In 2016, Teen Vogue expanded the voice of their magazine to cover “politics, feminism, identity and activism.” The July 16 “Do Better” column by Lincoln Anthony Blades, compares the policing of minority communities in the United States and Israel. “The recent history of police violence enacted on unarmed black and brown citizens by American law enforcement mirrors the recent history of Israel treating Palestinians as violent insurgents,” Blades wrote.
Jewish gold medalist Aly Raisman stood on stage with 140 survivors of sexual abuse by former US Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPYS) awards ceremony on Wednesday night. “To all the survivors out there, don’t let anyone rewrite your story. Your truth does matter. You matter. And you are not alone,” Raisman said.
Berlin’s Justice Minister Katarina Barley stated that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement, which claimed that he would not remove Holocaust denial Facebook posts, was contrary to German law. Social media companies operating in Germany are required by law to remove content violating the ban on Nazi symbols and Holocaust denial.
B’nai Brith Canada says that the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) erred in its call for the government to help a Canadian who’s on trial for Holocaust denial in Germany. In a July 16 letter, OCLA called on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to the come to the aid of Monika Schaefer, a “political prisoner” who’s being held in a Munich jail.