Full story - November 27, 2018
A GM worker in Canada holds a sign in red letters.
A plant closing is about much more than lost paychecks —it shatters people’s sense of belonging and identity. Nearly 3,000 autoworkers will be out of work in Oshawa after GM announced its plans to leave after more than a century of production.
Full story - November 26, 2018
Satellites on the roof of a red brick school in Oaxaca state surrounded by green trees.
With its digital inclusion strategy, Mexico hopes to nudge social mobility upward. Internet access and poverty reduction are strongly connected, but language still remains a barrier.
Full story - November 23, 2018
Shoppers wait in long lines in front of a storefront window that reads "Black Friday" in black and white letters.
Have you ever felt as if another driver stole your parking spot? Understanding "psychological ownership" may help us get through another Black Friday without throwing punches or getting caught up in a stampede.
Full story - November 22, 2018
Colorful red and purple maize ears.
Wampanoag leader Massasoit Ousamequin sat with “some ninety men" at the first Thanksgiving table in 1621, likely eating goose, duck and venison rather than turkey. A savory seasonal sobaheg stew, yes. Mashed potatoes — nowhere to be seen. Corn, a cornucopia.
Full story - November 21, 2018
A Cuba flag and a Pride rainbow flag in a cup with nearby sign "Never Give Up."
The contemporary conflation of LGBT rights with broader democratic progress allows LGBT-friendly states to claim a place at the top table of international politics. But this may obscure other, less progressive and democratic activities.
Full story - November 21, 2018
An Ivory Coast man reads a newspaper.
Disinformation on the continent includes extreme speech inciting violence or spreads racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages on mobile apps. One study shows African audiences have low levels of trust in the media and experience a high degree of misinformation in daily life.
Full story - November 20, 2018
A woman protestor holds a sign that says protect our women and girls
By coming forward to testify in open court — despite death threats and attempts to silence her — Cheryl Zondi was not just another faceless victim of sexual violence.
Full story - November 19, 2018
A candle surrounded by barbed wire next to a written description of Amal Fathy
Former actress and model Amal Fathy posted a 12-minute video lamenting her experiences with sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt. Police detained and accused her of broadcasting false news affecting national security and the possession of indecent materials. Two days after her arrest, Fathy was also charged with belonging to a terrorist group.
Full story - November 12, 2018
British Vickers machine gun crew hold their guns.
America’s longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917, US forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively in World War I.
Full story - November 09, 2018
Freddie Mercury on stage wearing a yellow leather jacket and singing to the sky.
The rock legend Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, came from a Parsi family of Zoroastrian faith, one of the oldest examples of monotheism. Theirs is a story of persecution, migration, and spiritual fire.