Global Affairs

A Black woman protester wearing a black coat is pushed out of a Senate office building by a White policeman

When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here’s when and where to watch.

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Record Number of Floods Hit U.S. in 2016, Racking Up Global Natural Disaster Costs

The price marks a new high since records began in 1980.

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. President-elect Donald Trump has offered him the interior secretary position.

Trump Picks a Pro-Coal Congressman to Head the Department of the Interior

Rep. Ryan Zinke has worked closely with Native communities in Montana, to varying outcomes for different tribes.  

In his signature green military fatigues Fidel Castro makes a speech at a Havana podium in 2004.

Why I'm Neither Celebrating Nor Mourning the Passing of Fidel Castro

Sheriden M. Booker, an African-American scholar with deep ties to Cuba through her studies, relationships and religion, explains why she’s ambivalent about Fidel Castro’s legacy. 

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Largest Bank in Norway Pulls $3M from Dakota Access Pipeline

This is a major win for water protectors, who have been advocating to target the project’s financial interests.

Erin Wise (C) of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, leads a protest march from the Army Corps of Engineers to the White House to demonstration against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline November 15, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Support for Standing Rock Grows as Courts Look to 2017 for Pipeline Decision

Until a decision is made, pipeline developers will not know if they can finish construction.

Colorlines screenshot of #DayofAction video by Greenpeace USA on Twitter, taken on November 15, 2016.

People in 300+ Cities Are Taking Part in the #NoDAPL Day of Action

More than 300 cities in the U.S. and abroad are participating in marches and actions to end construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Train cars sit next to miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, on October 14, 2014, outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. President Barack Obama rejected the pipeline in 2015, but president-elect Donald Trump wants to revive it.

How the Prospects for Environmental Justice Look Under Donald Trump

The president-elect plans to revive the Keystone XL pipeline, increase coal production and cancel the Paris Agreement. 

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivers remarks during a press conference September 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, he called the Zika virus "not controllable."

CDC Director Says Zika Virus 'Will Become Endemic'

There have been more than 4,000 Zika cases in the United States and over 27,000 in U.S. territories.

White man and two Brown men in different-colored clothes against brownstone buildings and shop with green marquee

Meet Swet Shop Boys, the Desi Hip-Hop Group Powering Through Racial Profiling

Made up of former-Das Racist member Himanshu “Heems” Suri, actor/rapper Riz “Riz MC” Ahmed and producer Tom “Redinho” Calvert, the Swet Shop Boys explore the everyday struggles of South Asian and other Brown people moving through a world full of racial profiling and dangerous stereotypes. 

Inuit fishermen sail in their boat August 30, 2007, in the town of Ilulissat, Greenland. Greenland's Inuit population are the first to feel the effects of global warming.

READ: Will Languages Go Extinct Due to Climate Change?

With an increase in the number which have disappeared, Greenland’s Inuit people are organizing to save theirs.  

Vance Barden, right, and Wayne Edwards carry personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina.

The Horror of Hurricane Matthew by the Numbers

The Category 4 storm may be over, but its carnage will linger.

This NOAA image shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea heading toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba on October 3, 2016. The hurricane killed at least 1,000 in Haiti, some estimates show.

Where Should You Donate to Help Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti?

Author Edwidge Danticat offers suggestions for those who want to help. 

This NOAA image, taken by the GOES satellite at UTC: 1803Z, shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba and Jamaica on October 2, 2016. Matthew is a strong Category 4 hurricane in the central Caribbean Sea.

Hurricane Matthew Threatens Caribbean Islands, Prompting Evacuation of Non-Essential Guantanamo Personnel

The 61 people suspected of terrorism who have been held in the detention center indefinitely won’t be evacuated.

Indigenous chiefs sing and hit their drums before signing onto the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion on September 22, 2016, in Vancouver, Canada.

50+ First Nations Sign Treaty to Unify Fight Against Tar Sands

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Lummi Nation are among the U.S. signatories.

Cans of mosquito repellent are seen as the Florida Department of Health gives free Zika virus tests at a temporary clinic setup at the Miami Beach Police Department on September 13, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Zika Transmission Limited to Two Mosquito Species, Study Confirms

The Culex mosquito was also believed to carry the virus, but it does not in the United States

"BROADWAY SUPPORTS BLACK LIVES MATTER" in alternating blocks with either yellow text and black background or black text and yellow background

Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

Colorlines screen shot of the Fancy Bear website, taken on September 14, 2016.

Olympians Simone Biles and the Williams Sisters Are Victims of Online Hacking

Sensitive medical information about the star athletes was released.  

Colorlines screen shot of Google map showing U.S. actions today (September 13)

Twitter Recap of Today's Global #NoDAPL Day of Action

Thousands around the world are speaking out against the Dakota Access pipeline. 

Collection of handmade 9/11 missing person posters outside of New York City's Saint Vincent Hospital

In Our Own Words: Reflections on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Muslim, Arab, South Asian and Sikh activists and allies recall where they were on September 11, 2001 and how that day has shaped their movements and resistance today.