Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Myanmar’s Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Slammed In UN Court Over Genocide Denial

The Gambia, the Muslim-majority African country that took Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to international court over genocide allegations, is slamming the leader for her silence toward the victims of the atrocity. Suu Kyi has said the genocide allegations are not the reality of the situation, and that the Burmese military (called the Tatmawdaw) was simply responding to threats of extremist violence within the small Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar. Myanmar’s Alleged Genocide...

Europe Unveils Ambitious Green Deal To Neutralize Climate Change By 2050

The European Union has unveiled a Green Deal that will combat climate change directly to adjust the economy in order to neutralize Europe’s carbon footprint by as early as 2050. While the plan is ambitious, it highlights the need for world leaders to work together to fight against climate change once and for all. The Green Deal encompasses everything from plastic bans and new regulations on agriculture and consumer goods, to tightening restrictions on carbon emitting industries like oil...

Greta Thunberg Named TIME Magazine Person of the Year 2019

Teen activist for climate change awareness Greta Thunberg has been named the person of the year in TIME Magazine’s annual award. The young activist beat out nominees such as U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, the Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors, and even the anonymous whistle blower that sparked the 2019 impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump. At just 16, Thunberg is the youngest person ever to be awarded the TIME Person of the Year award. TIME...

This New Feature On Yelp Helps You Find Inclusive Businesses

Yelp is making it easier than ever to filter out businesses from your repertoire that are not inclusive of everyone. The new feature, which was created as part of a partnership with Open To All, lets users find and select businesses and restaurants based on whether or not they’re inclusive. The feature, which launched last month, is helping thousands of shoppers and restaurant visitors make sure that they’re supporting businesses that welcome anyone—regardless of things like skin...

Myanmar To Be Held In UN Court On Allegations Of Genocide

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar—a position equivalent to Prime Minister—will testify in international court this week to deny allegations that the Burmese government committed atrocities of genocide against the Rohingya people. The case is being brought to the UN by The Gambia, a small African country situated between parts of Senegal on the Atlantic coast. Background The sordid history between Myanmar and its Rohingya population goes back decades but became particularly...

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