Full story - June 02, 2020
A black man stands in a crowd with his fist raised in the air.
Critical State looks at the power of protest to lead to lasting change. According to new research by Omar Wasow, the power of protests to set agendas is high, it seems, but its power to persuade is limited.
Full story - June 02, 2020
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are shown sitting in arm chairs and leaning toward each other shaking hands.
US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.
Full story - June 01, 2020
A student is escorted into the schoolyard by a teacher as schools outside the greater Montreal region begin to reopen their doors amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, May 11, 2020.
After months of staying home in self-isolation, people in some parts of Canada are being told they can begin to expand their real-life, in-person social circles.
Full episode - June 01, 2020
A man is shown kneeling and with his right fist raised with a line of police standing behind him.
The United States is no stranger to police brutality and violence. But with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has the world's attention changed the equation? And, from Iran to China to Russia, America's adversaries are using the protests as anti-US propaganda fodder. Also, hundreds of LGBTQ Pride events have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Still, many people around the world are finding new ways to celebrate.
Full story - June 01, 2020
A group walks under a large rainbow flag.
Since the first brick was thrown at Stonewall in the summer of 1969, LGBTQ communities around the world have celebrated queerness each June, with protests, parties and day-long parades. Celebrations this year will look different — online.
Full story - June 01, 2020
Women hold up a poster of US President Donald Trump reading "End white supremacy" and George Floyd reading "Rest in power. Say his name"
The World's Marco Werman speaks with Darnella Wade, an organizer for Black Lives Matter in St. Paul and founder of the Black Truce Peace Organization about the world's response to protests over the death of George Floyd.
Full story - June 01, 2020
Protesters march. One sign reads "Racism Kills."
Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
Full story - May 29, 2020
An Indigenous person gestures during the Presidential Summit for the Amazon, in Leticia, Colombia, Sept. 6, 2019.
Indigenous communities in Colombia's Amazon region lack medical personnel and infrastructure to handle a pandemic. Some worry the spread of the coronavirus could wipe out entire ethnic groups.
Full story - May 29, 2020
A view of a beach with some surfers
Hoping to replace billions in lost revenue, Costa Rica is embarking on a marketing blitz geared toward locals.
Full story - May 29, 2020
Sudan's Minister of Health Akram Ali Altom speaks during a Reuters interview amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Khartoum, Sudan, April 11, 2020.
Some Sudanese in the diaspora are trying to help — but the country says the need is great.