FSRN Weekly Edition – July 15, 2016
- Bastille Day attack in Nice kills at least 84
- Trump taps Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP candidate
- Funerals for officers slain continue through the week
- Funeral for Philando Castile draws hundreds to Minnesota’s St. Paul Cathedral
- Demonstrations swell across the country calling for police reform
- August recess starts two weeks early for the U.S. Congress
- Theresa May replaces David Cameron as UK Prime Minister
- More than 30 dead as protests escalate in Kashmir
- Los Angeles fights for immediate homeless funding, faces obstacles
An attack in France kills scores of Bastille Day revelers. Nell Abram has more.
The deadly violence in Europe caused U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to cancel an appearance with his Vice Presidential pick – ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Instead, Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to confirm that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the man. FSRN’s Nell Abram has more.
Demands for policing reform and accountability are growing, as protesters stayed in the streets and mourners turned out to remember the seven people slain last week in spiraling racial violence across the United States FSRN’s Nell Abram has more.
In Dallas, residents lined the streets this week as motorcades and processions accompanied caskets to graves. And in Minnesota Thursday, a horse drawn caisson carried the casket bearing Philando Castille’s body to a St. Paul church. Jared Goyette was there.
In the wake of the killings, Black Lives Matter demonstrations swept the country. FSRN’s Lena Nozizwe has more.
It’s July yet things are already getting quiet on Capitol Hill as Congress takes its so-called “August recess” two weeks early. And lawmakers are skipping town with a long to-do list left undone. Tanya Snyder paints the picture.
The UK got a a new Prime Minister on Wednesday following British voters’ surprising decision to back a referendum to pull out of the European Union. The political crisis led to David Cameron’s resignation as Prime Minister. Replacing him is one his closest political allies, Theresa May, the UK’s first female leader since Margaret Thatcher. FSRN’s Andrew Connelly has more from London.
The casualty figure in Indian-controlled Kashmir climbed again on Friday with at least 39 dead and more than a thousand injured amid widespread protests. The escalation comes after Indian troops killed a popular leader of the separatists’ movement. As Bismillah Geelani reports the ongoing violence is now garnering international concern.
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council approved placing a $1.1 billion bond on the November ballot to fund homeless services for the coming decade – if voters approve it. Other measures are on the table, but face an uphill climb. Homeless advocates and city lawmakers both say however the city finds the money, it’s got to be soon. FSRN’s Larry Buhl has more from Los Angeles.