‘We Should Listen to the Argument’ for Removing George Washington Statues, Says Senator Duckworth

‘We Should Listen to the Argument’ for Removing George Washington Statues, Says Senator DuckworthSenator Tammy Duckworth (D., Ill.) said that “we should listen to the argument for removing George Washington statues” in an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. Statues of slave-owning historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have become the latest target of the nationwide racial reckoning sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody this summer.When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash if she supported taking down monuments of leaders who were slave owners, as she has expressed support of changing military bases named after Confederate leaders, Duckworth instead initially took aim at President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech on Friday.The senator, who the Washington Post reported Sunday is a serious contender in Joe Biden’s search for a running mate in the 2020 presidential election, called Trump’s priorities “all wrong.”“He should be talking about what we’re going to do to overcome this pandemic,” she said. “What are we going to do to push Russia back? Instead, he had no time for that. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”After further pressing by CNN’s Bash, Duckworth said she thinks we should have a national dialogue over the historical monuments at some point and “listen to everybody.”“I think we should listen to the argument there, but remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty,” she said.Trump has defended such monuments, and did so again in his speech Friday, saying, “By tearing down Washington and Jefferson, these radicals would tear down the very heritage for which men gave their lives to win the Civil War, they would erase the memory that inspired those soldiers to go to their deaths,” he said. “They would tear down the principles that propelled the abolition of slavery and ultimately around the world ending an evil institution that had plagued humanity for thousands and thousands of years.”


إدارة الهجرة الأمريكية: على الطلاب الأجانب مغادرة البلاد إذا تحولت جامعتهم للتعلم عبر الإنترنت

أتلانتا، الولايات المتحدة (CNN)– أعلنت إدارة الهجرة والجمارك الأمريكية، الاثنين، أن الطلاب الدوليين الذين يسعون للحصول على درجات علمية في البلاد، سيتعين عليهم مغادرة البلاد أو المخاطرة بالترحيل إذا تحولت جامعتهم إلى دورات تعليمية عبر شبكة الإنترنت فقط.

وقد تؤثر هذه الخطوة على آلاف الطلاب الأجانب الذين يأتون إلى الولايات المتحدة للدراسة في الجامعات أو المشاركة في برامج التدريب، إضافة إلى الدراسات غير الأكاديمية أو المهنية.

وبدأت الجامعات في جميع أنحاء أمريكا في اتخاذ…

فاوتشي: وضع كورونا في أمريكا “خطير”.. ومازلنا نغرق في الموجة الأولى

أتلانتا، الولايات المتحدة (CNN) — قال الدكتور أنتوني فاوتشي، كبير خبراء الأمراض المعدية في البلاد، الاثنين، إن حالة جائحة فيروس كورونا بالولايات المتحدة “ليست جيدة حقًا”، مع ظهور إصابة جديدة في جميع أنحاء البلاد.

وأضاف فاوتشي، في مقابلة مباشرة عبر فيسبوك مع مدير المعاهد الوطنية للصحة الدكتور فرانسيس كولينز: “مازلنا نغرق في الموجة الأولى من هذا. أود أن أقول إنها لن تعتبر موجة. كانت زيادة أو عودة متراكبة للعدوى”.

وتابع: “الاتحاد الأوروبي ككيان صعد، ثم نزل إلى (وضع الوباء…

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirusChinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling “tyrannically”, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China’s heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.