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York Minster's statue of Roman emperor could go after slavery claims

York Minster's statue of Roman emperor could go after slavery claims

A review into the statue is being carried out by York Minister after complaints over his links to slavery. His likeness has been outside the building since 199 [...] Read full article: York Minster's statue of Roman emperor c...→

York Minster's statue of Roman emperor could go after slavery claims

York Minster's statue of Roman emperor could go after slavery claims

A review into the statue is being carried out by York Minister after complaints over his links to slavery. His likeness has been outside the building since 199 [...] Read full article: York Minster's statue of Roman emperor c...→

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

On both sides of the Atlantic a great debate about statues is under way. So far the focus has mostly been on which lumps of bronze and marble should be removed [...] Read full article: A slavery statue we can all agree on: Fr...→

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

The Duke of York is “bewildered” over claims by US authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein… Read full article: Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he...→

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

A statue of former US vice president John C Calhoun who saw slavery as a "positive good" has been removed in Charleston. It took 16 hours to remove the statue [...] Read full article: Statue pulled down of former US vice pre...→

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

The monument to former US vice president John C Calhoun stood in Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina. Read full article: Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue r...→

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

A descendant of an 18th- century Scottish politician has accused civic leaders of “vilifying” his ancestor amid plans to publicly blame him for prolonging the [...] Read full article: Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Ed...→

Descendant of Scottish politician who prolonged slavery urges Edinburgh council to make changes to his ancestor's statue

Henry Dundas is often celebrated in the city, but one of his descendants has argued the man’s links to prolonging slavery must be exposed. Read full article: Descendant of Scottish politician who pr...→

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

THE daily death toll due to coronavirus in New York has yet again seen its highest increase yet as nurses express concern over the effect the virus is having. Read full article: New York sees 'terrible' daily death rec...→

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Ghislaine Maxwell would “never ever” disclose information about Prince Andrew in the case surrounding paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, her friend has claimed. Forme [...] Read full article: Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about th...→

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

A 35-year-old Romanian woman was arrested on suspicion modern slavery and trafficking offences by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Read full article: Watch - Slavery raid after claims worker...→

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

A statue of former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun is raised by crews... A statue of former US vice president and slavery advocate Joh [...] Read full article: Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in...→

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

A statue of a Confederate general has been pulled down in Washington DC on "Juneteenth", a holiday dedicated to the end of slavery in the US. Protesters topple [...] Read full article: Confederate statue toppled in Washington...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

An MP has sparked fury by joking about smashing a bust of a Roman emperor in the wake of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being torn down. Read full article: MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor pos...→

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Sir Keir Starmer today said a statue of a slave trader in Bristol which was pulled down during protests yesterday should have been removed 'with consent' and p [...] Read full article: Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have...→

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

The New York Times suspended Roman's recipe column in the wake of controversial comments she made about Teigen and tidying expert Marie Kondo. Read full article: Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times deci...→

Review ordered into future of statue outside historic RBS headquarters over slavery links

A review has been ordered into the future of a statue of a 19th century military commander and Royal Bank of Scotland governor outside the institution’s histor [...] Read full article: Review ordered into future of statue out...→

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

The statue of a Norwegian abolitionist who died fighting slavery was torn from its pedestal and rolled into a lake yesterday during a night of violent protests [...] Read full article: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, wh...→

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

President claims he ‘made Juneteenth very famous’ as 47 states and Washington DC commemorate the end of slavery in the US Read full article: Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery...→

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Author Paul Pender took to Twitter to share the damage of the Edinburgh statue as a result claiming 'the truth is out'. Read full article: Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest...→

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the removal of the Melville Monument in Edinburgh, which was erected in memory of Dundas, best known for [...] Read full article: Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue t...→

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

A PEDIATRICIAN has claimed that 80 percent of New York children may be infected with coronavirus due to a lack of testing. Read full article: New York pediatrician claims 80 percent ...→

