Politics

US offers condolence payments, relocation to kin of Afghans killed in drone attack accident

The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country. The US defence department said it made a commitment that included offering “ex-gratia condolence payments”,[Read More…]

Over 100 climate change activists arrested during protest at Interior Department building

Over 100 people were arrested during a climate change protest at the Interior Department building Thursday in downtown Washington, D.C., and some reportedly were tased, the Associated Press reported. An Interior Department spokeswoman said a group of protesters rushed the Interior Department lobby, injuring at least one security officer who[Read More…]

Immigration activists walk out on White House meeting, accuse Biden admin of ‘playing politics with human lives’

Before the start of the virtual meeting, activists asked for some time and read a statement in which they accused the Biden administration of “playing politics with human lives” and said they couldn’t “come into these conversations in good conscience,” according to Politico. Buzzfeed News reported that the walk-out was[Read More…]

President Biden pays tribute to fallen police officers, tells families that ‘your loss is America’s loss’

President Biden on Saturday paid tribute to America’s fallen police officers, telling families that their loss is also America’s loss, speaking at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in front of the U.S. Capitol — and warning that police departments need more resources. “Being a cop today is[Read More…]