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The Conversation Global

From the Pacific Islands to France: migration, hope and deceit in the rugby industry

The Conversation Global | October 22, 2016 | Sports
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam French filmmaker Sacha Wolff's first feature film, Mercenaire (released in English as...
Regina Weinreich

Leonardo DiCaprio in Before the Flood: Our Last Best Hope

Regina Weinreich | October 22, 2016 | Entertainment
Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood, a documentary exploring this critical historic moment when we can actually do something about climate change premiered this week at the United Nations. Most compelling about this National Geographic film is its focus on the personal. Screened at the General Assembly Ecosoc Chamber with luminaries...
Brian Levin, J.D.

Hate Crime in U.S. Survey Up 6%; But Anti-Muslim Rise 89%, NYC Up 24% So Far in 2016

Brian Levin, J.D. | October 22, 2016 | Crime
New National Data From 21 States Shows Hate Crime Up Our recent 20 state study, released last month, and to be presented at the American Society of Criminology next month, found small overall hate crime increases punctuated by significant spikes that vary by location, offense type, significant...
Donald Kerwin

Border Walls, Deportations and the Final Presidential Debate

Donald Kerwin | October 22, 2016 | Politics
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed sharply in their final debate before the November 8th election. Below are responses to three of Trump's immigration claims and proposals during the debate and throughout his campaign. The answers matter since both candidates have vowed to pursue immigration reform in the early days...
Michael Rosenblum

The Networks Are Biased... And They Should Be

Michael Rosenblum | October 22, 2016 | Media
Donald Trump claims that the elections are 'rigged'. The proof? The Media is against him. The TV news is biased. So what? It SHOULD be biased. That's the basis of a Free Press.
John Thompson

How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism

John Thompson | October 22, 2016 | Education
The Washington Post report about Norman, Oklahoma teacher, James Coursey, is currently the paper's second mostly widely read story. The Post's Cleve Wootson reports that Coursey was caught up in a controversy when teaching about "implicit bias -- the belief that we all have unconscious opinions about race,...
Steve Nelson

Corporate Reform - A Scary Fable

Steve Nelson | October 22, 2016 | Education
Once upon a time there was a nation that believed body weight was the most accurate and comprehensive way to assess ability. It had always been thus, and no one ever questioned the validity of the standard. The nation had many successful women and men who were thin. Because of...
Alexandra Owens

Rape Culture In My Newsfeed

Alexandra Owens | October 22, 2016 | Women
It enrages me when I see people post stupid memes and comments; half joking but mostly serious; about Trump and "these" women who are coming forward. And "how convenient it is." Over and over (Bill Cosby Jian Ghomeshie etc)) we continue to ask these women who were assaulted to "prove"...
Bruce Fein

Department of Justice Incorrigibly Scorns Privacy

Bruce Fein | October 22, 2016 | Politics
The United States Department of Justice should quit summoning the judicial branch to interpret ill-fitting and antiquated laws to invade electronic privacy. It should address its concerns to Congress as the Constitution dictates. On October13, 2016, the Department filed a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc from a three-judge...
Thomas Kuegler

Stop Telling Me 'You're So Lucky'

Thomas Kuegler | October 22, 2016 | Travel
I hate that phrase.  As if my life happened on accident. As if it's luck that I've been traveling for four months. As if a leprachaun himself must have found me and given me a pot of gold to do whatever I pleased. "You're so lucky." I...
Edward Schneider

International Travel: Hearty Swabian Specialties at Restaurant Wiesenstein in Berlin

Edward Schneider | October 22, 2016 | Travel
Walk ten minutes south of the jostle of the amazing KaDeWe department store and you're in another Berlin: Viktoria-Luise Platz is a leafy hexagon in the residential neighborhood of Schöneberg. On it is Wiesenstein, a welcoming restaurant that serves food from the owners' native Swabia (which overlaps the more familiar...
The Conversation US

Fact-Checking Clinton And Trump Is Not Enough

The Conversation US | October 22, 2016 | Media
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
E. Nina Rothe

'Indivisible' at London Film Fest: Italian Cinema Is Alive and Well

E. Nina Rothe | October 22, 2016 | Entertainment
The opening shots of Edoardo de Angelis' Indivisible set the tone for the poetic fairy tale he's about to tell. Three girls are coming back from a night out, walking on the beach at dawn in skimpy outfits and melting makeup, yet they...
Georgianne Nienaber

Human Rights Abuses Escalate at DAPL Prayer Services in North Dakota

Georgianne Nienaber | October 22, 2016 | Impact
"It makes me so sad. I want to feel like what we have been fighting for over the past hundred years is our dignity and that we as Indigenous people will be accorded full human rights. This is not the case in Morton County. The endless aggression, strip searching and...
Robert Scheer

David Dayen: The Untold Stories Of The Mortgage Crisis

Robert Scheer | October 22, 2016 | Politics
In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud.
Soren Petersen

When Dominating Cultures Move In And Out

Soren Petersen | October 22, 2016 | Impact
Co-written with Klaudia Kovacs American culture is ubiquitous and no matter where one goes in the world, from Copenhagen to Beijing, one will encounter the same US brands of jeans, T-shirts, computers, phones and burger joints. Over the course of history, dominating cultures...
Skirting the Rules

The Woman Who Helped Prove Females Aren't Too Fragile to Run Competitively

Skirting the Rules | October 21, 2016 | Women
It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while...
Marty Zwilling

6 Ways To Create Experiences That Customers Crave

Marty Zwilling | October 21, 2016 | Business
For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics - capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes. Today, in this age of pervasive social media and two-way communication, the focus needs to get beyond demographics into personalities. Customer personalities define customer experience, and sets what they...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- Bad Hombres And Nasty Women Unite!

Chris Weigant | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.
James Zogby

GCC Countries Score High In 'Quality Of Life' Survey

James Zogby | October 22, 2016 | Politics
Citizens in several of the Arab Gulf states appear to have a higher appreciation for the quality of life available to them in their countries than do citizens in most European countries.