With hate crime rising and divisive populist rhetoric infecting discourse across western democracies, filmmaker Deeyah Khan goes to the front lines of the race wars in America. She sits face-to-face with fascists, white supremacists, and proponents of the so-called “alt-right” ideologies. From Breitbart’s darling, Richard Spencer, to Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest U.S. neo-Nazi organization, Khan attempts to look past the hateful rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.
“I think my brother has traded a lot of the values we had at our kitchen table,” she says. The Gosar siblings fell out with their brother after he espoused rightwing conspiracy theories about George Soros, claiming the financier who backed Hillary Clinton over Trump betrayed his fellow Jews to the Nazis in the second world war. When Paul Gosar backed the far-right marchers whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 resulted in the death of a counter-protester, his siblings wrote to an Arizona paper to say: “We are aghast that Paul has sunk so low.”
Shelia Stubbs is headed for the Wisconsin legislature. The caller thought her car was part of a drug deal. Her mother, 71, and child, 8, were inside.
The New York Times visited more than 150 homes in Punta Santiago to document the damage that remains a year after Hurricane Maria.
Worried their chance to cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court could slip away, a growing number of evangelical and anti-abortion leaders are expressing frustration that Senate Republicans and the White House are not protecting Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh more forcefully from a sexual assault allegation and warning that conservative voters may stay home in November if his nomination falls apart.
A Toronto art dealer was denied entry to the U.S. and told she requires a work permit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the further cuts to an already scaled-back program reflected a “daunting operational reality.”
Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017.
The SWP’s appeal to finally re-evaluate the “War on Terror,” comes at a time when the lack of success of the measures applied, is more obvious than ever. If in the fall of 2001, the objective had been to annihilate Al Qaeda, today, global jihadism has spread. Today, the “War on Terror” is targeting the IS, which had been able to maintain its own state for a period of time. Al Qaeda has also grown stronger. The Al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, alone, is estimated – by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – to have up to 30,000 armed fighters. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.) They are benefiting from the appeals made by western powers – including Germany – for Syria and Russia to immediately halt their war. However, the West’s “War on Terror” will not be halted.
Social media users and US media slammed an editorial cartoon of Serena Williams, saying it resembles “Jim Crow caricatures.” The Australian cartoonist and a Melbourne newspaper have doubled down in defending the drawing.