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This Month in Milwaukee: 16 Things to Do in August 2020 – Shepherd Express

| August 12, 2020

As uncertainty continues, local arts groups stage events virtually and musicians venture cautiously onto Milwaukee stages. Be sure to check ahead in case of cancellations

The pandemic put Phoenixs Jewish mayor in the spotlight. Shes walking a tightrope. – Forward

| August 4, 2020

Image by Gage Skidmore/flickr Former Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego at the 2019 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.

A town celebrated for its heritage is urged to look at the history it’s ignored – CBC.ca

| August 4, 2020

In Lunenburg, N.S., a town that enthusiastically embraces its seafaring history, you'll find few public displays celebrating the Black and Mi'kmaw people who lived there.

Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One. – Gizmodo

| August 4, 2020

Image: Associated Press (AP) Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the KuKlux Klan. Why has it taken years for a company whose policies explicitly bar individuals who affiliate with and promote violent extremist groups? Gizmodo wondered about this earlier this month and asked Twitter, to which the company replied that Duke is not currently a member of the KKK and has distanced himself from the organization publicly.

Things To Do This Week – The New York Times

| August 2, 2020

Here is a sampling of the weeks events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. The multimedia artist Tony Oursler explores how technology touches humanity through pieces that blend video, painting and collage

Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One. – Gizmodo Australia

| August 2, 2020

Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. Why has it taken years for a company whose policies explicitly bar individuals who affiliate with and promote violent extremist groups? Gizmodo wondered about this earlier this month and asked Twitter, to which the company replied that Duke is not currently a member of the KKK and has distanced himself from the organisation publicly.

The Hagia Sophia as a palimpsest: Memories of the monument in five acts – Scroll.in

| August 2, 2020

Saint Sophia, Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Great Wisdom, Aya Sofia. There have been so many forms to the pristine rose.

‘Chaos’ at Victoria’s Epping Gardens: how privatised aged care has failed during the coronavirus pandemic – The Guardian

| August 2, 2020

Melbourne aged care home Epping Gardens, where 85 residents and 35 staff have tested positive for Covid-19, is in chaos, a relative of one of the infected residents has told Guardian Australia. Nobody has the answer, but she cant go back to Epping Gardens, said Carla Gangi, whose 89-year-old grandmother Concetta Mineo was hospitalised on Tuesday. Guardian Australia has learned that an additional 11 Epping Gardens residents were to be sent to hospital on Thursday, in addition to two who were hospitalised on Wednesday due to coronavirus.

The day after: Israel may be the exception to a COVID-19 baby bust – Haaretz.com

| August 2, 2020

Mary, 20, was pregnant when the coronavirus reached Papua New Guinea. Four weeks after the country went into lockdown, doctors refused to treat her because of the closure, even after she collapsed in the clinic. She was suffering from pregnancy toxemia and her fetus died in utero

The Path to the Great Jewish Twitter Walkout – The Times of Israel

| July 27, 2020

On Monday, Jews will be walking away from Twitter for 48 hours. This isnt because of a Jewish holiday but in response to the rise and normalization of antisemitism on Twitter, and the social media giants indifference to violators of its own rules and regulations. Celebrities, Farrakhan supporters, and antisemitic conspiracy peddlers have tweeted with no shame or challenge, and The Great Jewish Twitter Walkout is the response.


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