Former Bush adviser Thomas Bossert, Trump's pick for homeland security adviser, is not very well known. His record, however, suggests someone comfortable with the type of anti-Muslim rhetoric used by Trump. Will we see a revival of some of the Bush-era discriminatory policies against Muslims and other minorities?
Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets and to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, Indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon -- the idea that nature itself can have rights.
The US has failed the people of South Sudan by not enacting an arms embargo to prevent various factions from stockpiling weapons. Moreover, US support has enabled the government of South Sudan to keep child soldiers in its military, utilizing loopholes to circumvent US laws against the practice.