The Independent4 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Guns And Abortion: Contradictory Decisions, Or Consistent?
They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are b
The Independent6 min gelesen
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The Independent4 min gelesen
Harry Potter Was The Last Great Pre-internet Phenomenon
It was just a book back then. There were no queues. No grown adults in costumes, waving wands. No blockbuster movie franchise, no video games, no theme parks. Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the first Harry Potter book was published, having previ
The Independent4 min gelesenDiscrimination & Race Relations
Inflation Sparks Global Wave Of Protests For Higher Pay, Aid
Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers’ strikes around the world. This week alone saw protests by the political opposition in Pakistan
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
Dems Hope To Harness Outrage, Sadness After Abortion Ruling
The shock quickly turned to sadness for Victoria Lowe. The 37-year-old lawyer, working outside a cafe in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said she couldn't believe the Supreme Court stripped away the constitutional right to abortion that women h
The Independent7 min gelesen
David Harbour: ‘I’ve Had Some Issues With, You Know, Madness’
David Harbour denies he’s become British. And yet… the evidence is stacking up. Firstly, the Stranger Things star begins our interview by making a cup of tea. Also, he’s married to London’s own Lily Allen. And now, he’s about to spend his summer trea
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal As Vaccine Deadline Looms
Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of
The Independent6 min gelesen
Deadly Beautiful: How Rhododendrons Are Threatening The UK’s Most Vulnerable Woodlands
It is spring in Gwynedd, north Wales and looking up into the rich canopy of foliage gripping the craggy coastline, delicate oak tree leaves are stretching their fresh, knobbly lobes in the sunshine. Lower down, brilliant pink and purple flowers explo
The Independent4 min gelesen
Travel: 8 Questions On Flight Cancellations, Strikes And Your Rights, Answered By Simon Calder
Summer travel disruption, flight cancellations and strikes were at the forefront of questions asked by readers during travel correspondent Simon Calder’s weekly ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Friday. The message of the day? Stay positive. Simon urged readers t
The Independent5 min gelesenCrime & Violence
House Democrats Called ‘F***ing Useless’ For Singing ‘God Bless America’ By Capitol After Roe Ruling
House Democrats sang God Bless America on the Capitol steps as the chants of protesters could be heard from the Supreme Court after the decision to strike down Roe v Wade was announced. On Friday, the 1973 landmark ruling making abortion federally l
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks And Louie Gohmert Among Lawmakers Who Asked For Pardons From Trump, Jan 6 Hearing Told
Representatives Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert and Scott Perry were among the Republican members of Congress who asked President Donald Trump to insulate them from future prosecutions by granting them presidential pardons in the day
The Independent4 min gelesen
Muti's Legacy: Respect Composers, Reject Revisionists
In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: use the 19th century scores without altered notes.
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Claudia Rankine: ‘The Culture Hasn’t Wanted Us To Sit In A Room Together And Talk’
There’s one question that Claudia Rankine never wants to hear again. In fact, it’s one the poet finds so asinine that she ended up writing a whole play about it. The White Card, which has been touring the UK ahead of its final stop in London’s Soho T
The Independent7 min gelesenSocial History
Supreme Court Overturns Roe V Wade, Striking Down Abortion Rights Across US
The US Supreme Court has struck down constitutional rights to abortion in a landmark ruling that could lead to far-reaching and potentially life-threatening consequences for millions of Americans. Six conservative justices, who now make up a majority
The Independent4 min gelesen
Giffords Documentary Comes As Gun Debates Stay Center Stage
In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened
The Independent11 min gelesenSocial History
What Abortion Access Looks Like In Every State After The Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe V Wade
The US Supreme Court has overturned key rulings enshrining abortion rights across the country, leaving states to determine whether to ban the procedure and force women to carry pregnancies to term. Without protections under the landmark 1973 ruling i
The Independent5 min gelesen
A New Leader In The Philippines, And A Family's Old Wounds
He was the uncle I never met. But in my family's origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. The life of great potential cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder of doing what was right, no matter the cost. A rising leader in
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
Jan. 6: Pressure, Unsung Heroes And Trump's Watergate Echoes
The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month are
The Independent6 min gelesen
National Wake: The Multiracial South African Punk Band That Rebelled Against Apartheid
Guitarist and songwriter Ivan Kadey didn’t set out to form South Africa’s first multiracial punk band, but from the moment he met brothers Gary and Punka Khoza it was clear what a potent combination they would make. In the late Seventies, under the a
The Independent4 min gelesenCrime & Violence
States Brace For Fight Over Gun Laws After High Court Ruling
The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also prepar
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
‘God Bless Justice Alito’: Conservatives Rejoice As Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe
While hundreds began gathering outside the US Supreme Court to protest its announcement that it would end constitutional protections for abortion care, Conservatives began celebrating the decision that would officially end 50 years of federal protect
The Independent5 min gelesenInternational Relations
US Envoy To Israel Lives In A Luxe Rental, A Trump Legacy
There’s no plaque on the gate of the U.S. ambassador’s new residence in Jerusalem, no Stars and Stripes visible, no official listing as a notable overseas property. The official residence of the American envoy is a rental and temporary, officials sai
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Holidaymakers Face ‘Mass Disruption’ This Summer As British Airways Workers Vote To Strike
Britain is braced for a summer of “massive disruption” after British Airways workers voted in favour of strike action on the same day that railways were all but shut down by industrial action. Ground staff at the carrier’s Heathrow hub overwhelmingly
The Independent4 min gelesenAmerican Government
Alex Holder: How A Little Known British Filmmaker Came To Be At The Centre Of The Case Against Trump
Up close? For sure. Personal? Perhaps not. Alex Holder, a little-known British filmmaker, has found himself at the centre of an unlikely political storm, after it emerged the committee investigating the Jan 6 attacks had issued a subpoena, calling on
The Independent4 min gelesenSocial History
US Abortion Ruling Sparks Global Debate, Polarizes Activists
The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents aruond the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The
The Independent4 min gelesenCrime & Violence
EXPLAINER: How Parade Crash Insanity Plea Will Work
A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convi
The Independent4 min gelesenWorld
Hong Kongers Reflect On Taiwan, An Imperfect Exile
For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Ta
The Independent4 min gelesenAmerican Government
Setting Gridlock Aside, Congress Set To OK Gun Violence Bill
A bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unimaginable a month ago is on the verge of winning final congressional approval, a vote that will produce lawmakers' most sweeping answer in decades to brutal mass shootings that have come to shock yet not
The Independent4 min gelesen
Round Round, Baby: Are We On The Verge Of A Girl Group Renaissance?
The year is 2003. Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Doherty of the Sugababes are on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, dressed in matching low-waist, stonewashed bootcut jeans, black T-shirts and hoop earrings. They sway their hips from side to
The Independent5 min gelesenAmerican Government
Ted Cruz And Josh Hawley Among 33 Republicans To Oppose Bipartisan Gun Legislation That Passes The Senate
Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Rand Paul were among the majority of Republicans who voted against the first piece of gun legislation to pass the Senate in more than two decades, despite the fact that 15 Republicans--including Senate Minority Lead
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