Posts Tagged ‘reform’

Jordan-US deal to support Amman’s ‘economic reform program’: Foreign Minister

Jordan’s foreign minister said a recent agreement with the US will contribute to his country’s economic reform program, media reports said Saturday, Anadolu reports. Ayman Safadi said the fourth US-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership (MoU) signed Friday in Washington “will contribute to supporting the economic reform program,” according to Jordan’s official news agency […]

Lebanon Parliament postpones budget talks, slowing IMF reform checklist

Lebanon’s Parliament, on Friday, suspended talks on the 2022 budget after a walk-out by lawmakers sent attendance below quorum, further delaying efforts to complete requirements to access IMF funds to relieve its economic crisis, Reuters reports. A group of parliamentarians, including newly-elected lawmakers who ran on a reform platform, a bloc of Christian MPs and […]

Will Moon Jae-in be Successful in his Attempts to Reform the Public Prosecution Service?

On June 27, 2022, South Korea’s Ministry of Justice appealed to the Constitutional Court against the new laws aimed at reforming and, in time, ending the Prosecution Service’s authority to investigate crimes. The Ministry believes that these laws are unconstitutional. This is the latest round in a political struggle which reached its height at the […]

MSNBC’s Wallace: NYC Subway Shooting Shows Urgent Need for ‘Gun Reform’

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Tuesday on her show “Deadline” that the shooting on the Brooklyn subway train, which injured more than a dozen people, showed “how urgent gun reform” was needed in this country.

New York Bail Reform Fight

Above Photo: Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Mike Groll / Associated Press. Black legislators in New York are defending their legislation which reduces the use of cash bail. In so doing they protect the legal and human rights of Black people in that state. Black Agenda Report coined the terms […]

The Cruel Failure Of Welfare Reform In The Southwest

Above Photo: Duncan, wearing a scarf, at a demonstration outside a Las Vegas casino in March 1971. American Stock Archive / Archive Photos/Getty Images. A ProPublica Series Has Found That In Nevada And Neighboring States, Boom Times Hastened The Demise Of Cash Assistance For The Poor — But Not Poverty. As the 1960s came to […]

Senior Republican warns postal reform at risk if DeJoy’s job is threatened

While the postal bill is likely to pass regardless of Comer’s vote, thanks to filibuster-proof support among Senate Republicans, losing one of the top relevant committee leaders in both the House and Senate would hurt Democrats’ attempt at bipartisan unity as well as threaten the support of other House Republicans. And given that Comer is […]

Spanish police protest plan to reform unconstitutional “gag law”

Tens of thousands of Spanish police officers and their supporters marched in Madrid on Saturday to protest against government plans to reform a controversial security law known by critics as the “gag law.” Critics of the Citizens Security Law passed by the previous conservative government in 2015 have for years said that it gave too […]

Anti-Zionist Jews are ‘Jews in name only’ and ‘more dangerous than external antisemitic threat’ — Chicago Reform rabbi

I try to keep up on official Jewish claims about the oneness of Judaism and Zionism, and here is an important statement on that score from last May that I just saw. Days after Israel’s war with Gaza sparked unprecedented outrage in the west, Rabbi Wendi Geffen gave a sermon to her Reform congregation in […]

The Democrats in DC promised consequential racial justice reform—where is it?

Image Credit: Noah Berger/AP Photo This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. The lesson of the 2020 U.S. election cycle was clear: Do not underestimate the influence of Black voters. At a time when the electoral process was characterized by voter suppression, Black voters in crucial swing […]

Senate attempt to reform U.S. police fails

Senate attempt to reform U.S. police fails – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Negotiations in the U.S. Congress to reform police practices following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have collapsed, Democratic Senator Cory Booker says, as President Joe Biden blamed Republicans for the failure. The end of congressional negotiations, at least for now, marked […]

Biden’s DOJ Sleight Of Hand On Police Reform

DOJ “reforms” are a smoke screen covering up systemic complicity with law enforcement. Police killing Black and Brown people hasn’t let up even though the public’s attention may have been diverted from it as a constant nationwide tragedy for which the federal government shares responsibility. Despite this, the feds have been working hard on reformism […]

Study: 68% of Jordanians don’t trust political reform committee

Sixty-eight per cent of Jordanians do not trust the recently-formed Royal Committee to Modernise the Political System and its expected outcomes, an official study revealed yesterday. The poll, carried out by the University of Jordan’s Center of Strategic Studies, showed that “only 32 percent of the Jordanian citizens believe that the committee will be able […]

Big Tech Execs & Deep State Attend Secret Society To Plan ‘Immigration Reform,’ ‘Criminal Justice Reform’ and ‘Climate Change’

Globalist Big Tech oligarchs Sheryl Sandberg, Mike Bloomberg, Bob Iger, Shari Redstone, Robert Kraft, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet along with current CIA director Bill Burns and others have gathered for a secret society-style meeting in Idaho to discuss how to shape the world in the next few years. According to a leaked document outlining […]

