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资深民权活动家约翰·刘易斯去世

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2020-8-6 02:04| 查看数: 189| 评论数: 1|





BBC News. Hello, this is Jerry Smit. The veteran US civil rights campaigner, John Lewis, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. He was serving his 17th term as a congressman. John Lewis was one of the organizers of the March on Washington in 1963 along with Dr. Martin Luther King, and was one of the original Freedom Riders in the 1960s, protesting against segregation on buses. Here's our North America editor Jon Sopel. This was somebody who from a very early age was engaged in non-violent struggle to try to change the equation, to try to change the balance of power in the United States when white supremacy was the norm. He felt that there was a battle to be fought. I think that his parting will be a grievous blow, but also a reminder that the battle that he has waged since he was a very young man is not over yet, though arguably progress is being made.

The United States has recorded more than 70000 new cases of the coronavirus for a second day in a row, as health officials rule out a return to classes for millions of schoolchildren. In the two most populous US states, California and Texas, at least 11 million children will have to be schooled from home in the coming weeks. Elmer Rhoden from the organization Communities in Schools of Los Angeles supports the move. We know the pandemic has continued to impact our communities, especially those low income communities or most of the families that we serve, live and work in. With that said, we have some clear concerns and questions about the type of learning that will take place given the extent of the school closures.

Police in the US city of Chicago have clashed with protesters trying to pull down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Officers guarding the monument in Grant Park used pepper spray after they were pelted with stones, fireworks and glass bottles. At one point, a crowd of protesters attach ropes to the statue, but they were driven back.

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has strongly criticized the world's biggest powers for failing to work together to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

In a BBC interview, he said the relationship between the US, China and Russia was dysfunctional. Mr. Guterres also suggested the UN Security Council should be expanded to better reflect the world today. I think it would be very good if there will be a consensus to have reforms allowing those institutions to be much more clearly linked to today's reality. And that would make, I'm sure, not only them more effective, but also more legitimate in the eyes of the population of the world. World news from the BBC.

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BBC新闻。大家好,我是杰瑞·施密特。美国资深民权活动家约翰·刘易斯因胰腺癌去世,享年80岁。这是他担任国会议员的第17个任期。约翰·刘易斯在1963年组织了“华盛顿大游行”,与马丁·路德·金博士一道,他也是上世纪60年代最早的“自由骑士”之一,抗议公交车上的种族隔离。请听本台北美编辑乔恩·索珀的报道。他在很早的时候就参与到了非暴力斗争中,试图打破社会平衡,改变“白人至上”时期权力的均衡。他当时就感受到有一场战斗要打。我认为他的离去将是一个沉重的打击,但也提醒我们,他在很年轻的时候就开始的战斗现在还没有结束,但正在取得进展。

美国连续第二天新增7万多例冠状病毒感染病例,同时卫生官员也否决了让数百万学生重返课堂的决定。在美国人口最多的两个州,加利福尼亚州和德克萨斯州,至少1100万儿童将不得不在未来几周在家上学。来自洛杉矶学校社区组织的埃尔默·罗登支持这一举措。我们知道,这一流行病持续影响着我们的社区,特别是那些低收入社区,也是我们服务、生活和工作的大多数家庭。鉴于学校关闭的程度,我们对将采取何种学习方式有一些明确的担忧和疑问。

美国芝加哥警方与试图推倒克里斯托弗·哥伦布雕像的抗议者发了冲突。守卫在格兰特公园纪念碑的警察使用了胡椒喷雾,之前他们被抗议者投掷了石块、鞭炮和玻璃瓶。一群抗议者一度将绳子系在了雕像上,但他们之后被赶走了。

联合国秘书长安东尼奥·古特雷斯强烈批评了世界大国未能携手应对冠状病毒危机。在接受BBC采访时,他表示美国、中国和俄罗斯之间的关系出现问题。古特雷斯还建议扩大联合国安理会,以更好地适应当今世界。我认为,如果能就改革达成共识,让这些机构更清楚地与当今的现实联系起来,那就太好了。我确信,这不仅会使这些机构更有效,而且在世界人民的眼中也更合法。BBC世界新闻。



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