Tesla opened a dealership in Xinjiang, China, despite widespread reports of Uyghur oppression there

Tesla has opened a new sales and service center in the Xinjiang region of China, home to a Muslim population known as the Uyghurs whom the United Nations and rights organizations have identified as a repressed ethnic group. In 2021, the United States, United Kingdom and Canada said China engages in “forced labour, mass detention in internment camps, … Read more

U.S. diplomats will boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights abuses

A Chinese flag flutters near the Olympic rings on the Olympic Tower in Beijing, China November 11, 2021. Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters The U.S. on Monday announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move that had garnered bipartisan support from critics of China’s human rights record. While U.S. athletes … Read more

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and other financial assistance to help bridge this gender gap in these crucial fields. Only 1 … Read more

Ethiopia braces for all-out war as rebels advance on capital

People hold lit candles in a memorial service for victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021. Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A year after fighting began in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, rebel forces are now advancing on the country’s capital as the … Read more

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in major cases on abortion and guns. Here’s what to know

A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and guns are front and center as … Read more

Read the email Blue Origin’s CEO sent employees in response to allegations of a toxic workplace

Bob Smith, chief executive officer of Blue Origin LLC, speaks during TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith sent a companywide email to the employees of Jeff Bezos‘ venture as an internal response to allegations of … Read more

Salesforce offers to relocate employees and their families after Texas abortion law goes into effect

Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Salesforce told thousands of employees in a Slack message on Friday that if they and their families are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care in the wake of Texas’ aggressive … Read more

Fox News to pay $1 million settlement in sexual harassment probe by NYC human rights commission

Fox News agreed to pay a record $1 million to settle an investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights into what a panel called a “culture of pervasive sexual harassment and retaliation at the network.” The settlement with Fox News is “the first of its kind against a major news network by … Read more

China’s Huawei tested A.I. software that could identify Uighur Muslims and alert police, report says

The logo of Chinese company Huawei at its main U.K. offices on January 28, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP via Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Huawei, together with one of China’s biggest artificial intelligence (AI) firms Megvii, tested a facial recognition system that could be used to detect members of a minority Muslim group and … Read more

John Lewis, civil rights giant, crosses infamous Selma bridge one final time

The casket of Rep. John Lewis moves over the Edmund Pettus Bridge by horse drawn carriage during a memorial service for Lewis, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Selma, Alabama. John Bazemore | AP Photo Crowds watched solemnly as the body of Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge one final time, 55 years after the civil … Read more