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

On both sides of the Atlantic a great debate about statues is under way. So far the focus has mostly been on which lumps of bronze and marble should be removed [...] Read full article: A slavery statue we can all agree on: Fr...→

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Ghislaine Maxwell would “never ever” disclose information about Prince Andrew in the case surrounding paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, her friend has claimed. Forme [...] Read full article: Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about th...→

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

The Duke of York is “bewildered” over claims by US authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein… Read full article: Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he...→

Review ordered into future of statue outside historic RBS headquarters over slavery links

A review has been ordered into the future of a statue of a 19th century military commander and Royal Bank of Scotland governor outside the institution’s histor [...] Read full article: Review ordered into future of statue out...→

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

A statue of former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun is raised by crews... A statue of former US vice president and slavery advocate Joh [...] Read full article: Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in...→

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

The monument to former US vice president John C Calhoun stood in Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina. Read full article: Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue r...→

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

President claims he ‘made Juneteenth very famous’ as 47 states and Washington DC commemorate the end of slavery in the US Read full article: Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery...→

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

A descendant of an 18th- century Scottish politician has accused civic leaders of “vilifying” his ancestor amid plans to publicly blame him for prolonging the [...] Read full article: Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Ed...→

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

An MP has sparked fury by joking about smashing a bust of a Roman emperor in the wake of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being torn down. Read full article: MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor pos...→

Descendant of Scottish politician who prolonged slavery urges Edinburgh council to make changes to his ancestor's statue

Henry Dundas is often celebrated in the city, but one of his descendants has argued the man’s links to prolonging slavery must be exposed. Read full article: Descendant of Scottish politician who pr...→

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the removal of the Melville Monument in Edinburgh, which was erected in memory of Dundas, best known for [...] Read full article: Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue t...→

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

The New York Times suspended Roman's recipe column in the wake of controversial comments she made about Teigen and tidying expert Marie Kondo. Read full article: Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times deci...→

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

THE daily death toll due to coronavirus in New York has yet again seen its highest increase yet as nurses express concern over the effect the virus is having. Read full article: New York sees 'terrible' daily death rec...→

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

A 35-year-old Romanian woman was arrested on suspicion modern slavery and trafficking offences by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Read full article: Watch - Slavery raid after claims worker...→

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

A statue of former US vice president John C Calhoun who saw slavery as a "positive good" has been removed in Charleston. It took 16 hours to remove the statue [...] Read full article: Statue pulled down of former US vice pre...→

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

The statue of a Norwegian abolitionist who died fighting slavery was torn from its pedestal and rolled into a lake yesterday during a night of violent protests [...] Read full article: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, wh...→

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

A statue of a Confederate general has been pulled down in Washington DC on "Juneteenth", a holiday dedicated to the end of slavery in the US. Protesters topple [...] Read full article: Confederate statue toppled in Washington...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Author Paul Pender took to Twitter to share the damage of the Edinburgh statue as a result claiming 'the truth is out'. Read full article: Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest...→

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Sir Keir Starmer today said a statue of a slave trader in Bristol which was pulled down during protests yesterday should have been removed 'with consent' and p [...] Read full article: Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have...→

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

A PEDIATRICIAN has claimed that 80 percent of New York children may be infected with coronavirus due to a lack of testing. Read full article: New York pediatrician claims 80 percent ...→

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

A slavery statue we can all agree on: Frederick Douglass

On both sides of the Atlantic a great debate about statues is under way. So far the focus has mostly been on which lumps of bronze and marble should be removed [...] Read full article: A slavery statue we can all agree on: Fr...→

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about the Duke of York, friend claims

Ghislaine Maxwell would “never ever” disclose information about Prince Andrew in the case surrounding paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, her friend has claimed. Forme [...] Read full article: Maxwell will 'never ever' speak about th...→

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he failed to cooperate with Epstein probe

