A Recap of This Week's Headlines
This week, like many others following the election of President Trump, has been tumultuous. It feels like every day brings bad news, but occasionally, there's something to smile about, even when everything else is going wrong. If you're not obsessive about checking the daily news (like me) you might've missed something major. There's a lot to know and it's important to stay informed. Never fear, We the Ppl is here: we’ve recapped the biggest headlines of the past week:
Harvey Weinstein faces sexual assault allegations
On October 5th, The New York Times published an account of the many times film producer Harvey Weinstein had been accused of sexual assault over the past three decades and how he had paid his accusers in an effort to keep them quiet. Since, dozens of women in the industry, including actress Rose McGowan, have come forward to share their own experiences of sexual abuse at the hands of Weinstein.
Trump told widow of a fallen soldier, “He knew what he signed up for.”
Myesha Johnson was on the way to meet the body of her husband, Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who died in Niger earlier this month, when she received a phone call from President Trump. During the conversation, Trump said “He knew what he signed up for," as reported by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who was in the car with Johnson at the time. Thought Trump denies saying that, Sgt. Johnson’s mother confirmed Wilson’s statements in a conversation with The Washington Post.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims forced to flee Myanmar
In late August, thousands of Rohingya Muslims were subject to a brutal military attack in an effort to expel them from Myanmar. Months later, over 500,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh. Human rights organization Amnesty International published a report on Wednesday, detailing the murders, rapes, and attacked committed against the Rohingya. The report included eyewitness testimonies and details six documented crimes against humanity.