US Politics

Donald Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement: The World Responds

After teasing and tormenting his fellow world leaders and pledging an announcement only sometime this week, finally on Thursday – in the White House Rose Garden, surrounded by anti-environmentalists for the sort of bathetic display which has come to characterise every administrative ‘success’ – Donald Trump confirmed that he is pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement….

Daily Visual 26.06.15: Same-Sex Marriage Legal Across U.S.

On Friday, same-sex marriage became a legal right throughout the United States. The Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 that bans on same-sex marriage – which persisted in thirteen states – were contrary to the Constitution, specifically the Fourteenth Amendment which concerns citizenship and the right to equal protection under the law. The case before the Supreme Court was Obergefell v. Hodges….

Snowden, the Nation State, and Cameron Against Pornography

Snowden, the Nation State, and Cameron Against Pornography

Edward Snowden’s revelations concerning the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency began to be published on 6 June, when The Guardian, and the journalist Glenn Greenwald, unveiled details of a secret court order obliging the telecommunications company Verizon to give to the NSA – on an ongoing basis – the metadata of all those telephone calls made by customers…