Global Affairs

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LIVESTREAM: Barack Obama Gives Speech on Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The former president is live from Johannesburg, South Africa to commemorate what would be Mandela’s 100th birthday.

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Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

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Jon M. Chu Vows to Protect Thai Cave Rescue Film From Whitewashing

“We have the power to not only make history, but be the historians that record it, too. So that it’s told correctly and respectfully. Couldn’t just sit here watching how others would ‘interpret’ this important story.”

United Nations calls on United States to end practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.N. Calls on U.S. to Halt Family Separation at Mexico Border

The United Nations says children fleeing Central American violence warrant international protection.

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What Can Wakanda Teach Us About Foreign Policy?

According to one Dartmouth College instructor, a lot.

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Dear America: Linda Sarsour Has Advice for Some of Us Who Are Brave

In the aftermath of Israeli soldiers killing more than 60 Palestinian protestors on Monday, the Palestinian-American organizer urges “brave Americans” to “choose to be on the right side of history.”

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

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ICYMI: Russian Intelligence Has Targeted Black Activists for Decades

This isn’t the first time they weaponized America’s racism.

Earth as seen from a distance of 1 million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft on July 6, 2015.

New Climate Change Study Shuts Down Climate Deniers

The peer-reviewed research shows that future global warming may be worse than scientists had previously projected.

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How the World Views Trump's Presidency in One Crazy Chart

The Pew Research Center asked people in 37 countries how confident they are that President Donald Trump will “do the right thing.” Here’s how they responded.

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REPORT: Bank Investments in Fossil Fuels Threaten Climate Change Goals

A new report finds that with $87 billion going toward the fossil fuel industry last year, banks are funding the possible failure of the Paris Agreement.

Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County will be one of the most at-risk places for rising water levels due to climate change on March 14, 2012, in North Miami, Florida.

This #WorldRefugeeDay, Let's Remember the Victims of Climate Change

By 2050, we could see up to 350 million climate refugees.

Flags of the G7 group of nations, as well as the flag of the European Union, stand on a stage in the ancient amphitheater prior to the beginning of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy.

U.S. Does Not Sign G7 Document on Climate Change

This is the administration’s latest move in staying out of the Paris Agreement.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks after "The Latino List: Volume Two" Screening on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Listen to her and co-host Julio Ricardo Varela interview two guests on their podcast, "In the Thick."

ICYMI: This Podcast Breaks Down a Deeper Issue Hidden in the Paris Agreement Withdrawal

And that’s environmental racism.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

This Is Trump's Latest Proposal to Fund His 'Great Wall'

Hint: It involves solar panels.

 Gov. David Ige signing bills SB 599 and HB 1578 on June 6, 2017, in Honolulu.

Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement

Gov. David Ige signed two bills that would further the fight against climate change.

President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris Agreement at the White House June 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

What It Means That The U.S. is Leaving The Green Climate Fund

One consequence of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement could have immediate consequences for developing nations. 

Politicians and Environmentalists React After Trump Pulls US From Paris Agreement

The president says he’s open to negotiating the terms of the agreement, though world leaders assert it can not be renegotiated.

G-7 leaders attend a working lunch during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G-7 on May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy.

Trump Returns From Abroad Without a Decision on Paris Agreement

The international agreement would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent further climate catastrophe.

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After 36 Years Behind Bars, Oscar López Rivera is Still Committed to Puerto Rican Independence

The longtime political prisoner and former Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional member pledges to tour the island to “share ideas and promote unity” around Puerto Rican nationhood.