Human Rights / Civil Rights

McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to [more…]

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia does not know why Chinese authorities have detained Australian citizen and television anchor Cheng Lei, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on [more…]

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Published 01/09/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a student leader on Tuesday as part of a continued crackdown against political activists who helped organize an anti-government [more…]

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said Canberra didn’t know why Chinese authorities had detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei, as he warned that [more…]

Lawsuit says McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees

Lawsuit says McDonald’s discriminates against Black franchisees

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accuse the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them [more…]

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Facebook improving hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it was preparing for Myanmar’s general election in November by improving the detection and removal of hate [more…]

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Federal agencies to investigate ‘left-wing civil unrest’: Trump

Published 01/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are setting up a joint operations center to investigate “left-wing civil unrest,” President Donald [more…]

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called for rioters and looters to be prosecuted, and slammed President Donald Trump for stoking [more…]

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

Published 31/08/2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish President Michael D. Higgins joined a virtual celebration of Van Morrison’s 75th birthday on Monday, namechecking U.S. civil rights champion John [more…]

Amazon’s surveillance can boost output and possibly limit unions: study

Amazon’s surveillance can boost output and possibly limit unions: study

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com relies on extensive worker surveillance to boost employee output and potentially limit unionization efforts around the United States, says a research [more…]