Month: June 2018

Going Native: Summer on the Pow Wow Trail

As I write this, pow wow season is in full bloom in most of Indian Country. It’s more than a carnival or fair. It’s a celebration of community. And, if you are up for it, the drum is calling for...

/ June 30, 2018

Polish Embassy in London support of far right groups

CONTENT WARNING: racism The Polish Embassy in London, using funds from Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sponsored at least one event organised by Polish nationalists in the UK. The group receiving cash from Polish state is “Independent Poland”: and extreme...

/ June 30, 2018

Cynthia Nixon On The Teachers’ Strikes and the State of America | Op-Ed | NowThis

Americans are feeling a lot of pain right now — and Cynthia Nixon wants you to know she understands. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe 'Sex and the City' star and New York gubernatorial candidate, Cynthia Nixon talks about the teacher's...

/ June 29, 2018

The Life-Saving Legacy of HIV/AIDS Activist Peter Staley | Legendary | NowThis

In a time when the LGBTQ+ community was ignored by the government, this legend spearheaded a movement to get affordable, life-saving medication for people with HIV/AIDS. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Hosted by Hamilton’s Javier Muñoz, ‘Legendary’ is a series...

/ June 29, 2018

Revolution and the World Cup

It’s World Cup time. Which means I’m shouting at the screen and getting stirred by the symbolism of it all. This, naturally, makes me think about revolution. When I played soccer as a girl and young woman, I held the...

/ June 29, 2018

Supreme Court Rules Against Mandatory Union Dues in Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court decided several incredibly important things this session, and the last one to be handed down was a major win for free speech. In the case of Janus v. AFSCME, SCOTUS ruled 5-4 that government employees who choose...

/ June 29, 2018

Legendary: Hosted by Javier Muñoz – Official Series Trailer | NowThis

Hosted by Hamilton’s Javier Muñoz, ‘Legendary’ is a series that features interviews with LGBTQ+ trailblazers who were at the forefront of history, fighting for and shaping the LGBTQ+ community into what it is today. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Thanks...

/ June 29, 2018

Ben Foster Talks About his Role as an Off the Grid Vet in ‘Leave No Trace’

In the new award-winning film, Leave No Trace, Ben Foster depicts Will, a veteran so traumatized by combat he seeks to escape civilization and its discontents by living in the wilderness. But Will’s attempt to become a 21st century Rousseau-ian...

/ June 29, 2018

World cup: Nearly one-third of players in European teams are of migrant descent

Facing rising hostility in Western Europe, migrants are massively overrepresented in the region's World Cup's teams, compared with the overall population. Facing rising hostility in Western Europe, “migrants are massively overrepresented in the region's World Cup's teams, compared with the...

/ June 29, 2018

Solarpunk and anarchist infrapolitics

Connor Owens writes on anarchism and a form of sci-fi that emphasises the possibilities of eco-utopias. Social transformation never happens through economic or legal changes alone. Those changes are always accompanied by alterations in the more informally transformative spheres of...

/ June 29, 2018

Janus v. AFSCME: Defending Worker Freedom

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ June 28, 2018

‘I Want to Make Something That Seems Really Improbable’: Watch Diana Al-Hadid Create Sculptures That Defy Gravity

New York’s Madison Square Park looks a little bit like an enchanted forest right now. A seemingly weightless cast of a female form reclines atop a porous matrix approximating a pedestal, while a fountain is overtaken by a sculptural waterfall...

/ June 28, 2018

Russia will raise pension ages that date back to Stalin

WHEN the Soviet Union started paying pensions in the early years of Josef Stalin’s rule, the retirement age was set at 60 for men and 55 for women. It has not been raised since. Experts have urged change for decades,...

/ June 28, 2018

The obstacles on Macedonia’s road to the EU

SOLZA GRCEVA’s face curdles into a sneer as she traces the betrayal of her nation. Over coffee in Skopje, the capital of the country that may soon no longer officially be known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ms...

/ June 28, 2018

Women-only clubs get a makeover

MOST Finns celebrate the summer solstice with a long night of sweaty sauna sessions and binge-drinking. But this year, on an island off the coast of Raseborg, an hour-and-a-half’s drive from the capital Helsinki, a group of women from around...

/ June 28, 2018

Erdogan inaugurates a new political era in Turkey

AMID a frenzy of honking, a young woman leant out of the window of a car, one of the hundreds that besieged the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party in Ankara, making an Islamist salute with her...

/ June 28, 2018

Confusion over immigration and crime is roiling European politics

AS MAYOR of the small Swedish town of Haparanda, Peter Waara has had his share of problems with refugees and with crime. The first refugees arrived in September 2015 (“the middle of moose-hunting season,” Mr Waara recalls), when Haparanda, which...

/ June 28, 2018

Award

On June 20th, at the Medical Journalists’ Association annual awards for health-care journalism, John McDermott, our global public-policy editor, and Natasha Loder, our health-care correspondent, both won prizes—for writing about trauma medicine and cancer, respectively. Read More

/ June 28, 2018

Hospitals are learning from industry how to cut medical errors

AFTER a brain aneurysm in 2004, Mary McClinton was admitted to Virginia Mason Medical Centre in Seattle. Preparing for an x-ray, the 69-year-old was injected not, as she should have been, with a dye that highlights blood vessels, but with...

/ June 28, 2018

Block Around The Clock opens anti-fracking festivities

The first day of a major protector action against gas fracking near Blackpool kicked off yesterday with ska-robics, speeches and activities from a wide range of green campaigning groups. The celebration/blockade, rounding off of a three-month campaign schedule under the...

/ June 28, 2018