Russia: More U.S. Sanctions Would Mean ‘Economic War’

Russia would consider fresh U.S. sanctions—such as curbing the operations of Russian banks or their foreign-currency dealings—a declaration of “economic war,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned. The U.S. announced a new round of sanctions Wednesday that pushed Russia’s ruble to a two-year low. Separate draft legislation introduced last week by Republican and Democratic senators…

Women and LGBTQ Deportees Face Compounded Dangers Upon Return – Center for …

The Trump administration has led an aggressive anti-immigrant campaign that will have dangerous ramifications for vulnerable populations—especially women and LGBTQ immigrants. Many are being returned to Latin American countries such as Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala that are rife with dangers—including gender-based violence, domestic abuse, and gang violence—without stable enough institutions to protect them.…

Combating Hate and White Nationalism in the Digital World – Center for Amer…

While the digital world has bolstered the free exchange of ideas and revolutionized the global economy, it also provides new fertile ground for old evils. The spread of violent white nationalist ideology online, rampant algorithmic bias, and homogeneity in the technology industry threaten to undo decades of racial progress and further entrench inequality. Historically, racial…

How to Survive on Food Aid

Earlier this month, the White House surprised many observers by declaring a successful end to the War on Poverty. Now, the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is in the hands of Congress as it negotiates a farm bill. So CityLab visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger is taking a closer look at food aid…