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AOC and the Making of Millennial Politics

News Round-up - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 09:30

Sam Adler-Bell

A new book on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez offers a portrait of a new generation of elected officials and political activists coming into its own.

The post AOC and the Making of Millennial Politics appeared first on The Nation.

The Confounding Fathers

News Round-up - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 09:00

Tom Tomorrow

Republicans want to be graded on a curve.

The post The Confounding Fathers appeared first on The Nation.

Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access?

News Round-up - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 09:00

Amy Littlefield

The FDA’s announcement that it will permit abortion medication to be sent by mail is a start—but advocates are hoping for more.

The post Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access? appeared first on The Nation.

The Toxic Legacy of the US Military in the Pacific

News Round-up - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 09:00

Tim Shorrock

A Welsh journalist uncovers a decades-long environmental disaster around US bases in East Asia.

The post The Toxic Legacy of the US Military in the Pacific appeared first on The Nation.

The West’s armies are getting more serious about climate change

News Round-up - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 00:00
They are beginning to realise how much they are part of the problem

Southern Europe’s brain drain reversed in pandemic. Will it last?

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 21:19
Countries like Italy and Romania are trying to make permanent the pandemic-driven return of their best and brightest from abroad.

Today’s Underground Railroad: From jail to freedom with education

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 19:49
In an Illinois jail, higher education – with an emphasis on theology – has played a key role in the growth of those behind bars and those back home.

As Alexey Navalny’s Health Deteriorates, the Movement’s Momentum Flags

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 17:43

Vadim Nikitin

But across Russia, another kind of power is building.

The post As Alexey Navalny’s Health Deteriorates, the Movement’s Momentum Flags appeared first on The Nation.

Kevin McCarthy Humiliates Himself Again

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:10

Joan Walsh

Covering up Trump’s role in the January 6 violence, he’s now vying to be speaker of the Insurrection.

The post Kevin McCarthy Humiliates Himself Again appeared first on The Nation.

Southeast Asia leaders demand end to violence in Myanmar

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 15:25
Southeast Asian leaders met in Jakarta Saturday for an emergency summit to demand immediate action in Myanmar. It was an unusually blunt move for the bloc which normally has a non-interference policy with its neighbors.

Another pandemic Ramadan in Jordan, but cannon’s boom is a balm

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 15:03
Pandemic lockdowns have interrupted holidays across the world. This Ramadan, Jordan is reviving a high-decibel tradition as a sort of audible comfort.

India lockdown 'not a solution', says government

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 14:59
A BJP spokesman explains why the Indian government wants Covid-19 tackled at a local level.

How Ranked-Choice Voting Is Changing Progressive Politics in New York

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 14:00

John Nichols

A new voting system can transform NYC politics, if progressives make effective endorsements and educate voters on how to maximize democracy.

The post How Ranked-Choice Voting Is Changing Progressive Politics in New York appeared first on The Nation.

To Serve and Protect? 

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:30

Peter Kuper, Paul Karasik, Ron Hauge

Systemic racism in the police force.

The post To Serve and Protect?  appeared first on The Nation.

Covid: Google and Microsoft bosses pledge support to India

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 11:51
The Indian-born executives of Google and Microsoft offer the country funding and supplies.

Monday Sunrise Briefing: A global helping hand for India

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 10:12
Good morning! Welcome to your Monday, April 26, 2021, sunrise briefing.Here are three news events - countries help India, genocide in Turkey, and Hollywood's best - from this past weekend (while you may have been planting tomatoes, running a fund-raising 5K, and enjoying an offline life). Also, what to look for in the news this week.

¿Quiere arreglar la brecha racial de riqueza? Comience cancelando la deuda estudiantil.

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:30

Sabrina Calazans

Quiero imaginar un futuro mejor, al igual que lo hicieron mis padres. Pero no debería venir con ataduras abrumadoras.

The post ¿Quiere arreglar la brecha racial de riqueza? Comience cancelando la deuda estudiantil. appeared first on The Nation.

Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt.

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:30

Sabrina Calazans

I want to imagine a better future, just as my parents did. But it shouldn’t come with overwhelming strings attached.

The post Want to Fix the Racial Wealth Gap? Start By Canceling Student Debt. appeared first on The Nation.

Why Do We Forget Pandemics?

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:00

Nina Burleigh

Until the Covid-19 pandemic, the catastrophe of the Spanish flu had been dropped from American memory.

The post Why Do We Forget Pandemics? appeared first on The Nation.

The Backlash to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Is Already Here

News Round-up - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:00

Kali Holloway

This simulacrum of justice for Black folks, delivered centuries overdue, won’t be a turning point unless we do far more work.

The post The Backlash to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Is Already Here appeared first on The Nation.

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