Judges for the Founder's Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen were Richard Creasey, managing director of BFC Media Ltd, owner of Moscow's first IMAX theatre; Denise Parkinson, entertainment director, global and UK for the Telegraph Media Group, and Surina Narula. The panel was chaired by award-winning cinematographer, director and screenwriter Steven Bernstein. … [Read more...] about Lipstick Under My Burkha Wins The Global Sustainability Film Awards In London!
Republicans have long disenfranchised voters least likely to elect them, and now the coronavirus is here to help. Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary offered evidence of that. Republican state lawmakers helped force in-person elections to be held during a pandemic, and the five U.S. Supreme Court conservatives ruled to allow the state (and effectively, the other 49) to throw out tens of thousands of absentee ballots delayed by the COVID-19 crisis. Voters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s blackest city, were forced to stand in lines for hours and through the dark of night. They once had 180 polling places to go and vote, but rather than increasing that number to increase physical distancing, Republicans cut the total to five. Meanwhile, in the whiter, wealthier suburbs, better options were available, including drive-up voting options that enabled people to stay in their cars while they handed over their ballots. We may not know for weeks which of these voters, these latest canaries in the … [Read more...] about The Coronavirus Is Also Attacking the Ballot Box