Seizing the Memes of Production: Meet the army of young leftists fighting a surreal war of ideas on the Internet
By weaponizing their memes, berating their targets with aggressive rhetorical strategies, and generally acting as outrageously as possible, the so-called alt-right gained the acknowledgement of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, hijacked the mainstream media, and dragged the national Overton Window toward their extremist views in the process—all from the safely removed distance of their crusty keyboards. They may have won the battle, but according to their opposition—some of which is located in the Northwest—the Great Meme Wars are far from over.
Jeremy Corbyn facing shadow cabinet split after issuing three-line whip on Article 50
The Labour leader has previously said he will not seek to block the triggering of the EU exit clause - and will now demand his MPs follow suit.
Theresa May refuses to rule out private US firms taking over NHS services
Prime Minister faces repeated questions over the potential threats to public services and food standards, ahead of her talks with President Trump later this week
Trump looks to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities
President Trump on Wednesday issued executive orders cracking down on undocumented immigrants across the United States and moving to strip federal funding from the sanctuary cities that protect them, including Boston, Somerville, Lawrence, and hundreds more nationwide.
Trump Prepares Orders Aiming at Global Funding and Treaties
The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the United States’ role in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties. Criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion.
Chicago’s Brutal Example
A new Department of Justice report shows that Chicago police have proven immune to reform.
France’s Valls, Hamon Clash Over Basic Income in Primary Debate
The two remaining candidates in the French Socialist Party’s primary expressed dramatically different views of the country’s economic future as they clashed in their only debate ahead of Sunday’s vote.