#Civil Unrest

Kankakee Daily Journal

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Center opens at KCC

KANKAKEE — Dozens flocked to Kankakee Community College on Thursday evening for the grand opening of the Harold & Jean Miner Memorial Library remodel and the brand new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center. During the opening festivities, KCC President Dr. Michael Boyd told those gathered that the college “wanted this...
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Behind the Ballot: Mount Pleasant Mayoral Candidates on the Major Issues

When residents of Mount Pleasant head to the polls this November, they will determine the leadership of this town for the next four years. On the ballot will be candidates for four seats on Town Council, in addition to the mayor’s nonpartisan position. Because Mount Pleasant operates on a Council form of government, the mayor does not set budgets or have hiring or firing privileges. He or she has the same voting power as each of the other eight Council members.

Reports from Cuba: Two ways out for a decaying Cuba: reinvention or collapse

Sebastian Arcos Cabazon writes in 14yMedio from Havana via Translating Cuba:. Two Ways Out for a Decaying Cuba: Reinvention or Collapse. The brutal repression following the popular protests of July 11 seems to have stabilized the political situation in Cuba. However, the regime must understand that, despite its long history of repression, the current calm is fragile. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, the protests broke a very important psychological barrier: the conviction — meticulously cultivated by Fidel Castro for decades — that publicly demonstrating against the regime was impossible and pointless. When that dam broke in Eastern Europe, it signaled the beginning of the end for Marxist totalitarianism there.

Bitcoin And The Myth That Is Capitalism

Throughout history, there has been a cyclical phenomenon characterized by Neill Howe and William Strauss as the four turnings.1 The basic premise of the theory is that civil unrest and major war is cyclical and occurs about every four generations. This is due to the fact that, by the time we reach the fourth generation post-war, society is simultaneously in a state of desiring change yet far enough removed from the atrocities of war that they end up repeating the mistakes of those four generations before them.

Gagosian opens an exhibition of new paintings by Kon Trubkovich

NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian is presenting The Antepenultimate End, an exhibition of new paintings by Kon Trubkovich. In paintings, works on paper, and videos, Trubkovich employs recollection as his primary source material. Through reference to antiquated technology, he investigates some of the ways in which personal and collective memories contradict one another, their gradual transformation complicating ideas of historical truth. Drawing on both recorded history and the story of his family’s 1990 emigration from the USSR to the United States, he marks the passage of time by alluding to the appearance of electronic media in decay.

'The Many Saints of Newark': Everything We Know About Release Date, Cast, Plot Details, and More

Folks, I certainly hope you woke up this morning and got yourself a gun because we are so close to returning to the world of The Sopranos. A whopping 14 years after David Chase's groundbreaking HBO mafia drama cut to black for good, director Alan Taylor will debut The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film set against the backdrop of the 1967 race riots that took place in the titular New Jersey city. With Chase himself on board as a producer and a script by Lawrence Konner (Boardwalk Empire), The Many Saints of Newark aims to tell the story of a young Anthony Soprano—played by the late, great James Gandolfini's real-life son, Michael Gandolfini—navigating the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s rivalries with emerging powers in the increasingly fractured city.

Milley's reasonable actions raise a serious question

(CNN) — In the last few months of Donald Trump's presidency, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley made two phone calls to reassure his Chinese counterpart that the US was stable and not considering a military strike against China, according to a new book by reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Public safety amendment will empower the people

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I've spoken to a number of residents across the south Minneapolis district I represent in the Minnesota Senate. I have encountered a wide range of perspectives from folks who are determined to affect positive change and others who are more wary.

Igbo youths resolve to ensure peace, stability, security in S/East -GCFRNG

Igbo youth leaders and stakeholders have resolved to ensure a lasting peace, stability and security within the South-East in general. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of an Emergency South-East Youth Leaders/Stakeholders Convention on Security and Stability of the Region, held in Enugu on Friday. The...

Vaccine hesitancy is making matters worse

Despite efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to urge Americans to get vaccinated, conflicting information about the COVID-19 vaccine on the internet and through conversation has left some hesitant to get it. People don't want to take the vaccine because they've been misinformed — or they’ve...

New Green Bay police chief emphasizes community policing

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- After months of working amid protests and civil unrest, the former Portland Deputy Police Chief says he's prepared for new beginnings. "I will be the first one to admit that I was not perfect,"Ofc. Chris Davis said. "I haven't met a lot of people who can be under difficult circumstances like that. But I certainly wasn't. But I learned a lot from it."