Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Aug 20, 2017

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday ...

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Aug 19, 2017

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. Mayor Mike Signer said recent clashes ...

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Aug 18, 2017

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield. Katie Lawhon, senior adviser for the park service's Gettysburg battlefield office, told the Reading Eagle the site-specific memorials are important, and ...

Aug 17, 2017

Chinese propaganda video prompts Indian complaint of racism

China's main state news agency, Xinhua, has released a video online criticizing India in a border dispute that prompted an Indian newspaper to complain of "racist overtones." The English-language video, titled "7 Sins of India," accuses the New Delhi government of illegally entering Chinese territory. ...

Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

Aug 16, 2017

Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities. About one-third of the U.S. territory's 160,000 people identify as Chamorro, the indigenous group ...