Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans ‘Indefinitely’

In a move cheered by environmental groups, Chevron has put its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic “on hold indefinitely,” the energy company said Wednesday. It had planned on drilling by 2020 in the Beaufort Sea, but in a letter to Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB), Chevron cited “the level of economic uncertainty in the industry” for its decision, Reuters reports.

Source: www.commondreams.org

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Jimmy Mubenga: Judge refused to allow jury to hear about guards’ racist texts

Abusive and racist texts on phones of G4S security guards cleared of manslaughter of Angolan man not seen as relevant to case

Source: www.theguardian.com

So the Brits, always eager to demonstrate that they can be like their masters in the USA, are showing how they are not to be outdone on the racism of the judiciary.

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Historic Human Rights City Resolution Passed in Jackson, MS

The Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, December 16th to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic South. 

The passage of this resolution will help the City of Jackson better confront many of the social ills that confront our society, such as the abuse of state power, police brutality, and inhumane policies that lead to the discrimination, inequality, and gross inequities experienced by Blacks, Latinos, Indigenous peoples, immigrants, workers, Muslims and other religious minorities, the homeless and members of the LGBTQI community amongst others. 

 

Source: www.cooperationjackson.org

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