Anti-Establishment

1968 Created The 'Ultimate' Anti-Sport Sport

In the summer of 1968, Jared Kass was working at a camp for high school students in Massachusetts. He decided to teach the kids in his dorm a game that he'd learned at Amherst College, where he was a student.<p>"I remember I was just running and leaping for a pass of the Frisbee," said Kass, who's now …

High School

Autostrade vows to rebuild bridge; stops short of apology

© Reuters. The state funeral of the victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse, in Genoa<p>By Paola Balsomini and Gabriele Pileri<p>GENOA (Reuters) - Italian …

Genoa

Opinion: Instead of reforms after Genoa, Italy's government blames others

After a period of mourning, the Genoa bridge collapse will have to be addressed. It could trigger infrastructure reforms, but Italy's populist …

Europe

Italy should double 2019 growth target to 2 pct - Savona

MILAN, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Italian government should be able to double its economic growth target for next year to 2 percent, thanks to an expected massive injection of private investment, a senior minister said.<p>European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona wrote in a newspaper editorial published on …

Savona

Imam chants 'allahu akbar' at Genoa bridge funeral

They were among at least 38 people to have died in Tuesday's tragedy.<p>An imam was invited to the ceremony, a particularly poignant move in a staunchly …

Extremism

Sweden faces historic upset in election

Viking rock and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country's biggest political upheaval in a century.<p>The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He's gentrified a …

Europe

Genoa disaster shines light on Italy’s perceived inequalities | Financial Times

Days after 38 people were killed in a motorway bridge collapse that shocked Italy, Saturday’s funeral for some of its victims has been turned into a …

Italy

Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Why was the Genoa bypass not built? The answer tells us something about modern Italy<p>Genoa’s Morandi bridge, which collapsed this week with the loss of at least 39 lives, was of exceptional strategic importance in Italy and beyond. The motorway it carried across the Polcevera stream was no ordinary …

Opinion (UK)

Brooke Candy's Pop Punk Banger 'My Sex' Is Ferocious

Brooke Candy's recently returned to her punker roots with "War," having dipped her toes in the waters of pop stardom by signing to RCA Records. Now independent again, the artist has used her newfound freedom to create work reflective of her fierce feminist and anti-establishment vibe. For her …

Pussy Riot

Mexico will hold referendum on new airport: president-elect

MEXICO CITY (AFP) -<p>Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he will call a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport that he has threatened to axe.<p>The anti-establishment leftist, who takes office on December 1, has infuriated the business community with his …

Mexico City

Golden Dawn: how the Greek far right wrote the playbook others now use to go mainstream

Around the world it seems far-right groups can infiltrate the mainstream regardless of a given country’s political present or past. The question is, …

Europe

Polish president vetoes change to European parliament election rules

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday (17 August) vetoed a controversial reform of European Parliament election rules that would have essentially …

Europe

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks advance on plans for U.S.-China trade talks; Turkish lira buckles

© Reuters. GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks advance on plans for U.S.-China trade talks; Turkish lira buckles<p>* Graphic: World FX rates in 2018 …

Stock Markets

Toronto artist alleges Banksy 'extremely influenced' by her work

Toronto-based illustrator Cinders McLeod has long loved the work of U.K. street artist Banksy. But when she went to see an exhibit of his work in …

Banksy

Ex-comedian Sarec turns serious to become Slovenia's PM

LJUBLJANA (AFP) -<p>Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.<p>The 40-year-old former comedian and satirist won a parliamentary vote by 55 to 31 and will become …

Europe

Tom Lehrer's TOMFOOLERY Comes to Melbourne Fringe

The words and music of acclaimed American musician, singer-songwriter satirist and Harvard mathematician Tom Lehrer is celebrated in TOMFOOLERY. The …

Comedy

Daily Briefing: Bridge politics - bark worse than bite

LONDON (Reuters) - Authorities in Italy say anything between 10 and 20 people are still missing after Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa, as rescuers continue recovery efforts.<p>The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini<p>A state …

S&P Global

Steve Bannon tries to sleaze his way into European far-right, they tell him to go home

Poor Sloppy Steve. After losing his Rasputian status with Trump and the Mercers, he tried to peddle his off-brand fascism with nationalist Europeans. …

Steve Bannon

Angry, yes. But anti-business? Italy likely to contain its bridge rage

© Reuters. Angry, yes. But anti-business? Italy likely to contain its bridge rage<p>By Gavin Jones<p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government has unnerved …

Stock Markets

‘Enemies of the People’

On the newspapers’ counterattack on Trump.<p>Are many in the mainstream media the “enemy of the American people”?<p>President Trump has at times claimed …

Journalism

Italy Moves To Crack Down On Its Fighters In Ukraine's Donbas

Italy has for the first-time arrested nationals who fought with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Russia

Italy's populist government skates toward looming debt crisis

Italy faces a potential downgrade in its sovereign credit rating from three agencies — Moody's, Fitch and S&P — as its newly-elected coalition …

Business

GOP Megadonor’s Millions Go to Midterm Hopefuls Who Keep Losing

One of the top donors to conservative candidates and causes in the U.S. isn’t having much luck swaying elections.<p>Richard Uihlein, a packing supply …

Republicans

Populism Isn't The Problem

Aug 15, 2018<p>9 Min read time<p>The charge of populism says at least as much about those making it as it does about their opponents.<p>The concepts we use to …

Political Science

5 problems about to hit Italy’s populist government

The honeymoon is almost over for the Italian government.Despite fears of chaos when the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and far-right League formed …

Europe

Nancy Pelosi confronts threats to leadership post

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has long been dismissive of chatter about threats to her leadership position. But that seems to be …

Politics

Jane Fonda donates papers to Smith College

NORTHAMPTON — There’s a 2014 note from Dolly Parton, who wants to know if Jane Fonda has read the supermarket tabloid story “where you hate me and I …

Boston

QMumbai: Weapons Seized From Raut; Marathwada Staring At Draught

1. Pistols, Car Seized In Raid On Vaibhav Raut’s House<p>The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday, for the second time, searched the …

India

Brand Lessons From Harley-Davidson's Road Ahead

Harley-Davidson has been front and center in the news recently, facing a number of setbacks and, in some ways, serving as the face of a larger …

Harley Davidson

Nike Air Max2 Spa // Throwback Thursday

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