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The Daily Recap - Monday 29th August 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Brisbane Woman Warns Others Of Dangerous Human Trafficking Tactic


A woman has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video about human trafficking awareness.


During a trip to the Cleveland markets, she found a suspicious handwritten note left on her car's windscreen.


The woman saw the note as a red flag and drove down the street before checking it.


The note read, "check water and radiator before driving off."



"I've seen enough videos and know enough shit about human trafficking and people being attacked to not interact with this piece of paper," she says, "if I had not seen that as a red flag, and I thought [it was someone being] a good samaritan, me popping my hood, going around the front of my car and lifting up the bonnet and checking the coolant that would have put me in a really vulnerable position."


The Brisbane woman says she very well could just be paranoid but she didn't want to take any chances.


Thousands of women around the world have shared videos on social media speaking about human trafficking and potential red flags to look out for, with the hashtag 'human trafficking awareness' having over 656 million views on TikTok.


 

Over $300,000 Raised For Crikey's Defence Fund Against Lachlan Murdoch


Lachlan Murdoch from the Murdoch empire has filed a defamation suit against Australian media outlet, Crikey.


He is the son NewsCorp founder Rupert Murdoch and is the executive chairman of Nova Entertainment, CEO of Fox and co-chairman of NewsCorp.


The billionaire is threatening to sue the Crikey publication, politics editor Bernard Keane and editor-in-chief Peter Fray over an article titled "Trump is a confirmed unhinged traitor. And Murdoch is his unindicted co-conspirator."


The article claims the Murdoch family, via Fox News, played a part in the January 6 insurrection in the US.


"If the Murdochs don't like being associated with the direct results of the propaganda spewed out by their outlets, the solution is simple," says Keane, "rather than suing they should return those outlets to being genuine vehicles for journalism, not division and propaganda."



Crikey have since created a Defence Fund and in two days raised over $300,00 in donations.


"All the money raised from this crowdfunding initiative will be used for legal costs to defend the defamation action that has been commenced by Lachlan Murdoch, as well as any costs or damages we are ordered to pay by the court," as stated on the Crikey website, "if the court makes a costs order in our favour, this could mean that we end up raising more money than we need to pay our legal costs - if this happens, we will make a donation of any surplus funds to the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom."


 


Millions In Pakistan Left Homeless After Flash Flooding


One in six Pakistanis have been affected by the floods ravaging parts of Pakistan.


The monsoon rains have heavily damaged or completely washed away thousands of homes across the country.


Millions civilians have been left homeless and 1,033 people have been killed.



Pakistan's climate change minister, Sherry Rehman, has described the situation as a "climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions."


"We are at the moment at the ground zero of the front line of extreme weather events, in an unrelenting cascade of heatwaves, forest fires, flash floods, multiple glacial lake outbursts, flood events," she says, "and now the monster monsoon of the decade is wreaking non-stop havoc throughout the country."



Despite the government declaring the crisis as a state of emergency, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is still deciding whether to release financial aid.


 

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