Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

World | FOCUS Jul 26, 2020

Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

For Portland, social conflict and street clashes are nothing new. The Oregon city has a long history of pro-labor militancy coupled with an anti-fascist culture and defiance of authorities — but also, further back, a dark segregationist history. So Portland, despite its small Black population, ...

World Jul 24, 2020

Horrors of trans-Atlantic slavery traced through DNA study

A new DNA study published Thursday sheds fresh light on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, from the legacy of rape that can be seen in today's genetics to how disease likely decimated some groups forced to work in deadly conditions. For example, DNA ...

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2020

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Britain on Sunday accused Beijing of "gross, egregious human rights abuses" over its "deeply troubling" treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in China's western Xinjiang region. Rights groups and experts estimate that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking minorities have been rounded ...