Emily Feder

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Facing Eviction in Sheikh Jarrah

The neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in East Jerusalem, doesn’t look like much. A series of fifty-odd homes set on more-dirt-than-concrete streets, festooned with spray paint, and overrun, like much of the city, with scrawny feral cats, it is a short, dusty walk—and a socioeconomic world—away from …

The Economic Case For and Against Thatcherism

As I hope I made clear in my post on Monday, I’m willing to give the old devil her due. But let’s not get carried away. “Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler since Catherine the Great of Russia,” Paul Johnson wrote in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. In the <i>Times</i>, David Brooks, …

NRA threatens to punish lawmakers on gun control vote despite deal

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday the group is unequivocally opposed to the newly-struck compromise plan to expand background checks — and threatened that it may seek to penalize lawmakers who vote for what it deems “anti-gun” measures by giving them poor grades in their rating …

Syria air strikes 'target civilians' - Human Rights Watch

<b>The Syrian Air Force is carrying out both deliberate air strikes against civilians and indiscriminate attacks, a leading rights group has warned.</b><p>Human Rights Watch says it visited 52 sites in north-western Syria, documenting 59 such unlawful attacks.<p>It points out that both types of attacks - …

Middle East

Female Arab directors honoured at film festival

<b>Women film-makers from Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon have been honoured by the Birds Eye View Film Festival in London, which this year chose to concentrate on features by Arab directors.</b><p>On the Edge by Morocco's Leila Kilani was named best feature, while Lebanon's Eliane Raheb won the best …

War

Africans complain of discrimination in Mumbai, India

<b>Africans staying in and around India's commercial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), complain of indiscriminate racism and constant police harassment, reports the BBC's Zubair Ahmed.</b><p>Nigerian Sambo Davis is married to an Indian woman and lives in Mumbai.<p>All his documents are valid, but he was arrested by the …

India

G8 ministers condemn North Korea nuclear moves

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/969000/969235_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522238969_b9508fd2d9ec9075f08bba86496b35cc<p><b>Foreign ministers from the G8 group of nations have condemned in the "strongest possible terms" North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile</b> …

North Korea

Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage bill

<b>Congress in Uruguay has voted overwhelmingly to legalise gay marriage, becoming the second country in Latin America to do so, after Argentina.</b><p>The bill was approved by more than two-thirds of the lower chamber, despite opposition from the Catholic Church.<p>The proposal has already been backed by the …

LGBTQI