Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue removal | AFP

Thousands call for a statue of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be removed from an Oxford University college, as debate rages over the removal of other monuments to the nation’s colonial past. Protesters chanted “Take it down” and “Decolonise”, and held placards urging “Rhodes Must Fall” and “Black Lives Matter” beneath the statue at Oriel College.

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Hundreds gather in Oxford to demand statue of Cecil Rhodes be taken down | AFP

Protesters gather at Oxford University to campaign for the removal of a statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes claimed the region of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia) on behalf of the Crown in the late 19th century. The protest comes after demonstrators pulled down a statue of a leading slave trader during an anti-racism protest in the southwest English city of Bristol on Sunday. IMAGES

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DACA recipient weighs risks of Rhodes opportunity

(4 Jan 2019) A Harvard student who became the first immigrant legally shielded from deportation to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to study in England says the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty. (Jan. 4)

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The Other Scandals That Could Take Down Missouri’s GOP Governor Eric Greitens (HBO)

2018 is off to a rough start for the Missouri governor Eric Greitens. The former Navy seal, Rhodes scholar, White House fellow and
humanitarian is accused of typing up his mistress and photographing her naked to blackmail her from speaking about their affair.

While he admitted the affair, he denies the blackmail allegations.

But his White House aspirations appear to be dwindling by the day.

Speaking with lawmakers and Missourians over the holiday weekend, VICE News found that allegations aside, there are plenty of other reasons Missourians hate Greitens. In just one year in office, he made it more difficult for workers to win discrimination lawsuits , introduced further abortion restrictions  and allowed Republican legislators to roll back the minimum wage  in St. Louis from $10.00 per hour to $7.70. Almost everyone we spoke with took issue with the Governors lack of transparency and dark money donors.

On Tuesday, several Republican state legislators called for his resignation. Senator Rob Schaaf, a Republican from Saint Joseph, addressed the governor from the Senate Floor:

“It was going to be hard enough without the allegations, but you have made governing impossible,” he told the quite chamber. “Governor I’m asking you, please resign.”

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Walbeoff – Trouble

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Walbeoff, Cardiff born now Bristol living producer and DJ is a newcomer to the scene with his first release on brand new Cardiff imprint – Aperture Recordings. Aperture has been serving Cardiff drum and bass nights consistently for 11 years and has now set up a platform for its residents to release music on. Kicking off with a free album packed with different flavours from dance floor shakers to funky grooves.

‘Trouble’ is a captivating jazz influenced track with sublime saxophone licks, smooth vocals and swirling Rhodes all combined to create a well worked symposium of sound. With plenty of tunes in the pipeline, Walbeoff is one to keep an eye on this year.

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White House holds Russia ‘responsible for air strikes on aid convoy near Aleppo’

White House on Tuesday asserted that it holds Russia “responsible for air strikes in this space, given that their commitment under the cessation of hostilities was to certainly ground air operations where humanitarian assistance is flowing,” Reuters quoted deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes as saying. Rhodes called the alleged bombing an “enormous humanitarian tragedy.”

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