The officers wore riot gear and carried shields and canisters of pepper spray, according to inmates and prosecutors. They moved from cell to cell in formations of five down the long hallway of a special housing unit at New Jersey’s only women’s prison. They were there for a series of “cell extractions,” what normally are routine removals of unruly inmates as officers search for contraband. Prisoners called it a planned attack. “They were armored up because they knew what they were coming to do,” said inmate Ajila Nelson, who said she was groped and assaulted. “We were beat severely,” said Desi...
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Conspiracy theories have grown in the past several years as Americans sit glued to social media sites that bring far-right conservatives together around siloed false news sites. But one woman has taken her conspiracies about President Joe Biden to TikToc to tell the world that they're all the ones who are stupid.
"So, I guess this needs to be said tooooooooo," she begins. "All you people who think Biden is the president, you guys cannot get no stupider, ok? He's not in the White House. It's closed down. He is on a movie set! You guys are so freaking ignorant that I just have to laugh and laugh! 'Cause you're not hurting my feelings. Never one time did Trump ever have to fake anything that he's done. Not one time! He don't fake s*it."
A manatee with 'TRUMP' scraped into its back was itself disturbing. But it reflects a deeper environmental problem
Days after US rioters stormed Capitol Hill in January, a manatee was found in a Florida river with the word “TRUMP" scraped into its back. The aftermath of the disturbing incident revealed a pervasive left-right divide that has long plagued environmental debate.
Polarised views dominate discussion on critical issues such as climate crisis and biodiversity protection. Typically, the left calls for more environmental protections, and the right claims these protections threaten economic prosperity or individual rights.
The election of the Biden administration raised hopes of a new dawn in environmental protections. Our research, however, suggests entrenched left-right views will continue to stymie effective environmental action in the United States – just as they do in Australia.
That's because focusing on localised protections or individual rights leaves intact a cultural blind spot that conceals systemic issues threatening nature. Tackling these issues requires confronting environmental damage to which we all contribute.
The manatee incident
The January 11 manatee incident was quickly co-opted into the US political debate. Some on the left accused Trump supporters of inflicting the damage. Right-wing observers downplayed the seriousness of the incident and suggested claims of abuse were manufactured by the left out of hatred for Trump.
It may be tempting to dismiss the incident as unique to the Trump era or Florida itself. But doing so risks ignoring important lessons. Our research shows how framing such events as political left-right issues prevents us from recognising the deeper causes of environmental crises.
At least four powerful blasts hit a military camp in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, causing casualties, state television reported.
The TVGE channel broadcast footage of wrecked and burning buildings, with people -- including children -- being pulled from the rubble and the wounded lying on a hospital floor.
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