Category: Global

“Anything Is Possible When It Comes to Evan”: Is a Snap Sale Inevitable?

Spiegel is a complex character—even by Silicon Valley standards. He’s an aggressive boss with a surprising, often hidden morality, who can be evasive and unpredictable and overconfident. But if he wants to keep Snap independent, he’s running out of time.

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate.

Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the US government to introduce new tools to help users control the online data collected about their lives. Writing in an op-ed for Time magazine, Cook said consumers

May’s Brexit Debacle: Britain Finally Confronts Reality

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by parliament, it is time for the European Union to concentrate on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Because a deal with the UK is not currently possible.

Labour council threatens bin workers with Tory union laws

Birmingham bin workers imposing a piss strike and work to rule over alleged secret no-strike payments made to members of the GMB union have been told they’ll now get redacted information on the scheme — but have also been threatened with Tory anti union laws by the Labour-run council. Two other unions, Unite and Unison,

Nancy Pelosi Pulls Rank, Suspends Trump’s State of the Union

By Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. Hours after she was elected Speaker, Nancy Pelosi sent Donald Trump a letter formally inviting him to deliver a State of the Union address on January 29. Despite their disagreements, the

Whether it’s Brexit or Zionism – going it alone makes little sense

Two issues have dominated the UK over the last twelve months: Brexit and antisemitism in the Labour Party. Robert Cohen says the politics of both debates turn out to have much in common.

Saving a Memorial: The Immense Challenge of Preserving Auschwitz

Conservators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial are doing all they can to preserve artifacts left behind by those murdered at the camp in the Holocaust. Structures, too, need refurbishment. But the goal of authenticity is a difficult one to reach.

Why screen time studies can’t measure the effect of smartphones on our well being

What is the correlation between screen time and adolescent well-being? It’s an important question for which we have limited and often contradictory answers. A story in Wired this week all but let our phones off

Scenes from the class(room) struggle in LA

ON MAY 16, 1989, the front page of the New York Times covered a visit from USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Beijing while protests massed in Tiananmen Square. On page six, George Bush Sr. pondered

Watch this four-minute film about the future of work in a world run by algorithms

How will you do your job when you’re outpaced by a computer? Or when the company you’re working for is taken over by algorithms? These are some of the questions explored in a stimulating new

Mike Flynn Talent Scout Ivanka Trump Helping Choose Next World Bank President

“Maybe it should be you, Jared.“ By Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images. On Monday afternoon, the World Bank issued a shocking report: Ivanka Trump— she of a failed fashion line and not knowing the most basic of

Notes from the US: Tear gas and lies at the border

The Sinclair Broadcast Group is a notorious provider of right-wing propaganda. At the end of last year it attracted mass criticism after obliging its local news affiliates to run an item which attempted to justify

The Galaxy M is Samsung’s answer to losing India’s top spot to Xiaomi

Samsung’s new mid-range Galaxy M series will be launching in India on January 28th, the company has announced on Amazon India, via India Today. The lineup is expected to consist of three phones in total

Universal Credit delayed, and the false dawn of basic income

On the same weekend the BBC finally screened Ken Loach’s harrowing “I Daniel Blake”, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced she was reviewing the roll-out of Universal Credit, the government’s notorious new benefit system. Coincidence? Looking at the mainstream media coverage you could be forgiven for thinking that a new and more

Ten reasons to support the LA teachers

MORE THAN 33,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) are on strike today, shutting down the country’s second-largest school district which serves almost half a million students. Educators are demanding that the Los Angeles

Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

Markets and Prices The Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat

Angela Davis and the Jewish Civil War

Marc Ellis writes that the rescinding by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute of an award to Angela Davis raises issues about the Black-Jewish alliance and the ability of Jews to set parameters for African Americans to speak on Jewish questions, including Israel. There is a war over that question. The Jewish establishment sees Angela Davis as an enemy. Jews of Conscience see her as an ally.