Category: Global

Have Trump’s Authoritarian Tendencies Found a New Outlet?

By Andrew Harnik/AP Photo. Donald Trump’s vision of ideal leadership is incredibly specific. Over and over again, the president has lavished praise on certain heads of state, speaking admiringly of Kim Jong Un’s show of force at such a young...

/ August 17, 2018

The Tao of Don “Junior Mint” Jr.: The Family Stooge, or the Last Trump Standing?

If Ivanka is the iciest Trump and Eric is the kindliest Trump, Donald Jr. is the Trumpiest Trump. It’s not just the hair, which, while special to Don Jr., still borrows from the old man in its independence from taste...

/ August 17, 2018

Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO

August 17, 2018  06:03 PM Berat Albayrak is one of Turkey's most powerful men, but on the stage at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul last Friday, he clearly felt uncomfortable. As Turkey's finance minister, he had called in CEOs and...

/ August 17, 2018

Radio Atlantic: When Does Hollywood’s Diversity Become Real Representation?

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play With movies like Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman, and Sorry To Bother You out in theaters, Hollywood is trying to mute the complaint that it lacks racial and...

/ August 17, 2018

Security enhanced after death threats to judge in Paul Manafort trial

The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, stopped its work on Friday afternoon and will meet for their third day of deliberations on Monday, according to the judge in the case. ...

/ August 17, 2018

Drowning among Israeli settlements, an ancient Christian village in Palestine struggles to survive

Nestled in the hilltops of the central occupied West Bank, an ancient Palestinian Christian village is gearing up for a fight against the Israeli occupation that it has all too much experience with. In late July, the village of Aboud,...

/ August 17, 2018

One State: A view from Gaza

There are those who believe that Israel’s recently-passed Nation-State Law represents a failure of the one-state option, as it formalizes the exclusively Jewish nature of the dominant state in Palestine and with it, the disenfranchisement of the non-Jewish population. The...

/ August 17, 2018

At least 7 Pennsylvania priests accused of sex abuse were sent to Toronto-area clergy rehab

In 1984, shortly after admitting to sexually molesting a 14-year-old child, Rev. John Connor of Pennsylvania was sent to a Toronto-area facility that helps clergy deal with addictions, mental-health issues and sexual disorders. After eight months of treatment at the...

/ August 17, 2018

Third Cinema and Social Science

One of the most surprising aspects of the emerging body of research on terrorism in film is the relative absence of explicit argumentation about film’s utility for understanding terrorism in the real world.  Too often, analysis of terrorism in film...

/ August 17, 2018

Protecting and serving white supremacy

“THE COPS and the Klan go hand in hand.” Anyone who’s taken part in one of the many counterprotests against the far right, white supremacists and assorted neo-Nazis in the past several years has probably heard this chant. Often, it’s...

/ August 17, 2018

We’ve got another chance at Socialism

Professor Noliwe Rooks wrote an important book called Cutting School. In the book she coins a term called “segrenomics” — segregated and unequal forms education that have provided an opportunity for business to make a profit form selling schools... She...

/ August 17, 2018

What should the EU do about the Turkish currency crisis?

What is the problem? The Turkish lira has lost more than 30% of its value against the US dollar since the beginning of this year. After the political escalation of tensions between the US and Turkey and the increase in...

/ August 16, 2018

Trump ‘in no rush’ to conclude NAFTA talks as Mexico’s deadline looms

Exactly one year after NAFTA talks began, the odds of an accelerated conclusion before the end of the summer appeared as mixed as ever on Thursday.   U.S. President Donald Trump staged a photo opportunity with his cabinet members and offered...

/ August 16, 2018

Ministry contacting WestJet over outing of transgender passenger

Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has instructed his staff to contact WestJet after a passenger said one of the airline's gate agents outed her as a transgender woman to other passengers on her flight. "When the incident was first reported, the Minister instructed...

/ August 16, 2018

Trump’s Imaginary Friends Conveniently LOVE His Terrible Economic Policies

Apart from his craziest advisers and a few corporate giants who’ve been accused of gaming the system, it’s safe to say that no one likes Donald Trump’s tariffs. In fact, one might go so far as to say that people...

/ August 16, 2018

The people versus the parliament in Argentina

HUNDREDS OF thousands of people calling for legal, safe and free abortion on demand in Argentina showed their outrage on August 9 when they gathered in the early morning in the pouring rain after the Senate voted down a bill...

/ August 16, 2018

Poland: Police break antifascist blockade, allow neo-fascists to march

Remember this Polish neo-nazi group National Radical Camp, or ONR, who recently organised beach patrols in Italy in order to “protect women from migrants“? Yesterday they, together with another extreme right grouping All-Polish Youth (Młodzież Wszechpolska, MW), held a march...

/ August 16, 2018

Scheer says he won’t discuss ‘caucus dynamics’ as calls grow for Bernier to be booted

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer refused to say Thursday whether he's considering removing his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, from the party's caucus after the Quebec MP sent out a series of controversial tweets on diversity and multiculturalism. Speaking to reporters in...

/ August 16, 2018

Israel’s border interrogations and the ‘MeToo’ cascade

Four days ago, the prominent Jewish author, columnist and political commentator Peter Beinart was detained and interrogated at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, and he reported in detail about the ordeal in the Forward. Prime Minister Netanyahu went into damage-control mode...

/ August 16, 2018