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Cities in Eastern Europe first to help refugees from Ukraine
Since the beginning of the war in February 2022, the countries bordering and closest to Ukraine have recorded almost 2.5 million refugees. For the masses of people fleeing the war in Ukraine, the cities in Eastern Europe, particularly those close to the border, have offered immediate humanitarian aid. But with unprecedented and fast-evolving emergency needs and dwindling public resources – mayors have asked for far greater support from national, regional and international sources. December 2022
The murdered mayors of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte, the former Mayor of Davao and Philippine President from 2016 to 2022, began his “war on drugs” virtually as soon as he was sworn into office in June 2016. By the end of his presidency, his campaign, which was largely modelled on his approach to illegal narcotics as Mayor of Davao, claimed tens of thousands of lives. Among the victims were 28 mayors and vice mayors, most of them killed by unidentified gunmen. Others were shot dead by police officers, some even while in police custody. The country’s Catholic leaders called the campaign a “reign of terror”. December 2022
Corrupt American mayors
The FBI archive currently allows access to more than 3,800 cases of corruption by members of local, state and federal government as well as by officers in the police and fire services.  Among convicted city leaders are mayors of some of the largest US cities, including Dallas, San Diego, Charlotte, Nashville, Detroit, New Orleans and Baltimore, but also many mayors from small-town America. November 2022
Mayors remember the Queen
The death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022 has touched millions of people around the world. The Queen, during her 70-year reign, travelled widely and visited cities on all continents. She will be remembered as someone who took great interest in the lives of the people she met on her travels. September 2022
Violence in American cities
Americans comprise just over 4 per cent of the total world population but account for 50 per cent of the world’s civilian-owned firearms. More than three-quarters of murders were committed with firearms. August 2022
American Mayors protect and defend women's rights
Following the US Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights, mayors across America have promised that they and their cities will do all they can do to support women to make their own health care decisions. July 2022
Mass killings in American cities.
Massacres in schools, homes and churches will not change America’s deadly gun culture. Deadly domestic violence a national problem. July 2022
The 2020 US Census: Metro areas show growth
After a turbulent process, the 2020 US Census still faces challenges September 2021
Critical Race Theory divides America
US mayors caught up in nation's culture war July 2021
The guns of America
While Congress dithers, American mayors push for stricter gun laws May 2021
American mayors defend moral values in politics
Forget Trump, American mayors are the true custodians of moral values in politics January 2021
An American Dream for the 21st century
Rising awareness of injustice and inequality October 2020
City Equity Offices in America
City Equity Offices to counter systematic racism in America September 2020
Police killings of Black Americans
Black Americans three times as likely to be killed by police than white Americans June 2020
Homelessness in US cities: California is facing a crisis
California has nine times as many homeless as Florida February 2020
Corrupt US mayors
Corrupt US mayors pose a threat to decency in society Research by City Mayors April 2019
In the US, cities lead in fighting poverty
No US federal government department is accountable for reducing poverty April 2019

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