Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill’s wife, visited the USSR during WWII. As a result, she created a foundation to help the Soviet people. From 1941 to 1951, it raised £9 million, which today equals $200 million. The foundation shipped medicine, food and equipment to Soviet hospitals. For her charity work, Clementine Churchill was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor in the Soviet Union. But at the end of WWII, while his wife was helping the Soviet people, Churchill was considering an attack along with the remaining German troops on the USSR. Find out more about the Big Three’s rocky relationship and how the United States and Great Britain used the war to weaken the Soviet Union.
China Live-Streaming CRACKDOWN: 31 Behaviors Banned
Beijing has introduced new regulations covering live streams that restrict content that weakens the Communist Party, the wider socialist system and national reforms, or from doctoring photos of leaders.
Guidelines published by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Wednesday prohibit influencers from discussing matters such as law, politics or medicine without “qualifications”, or displaying extravagant products or lifestyles.
China’s latest attempt to regulate the e-commerce industry also demands influencers declare full and honest tax obligations, and for platforms to block those who show “no ethics”.
Berlin Warns ENTIRE Industries Could Stop Due to Gas Shortage
Germany could be forced to close entire industrial sectors if there is a nationwide natural gas shortage, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said. (Der Spiegel)
“All factory activities will be suspended. It will be a disaster for some industries. And we are not talking about two days or weeks, but about a long time. We are talking about people, who will lose their jobs and regions that will lose entire industrial complexes,” Habeck added.
Earlier, Habeck said the reduction of Russian gas supplies to Berlin demonstrates the effectiveness of Western sanctions and German citizens are ready to endure some degree of hardship.
Assange’s Wife Sounds Alarm Over His ‘Especially Cruel’ Treatment
Julian Assange was strip-searched and moved to a bare cell on the very day the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel approved his extradition to the US, the WikiLeaks founder’s wife, Stella Moris, told journalists.
The 50-year-old remained there for a weekend as prison guards searched his own cell, she added. According to Moris, the guards were looking for any things that could be used by a person to take their own life.
The WikiLeaks founder currently remains in the maximum security Belmarsh Prison in south-eastern London, having been placed there in April 2019 as the UK was deciding on his extradition to the US.
While Silicon Valley has made efforts to suppress Russian media outlets like RT and Sputnik, they still reach more Americans than before the Ukraine conflict and rival major corporate US outlets for monthly page views, according to a Microsoft report.
The 30-page pamphlet claims Russian cyber influence operations led to an 82% increase in propaganda in the US, but claimed the tech sector’s efforts had “likely helped reduce the spread to pre-February levels”.
The assessments were based on Microsoft’s “AI For Good Lab” tool that apparently predicts which sites might be considered propaganda.
Well if Bill’s AI toys say so, who are us mere humans to disagree?
US Supreme Court Overturns Landmark Abortion Decision
The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, removing federal abortion protections and placing the responsibility for legalizing or banning the procedure upon individual states, in a decision handed down Friday.
“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion.
The controversial decision stemmed from a Mississippi case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centered on the constitutionality of a state law banning abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett sided with Alito in the majority opinion.