UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to horrific’

Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews says the people of Myanmar are increasingly frustrated with an international community they feel has failed them. Tom Andrews, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has said that conditions for Myanmar’s 54 million people have gone from “bad to worse to horrific” since the military seized power … Read more

Canadian Armed Forces reservist who equated COVID-19 vaccinations with ‘murder’ pleads guilty to misconduct

A Canadian Armed Forces reservist pleaded guilty on Thursday to a misconduct charge for urging military personnel not to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, which he linked to murder. The charge of “conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline” against Officer Cadet Ladislas Kenderesi, 60, relates to comments he made to the crowd at an … Read more

EU plans new sanctions after Putin’s nuclear escalation threat

Press play to listen to this article Europe is drawing up plans to hit Russia with fresh sanctions amid demands for a swift response, after Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine.  The Russian dictator announced a major escalation on Wednesday, including the mobilization of 300,000 Russian reservists and a warning … Read more

VA releases report showing veteran suicide rate is lowest in years

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that suicide rates among military veterans have decreased, marking the lowest its been since 2006. Between 2018 and 2020, suicide rates amongst veterans decreased by nearly 10%, the agency said. “There is nothing more important to VA than preventing Veteran suicide — it’s our top clinical priority,” said VA … Read more

Russia has mobilized. What happens now?

Vladimir Putin has gone nuclear. Admittedly, things have not been going well. Kyiv’s counter-offensive has retaken thousands of kilometers of Russian-held territory in eastern Ukraine; Moscow’s troops have fled the front lines; dissent from previously loyal pundits has increased; and criticism (oblique though it may be) has even emanated from his pals in Beijing and … Read more

China says will do all it can for peaceful Taiwan ‘reunification’

Beijing says the self-ruled island is part of China and has been increasingly assertive over its claim. Beijing says it is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for peaceful “reunification” with self-ruled Taiwan, after staging major military manoeuvres around the island in recent weeks. While China claims Taiwan as its territory, the island’s … Read more

Separatists in Ukraine’s Donbas to hold votes on joining Russia

Russian-backed separatists in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will hold referendums from September 23-27 on joining Russia, the Russian state-news agency TASS reported Tuesday. Earlier, the Russian-backed separatist parliaments in the regions passed laws allowing such a vote to take place. In response, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted: “Sham … Read more

Our America: Mission Montford Point | Watch the Full Episode

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps’ first Black recruits, ABC Owned Television Stations presents Our America: Mission Montford Point, celebrating the history of the Montford Point Marines, the estimated 20,000 Black men who broke the color barrier of the last armed service to allow African Americans to join. Source link

Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing six | CNN

CNN  —  At least six children were killed and 17 wounded when army helicopters shot at a school in Myanmar, media reports and residents said on Monday, as the military said it opened fire because rebels were using the building to attack its forces. Myanmar has been gripped by violence since the army overthrew an … Read more

How scammers are targeting military members for PACT Act funds

RALEIGH, N.C. – Scammers have begun targeting veterans and active-duty military members who are eligible for PACT Act benefits, according to the Better Business Bureau.          What You Need To Know Scammers are trying to take advantage of PACT Act benefits for eligible veterans and active-duty military members The PACT Act allows veterans and their families exposed … Read more