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NBA Star Listens to His “Mom’s Music”

NBA Star Listens to His “Mom’s Music”

by    Peter Isackson

There’s a long, culturally complex relationship between basketball, race, music and the American way of life. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. When not reporting on events that take place in the arena, stadium, ring or on the court, national sports media in the US occasionally invites us into the locker room to deal the dirt Read More

Green New Deal: Go Big or Go Home, America

Green New Deal: Go Big or Go Home, America

by    John Feffer

Critics dismiss the Green New Deal as a dream. But that’s precisely what it is: it’s visionary. It’s become a common trope of the Trump era for columnists and commentators to attack the lunacy of the far right at the same time as castigating the “loony left.” These pundits, who usually place themselves in a Read More

Can a German City Strike a Balance between Climate and Social Equality?

Can a German City Strike a Balance between Climate and Social Equality?

by    Clara Grimes and Eleanor Chapman

The Dietenbach development in Freiburg highlights the web of tensions that cities face when environmental and social justice objectives don’t quite align. A planned climate-neutral housing development in Freiburg, Germany, has become the subject of a fierce city-wide debate. On February 24, 2019, the city’s 220,000 inhabitants will be asked to vote to decide whether Read More

The Decline of the West or the Demise of Pax Americana

The Decline of the West or the Demise of Pax Americana

by    Peter Isackson

A global order based on winning and losing is in itself a losing proposition. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. This week on Fair Observer, Daniel Wagner reminds those who may not be paying attention that we are witnessing the rapid decline of the US empire and the inexorable rise of China. Unless we find a Read More

Yellow Vests: The Irony of Transnational Nationalism

Yellow Vests: The Irony of Transnational Nationalism

by    Natalie James

There is a certain irony of anti-European far-right groups in the UK utilizing and reproducing the promotion of French nationalism through the symbolic yellow vests. The so-called yellow vests, or the gilets jaunes — the original name given to the protesters adorned in high-visibility jackets who have been marching and rioting across France since November Read More

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