The Charlottesville City Council still has not decided whether ownership of the statues should be transferred to a museum or other entity or whether the statues should be demolished.
At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according to city documents . Museums, battlefields and historical sites in Virginia and beyond expressed interest in the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson that were removed earlier this month, according to the documents acquired by The Daily Progress.
The GuardianIndigenous Americans demand a reckoning with brutal colonial historyFrom Canada to Colombia, protests erupt against legacies of violence, exploitation and cultural erasure Indigenous women of the Misak community and others protest in Bogota, Colombia, in June. Photograph: Daniel Garzon Herazo/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock As statues of queens and conquistadors are tumbled amid protests across North and South America, Indigenous people are pushing for a region-wide reckoning with colonialism’s bitter legacy of massacre and cultural erasure. From the Arctic Circle to
10h agoRepublican Kinzinger joins Jan 6. attack probeDemocratic U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday formally named Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger to serve on a select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.Kinzinger, 43, is an Air Force veteran and an outspoken critic of Trump. He was one of seven House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump earlier this year on a charge of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.In a statement, Pelosi said Kinzinger "brings great patriotism to the committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our democracy."Adam Kinzinger joins fellow Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, another outspoken critic of the former president, on the committee."I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office."Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership role earlier this year after she voted to impeach the president and decried his lies about the 2020 election."We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of the former president."Both Kinzinger and Cheney joined the panel despite an outcry from the leader of their conference.A vote in the House earlier created the bipartisan 13-member committee, which would have included eight Democrats and five Republicans.But Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House Minority Leader, kicked off a spat with Speaker Pelosi last week over which Republicans might participate. "I did not accept two of the five people who were appointed."After Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy's suggestions, he subsequently pulled all five of his nominees. "No committee in Congress will work if one person is picking all who can serve."His rejection of the commission comes after McCarthy and other GOP leaders opposed the creation of an outside bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot.The House panel will will hold its first hearing on the deadly Jan 6. attack on Tuesday.
2d agoBezos offers NASA $2 billion in exchange for moon mission contractSEATTLE (Reuters) -Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon. NASA in April awarded rival billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX https://www.reuters.com/technology/spacex-wins-us-contract-spacecraft-send-astronauts-moon-washington-post-2021-04-16 a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2024, rejecting bids from Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo News »
German conservative candidate makes voting blunder on election day
Germany's conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet was ridiculed on social media for a misstep on election day on Sunday, capping a campaign marred by embarrassing gaffes that hurt his popularity.
STX Acquires Global Rights To Explorer Max Calderan Documentary ‘Into The Lost Desert’EXCLUSIVE: STXfilms has taken worldwide rights to Empty Quarter Studios’ feature-length documentary Into the Lost Desert which follow extreme desert explorer Max Calderan as he pursues his l…
With Europe In Its Sights, ThredUP Acquires One Of The Continent’s Top Fashion ResellersThredUP is continuing its aggressive growth trajectory with the first phase of its international expansion by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Remix Global AD, one of Europe’s leading fashion resale companies. good
With Europe In Its Sights, ThredUP Acquires One Of The Continent’s Top Fashion ResellersThredUP is continuing its aggressive growth trajectory with the first phase of its international expansion by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Remix Global AD, one of Europe’s leading fashion resale companies.
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Asian Shadows Acquires Locarno Selection ‘Shankar’s Fairies’ (EXCLUSIVE)Hong Kong-based international boutique sales company Asian Shadows has acquired Locarno selection “Shankar’s Fairies” by Indian filmmaker Irfana Majumdar. The film will world prem…
With Europe In Its Sights, ThredUP Acquires One Of The Continent’s Top Fashion ResellersThredUP is continuing its aggressive growth trajectory with the first phase of its international expansion by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Remix Global AD, one of Europe’s leading fashion resale companies. this is terrible news