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This Graphic Artist’s Olympic Pictograms Changed Urban Design Forever

Smithsonian
As the Olympic Games begin in Tokyo, participants face a familiar challenge. Athletes, officials and staff arriving from all over the world need to be able to find their way around without a common language. For decades, one solution to this problem has been pictograms, a spare visual language capable......

Opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke on Games eve

Reuters
Tokyo 2020 head says looking into how ceremony will be conducted Friday’s opening ceremony to be subdued, with limited guests Former PM Abe, advocate for Tokyo 2020, won’t attend – media First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Tokyo with U.S. delegation TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) – On the eve of......

The opening ceremony’s creative director is dismissed over a Holocaust joke.

New York Times
Motoko Rich, Hikari Hida and Makiko Inoue TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of him making fun of the Holocaust in a comedic act in......

Opening ceremony creative director resigns over Holocaust joke

New York Times
Motoko Rich TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of him making fun of the Holocaust in a comedic act in the 1990s. At a......

Opening ceremony leader fired for Holocaust joke

ESPN
TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed. He was accused of using a joke......

6/27/2021: Targeting Americans, The Nuremberg Prosecutor, James Corden

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 6/27/2021: Targeting Americans, The Nuremberg Prosecutor, James Corden – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Brain trauma suffered by U.S. diplomats abroad could be work of hostile foreign government; What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know;......

US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Berlin — The United States and Germany launched a new initiative Thursday to stem an alarming rise in antisemitism and Holocaust denial around the world. The two governments announced the start of a U.S.-Germany Holocaust Dialogue that seeks to......

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Holocaust museum visit was ‘my decision’

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “That was my decision,” Greene told CNN, saying also that the Holocaust is a “good thing to remember.” After visiting the museum on Monday, Greene offered an apology for her previous comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the......

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for Holocaust comments as Democrats move to censure

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol following a private visit to the Holocaust Museum, to express contrition for previous remarks about Jewish people, in Washington, June 14, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Rep.......

Greene apologizes after Holocaust Museum visit as House girds for censure fight

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Greene initially refused to back down, despite facing backlash last month from both parties for her inflammatory remarks. Instead, she doubled down and tweeted: “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a......

Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

New York Times
“It’s immediately and strongly condemned by the House minority leader, the whip, the leadership and countless members of Congress who have called her out,” Mr. Brooks said. “What that crystallizes is the stark contrast with the silence of Democrats,” he added, saying that House leaders including Ms. Pelosi had not......

Marjorie Taylor Greene rebuked for comparing COVID-19 rules to Holocaust

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Marjorie Taylor Greene rebuked for comparing COVID-19 rules to Holocaust – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been condemned by members of her own party for comparing masks and vaccines to Jews suffering during the......

Kinzinger calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be kicked out of GOP conference over Holocaust remark

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “[McCarthy] obviously has the ability to remove people from leadership or remove people from the conference,” Kinzinger said, pointing to House Republicans stripping Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) of her leadership position. “I hope he does.” McCarthy condemned Greene on Tuesday,......

McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene for comparing vaccine requirements to Holocaust

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Top House Republicans including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday repudiated comments by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing vaccination requirements to the Holocaust.  McCarthy did not say whether Greene, who was removed from her committee assignments in February because......

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing Covid rules to the Holocaust

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is seen on the House steps during the vote on the $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images......

House GOP leaders speak out against Greene’s Holocaust rhetoric

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the California Republican went on to accuse Speaker Nancy Pelosi of ignoring antisemitic sentiment in her own ranks. Democrats passed an anti-hate resolution in 2019 in response to remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) that were widely seen......

House Republican leaders condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust comparison after five days and a wave of outrage

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement five days after Greene’s original comments and after she made similar......

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