The crisis of youth under the Trump regime is a political disaster of the first order and threatens every vital cultural and political ideal, principle, social formation and public sphere that makes a democracy possible.
Activists stage an anti-Trump protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. The group, Refuse Fascism, called for a "must stop business as usual this week" to "stop the Trump/Pence regime." (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)
I am afraid of spiders, sharks, cancer and clowns, but nothing terrifies me more than the sneaking suspicion I have that this administration and its poisonous politics are becoming normalized. This must be the winter of our discontent. So much good work is being done to resist, but it will all come to nothing if any of this mayhem is allowed to become routine.
Trump's naming of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not only a step backwards for the greatly flawed Israel/Palestine "peace process," it is another assault on multilateralism and the international cooperation that has underpinned world order since 1945, says Richard Falk.
In a deeply conservative society such as Afghanistan, women have few avenues to pursue careers. However, some Afghan women are busting these stereotypes, creating a niche for women to empower themselves and change the status quo. One surprising place where this hopeful process is playing out: the service industry.