Fox News Interview With Fake Expert on Sweden Further Baffles Swedes

A man interviewed by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News this week, who was identified in an on-screen caption as a “Swedish Defense and National Security Advisor,” turns out to be entirely unknown in his native country, with no connections to either the nation’s defense or security services. As the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on […]

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David Brooks Wants to Make America Great Again

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 By Andrew J. Bacevich / TomDispatch     David Brooks in 2012. (Nam Y. Huh / AP) Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most […]

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Saramurillo: A Hope for Justice for Peru's Amazonian Peoples

Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mining, Gonzalo Tamayo, alongside indigenous leaders of federations united in Saramurillo during the debate in late November 2016. (Photo: Sophie Pinchetti) “With regards to the pipeline in the Marañon river, we are speaking of an emergency: the rainy season is now underway and the crude from over 12 oil spills […]

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While War on Media Escalates, CBS Chief Praises Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda

While the Washington press corps is expressing ever-greater alarm over President Donald Trump’s mounting attacks on journalists — culminating in Friday’s banning of some leading outlets from a White House press briefing — the media executives who sign their paychecks are praising the new administration for a deregulatory agenda that would likely boost company profits. Les Moonves, the […]

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FSRN Weekly Edition – February 24, 2017

DHS memos prompt uncertainty about enforcement in schools, churches and hospitals Black immigrants in U.S. fear profiling may drive up deportation rates Tillerson and Kelly head to Mexico as Trump policies strain bilateral relations Trump administration backs off Title IX protections for trans students Police forces begin forcible evictions of Oceti Sakowin camp near Dakota […]

Trump administration backs off Title IX protections for trans students

Transgender youth are left in the lurch after the Trump administration rolled back guidance to public schools this week regarding Title IX protections from discrimination. FSRN’s Nell Abram has more.Download Audio In another reversal of Obama-era policy, the Trump administration rescinded federal protections for transgender students this week. In a joint letter to U.S. public […]

Regina Spektor

The Moscow-via-New York songwriter Regina Spektor has been writing songs to capture a wide spectrum of vivid anecdotes, observations, and narratives for more than 15 years now, but for her latest record, 2016’s Remember Us to Life, she atypically anchored herself to one inspiration: her pregnancy and the subsequent birth of her son. Performing solo […]

It’s Not Enough to Fight Trump—Progressives Need a Vision for the Future

Either decorporatize the Democrats or create a viable third party. Opposing Trump is necessary but not sufficient to move the country in a progressive direction. It’s heartening to see so many folks out in the streets standing up to our new president and his proposed team of racists and plutocrats. It is also worth remembering that […]

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