By Ananya S Guha
The point about Donald Trump’s belief is that it is no ideology. It is simply playing to the gallery with slogans like ‘this is your land’, mind you, not country. It also pooh poohs the very notion of cultural integration and assimilation. It is monolithic in character and nature. Monolith cultures have a way of resembling a herd mentality.
By Deeba Abedi
Many call Trump’s issuance of a temporary travel ban, at least in part, race driven. Cries of racial preference and bigotry simply do not apply to Donald Trump for several reasons. For one, Trump is banning travel (or attempting to) from nations that openly sponsor terrorism, such as Iran which gives money to Hezbollah. Furthermore, it should be noted that Islam is not a race, it is a religion.
By Syed Akrama
The 40-minute documentary, “The White Helmets” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short but one of its three cinematographers, Khaled Khatib, was denied entry into the United States. Director Orlando von Einsiedel accepted the award and read the statement from the White Helmets founder, Raed al-Saleh, which had one particular phrase from the Koran: “To save one life is to save all of humanity.”
By Marc Saxer
It has been the neoliberal policies of enriching the elite, eroding the middle classes and excluding the “redundant” that have provided the fertile ground for right-wing populism. A truly transformative agenda, on the other hand, has the potential to rob right-wing populists of their greatest asset: to be the only alternative to the neoliberal mainstream.
By Murtaza Ali Khan
But no one has been more vocal in the protest against Trump than Hollywood. Anti-Trump rallies have been helmed by the likes of Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. But, perhaps, none of them has managed to get the kind of attention that Meryl Streep’s recent speech at the 74th Golden Globes garnered during which she unleashed a scathing tirade against Donald Trump without ever mentioning his name.