SIWO Global News 9th May 2018 #23

Knowledge is Wealth

Met Gang Database ‘racially discriminatory’

Amnesty International has declared the Metropolitan Police has a gang database which is ‘racially discriminatory and breaks International Law’.  3 out of 4 names are of black youth and it does not include well-known gangs of other nationalities.  On the streets and in barber shops real experience of black people of all ages are  feeling they cannot even stand together in a group of three or four to talk or laugh.  These oppressive tactics cannot stop the senseless violence going on.  Sensible ways are the only way to win and “#Just Let It Stop”

Sir Alex’s positive news

Sir Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care and recovering from his operation.  Many have been wishing their boss and associate get well sentiments.

Royal Wedding Countdown

It’s 10 days to the Wedding and Prince Harry is giving his soldiers who were with him in the tank in Afghanistan special roles.  A waxwork of Meghan Markle is on show at Madam Tussauds in London.

North Korea release detainees

North Korea releases detainees prior to President Trump and Kim Jong Un’ s meeting.

Malaysian elections victory

Malaysian politician, Mahsthir Mohammad, 92, came out of retirement to win the election for the opposition.  He switched sides and upset the 57 year reign of the Barisan National party.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC

An outbreak of Ebola has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Nigeria is taking precautions by extra checks and supply of thermometers at airports.

Trilateral China, Japan and South Korea relations

The leaders of the China, Japan and South Korea held a meeting to discuss economic, finance, disaster cooperation  and historic issues, especially on the agenda will be the Trump and Kim Jong Un s forthcoming meeting.  South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in,  Japan’s Shinto Abe and China’s Premier Li Keqiang are consulting with each other after their respective entente with Kim Jong Un.


Inspirational Story

Lilly Ledbetter, an ordinary person, took a lawsuit out on her former bosses, Goodyear for paying her less than her make co-workers.  This was in 1998, 20 years after her retirement, she persisted with the case until it reached the Supreme Court.  Although she did not win, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote ‘stirring dissent.’  Congress has subsequently passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2009. A law that has made sure the  federal law is changed to better  protect women in the workplace.



Content from BBC news, RT news, Arirang news,

SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziworshie

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