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Leading US Israel supporter is abused at Israeli airport for having ‘Palestine’ pamphlet

This is an interesting story. Meyer Koplow is the chair of Brandeis University and a big deal lawyer at Wachtell Lipton in NY. He gives “millions” to Israel, and is a pillar of the Israel lobby. His son Michael, who...

/ July 17, 2018

Newly Minted Yellow Veil Pictures Announces Acquisitions of LUZ And A MAN IN THE DARK

Normally the birth of a new film sales company would be left to the trades to announce. However, since all involved in Yellow Veil Pictures, Inc. are all acquaintances, some even close friends to many here at Screen Anarchy, we...

/ July 17, 2018

Pussy Riot Members Get 15 Days in Jail and a 3-Year Ban From Sporting Events After Protesting at the World Cup Final

After a high-profile protest on the field of the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, four members of punk rock feminist protest art collective Pussy Riot have been sentenced to 15 days behind bars and a three-year ban from...

/ July 17, 2018

Fast Food Nation: Street Vendors Take on Multinationals To Fight India’s Food Crisis

CHAPTER 1Ten years ago, Prem Shah's life got turned upside down. He had just eaten when a seemingly unquenchable thirst took hold of his body. Prem sweated and had a fever, his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth,...

/ July 17, 2018

Astronomers Discovered 12 New Moons Around Jupiter. Here’s How

Sometimes a search for one thing presents the chance to look for something else. If you're like me, that something else is usually something small: Rummaging in the couch cushions for the TV remote might prompt you to dig for...

/ July 17, 2018

Does Comics Culture Have an Inferiority Complex?

Here's the truth: Comic book publishing—yes, just the business of selling printed comics—is a billion-dollar industry. This month, 1,194 new comic books and 391 new graphic novels and collections will hit shelves. That's a lot of titles for a single...

/ July 17, 2018

BMW’s Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle

In this wacky new world of bike shares, electric scooters, OneWheels, and transit apps, automotive companies aren’t quite famous for their inspired, innovative business moves. But today, BMW is sending up the industry’s latest trial balloon. And it’s headed straight...

/ July 17, 2018

’69 People on My 69th Birthday’: Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

July 17, 2018  05:17 PM Jamal Naser Mahmodi died just as he had recently lived: lonely and isolated. In the hours before his death, he was no longer the hopeful young man who had come to Germany from Afghanistan seven...

/ July 17, 2018

Who Said Art Was Fun? This Year’s Liverpool Biennial Is a Tearjerking Journey Through Europe’s Dark, Violent Past

An overwhelming spirit of retrospection—rather than nostalgia—permeates the 10th edition of the Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s largest visual art festival. For an exhibition with the title, “Beautiful world, where are you?” this was perhaps inevitable. But rather than a wistful...

/ July 17, 2018

Travel: One European in three has never been abroad

Erasmus, the end of roaming charges, the convenience of the euro: the rhetoric promoting the benefits of European integration only really addresses those citizens who regularly travel to other EU countries. In fact, 37 percent of EU citizens have never...

/ July 17, 2018

“The truth I want to hear”: an analysis of partisan and alternative information sites in Europe

What this work is about Last June the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) published an analysis by British journalist Nic Newman, They tell the truth I like – Partisan And Alternative News Sites in Europe – on the alternative and partisan...

/ July 17, 2018

The Dangers Facing Reproductive Rights

In 1969, sociologist Nancy Howell published The Search for an Abortionist, in which she interviewed 114 women who had illegal abortions. What she discovered provides a chilling glimpse of what women may face in the future. Howell found that when...

/ July 17, 2018

Netherlands: man fleeing homophobic violence denied asylum as he is ‘not gay enough’

A man fleeing anti-gay violence has been denied asylum seeker status in the Netherlands based on an assessment by the IND (The Immigration and Naturalisation Department) which found him to be “not gay enough”: in this exact words. 28-year-old gay...

/ July 17, 2018

What kind of break from the Democrats?

Breaking Clean or Dirty? Owen Hill | In the last year, a new strategy for electoral engagement known as the “dirty break” strategy has been put forward in the pages of Jacobin. It has much in common with the traditional...

/ July 17, 2018

Using dogs as a tool of racist repression

IN 2016, veterinarian Dan Wentz started a fundraiser to implant titanium crowns on the teeth of a 106-pound German Shepherd police dog. In Ferguson, Missouri. “Given all that’s happened,” said Wentz, “I want to make sure we are doing what...

/ July 17, 2018

Life at the frontier

Though down from the record-high numbers of previous years, migrants are continuing to make the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea to seek shelter in Europe, often fleeing war zones in countries like Syria or extreme economic hardship. Following a...

/ July 17, 2018

What will AMLO do with his landslide win?

MILLIONS OF Mexicans went to the polls earlier this month to express their discontent with the current state of society — and their hope for a better future. They chose Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) by a landslide...

/ July 17, 2018

ICE: The making of an American Gestapo

AN UPSURGE of opposition to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is taking shape across the country, catalyzed by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” of forcibly separating families and detaining children at the U.S.-Mexico border and warehousing migrant children...

/ July 17, 2018

Why Sinclair’s Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

Sinclair Broadcasting's proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media, which would have expanded the conservative media company's footprint to nearly three-fourths of American households, suddenly appears in trouble. Today, Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai effectively came out against the...

/ July 16, 2018

Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day, which began Monday, is one of Amazon’s biggest promotions of the year, when the retailer offers deals to subscribers of its Prime service. This year, some Amazon workers in Europe are striking during Prime Day, hoping to draw...

/ July 16, 2018