previous governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, which called for allowing trans-identifying students to use opposite-sex pronouns without documentation.

Nicole Neily, founder and president of the national parental rights activist organization Parents Defending Education, said in an interview with the Christian Post that other states should follow Youngkin’s example.

“The kinds of ideas and the kinds of policies that have been pushed in schools across the country, when parents know what’s going on, they’re appalled by those, and rightly so,” Neily said.

“Because right now the default setting in far too many school districts is to keep mom and dad’s secrets.”

“The fact that Governor Youngkin put parental rights first is something that shouldn’t be revolutionary, but unfortunately in 2022 it is,” she added.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia criticized the policy of the Youngkin administration, writing on Saturday Tweeter that the directive will worsen rates of suicide and self-harm among LGBT students.

“We are appalled by the Youngkin administration’s overhaul of key protections for transgender students in public schools,” the ACLU wrote.

Neily argues that schools already serve as mandatory reporters, forcing teachers and staff to intervene if they sense a child is in an unsafe environment.

“For them to pretend now that the default setting is that not all families are safe is really throwing the baby out with the bathwater because there are already provisions in place,” he said. she stated.

Neily claimed that Northam administration policies made schools assume that families were not safe and that school was the only place of safety for children.

“Unfortunately, these policies are in schools across the country, coast to coast,” Neily said.

While many districts in conservative rural areas of the state will likely comply with Youngkin’s order, The Washington Post reports that there is talk of a lawsuit coming from northern Virginia districts in liberal counties across the state. suburb of Washington. Critics argue the ordinance violates the Virginia Human Rights Act, which was expanded in 2020 to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in public accommodations.

Since Parents Defending Education was founded in March, the organization has received 50 to 200 tips from across the country. Most of the advice received this year concerned policies related to gender identity in schools.

According to Neily, parents are concerned about fairness regarding female athletes who lose awards or scholarships because they are forced to compete against biological men. Additionally, parents are concerned that girls have to share a bathroom or changing room with boys who identify as the opposite sex.

Neily pointed to a federal lawsuit her organization filed in August in the Cedar Rapids Division of Iowa’s Northeast District after the Linn-Mar Community School District instituted a gender-neutral policy for restrooms and toilets. lockers. She says many girls were afraid to use the toilet or change for gym class, which she says highlights many parents’ concerns about these policies.

“They are concerned about the privacy of these spaces,” she said, saying Governor Youngkin leads “parental rights.”

“People want to know what’s going on in their child’s life so they can make informed decisions,” said the founder of Parents Defending Education. “‘Maybe I won’t send my child on a school trip; I want to know if my child is called by a different name.'”

“If the child leads, for all intents and purposes, a double life at school – he has one name and pronoun at home and another at school – what kind of mental disorder does that cause to teenagers?” she asked.

Last November, Youngkin defeated his Democratic challenger, Terry McAuliffe, in the race for governor of Virginia, an election that took place amid national debates surrounding parental involvement in education.

During a debate, McAuliffe argued against parents tell schools what to teach. During this time, Youngkin came out as an advocate for parental involvement in education.

Around this time, two schools in Loudon County, Virginia, sparked controversy due to reports of two sexual assaults at two different high schools by the same male student, during one of which he was wearing a skirt in the girls’ bathroom.

The incidents reportedly took place before Loudoun County officials implemented a policy allowing trans-identified students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.

Last July, Fairfax County passed a policy allowing trans-identified students to use restrooms that match their preferred gender identity, which parents protested. According to the Washington Post, another policy required that school newspapers, yearbooks, and other official student lists identify students as their chosen pronouns.

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Photos: Black Brazilians in “quilombos” will be counted in the census | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/photos-black-brazilians-in-quilombos-will-be-counted-in-the-census-political-news/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 18:57:33 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/photos-black-brazilians-in-quilombos-will-be-counted-in-the-census-political-news/ For the first time in 132 years of history, Brazil’s ongoing census will count members of so-called “quilombo” communities founded by formerly enslaved black people who resisted the system of oppression. On Ilha de Mare, an island with several quilombos off the coast of Salvador in northeastern Brazil, this chance to be counted is one […]]]>

For the first time in 132 years of history, Brazil’s ongoing census will count members of so-called “quilombo” communities founded by formerly enslaved black people who resisted the system of oppression.

On Ilha de Mare, an island with several quilombos off the coast of Salvador in northeastern Brazil, this chance to be counted is one step in a political transformation that local organizers have long been fighting for.

“Being part of the census is a strategy for us, a strategy of resistance and change,” said Marizelha Carlos Lopes, 52, a local activist and fisherwoman on the island, where 93% of people identify as black. “One of our goals is to escape intentional invisibility.”

