First thing: Waukesha Christmas parade driver accused of homicide

First thing: Waukesha Christmas parade driver accused of homicide


A man has been charged with five counts of first degree intentional homicide after a vehicle was driven into a Sunday night Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

The city’s police chief named him Darrell E Brooks at a press conference in the afternoon on Monday. He is accused of killing five people and injuring 48 others, including two children who remain in critical condition.

Daniel Thompson, the police chief, said the suspect was involved in unspecified domestic unrest just before the parade incident and that further charges were expected.

Thompson said Brooks “walked through the barricades” into the parade route and rushed into a collision with those entertaining the holiday crowds, including a marching band, a troupe of Dancing Grannies.

Starbucks Launches Aggressive Anti-Union Campaign As Upstate New York Stores Organize

Richard Bensinger, left, and baristas discuss their efforts to unionize three Buffalo-area stores at the movement’s headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Carolyn Thompson / AP

Starbucks has launched an aggressive anti-union campaign as six stores in the Buffalo, New York area have called for union elections with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent weeks. If successful, the stores would be the first Starbucks corporate locations to unionize in the United States.

Workers at the cafe chain reported numerous meetings with captive audiences, one-on-one interviews, store closings, closings, renovations and text messages – a mode of contact that was previously not used only for emergencies. Dozens of business executives have flooded stores with the intention of dissuading workers from voting to unionize, workers say.

Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz traveled to Buffalo to present an anti-unionization case to workers on November 6 and urged critics to draw a Holocaust analogy by to discuss the company’s mission.

Roger Stone and Alex Jones among five to receive subpoenas for attack on Capitol Hill

Members of the Oath Keepers militia provide security for Roger Stone during a rally on January 5. Photograph: Jim Urquhart / Reuters

The special House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on Monday issued new subpoenas to five political operatives associated with Donald Trump, including Roger Stone and far-right radio show host Alex Jones, then that the panel deepen its investigation into the Save America rally that preceded the January 6 Uprising.

The subpoenas requiring documents and testimony expand the select committee’s investigation focused on planning and funding the rally at the Ellipse, targeting agents who appear to have had contact with Trump’s White House.

House investigators have subpoenaed veteran agents Stone and Jones, Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, and pro-Trump activists Dustin Stockton and his wife, Jennifer Lawrence.

  • Why were they assigned? Select committee chairman Bennie Thompson said the subpoenas were intended to find out “who organized, planned, paid for and received funds related to these events, as well as the organizers’ communications with White House officials and of Congress ”.
  • What else are they interested in? They want to know more about Stone’s connections to the Oath Keepers, the militia group he used as his private security service before several members stormed the Capitol.

Joe Biden intends to run again in 2024, White House confirms

Joe Biden
Joe Biden was keen to dispel rumors of a presidential term. Photographie : Alex Wong/Getty Images

The White House has said Joe Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, a statement that comes amid speculation about his future after his approval rating dropped.

There has been a decline in the president’s polls in recent months, leading some Democrats to believe he may not run for another four-year term.

” He is. That’s his intention, ”White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said as Biden flew on Air Force One for a Thanksgiving event with American troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. .

Democrats were shaken by Republican victories for governor in Virginia this month and a narrow Democratic victory in New Jersey.

  • White House statement follows reports Biden reassured allies of his intentions to represent himself and that he wants to silence the rumors of a presidential mandate.
  • Biden will have 15 days until his 82nd birthday on November 5, 2024. He was already the oldest presidential candidate to be elected Commander-in-Chief when he defeated Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

In other news …

Kevin Spacey
The ruling says arbitrators found Kevin Spacey violated his contract’s performance requirements. Photography: Steven Senne / AP
  • Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind House of Cards more than $ 30 million due to losses caused by his dismissal for alleged sexual misconduct, according to an arbitration decision made final on Monday.
  • At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed into flames on a highway in western Bulgaria a few hours before dawn today. The tragedy is the deadliest bus crash in the country’s history.
  • In recent months, small municipalities – many without any permanent abortion clinics – like Lebanon and Mason – banned abortion. Although women in these cities can still travel to have abortions, the bans send an intimidating message.
  • China’s birth rate drops to lowest since 1978 as government struggles to stave off looming population crisis. The government is under pressure to prevent a potential population decline after decades of interventionist policies and, more recently, a high cost of living.

Don’t Miss It: Female Imams Take Over LA Mosque

Nurjahan Boulden, Tasneem Noor and Samia Bano after praying together on November 12, 2021 in Venice, California.
Nurjahan Boulden, Tasneem Noor and Samia Bano after praying together in Venice, California. Photographie : Anna Boyiazis/The Guardian

In many mosques around the world, women are not even allowed pray. In some mosques in the United States, women can enter but are often forced pray in separate rooms – leading some to call it the “penalty box”. Spiritual leaders who have pushed the boundaries – leading a mixed congregation or an LGBTQ mosque – have received death threats. But at the Women’s Mosque of America, women use their sermons to cover previously unseen topics, including sexual violence, miscarriages and domestic violence.

Climate review: Want to fight for climate action but feel intimidated or helpless? Try that

Isolate Britain activists protest in London, UK
Isolate Britain activists protest in London, UK. Photographie: Belinda Jiao/Sopa/Rex/Shutterstock

For anyone hoping for some optimism for our planet, the recent Cop26 climate summit left a lot to be desired. The scale of the crisis can make us feel powerless – and individual action can seem like a drop in the ocean when it comes to climate change. But there are ways to use the affiliations we already have – such as with employers, universities, unions, or religious groups – to strengthen our collective voice for change.

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