Politics

Mya

In the fourth grade, I stopped saying the pledge of the allegiance. While the other children clapped their hands to their hearts, I stood, my arms limp, lips still. It was not an act of rebellion, nor did I intend to disrespect the United States. I’d simply decided—after several classmates had tried to convert me to Christianity—that we were not “one nation, under God, indivisible”. As a Jew, I felt that my place was elsewhere. (More…)

“Women are not liberated in spite of themselves,” recalls a collective of anti-racist and de-colonial feminists, claiming their right to “access to private and public employment, education and training, culture and cultural expression and full citizenship, including political citizenship” and urging them to “tackle systems of oppression that intersect to weigh heavily on them”. (More…)

The country soon found itself at the mercy of the revolutionary elements. The prime minister had promised much in the way of social reforms, and that he would cleanse the political life of the country. (More…)

The difficulty of determining Syria’s political boundaries is primarily due to the fact that Syria’s population is not an ethnic unit. Syrians are Arabs, Turks, Kurds, Greeks, Druses, Hebrews, Assyrians, Circassians, and people combining the blood of these various elements. (More…)

Despite Lexiters stating Brexit opens a unique political space to redesign the immigration system in an equitable way, there has been little to no imagination about what this would look like. (More…)

Julian Assange, the man who single-handedly exposed more US crimes than any other person on the planet, is now facing the full violent force of the empire’s revenge. He’s being made an example of. (More…)

Finally, after years of tease and denial, the unicorns are going public. These phenomenally valued firms, pumped up by venture capitalists (VCs), remained private for far longer than they did in previous startup manias, most notably the dot.com bubble of the late 1990s. That’s changing. (More…)

Lexit proponents have completely outsourced their thinking over the Irish border. As the hard Tory right and DUP seek to cleave Northern Ireland away from the all-Ireland and European regulatory space, the UK’s original sin in Ireland threatens to derail Brexit. (More…)

The UK should resist the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. But what should be done about the sexual assault claims in Sweden? (More…)

This has been the first time in the history of Israel that elections were held in conditions of war. On the eve of the elections, there was intensified military activity and there was great political tension. (More…)

President Donald Trump’s speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on 6 April had commentators wondering if a concerted effort by the right to increase Jewish votes for Trump in the next election would be successful. This hand-wringing happens every four years and little changes. (More…)

Shell-shocked by the Trump victory, European leaders have been captivated by the Mueller investigation into claims of Russian collusion. But it should be no surprise that the report fell short of expectations. (More…)