Her friend Eliete Paraguasu, 42, is mounting another front in strategy. She is the first woman from the island to campaign for a place in the Bahia state legislature – one of several black candidates to run for state and federal elections in Brazil in October elections. .

Together, Brazil’s updated census and growing number of black applicants are part of a slow reckoning of centuries of slavery that only ended in 1888, making Brazil the last country in the world to abolish the practice.

Quilombos were formed over centuries by slaves who escaped forced labor to create isolated, self-sufficient communities in isolated forests and mountain ranges or on islands like Ilha de Mare.

Quilombo residents now hope that a proper count of their numbers and more elected votes will open the door to improved social services and guarantees of rights for people and places long overlooked on official maps.

The national quilombo association CONAQ has identified nearly 6,000 quilombo territories.

CONAQ chief Antonio Joao Mendes said government recognition of communities accelerated under former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva two decades ago, when communities were granted more formal land rights and support for cultural programs.

Lula’s presidential bid this year presents a stark contrast, Mendes said, with incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro dismantling many of those programs and slowing the recognition of additional quilombos.

Bolsonaro was fined 50,000 Brazilian reis ($10,000) in 2017 for insulting the people of quilombo, saying they “don’t do anything” and are “not even good at procreating”. An appeals court dismissed the case because he was a federal legislator at the time.

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Iran, Qatar discuss JCPOA at UN – Politics News https://draftgore2008.org/iran-qatar-discuss-jcpoa-at-un-politics-news/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:49:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/iran-qatar-discuss-jcpoa-at-un-politics-news/ Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a tweet that he was happy to discuss the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian. The two foreign ministers met in New York ahead of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “Glad […]]]>

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a tweet that he was happy to discuss the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.

The two foreign ministers met in New York ahead of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

“Glad to meet with HE Dr @Amirabdolahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of #Iran, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations and the latest developments in the negotiations to return to the joint action plan with the United States. ‘looking forward to our cooperative efforts in this regard. #UNGA77,’ Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said experts from Tehran and the other JCPOA parties – Russia, China, France, the UK and Germany – could convene a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the upcoming 77th session of the UNGA, to discuss the lifting of Washington’s anti-Iranian sanctions.

Nasser Kanaani made the remarks during a press briefing in the capital Tehran when asked to comment on President Ebrahim Raisi’s visit to New York and Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Baqeri accompanying the Iranian delegation, reported Press TV.

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Chad FM resigns over disagreements with ruling military government | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/chad-fm-resigns-over-disagreements-with-ruling-military-government-political-news/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 20:05:38 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/chad-fm-resigns-over-disagreements-with-ruling-military-government-political-news/ Mahamat Zene Cherif accuses the government in power of excluding him from the dialogue process aimed at paving the way for elections. Chad’s acting foreign minister, Mahamat Zene Cherif, said he was resigning over disagreements with the ruling military government as it tried to open dialogue with the rebels and end military rule. Cherif’s resignation […]]]>

Mahamat Zene Cherif accuses the government in power of excluding him from the dialogue process aimed at paving the way for elections.

Chad’s acting foreign minister, Mahamat Zene Cherif, said he was resigning over disagreements with the ruling military government as it tried to open dialogue with the rebels and end military rule.

Cherif’s resignation came on Monday as talks initiated by the head of government, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, are taking place in Qatar’s capital Doha with various rebel and opposition groups. The talks aim to pave the way for elections after the army seized power last year.

“For several months, my commitment and my desire to serve my country have been thwarted by parallel initiatives and actions by certain members of your cabinet and the government, undertaken without my knowledge and on your instructions,” Cherif said in a letter to the president which was posted on his Twitter account.

The 58-year-old did not refer directly to the talks, but said the situation had stripped his department of its prerogatives and kept it in a “mere background role”.

The talks, which began on August 20 after repeated delays, are boycotted by many opposition parties, rebels and civil society groups.

Chad’s transitional authorities last month signed a peace pact with more than 30 rebel and opposition factions in which they agreed to join in a national dialogue after years of unrest.

The vast central African country has been under military rule since President Idriss Deby – the father of the current de facto leader, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno – was killed on a battlefield in April 2021 while he was visiting troops fighting the rebels, shortly after winning an election extending his 30 year rule.

The military installed his son as interim president and he began talks with rebel groups that had long challenged his father’s rule.

He leads a military council that said it would oversee an 18-month transition to civilian rule, but showed little intention of meeting the deadline.

Regional and international powers are pushing for a quick return to democracy in Chad, which has long been a Western ally against armed group fighters.

Cherif was appointed foreign minister in the transitional government in May 2021.

Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world, has suffered repeated uprisings and unrest since its independence from France in 1960.

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