Protesters at US Supreme Court denounce abortion ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Issued on: 06/25/2022 – 20:06Modified: 06/25/2022 – 20:13 Hundreds of protesters descended on the US Supreme Court on Saturday to denounce the justice’s decision to overturn the half-century-old Roe v. Wade precedent that recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion. The sweeping ruling by the court, with a 6-3 conservative majority, was set to vastly change … Read more

How hard should you push China in a crisis? – POLITICAL

When leaders from the G7 group of leading developed economies gather in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday, they will have very different visions of how hard to confront China just as the world seems to be tipping into a major economic crisis. Amid fears of impending recessions and crises over energy and food supply, it’s … Read more

Pollution, Cartagena, and the Caribbean—Global Issues

UN News How did the Cartagena Convention come about? Christopher Corbin The Cartagena Convention was driven primarily by a major oil spill that took place in the region close to Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1980s. This brought home the fact that this region is so dependent on the coastal and marine resources on … Read more

Protests spread, state abortion bans begin after US justices strike down Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few … Read more

Oklahoma AG: ‘Womb is Now, in Oklahoma, the Safest Place for a Child’

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state’s attorney general, John O’Connor, held a press conference on Friday, June 24, to celebrate their swift ban on abortion in Oklahoma following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade. In April, Gov Stitt signed a so-called “trigger law” which, once Roe v Wade was overturned, was … Read more

Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge blow to women’s human rights’ warns Bachelet — Global Issues

The widely anticipated Supreme Court decision, by six votes to three, was made in the specific case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, and Michelle Bachelet said in a statement that it represents a “major setback” for sexual and reproductive health across the US. The historic decision returns all questions of legality and access to … Read more

US House passes bipartisan gun-safety law in victory for Biden

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 21:26 The US House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law. The House voted 234-193 for the bill, the day after a Supreme Court ruling broadly expanded gun rights. … Read more

Elizabeth Warren Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren condemned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade on June 24. In a video posted by her Facebook page, Elizabeth Warren criticized the “partisan agenda” of the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is pushing goals that contradict the constitution and the basic rights of the American people,” Warren said. … Read more

US Supreme Court overturns landmark 1973 Roe v. wade decision

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 16:19Modified: 06/24/2022 – 16:30 The US Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide, handing a victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban the … Read more

Bodies of two men killed in Amazon returned to families as fourth suspect arrested

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 03:14 The bodies of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira were handed over to their families Thursday, nearly two and half weeks after they were killed in Brazil’s Amazon. Phillips, 57, and Pereira, 41, were shot while returning from an expedition in the Javari Valley, a remote region … Read more