Category: Global

Why Are So Many Korean Americans Adopted? | AJ+

One out of every 10 Korean Americans are adopted. But why? And what’s it like for adoptees to return to their birthland for the first time? Untold America follows one Korean American teenager from the suburbs of Boston to the...

/ September 17, 2019

Kashmir In Crisis: What’s India Doing? | AJ+

Kashmir has been under a strict lockdown ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the state of its autonomy in August 2019. But repression in Kashmir isn’t new. Since partition in 1947, Kashmir has faced heavy militarization, brutal crackdowns...

/ September 15, 2019

How Trump Plans To Keep America White

President Trump's immigration policy goes beyond rounding up and deporting undocumented people. He's also using other political tricks to make sure brown people don't have a voice in America. #immigration #TrumpRacist #RacismInAmerica What Would It Take for Donald Trump to...

/ September 13, 2019

These Detainees Might Die In Guantánamo | AJ+

The detainees held in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay are getting older — the oldest is 71 years old. Now, the U.S. government is drawing up plans to provide them with geriatric medicine and hospice care as President Trump pushes...

/ September 10, 2019

Why Even Good Billionaires Are Bad

Billionaires aren't necessarily bad people. Some give to charity and aren't opposed to higher taxes. Others make great lipstick. But how invested in change are the so-called benevolent billionaires? Newsbroke unpacks the myth of the "good billionaire" and asks: Is...

/ September 6, 2019

Is Coal Country Ready For The Green New Deal? | AJ+

Eastern Kentucky is known for its coal mines and Appalachian mountains, but what about solar panels? The Sunrise Movement went to Mitch McConnell's home state to rally Kentuckian climate activists. Here’s why young activists, an aspiring politician and a former...

/ September 3, 2019

Trump Blows Off Hurricane Prep for Golf, Debra Messing Feud

Forget mass shootings and deadly weather, the star of Will & Grace was mean to me! Read More

/ September 1, 2019

The FTC Is Issuing Another “Woefully Low” Fine Against Silicon Valley

Google will reportedly pay between $150 and $200 million for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Read More

/ August 30, 2019

How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook

President Trump has emboldened the Christian right wing. Now they’re creeping into control of all three branches of government and carrying out an anti-gay, anti-choice agenda through “religious liberty” laws and discriminatory legislation. That’s why many are wondering: Whatever happened...

/ August 30, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Officially Out of the 2020 Race

The New York senator dropped out after failing to qualify for the September debate. Read More

/ August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma Offers Massive Settlement for Role in Opioid Crisis

The Sackler family will reportedly give up their ownership of the company as part of the $10-12 billion settlement. Read More

/ August 27, 2019

California Is Burning. Can The Green New Deal Save It? | AJ+

California’s wildfire season is getting longer, with more fires of higher intensity and destruction. Sunrise Movement sees one way of trying to change that: the Green New Deal. We met up with young activists and local farmers in Chico to...

/ August 27, 2019

How Elon Musk Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity

The controversy over SolarCity, which has dovetailed with questions about Musk’s mountain of debt and profit shortfalls, offers a window into the mindset of America’s most outlandish CEO. Read More

/ August 25, 2019

Can Our Planet Survive Capitalism?

The Amazon rainforest is literally burning as we write this. Climate change is a huge threat, and it's no secret that it's being driven by capitalism and greed. Newsbroke dives into the rising waters of the global climate crisis, swimming...

/ August 23, 2019

Trump’s Odds of Reelection Keep Getting Worse

Could Trump win again? Of course. But let’s be honest: His first victory was a miracle. A second might take an act of God. Read More

/ August 22, 2019

Trump Caves to the NRA on Background Checks

The president's “Rose Garden fantasy” of passing universal background checks died after a call with Wayne LaPierre. Read More

/ August 21, 2019

Can The Green New Deal Fix Detroit? | AJ+

What could the Green New Deal do for Detroit? Meet the young Sunrise Movement activists battling racial segregation, pervasive pollution and a stagnant economy in the Motor City - even Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib are fans. #GreenNewDeal #SunriseMovement...

/ August 20, 2019

Congressman Steve King Demands Media, GOP Apologize For His Own “Rape and Incest” Statement

The Iowa representative defended recent statements on rape, incest and abortion as he was shouted down during a town hall. Read More

/ August 18, 2019

Life After The Biggest Immigration Raid In A Decade | AJ+

Maria was one of about 680 immigrants arrested in Mississippi in the largest ICE raid in a decade. Her husband fears she'll soon be deported. AJ+ traveled to rural Mississippi to see how kids, families and communities are coping in...

/ August 18, 2019

Investigation Finds Political Purge Inside Trump’s State Department

Trump appointees reportedly harassed career employees at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, accusing them of being “disloyal” “traitors” and part of the “Deep State.” Read More

/ August 16, 2019