António Costa: Europe needs “reform and investment”

The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union began at one of the most difficult moments in the management of the pandemic. Work was very constrained. The lack of common vaccination rules and the digital COVID certificate continue to attract a lot of criticism. However, strong Portuguese pressure to approve the recovery and […]

Peace In Colombia Should Mean Land Reform And An End To Hunger

Colombia’s ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all. Since the end of April, Colombia’s streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and the peasantry and tried to suffocate any […]

Video: News Reporter Talks About “Police Reform” as Gunshots Ring Out at George Floyd Square

Numerous people are pointing out the chilling irony of a video which shows a news reporter talking about “police reform” at George Floyd Square as a criminal gunman began firing shots. The one year anniversary of Floyd’s death has provided Black Lives Matter activists and their slavishly sympathetic mainstream media echo chamber yet another opportunity […]

Floyd family expresses hope for tough police reform after meetings with Biden and lawmakers

Biden told the family that “he doesn’t want to sign a bill that doesn’t have substance and meaning,” Crump said. “He is going to be patient to make sure it’s the right bill, not a rushed bill.” Standing outside the White House after the meeting, Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter, Gianna, held up her fist with the […]

Biden will host the Floyd family but will miss his police reform deadline

Virtually all parties involved are okay with missing the deadline. Lawmakers working on the bill insist that they’re making progress and regularly engage with one another. And in conversations with the White House, activists and lawmakers have stressed that they want a substantial bill, not a quick one. “My concern is, and I’ve communicated this […]

Foreign Capital Is Trying To Crush AMLO’s Energy Reform

Above Photo: President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has vowed to push on in his quest to properly regulate the country’s hydrocarbons industry, despite the obstacles placed by foreign capitalists and the notoriously corrupt Mexican justice system. President AMLO today rejected the move by two judges, Rodrigo […]

New Business Levy to Fund $3.8B Mental Health Reform: Victorian Budget

Victorian-based businesses will be levied with a new surcharge to rebuild the state’s “broken” mental health system, according to the state’s newly released 2021-22 budget. On Thursday, Treasurer Tim Pallas revealed the state of Victoria’s economy, which is expected to reach a net debt of $102.1 billion this year and increase to $156.3 billion in […]

Arizona Governor Signs Election Reform Bill Updating Eligibility to Remain on Early Voting List

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that updates eligibility requirements to remain on the state’s early voting list in an effort to protect the integrity of elections. The law, Senate Bill 1485, seeks to keep only active voters on the “Active Early Voting List,” who wish to vote by mail in elections. Voters who do […]

Israel passes $92 million reform to treat disabled military veterans

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Release of suspect in synagogue attacks reignites debate over bail reform

When a suspect in a series of synagogue attacks in the Riverdale section of the Bronx was released by a judge without bail Sunday evening, it was a tough pill for some in the Jewish community to swallow. It also revived a debate among Jews over New York state’s elimination of cash bail in most […]

Florida must reform Holocaust education standards – task force

 Florida’s special educational task force has called on the state to implement major changes in its adoption of Holocaust Education Standards from kindergarten through 12th grade, citing many problems with the current system that could fuel Jew-hatred. The task force – led by Proclaiming Justice to The Nations president Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore and consisting of […]

Suspect in NY Synagogue Vandalisms Released from Jail Due to Bail Reform

The suspected perpetrator behind the recent vandalism of New York synagogues was released from jail on May 2 as a result of the state’s bail reform law. Jordan Burnette, 29, was arrested on May 1 for allegedly breaking the windows of synagogues in the Riverdale area and pouring hand sanitizer on prayer books and then […]

A rabbi was suspended by the Reform movement, his synagogue now knows why

New York’s Central Synagogue is investigating sex abuse allegations against its former senior rabbi, Sheldon Zimmerman, and asking why a top Reform rabbinical body appeared to cover up the nature of his behavior when it suspended him two decades ago. In 2000, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or CCAR, suspended Zimmerman following what it […]

The Reform Front of Iran elaborates on the process to naming presidential candidate

TEHRAN – The Reform Front of Iran issued a report on Monday setting the criteria and the dates in the process of naming a final candidate for the June 18 presidential election. Azar Mansouri, the front’s spokeswoman, said every potential presidential candidate should receive at least the votes of 10 persons member to the front’s […]

UNRWA must enact ‘true reform’ to get US funding, Senate Republicans say

WASHINGTON – US Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has spearheaded a letter by 20 senators to Secretary of State Antony Blinken “expressing concern” over the Biden administration’s decision to renew funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).The […]

Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform?

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform? April 25, 2021 by Josh Hasten – JNS Read on for article Israel held its fourth legislative election in the past two years on March 23, voting 120 members of Knesset (Parliament) into power as […]

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