Numerous protests planned for Washington DC on Independence Day

Numerous protests planned for Washington DC on Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: covid-19, EU, Facebook, Martin Luther King, News, Police, protests, Washington, White House, Worthy News
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Activists are planning major protests and demonstrations in Washington DC over Independence Day weekend, the Washington Examiner reports. Summing up the reason for the protests, one activist told the Examiner: “What is Independence Day to black folks? What was Independence Day to honestly anyone but the white economic elite on [July 4, 1776]? Poor folks and women couldn’t even vote. It’s a hoax.”
Many protestors are expected to focus on the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park. A local protest collective called the Freedom Neighborhood has been trying to remove the statue, which shows Abraham Lincoln freeing slave Archer Alexander. According to the Washington Examiner, the move to take down the statue has support among D..

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The Swastika – A Symbol of anti-Semitism or Nobility?

The Swastika – A Symbol of anti-Semitism or Nobility? Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Anti-Semitism, EU, Euro, Europe, Germany, holocaust, India, News, War, Worthy News
By Mark Bennett, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – To most of the world, the swastika is a diabolical symbol for sure – one that conjures images of Adolph Hitler, Nazism, and anti-Semitism. But what is a swastika? And what is the significance? The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit for well-being or luck. It has been used for thousands of years in Indian cultures and worldwide, and became a fashionable motif in the West in the early 20th Century.
Sadly, in the West, one thinks of the nation of Germany, WWII black and white movie reels of concentration camps, and Holocaust imagery! And rightly so. Interestingly enough, Germany is not the only country to bear this unique symbol. What other country would claim this unique characteristic?
Finland?!
In Finland, the swastika is the opposite – a symbol of fre..

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Justice department has charged 150 people with committing crime during protests

Justice department has charged 150 people with committing crime during protests Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: FBI, News, Police, protests, United States, Washington, Worthy News
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – The Acting US Attorney for Washington DC said Thursday that the Justice Department has charged 150 people with committing criminal acts during protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd, the Washington Examiner reports. Prosecutor Michael Sherwin made the announcement during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
In Thursday’s interview, Sherwin said the federal government had helped local authorities with charging cases of assault and battery. “Even though we don’t get a federal stat for those cases, there are hundreds of other cases the federal government has used to assist those local law enforcement agencies to ensure that, look, this violence will not be tolerated and it cannot be condoned in any way,” Sherwin said. “Ther..

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US Embassy says Afghan leaders are close to talks with Taliban on ending war

US Embassy says Afghan leaders are close to talks with Taliban on ending war Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Afghanistan, covid-19, Military, Negotiations, News, Pakistan, taliban, War, Worthy News
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – The US Embassy in Pakistan announced Thursday that Afghanistan’s political leaders are close to starting negotiations with the Taliban about the future of the country, the Military Times reports. The development follows a peace agreement signed between the US and the Taliban in February this year. As part of the deal, US Peace Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is in the region to help facilitate intra-Afghan negotiations.
Although no date for talks has been set yet, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement Wednesday that the talks will start off in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban have an office.
Under the terms of the deal agreed with the US, the Afghan government must release 5,000 Taliban prisoners according to an approved li..

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France and Other Governments Pressured over Coronavirus Response

France and Other Governments Pressured over Coronavirus Response Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Britain, church, coronavirus, covid-19, EU, Euro, Europe, European Union, France, Greece, ISIS, Media, News, Police, Russia, Spain, virus, War, Worthy News
by Stefan Bos, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A French court has launched an inquiry into the alleged mishandling by the outgoing French government of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes while elsewhere in Europe, and the former Soviet Union, tensions also rise over the way leaders deal with the crisis.
The French court investigation focuses on three senior officials, including outgoing Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. It follows complaints from unions and doctors about shortages of medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities say nearly 30,000 people died in France of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 on a population of almost 68 million, including the overseas territories.
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Rapper Kanye West To Run For US President

Rapper Kanye West To Run For US President Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Christian, Democrat, EU, Gold, Media, News, Republican, Trump, United States, Worthy News
By Stefan J. Bos, Special Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – U.S. rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West, who claims to be a born-again Christian, says he will run for president this year.
West, 43, would face Republican incumbent Donald Trump, who he had openly supported. He would also compete against Democratic challenger Joe Biden for president.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States. #2020VISION,” West wrote on social media on Saturday, which was also America’s Independence Day.
West did not offer details about his party, platform, or who else might be on the ticket with him.
“You have my full support!” SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in response to West's latest announcement. West is ..

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Iran Detains, Threatens, Dozens of Christian Converts’

Iran Detains, Threatens, Dozens of Christian Converts’ Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Bible, Christian, church, evolution, Faith, house church, Iran, Islam, Muslim, News, protests, Security, War, Worthy News
By Stefan J. Bos, Special Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Iran has detained or intimidated dozens of devoted Christians in recent days as part of government efforts to halt the spread of Christianity in the Islamic nation, investigators say.
Among those captured are many former Muslims who became believers in Christ, according to Christians familiar with the situation.
At least 12 Iranian believers were taken into custody by officers of Iran’s feared Revolutionary Guard in three cities, added Iranian advocacy group Article18.
“The arrests took place on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in [the capital] Tehran, its sister city Karaj, and Malayer, 400 kilometers southwest of Tehran,” the group said.
“Dozens more Christians were ordered to provide their contact d..

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China’s Campaign to Systematically Reduce Minorities

China's Campaign to Systematically Reduce Minorities Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: abortion, China, Military, Muslim, News, Police, Trade, War, Worthy News
By Mark Bennett, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been conducting a large scale campaign to reduce the Muslim population of the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even though the CCP encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. Individual women have warned the world about forced birth control, yet the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously realized. This information is based on government statistics, state documents, and interviews with various sources such as ex-detainees, family members, and a former detention camp instructor. Some experts are calling this “demographic genocide” and have denounced the campaign over the past four years.
The CCP orchestrates these population control mea..

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Trump’s Taxes, Birth Control Top Supreme Court’s Closing Agenda

Trump’s Taxes, Birth Control Top Supreme Court’s Closing Agenda Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Conservative, coronavirus, News, Supreme Court, tax, Trump, virus, Worthy News
(Worthy News) – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to cap a term like no other with potentially blockbuster decisions covering birth control, religious rights and President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his financial records private.
The justices will tackle their eight remaining cases starting Monday, when they issue opinions in July for the first time since 1996. The eight cases were heard in an extraordinary May argument session, held by telephone because of the coronavirus outbreak. The justices could finish their work later in the week.
Together, the final opinions could rewrite the narrative of a Supreme Court term that so far hasn’t produced the clear conservative shift some envisioned after two Trump nominees joined the court. The rulings will shape public perceptions of the court, and perhaps of Tru..

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