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What is antifa ?? and does its rise mean the left is becoming more violent?

2017.09.22 22:49

What is antifa ?? and does its rise mean the left is becoming more violent?Concerns about possible violence are surfacing again in the Bay Area as?the University of California, Berkeley, gears up for ??Free Speech Week.?? The four-day event,?hosted by a conservative student group, features controversial personalities from the so-called "alt right" ?? a coalition of groups that espouse white nationalism, anti-Semitism, and populism. The occasion follows counterprotests in Berkeley and other cities such as Portland that have given critics fodder to accuse leftist activists of stirring up violence in otherwise peaceful public gatherings.?At the heart of the allegations is antifa, whose appearance at neo-Nazi and white nationalist rallies has led to heated, and sometimes nasty, confrontations. Q: What is antifa?


Letter from Mexico: Lessons in a quake zone

2017.09.22 06:53

Letter from Mexico:  Lessons in a quake zoneBack in 2013, I was in Mexico City for a work trip when the light fixtures started swaying in a ground-floor hotel restaurant. In the United States, we??re taught to find a sturdy table to crouch under, or a doorframe to stand in when the earth starts to tremble. So, I did just that, throwing my hands up against one of the hulking doorways of the 1920s building.


Aid to North Koreans? The idea has roots.

2017.09.22 04:21

Aid to North Koreans? The idea has roots.In a surprise move that seems at odds with Washington??s threatening stance toward North Korea, the government of South Korea announced Sept. 21 that it plans to resume humanitarian aid to its neighbor. It also seems to contradict the ratcheting up of sanctions by the United Nations Security Council against the Kim regime in Pyongyang. The $8 million of assistance offered by President Moon Jae-in is aimed at helping close to a million children and pregnant women who are suffering from a recent drought in North Korea.


Is it the Kremlin??s turn to get WikiLeaked?

2017.09.22 04:15

Is it the Kremlin??s turn to get WikiLeaked?It??s been seven years since?WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange threatened to drop an information bombshell on the Kremlin that would show Russians the inner workings of their government and business world. WikiLeaks went on to publish hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables and, more recently, a huge trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton??s campaign manager. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia?


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