Hundreds of people blocked traffic on Flatbush Avenue, one of Brooklyn's busiest streets, in New York, Monday, to mark the one-year anniversary since black male John Crawford was shot by police whilst carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Walmart. The protesters gathered outside a Brooklyn shopping mall, chanting and blocking the street before police arrived to break up the rally. The activists also stormed a branch of Target in the area, holding toy guns, carrying placards condemning police brutality and racism and chanting slogans including "how is a toy gun mistaken for a real gun?" Crawford died on August 5, 2014, after police officer Sean Williams shot him in a Walmart in Ohio. A shopper called 911 saying that Crawford was waving a gun in a threatening manner. The caller later said that he had never seen Crawford pointing the gun at anyone. Police arrived on the scene and within seconds they shot the 22-year-old man dead. Security cameras showed Crawford waving the air rifle aimlessly whilst talking on the phone before he was shot.
US President Barack Obama formally unveiled the Clean Power Plan during an event in the White House in Washington D.C., Monday. The plan aims to cut carbon emissions from US power plants by up to 32 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030. During his speech Obama said that "no challenge poses a greater threat to our future, and future generations, than a changing climate." The US president also said he believed that there was "such a thing as being to late" when it came to addressing the problem of climate change. He also referred to the plan as the "single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change." As well as cutting power plant carbon emissions, the Clean Power Plan will also focus on renewable energy sources, with particular importance placed on wind and solar energy. The plan has many critics, including in the US Congress which has already rejected previous legislative attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, forcing Obama to enact the regulations by executive order. During his address the US president attacked critics of the plan, who have called it a 'war on coal' and said it will be too expensive, by pointing out that it will likely reduce energy bills, improve health and see reinvestment in coal producing regions of the country.
Jeremy Corbyn, leadership contender (English): " I am saying simply this: fifteen hundred people came to Liverpool on Saturday night, two thousand people are here tonight, in the Camden centre, young, old, black, white, everybody, they've come together because they want the politics of hope, not the politics of envy and not the politics of attacking individuals. And so I ignore all personal comments that are made, I am sure they are all made in the heat of the moment, I forgive everybody, I have charity to all and malice towards none." SOT, RT reporter (English): ''Are you electable?'' Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leadership contender (English): "That's for the people who decide not me." Labour party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn responded to the comments made by the former Labour leader Lord Neil Kinnock, during a rally in the Camden centre, Monday. Kinnock had made claims that the Corbyn campaign is being backed by "malign Trotskyites," who were engaging in "entryism" in a bid to push the Labour party into a hard left position. Corbyn responded by citing the numbers of people who are attending his rally events, where 1,500 turned out in Liverpool and 2,000 attended in Camden. He refused to engage in a war of words regarding the claims, saying he thought they were likely made in haste and that he has "charity to all and malice towards none." When asked if he were electable, Corbyn replied: ''that's for the people to decide, not me.'' Corbyn has been a surprisingly successful campaigner in his bid for Labour leadership, gathering support from many trade unions and sections of civil society after the party's comprehensive defeat in May's General Election. Corbyn is now the bookmakers favourite to win the leadership election. At the beginning of the campaign six weeks ago, he was the 100-1 outsider, now bookies William Hill have slashed the odds to 5-4. The British tabloids have started to refer to him as 'Stormin' Corbyn.'
Epson's new printers change the ink-onomics of your home office. WSJ's Wilson Rothman explains why paying more will make your ink-cartridge hassles disappear.
EPL: The English Premier League wait is over with the 2015/16 season officially kicking off this Saturday, live on Fox Sports channel 506 from 9:40 pm