Tuesday, August 4, 2020

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

Americans Report Receiving Mystery Seeds from China

Americans Report Receiving Mystery Seeds from China

Mysterious packages of seeds believed to be from China have landed in the mailboxes of Americans across several states over the past week, leading to a warning from agricultural officials not to plant them.

John Leguizamo: 'Trump's Secret Majority Is Russia'

John Leguizamo: 'Trump's Secret Majority Is Russia'

Actor John Leguizamo has declared that Russia may be preparing to once again meddle in this year's presidential election in favor of President Donald Trump, providing a "secret majority.

Uganda Reports First Coronavirus Death

Uganda Reports First Coronavirus Death

Uganda has documented its first fatality from the Chinese coronavirus since it began reporting coronavirus cases in March this year, the country's Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.

John Legend Claims Trump 'Waging War' on America's Neighborhoods

John Legend Claims Trump 'Waging War' on America's Neighborhoods

Pop superstar and "The Voice"hostJohn Legend accused President Donald Trump of "waging war" on America's neighborhoods after the president announced plans to increase the presence of police in crime-ridden cities across the country.

Hugh Grant: Rupert Murdoch a 'Danger to Liberal Democracy'

Hugh Grant: Rupert Murdoch a 'Danger to Liberal Democracy'

British actor Hugh Grantslammed Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch as a "danger to liberal democracy" who made his life extremely difficult after Grant was arrested in Hollywood while receiving oral sex from a prostitute.

Barbra Streisand: Trump 'Pursuing the Path Towards Fascism'

Barbra Streisand: Trump 'Pursuing the Path Towards Fascism'

Singer Barbra Streisand has declared that President Donald Trump and his administration are "pursuing the path towards fascism" following their response to the Black Lives Matter riots and the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia Detains Journalists for Allegedly Not Social Distancing

Russia Detains Journalists for Allegedly Not Social Distancing

The New-York based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Russian government on Friday to releasethe dozens of journalists and peaceful protesters arrested over the past week and demanded they drop all charges against them.

Oxfam: Lockdown Famine Could Kill More than Chinese Coronavirus

Oxfam: Lockdown Famine Could Kill More than Chinese Coronavirus

International poverty charity Oxfam warned in a report this week that the number of deaths caused by famine as a result of worldwide lockdown measures could exceed those caused by the Chinese coronavirus, which triggered the lockdowns.

Rudy Giuliani Calls Police After Sacha Baron-Cohen Pranks Him in Pink Bikini

Rudy Giuliani Calls Police After Sacha Baron-Cohen Pranks Him in Pink Bikini

Former Mayor of New York and President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani called the police on Tuesday after British actor Sacha Baron-Cohen pranked him with a fake interview in what is presumed to be material the second series of his political satire show"Who Is America?"

Actor Bradley Whitford Calls Out NBA Hypocrisy for Doing Business with China While Silent on Concentration Camps

Actor Bradley Whitford Calls Out NBA Hypocrisy for Doing Business with China While Silent on Concentration Camps

"West Wing"star Bradley Whitford has done what few Hollywood or sports figures would: call out the National Basketball Association (NBA) for continuing to do business with China while they remain about the communist regime's campaign to crush those advocating for democracy in Hong Kong and their persecution of Uighur Muslims being held in concentration camps in Xinjiang.

Ethiopia Shuts Down Internet amid Protests over Death of Singer

Ethiopia Shuts Down Internet amid Protests over Death of Singer

Authorities in Ethiopia imposed a nationwide shutdown of the Internet on Tuesday amid protests over the death of a prominent musician and political activist, Internet monitoring organizations and rights groups have confirmed.

Alyssa Milano: Trump's Tulsa Rally 'Will Inflict Pain and Division'

Alyssa Milano: Trump's Tulsa Rally 'Will Inflict Pain and Division'

Actress and far-left activist Alyssa Milano has complained that President Donald Trump's first rally since the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus will "inflict pain and division" on America at a time it should be celebrating the "liberation" supposedly promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Judge Tosses Out Jussie Smollett Bid to Have Criminal Charges Dropped

Judge Tosses Out Jussie Smollett Bid to Have Criminal Charges Dropped

Former"Empire"star Jussie Smollett's attempt to have the criminal charges against him dropped were tossed out by a judge in Chicago on Friday. The Judge dismissed the actor's claim that the fresh charges against him violate his right against double jeopardy.

Howard Stern Under Fire Over Old Blackface N-Word Sketch

Howard Stern Under Fire Over Old Blackface N-Word Sketch

Radio host Howard Stern has become the latest celebrity to come under fire after video clip emerged of him in blackface and repeatedly using the N-word, despite the fact that he had previously denied doing so.

Japanese Broadcaster NHK Apologizes for Racist Cartoon on U.S. Protests

Japanese Broadcaster NHK Apologizes for Racist Cartoon on U.S. Protests

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued an apology on Tuesday after deleting an animated video from its Twitter account that was meant to explain the anti-police protests rocking America, but instead caused outrage over its callous depiction of black people.