The morning after election day 2016, I got a call from a girls’ school in New York where I was scheduled to speak. “We have to reschedule,” said a representative from the school. “The girls are too upset.” Girls across the country were upset when Trump was elected, but not simply on partisan grounds. They were upset because Donald Trump was a bully, a cyberbully, and he bullied girls and young women like them – women like the former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who revealed that, when she was 19, he called her “Miss Piggy,” a dig at her weight. In a New York Times poll in the run-up to the election, nearly half of girls aged 14 to 17 said that Trump’s comments about women affected the way they think about their bodies. Only 15% of girls said they would vote for him if they could. And now Trump has a new target for his bullying: Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist. Thunberg seems to be really making Trump upset, … [Read more...] about Why is the president of the United States cyberbullying a 16-year-old girl?
FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, a loon swims on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. It was a banner year for loons in Northern New England, with record numbers of pairs found in Vermont and New Hampshire. less FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, a loon swims on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. It was a banner year for loons in Northern New England, with record numbers of pairs found in Vermont and New ... more Photo: Jim Cole, AP Photo: Jim Cole, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, a loon swims on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. It was a banner year for loons in Northern New England, with record numbers of pairs found in Vermont and New Hampshire. less FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, a loon swims on Lake … [Read more...] about New England sees record number of loons in several states
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the Trump administration and some supporters of trying to “stoke confrontation” instead of promoting peace efforts by calling for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss human rights in the country. North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Kim Song said in a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that the United States and other unnamed countries “are trying to employ all possible wicked and sinister methods” to hold a council meeting on Dec. 10 and have U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet address it. Kim sent letters to all council members except the United States urging them to vote against holding a meeting on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, the country’s official name. He sent similar letters to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Maria Espinosa Garces. The Security Council has discussed human rights in the DPRK for … [Read more...] about North Korea criticizes US for seeking UN meeting on rights
World leaders are in New York for the second day of the United Nations General Assembly, with a host of leaders taking to the podium at the UN HQ. The event comes as tensions rise in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The US blamed these attacks on Iran, allegations that Tehran denies. There is also an emphasis on climate change, with mass protests taking place in the run-up to this week. Yesterday Donald Trump took aim at Iran and China, and declared that the "future belongs to patriots," not globalists. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both talked up the need to open a dialogue between the US and Iran. Macron said world leaders lacked courage but needed it to build peace and take responsibility. And Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro opened the speeches yesterday, blasting foreign interest in the Amazon rainforest and denying it is being destroyed, instead accusing outsiders of being interested in its … [Read more...] about Five key points from day two of this year’s United Nations
A US state department representative for religious freedoms globally has expressed concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the US embassy in New Delhi has urged its citizens in northeast India to “exercise caution” in view of protests and disturbances in relation to the legislation.But the US government has not endorsed a call issued last week by an autonomous body — the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — for sanctioning Indian leadership responsible for the legislation, if it was also passed in the Rajya Sabha. It did, and has been signed into a new law.Ignoring the call for sanctions, Sam Brownback, the state department’s ambassador-at-large for religious freedom sought to chide India for the legislation reminding it of its constitutional commitments. “One of #India’s great strengths is its Constitution,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday. “As a fellow democracy, we … [Read more...] about US state dept official expresses concern over new Indian citizenship law