The Week in Stories Around the Globe

More than 500 Labor Historians Condemn Biden’s Intervention in Freight Rail Dispute

It is unclear what, if anything, the letter will accomplish, but Barker will be pleased if it at least demonstrates solidarity with the freight rail workers. “I think it’s a mistake to think historians only think about the past. If you’re doing it right, you also spend a lot of time thinking about the present.”

#Biden #UnionStrong #Railworkers

Embattled South African president will not resign, says it is up to political party to decide fate

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday that it was up to the leading executives of his political party to decide his fate, Reuters reported. Ramaphosa’s remarks come one day after his spokesperson said the embattled president would not resign. 

#SouthAfrica #CyrilRamaphosa #President #Scandal

World’s third largest democracy outlaws premarital sex

Premarital sex in Indonesia will be punishable by up to a one-year prison sentence after lawmakers passed a massive overhaul of the country’s criminal code on Tuesday, despite protests from human rights campaigners.

#Indonesia #Sex #Conservative #tourism

Icy Wilderness of Antarctica Captured in Beautifully Blue Landscape Photos

From Iceland to Greenland, landscape photographer Jan Erik Waider is well-versed in capturing snowy locations off the beaten path. In his series A Faint Resemblance, he journeys to the southernmost part of our planet to bring lesser-seen depictions of Antarctica’s solitary wilderness. These blue-tinted photographs highlight the extreme beauty of this polar region.

#Antarctica #Photo #Nature #Beauty

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