Despite the fact a greater proportion of cyclists are killed in road accidents than motorists, not a single casualty has occurred in any American bike share system. Many attribute this to the slow and clunky bikes that many sharing programs use.
Citing hope of union solidarity and protest against repression of Palestinians, an Israeli ship was blocked from being unloaded in the Port of Oakland in California by protesters.
In a scene reminiscent of the days of the black plague, Liberia has instituted a “cordon sanitaire”, roadblocks to stop the spread of the Ebola virus to urban centers.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, in a act of defiance and criticism of political opponents’ spending pledges, called on the country to ”show tolerance” and “show patience and open your hearts” to the refugees seeking asylum from Syria and Iraq.
USA: Urgently investigate policing methods after use of lethal force in Missouri
Amnesty International, the global human rights organization best known for criticizing dictatorships that repress their people, called on American authorities to investigate the methods used by police in Ferguson, Missouri. This release came days after an African American teenager Michael Brown was killed in an altercation with a police officer. Brown was 18.
In an event sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Young Americans for Liberty, Duke student Belle Knox will speak to club members and paying members of the public. Knox is best known as the “Duke Porn Star”, when it was revealed last year that she was paying her tuition using funds earned by performing in pornographic films.
Bolivia’s new aerial cable car system has recently debuted, and another line will go into operation in December. The public transit system will connect the city of El Alto to the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
The pay gap between bosses and lower level employees is ever increasing. Twenty years ago, British executives earned 60 times the average annual income of a lower level employee in their company. Today that figure stands at 174 times the average.
In response to the embargo of European produced goods by Russia, the EU central government went into emergency sessions to focus on how food producers can be helped.
After being ordered to redraw obviously gerrymandered Congressional districts, the Florida legislature, which is dominated heavily by Republicans, redrew districts in a way that made changes barely distinguishable from the originals.