Me Too Movement: A History of Women Taking Charge

Nov 15, 2019

In 2006, long before hashtags, Tarana Burke began a grassroots “me too” movement to try and reach women and girl survivors of sexual assault, particularly women of color in low wealth communities. In 2017, actor Alyssa Milano used “me too” as a hashtag, and it went viral. While much has...

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game
Nov 15, 2019

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

Is it Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?
Nov 15, 2019

Is it Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony
Nov 14, 2019

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

Nov 14, 2019

In this powerful story, Mariya Taher speaks candidly about her experience as a survivor of “vacation cutting” — female genital cutting done when US-born children are taken out of the country to visit family members in parts of the world where the procedure is not yet illegal.

Jamie Dimon’s Allergy to Vilification

Jamie Dimon’s Allergy to Vilification

Nov 14, 2019

The public must decide: Should billionaires be taxed out of existence, banished from the republic or forced to do the bidding of the poor one day in the year in a modern version of the medieval “Feast of Fools”? Put another way, the media have decided that the fisticuffs, in particular between...

When Angry Words Become Violent Actions

When Angry Words Become Violent Actions

Nov 14, 2019

In February 1909, a strange new manifesto appeared, first in the Bologna-based Italian- language newspaper Gazzetta dell’ Emiliana, and then in French in Le Figaro. Readers of the declaration might have struggled to work out whether the manifesto was political or aesthetic in character. In the...

The Scary Thing About Elections

The Scary Thing About Elections

Nov 13, 2019

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

Nov 13, 2019

The first thing to bear in mind when looking at the recent violent demonstrations that have occurred in Latin American countries like Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Bolivia is to resist the spell of common myths about the region. Latin America is a vast territory composed of 20 countries, from Mexico...

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?

Nov 13, 2019

Nobody is born a bigot. Why does bigotry exist? Because it creates the illusion of order and normality in a chaotic world. Possessing or expressing strong, unreasonable beliefs and disliking others who have different, often contrasting, beliefs or puzzling ways of life explains disquieting...

Is The Economist’s Influence Waning?

Is The Economist’s Influence Waning?

Nov 13, 2019

In an important article published by The New Yorker on one of the most confusing labels used to describe today’s civilization, Indian writer Pankaj Mishra deconstructs and disambiguates the range of meanings associated with the word “liberalism” by delving into the history and cultural...

When Trump Calls World Leaders

When Trump Calls World Leaders

Nov 13, 2019

The Washington Nationals won the World Series, suggesting that anything is possible. More importantly, the Nationals’ unlikely path to victory showed that if you have a cohesive team that pushes through the rough spots together, that has some stud players who lead by example, and that plays...

The Strained Saudi-Emirati Alliance

The Strained Saudi-Emirati Alliance

Nov 12, 2019

Since 2011, geopolitical influence in the Middle East has shifted toward wealthy Gulf states. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar's ambitious foreign policy agendas have shaped the region, as has the division between them.

The Indian Supreme Court’s Verdict on the Ayodhya Dispute

The Indian Supreme Court’s Verdict on the Ayodhya Dispute

Nov 12, 2019

I recently reviewed commentaries on the Indian Supreme Court's decision regarding the right to the title (ownership) over a piece of land in Ayodhya where the Babri mosque was built under the Mughal rule of Zahiruddin Babur more than 400 years ago. It is a spot that Hindus believe was the exact...

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