Category: Global

Why ISIS Is Like The Greek Monster Hydra

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the U.S. in October 2019. But does his death actually mean the death of ISIS? We’re going to look at how the war on terror, the Iraq War and the destabilization of...

/ December 6, 2019

This Midwife Delivers Babies with a Razor and Her Bare Hands | AJ+

Thousands of children are born each year in the world’s largest refugee camp. Most of them enter the world in tents with the help of midwives who work with their bare hands and few tools. Zohora Khatun is one of...

/ December 3, 2019

See How Beef Is Destroying The Amazon

It’s true, the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed by our global appetite for beef. In Brazil, beef production is actually ramping up under new president, Jair Bolsonaro, and the clearing of land for more cattle pasture was one of the...

/ October 29, 2019

Disco Changed Everything. So Why Did It Die?

When you hear the word disco, it might bring to mind the sound of cheesy manufactured dance music or images of John Travolta on the dance floor in “Saturday Night Fever” — but disco was more than that. In fact,...

/ October 25, 2019

Japan’s Govt Used Women To Save Its Economy – By Exploiting Them | AJ+

Why does Japan make it so hard for women to succeed? Hint: it has a lot to do with men. Japan wanted to save its economy by getting more women to work. On the surface, it was a win for...

/ October 22, 2019

How To Fight A War Without Weapons

The Cold War was long and messy. The United States and the Soviet Union, while never directly confronting one another, fought for influence on many fronts. One of these fronts was culture – in particular using art, music, literature and...

/ October 18, 2019

The Untold Story of the Sony Hack: How North Korea’s Battle With Seth Rogen and George Clooney Foreshadowed Russian Election Meddling in 2016

The message from North Korean hackers read like the opening of a bad script for a cyber-thriller. In fact, it was the direct predicate for Russia’s cyberterrorists hacking of the DNC and the Clinton campaign. If only America had been...

/ October 6, 2019

Can America Let Go Of Being Number One?

Is the USA a shining light that leads the rest of the world? If so, that's a weird way to describe how we're ahead in prison population and obesity rate. Newsbroke's Francesca Fiorentini explains why "American exceptionalism" is a myth,...

/ October 4, 2019

Caught In The Crossfire: Afghan Civilians In America’s Forgotten War | AJ+

Even though overall violence in Afghanistan is decreasing, the civilian death toll is rising - and half of those deaths are the result of US-backed government forces. This is the reality that civilians face in one of Afghanistan’s deadliest provinces....

/ October 1, 2019

How Oil-Loving Texas is Making America Green Again | AJ+

Texas - it’s one of the most conservative states in the U.S., and it’s one of the largest oil producers. But in a state where many government officials deny climate change, Texas has a chance to lead the way in...

/ September 22, 2019

Why Criticism Of Israel Isn’t Antisemitism

Progressives criticizing Israel keep being painted as antisemites. Why? Because according to many American politicians, criticizing the right-wing government of Israel is anti-Semitic. Newsbroke’s Matt Lieb explains how this twisted conservative, catch-all defense actually upholds the white nationalist cause... in...

/ September 20, 2019

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