Picture dated May 1941 showing foreign Jews, especially male Polish Jews, who get registered by French policemen after their arrival in the transit camp of Pithiviers. (AFP Photo)
A California school district where students were told to write an assignment on whether the Holocaust actually happened has taken “full responsibility” for the controversial assignment, saying it was “horribly inappropriate.”
Before an overflowing board chamber, the Rialto Unified School District school board faced down rabbis, officials and members of the public over what had been decried as a “grotesque assignment.”
“That Holocaust denial exists is an insult against all of the victims of the Nazis, dead and alive,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, told the board Wednesday night, the San Bernardino Sun reports.
READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/157632-california-school-holocaust-controversy/
Alex Folkes, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for finance and resources and Launceston councillor
A senior county councillor responsible for a £1 billion budget has been subjected to an online campaign by his landlady who claims he left her flat in a “squalid” mess and owes £2,000 in rent.
Alex Folkes, cabinet member for finance and resources and deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat group at Cornwall Council, has been taunted online by property developer Jacqui Baseley.
Mr Folkes, a blogger and part of a group dubbed the “Cornish Twitterati” after their fondness for airing opinions on social media, insists he has done nothing wrong and has accused her of spewing “vile abuse”.
Using a Twitter account set up deliberately to embarrass the Launceston councillor – which is followed by @CleggNews, a feed for the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg – Mrs Baseley has posted photographs of rubbish bags, newspapers and cigarette packets, which she says were strewn across the floor of the flat, in Launceston.
READ MORE: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Cornwall-Councillor-Alex-Folkes-Twitter-row-rent/story-21066487-detail/story.html
TWITTER ACCOUNTS ARE HERE : https://twitter.com/alexfolkes
AND THE ANGRY LANDLADY https://twitter.com/justifyjac