The Daily Populous

Friday March 24th, 2023 evening edition

image for AOC said the story of Rosa Parks is 'too woke' for the GOP after mention of her race was removed from teaching materials

She said the bill could lead to banning books similar to legislation on the state level.

Her comments came after a publisher in Florida removed mention of Parks's race from draft teaching materials.

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The New York Democrat was speaking out against the Parents Bill of Rights Act, which House Republicans are expected to pass on Friday.

Look at these books that have already been banned due to Republican measures," Ocasio-Cortez said before holding up several books.

"'The Life of Rosa Parks' — this apparently is too woke by the Republican Party," she said, referencing a book by Kathleen Connors.

The Florida Department of Education later said the publisher was wrong to remove mention of Parks's race. »

Top lawyers defy bar to declare they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters

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Leading barristers have defied bar rules by signing a declaration saying they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters or act for companies pursuing fossil fuel projects.

They are among more than 120 mostly English lawyers who have signed a declaration vowing to “withhold [their] services in respect of supporting new fossil fuel projects and action against climate protesters exercising their right of peaceful protest”.

Nor does the law recognise a crime of ecocide to deter the destruction of the planet. »

Beloved TMNT graphic novel The Last Ronin is becoming a video game

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A new, very different style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is currently in development: an adaptation of The Last Ronin, the 2020 graphic novel that told a grim, futuristic story about the turtles.

The identity of that lone remaining Ninja Turtle was something of a mystery when The Last Ronin comic series was announced.

The Last Ronin video game adaptation is being developed by an unnamed studio, and is likely a “few years off” from release, Rosen said. »

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli PM acted illegally by getting involved in judicial overhaul, says attorney general

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted illegally by announcing Thursday that he would involve himself directly in his government’s moves to change the country’s judicial system, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara told him in an open letter Friday.

Netanyahu leaves 10 Downing Street after a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London, Friday, March 24, 2023.

Hours later, Netanyahu said in a speech to the nation that he would get personally involved in the controversial package of measures to overhaul the country’s judicial system. »

Not Stopping Russia in Ukraine Would Force 'Doubling' of US Defense Budget, Milley Says

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Milley's remark at a House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee hearing comes amid growing skepticism from Republicans about the price tag of U.S. aid to Ukraine.

Milley was testifying alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about the Biden administration's $842 billion request for Pentagon spending for fiscal 2024.

Congress has approved about $113 billion in aid to Ukraine since the war began when Russia invaded its neighbor in February 2022. »