Sarah Schulman’s Radical Approach to Conflict, Communication and Change

The writer and activist discusses ACT UP, Israel-Palestine and the dangers of consensus in political movements.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #act-up, #let-the-record-show-a-political-history-of-act-up-new-york-1987-1993-book, #politics-and-government, #schulman-sarah

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California Plans Rent Forgiveness Using Federal Stimulus Surplus

The state is poised to embark on an ambitious, complex effort to cover the unpaid rent of low-income renters who struggled during the pandemic.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #politics-and-government, #stimulus-economic

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Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign

On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #ranked-choice-voting, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Iran Bets on Religion, Repression and Revolution

The next Iranian president’s past tells us something about the country’s future.

#elections, #international-relations, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #khomeini-ruhollah, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim

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When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fight Over a Gentle Stream Distills Israel’s Political Divide

Who gets to enjoy the Asi, an exquisite squiggle of water? The question has come to symbolize the identity politics that divide Israeli society.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #israel, #kibbutz-movement, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #shas-party-israel, #water

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Populist Leaders in Eastern Europe Run Into a Little Problem: Unpopularity

The leaders of Slovenia, Hungary and Poland, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger, face rising opposition over their pandemic responses and heavy-handed policies.

#central-europe, #eastern-europe, #elections, #europe, #fidesz-party, #hungary, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #politics-and-government, #slovenia, #slovenian-democratic-party

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Armenia’s Governing Party Wins Election Seen as Vote on Peace Deal

The party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a snap parliamentary election in which rivals had talked of renegotiating his unpopular settlement with Azerbaijan.

#armenia, #elections, #pashinyan-nikol, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Enrique Bolaños, Former President of Nicaragua, Dies at 93

A conservative leader who fought corruption and pushed for economic progress, Mr. Bolaños believed that his country was in a time of crisis.

#central-america, #deaths-obituaries, #latin-america, #nicaragua, #ortega-daniel, #politics-and-government

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Iran’s System Keeps Its Grip, Despite the Chaos (or Because of It)

Governments rooted in revolution like Tehran’s have proved to be among the world’s most stable, even drawing strength from crises.

#cuba, #iran, #politics-and-government

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A Message for President Biden on the U.S. Catholic Bishops and Communion

The efforts by conservative bishops to arbitrate who receives communion reinforce why the American bishops so often stand alone.

#politics-and-government, #priests, #united-states-economy

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Champ, Presidential Pet German Shepherd, Dies at 13

Champ, who was the family’s cherished companion, “died peacefully at home,” President Biden and the first lady said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #champ-dog, #dogs, #major-dog, #pets, #politics-and-government

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France Thinks U.S. Needs Another Statue of Liberty. Is the Message Outdated?

The statue and a reproduction of her French sculptor’s model will stand close to each other, just as some are asking whose freedom she celebrates.

#bartholdi-frederic-auguste, #france, #lazarus-emma, #politics-and-government, #statue-of-liberty, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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A 14-Year-Old Bride, Wed to Her Rapist, Playing on a Jungle Gym

The United States has fought against child marriage around the world. Let’s do the same at home.

#child-marriages, #domestic-violence, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #states-us, #united-states

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A Roadblock for Iran’s President-Elect: He’s on the U.S. Sanctions List

Ebrahim Raisi, who is accused of grave human rights violations, has also been penalized by the European Union.

#content-type-personal-profile, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim

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With Billions of Dollars at Stake, a Critical Race Vies for Attention

Candidates to be New York City’s next chief financial officer are straining for attention from the public during a crucial moment.

#benjamin-brian, #budgets-and-budgeting, #caruso-cabrera-michelle, #elections-comptrollers, #iscol-zach, #johnson-corey, #lander-brad, #new-york-city, #office-of-the-comptroller-nyc, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #weprin-david-i

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Iran Election: Ebrahim Raisi Is Headed to Presidency as Rivals Concede

Rival candidates conceded the election to Mr. Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief, a close ally of the supreme leader who has a record of grave human rights violations.

#elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #guardian-council-iran, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim, #rouhani-hassan, #suleimani-qassim, #united-states-international-relations, #voting-and-voters

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Toshiba In Chaos After Bid to Foil Activist Shareholders

The industrial giant is in chaos after a hedge fund forced it to expose its collusion with high-level officials to thwart shareholder activism.

#effissimo-capital-management-pte-ltd, #foreign-investments, #japan, #meti-ministry-of-economics-trade-and-industry-japan, #politics-and-government, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #suga-yoshihide, #toshiba-corporation

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Covid Cases Surge Again in Russia, Many From Delta Variant

An outbreak centered in Moscow led to some vaccine mandates and the closing of some public spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #moscow-russia, #politics-and-government, #russia, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Iranians Vote for a New President, but Mood is Pessimistic

Turnout appeared low on Friday, with many voters saying they would not cast ballots in an election that they feel has been manipulated in favor of a hard-line conservative candidate.

#elections, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #khamenei-ali, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim, #tehran-iran, #voting-and-voters

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E.U. Recommends Opening to Americans to Rescue the Summer

The European Union recommended its 27 member nations lift a ban on nonessential travel from the United States, but each country will decide for itself.

#european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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The Power of Money: How Autocrats Use London to Strike Foes Worldwide

English courtrooms have become a battleground — and a source of powerful weapons — in fierce disputes between the tycoons and the politicians of the post-Soviet world.

#ablyazov-mukhtar, #alfa-group-consortium, #assets-frozen, #bta-bank, #corruption-institutional, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #deposit-insurance-agency-russia, #detectives-private, #diligence, #england, #hardman-chris, #hogan-lovells, #kazakhstan, #legal-profession, #politics-and-government, #pugachev-sergei, #russia, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97

As Zambia’s first president, he dominated his country, outliving many of the other frontline leaders who had sponsored southern Africa’s guerrilla wars.

#africa, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #kaunda-kenneth-d, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #zambia

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A School District Got Rid of Columbus Day. It Didn’t Stop There.

A New Jersey school district, criticized for renaming the day for Indigenous people, eliminated the names of all holidays. It might undo that, too.

#columbus-day, #education-k-12, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #italian-americans, #native-americans, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #randolph-nj

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Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners’ Exit

The husband-and-wife team atop Soho China had already been keeping a lower profile than they did during an earlier, freer era of the country’s economic revival. Now they are selling their real estate business to Blackstone.

#beijing-china, #blackstone-group-the, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #pan-shiyi-1963, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-commercial, #shanghai-china, #soho-china, #xi-jinping, #zhang-xin-1965

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Hopes Fade for Imminent Federal Deal on College Athletes, Pressuring N.C.A.A.

New state laws are scheduled to take effect on July 1, but there are vanishingly low expectations for a deal in Washington in the coming days.

#blumenthal-richard, #cantwell-maria, #emmert-mark, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #senate, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wicker-roger

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Maya Wiley Takes Credit for Daniel Pantaleo’s Firing. Is That Justified?

When she was the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Ms. Wiley was criticized for not being more aggressive in pursuing discipline against officers.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #elections-mayors, #garner-eric, #new-york-city, #pantaleo-daniel, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #wiley-maya

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After Putin Meeting, a Biden Trait Shows Itself Again: Stubborn Optimism

The president’s insistence on an “optimistic face” could open him up to criticism. But his allies insist it’s an essential ingredient to making progress.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Executives

The editor in chief of Apple Daily was among five detained under the city’s national security law. The newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai, already faces charges under the sweeping law.

