Benedict Cumberbatch Family Faces Slave Reparations Pressure: Telegraph

Benedict Cumberbatch at an award ceremony
  • A Barbados task force is seeking reparations from the descendants of wealthy slave owners.
  • A task force official did not rule out targeting Benedict Cumberbatch’s family, per The Telegraph.
  • Cumberbatch’s ancestors owned a sugar plantation in Barbados that housed 250 slaves.

The family of Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch faces the prospect of facing demands to pay reparations for slavery over historical links to a sugar plantation in Barbados, according to The Telegraph.

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Fact-check: Did Ron Johnson take $700,000 from fossil fuel industry?

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., shown here at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

League of Conservation Voters: Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson “called climate change ‘bull—-’ during a record heatwave” and “raked in over $700k in fossil fuel cash.”

PolitiFact’s ruling: True

Here’s why: With passage by Democrats of a new measure aimed squarely at tackling climate change, the issue is taking on a new urgency in the fall election.

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Samuel Alito Believes That Christians Are Oppressed in America | The New Republic

He won’t rest until the Supreme Court enshrines religious freedom protections for a select minority of Americans—at the expense of everyone else.

A few years ago, Justice Samuel Alito addressed the Federalist Society’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. He vented some of his frustrations with a few of the court’s then-recent decisions with which he had disagreed. I found this darkly amusing at the time. After all, the conservative legal movement had just spent four years stocking the federal judiciary with its disciples. It had even secured a six-justice conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court just a few weeks earlier.

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Disaster grants bypass Black communities most vulnerable to flooding – Washington Post

Construction workers repair and clean the Hurricane Harvey damaged home of Houston resident Lawrence Hester on Jan. 31, 2020. Hester said he was unable to get help from a city program created to fix homes damaged during Harvey and had to endure hazardous living conditions for more than two years. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
Construction workers repair and clean the Hurricane Harvey damaged home of Houston resident Lawrence Hester on Jan. 31, 2020. Hester said he was unable to get help from a city program created to fix homes damaged during Harvey and had to endure hazardous living conditions for more than two years. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)

Texas steered federal grants toward Whiter, wealthier areas, HUD investigation finds

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New Kushner book reveals how Trump and Murdoch made their 2015 truce

Jared Kushner recalls in his White House memoir, “Breaking History,” out Aug, 23, that shortly after Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?”

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The Animosity of the Wealthy and Their War Against the Working Family – Afro Times News

Raising the minimum wage to meet the cost of living has been slapped down by the wealthy placing the working family right back in the economic funk they were in before the pandemic. Not because of inflation, but because of market manipulation and class warfare.

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US Officials Admit They’re Literally Just Lying To The Public About Russia

NBC News has a new report out citing multiple anonymous US officials, humorously titled “In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid“.

The officials say the Biden administration has been rapidly pushing out “intelligence” about Russia’s plans in Ukraine that is “low-confidence” or “based more on analysis than hard evidence”, or even just plain false, in order to fight an information war against Putin.

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7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question | Wake Up World

Looking from England into… England! by Chris Downer is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

Misconceptions take root in our minds very easily. It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on.

Many people never question certain ideas or conceptions they have. But people need to be careful of confusing what is true with what they want to be true. Just because we all want to live in a just world doesn’t mean we actually do live in a just world. Great problems arise when we take our misconceptions and assert them as fact.

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