The Duke of York is “bewildered” over claims by US authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein… Read full article: Duke of York ‘bewildered’ over claims he...→

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

Watch - Slavery raid after claims workers searching bins for food

A 35-year-old Romanian woman was arrested on suspicion modern slavery and trafficking offences by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Read full article: Watch - Slavery raid after claims worker...→

Review ordered into future of statue outside historic RBS headquarters over slavery links

A review has been ordered into the future of a statue of a 19th century military commander and Royal Bank of Scotland governor outside the institution’s histor [...] Read full article: Review ordered into future of statue out...→

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

Statue pulled down of former US vice president who supported slavery

A statue of former US vice president John C Calhoun who saw slavery as a "positive good" has been removed in Charleston. It took 16 hours to remove the statue [...] Read full article: Statue pulled down of former US vice pre...→

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in Charleston

A statue of former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun is raised by crews... A statue of former US vice president and slavery advocate Joh [...] Read full article: Slavery advocate’s statue pulled down in...→

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, who helped defeat slavery, is toppled

The statue of a Norwegian abolitionist who died fighting slavery was torn from its pedestal and rolled into a lake yesterday during a night of violent protests [...] Read full article: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, wh...→

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue removal

The monument to former US vice president John C Calhoun stood in Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina. Read full article: Crowds watch slavery advocate’s statue r...→

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

Confederate statue toppled in Washington on end of slavery holiday

A statue of a Confederate general has been pulled down in Washington DC on "Juneteenth", a holiday dedicated to the end of slavery in the US. Protesters topple [...] Read full article: Confederate statue toppled in Washington...→

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery as Trump claims to have made holiday 'famous'– live

President claims he ‘made Juneteenth very famous’ as 47 states and Washington DC commemorate the end of slavery in the US Read full article: Juneteenth: US celebrates end of slavery...→

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Edinburgh council pins slavery shame on statue

A descendant of an 18th- century Scottish politician has accused civic leaders of “vilifying” his ancestor amid plans to publicly blame him for prolonging the [...] Read full article: Descendant of Henry Dundas objects as Ed...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor post

An MP has sparked fury by joking about smashing a bust of a Roman emperor in the wake of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being torn down. Read full article: MP sparks outrage with Roman emperor pos...→

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest to sprayed with anti-slavery graffiti

Author Paul Pender took to Twitter to share the damage of the Edinburgh statue as a result claiming 'the truth is out'. Read full article: Edinburgh statue of Robert Dundas latest...→

Descendant of Scottish politician who prolonged slavery urges Edinburgh council to make changes to his ancestor's statue

Henry Dundas is often celebrated in the city, but one of his descendants has argued the man’s links to prolonging slavery must be exposed. Read full article: Descendant of Scottish politician who pr...→

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have been removed 'with consent'

Sir Keir Starmer today said a statue of a slave trader in Bristol which was pulled down during protests yesterday should have been removed 'with consent' and p [...] Read full article: Keir Starmer: Slavery statue should have...→

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue to be removed for 'glorifying slavery'

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the removal of the Melville Monument in Edinburgh, which was erected in memory of Dundas, best known for [...] Read full article: Petition calls for Henry Dundas statue t...→

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times decision to suspend Alison Roman

The New York Times suspended Roman's recipe column in the wake of controversial comments she made about Teigen and tidying expert Marie Kondo. Read full article: Chrissy Teigen slams New York Times deci...→

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

New York pediatrician claims 80 percent of children may be infected with COVID-19

A PEDIATRICIAN has claimed that 80 percent of New York children may be infected with coronavirus due to a lack of testing. Read full article: New York pediatrician claims 80 percent ...→

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

New York sees 'terrible' daily death record despite claims lockdown is working

THE daily death toll due to coronavirus in New York has yet again seen its highest increase yet as nurses express concern over the effect the virus is having. Read full article: New York sees 'terrible' daily death rec...→