#apple-daily, #china, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #ryan-law, #search-and-seizure

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Larry Householder, a Former Speaker, Is Expelled from the Ohio House

The 75-to-21 vote to expel Representative Larry Householder came nearly a year after he was charged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to bail out a foundering energy company.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #householder-larry, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #money-laundering, #ohio, #politics-and-government, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #state-legislatures

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The World’s Dictators Exploit America’s Racism

They are not completely wrong.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #race-and-ethnicity, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Leaked Messages, Boris Johnson Called His Health Secretary ‘Hopeless’

A trove of material released by the British prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, shows a government in chaos as the pandemic exploded last year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #hancock-matt-1978, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Israelis Wonder When or Whether Netanyahu Will Exit Official Residence

Even after the new government took over on Sunday, the outgoing prime minister vowed to be back in office soon and hosted at least one former dignitary as if he were still running the show.

#caesarea-israel, #christians-united-for-israel, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #politics-and-government, #twitter

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In Leaked Messages, Johnson Called His Health Secretary ‘Hopeless’

A trove of material released by the British prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, shows a government in chaos as the pandemic exploded last year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #hancock-matt-1978, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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The War in Tigray

Not long ago, Ethiopia’s leader was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he’s leading a military campaign that has killed thousands and displaced millions. How did the country get here?

#audio-neutral-informative, #elections, #ethiopia, #famine, #horn-of-africa, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Trumpism Without Borders

The forces that brought the former president to power are exerting pressure all over the world. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #national-intelligence-estimates, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizens-budget-commission, #city-council-nyc, #culture-arts, #de-blasio-bill, #federal-aid-us, #garcetti-eric-m, #income-inequality, #johnson-corey, #jones-austin-jennifer, #labor-and-jobs, #lightfoot-lori, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #small-business, #tax-policy-center, #united-states-economy

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North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

Kim Jong-un said addressing food insecurity was “a top priority” in the country, where millions died in a famine during the ’90s.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #famine, #food-aid, #food-insecurity, #grain, #kim-jong-un, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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Cuomo’s Inner Circle Raised Money for Aide Who Was Convicted of Bribery

Gov. Andrew Cuomo distanced himself from the aide, Joseph Percoco, but the governor’s sister and close allies quietly funded the aide’s legal fight.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #competitive-power-ventures-holdings-llc, #corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-mario-m, #howe-todd-r-1960, #madeline-cuomo, #percoco-joseph, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Israeli Coalition Survives a Test From a Far-Right March

Israel’s government weathered its first potential crisis after a provocative Jewish procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem did not spark major violence.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

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Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Prime Minister You Don’t Know

Despite Naftali Bennett’s extremist positions, he sees himself as a bridge between clashing world views.

#bennett-naftali, #content-type-personal-profile, #israel, #labour-party-israel, #lapid-yair, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

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Hungary Adopts Child Sex Abuse Law That Also Targets LGBT Community

Legislation increasing sentences for pedophiles was changed to include restrictions on portrayals of homosexuality and transgender people that young people might see.

#advertising-and-marketing, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections, #fidesz-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hungary, #law-and-legislation, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #television

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China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.

The two countries have pledged to cooperate on expeditions to the moon and to an asteroid, setting the stage for a new space race with the United States and its partners.

#china, #china-manned-space-agency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #politics-and-government, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #russia, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations

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Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Just two days after taking office, Israel’s new government is split about a decision to allow a procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

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Departure of Netanyahu Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #iran, #israel, #lapid-yair, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #iran, #israel, #lapid-yair, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden and Putin Are Meeting. Here’s How to Make Progress.

They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #geneva-switzerland, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Is Bill de Blasio Secretly Backing Eric Adams for Mayor?

The mayor is not making a public endorsement in the primary race, but he is believed to favor Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

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For Israel’s Netanyahu, the Official Residence Became a Fortress

After a year of protests outside Balfour, the prime minister’s house, Israelis are debating what role they played in Benjamin Netanyahu’s downfall.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hebrew-university, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #netanyahu-sara, #netanyahu-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #saar-gideon, #social-media, #youth

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