How The Rising Middle Class Is Changing Brazil

Brazil’s economy is changing, and its people are changing with it. Over the past decade, more than 40 million Brazilian citizens have entered the middle class. This emerging class, known as “Class C”, currently makes up more than half of the population, and wields significant power. So, what is Brazil’s Continue Reading

How Tech Giants Feed Off Capitalism’s Failures | AJ+

“Disruption and disruptive innovation” “Disruptive technology” “Great disruptive thinkers” “Disruptions and disruptors” “Disrupting, disrupting, disrupting” “And we love the word disrupt, don’t we?” Disrupt! The word on your boss’s insufferable LinkedIn profile, next to the picture of him and his Tesla. Disrupt is a tech buzzword for “making things better.” Continue Reading

Hiding From ICE In A Black Church | AJ+

They called me, I think, like 2 o’clock in the afternoon. By 7 o’clock that evening, Carmela and her four children were moving into the Church of the Advocate. It was an act of resistance against the tone in this country and the practice that was going on within the Continue Reading

Would The World Be A Better Place Without Religion?| AJ+

What causes much of the world’s conflicts? Well, if you agree with these guys, they’d say religion is the catalyst for almost all of the world’s violence. I think faith based religion is the mother lode of bad ideas. People will kill each other’s children for ancient books and caves Continue Reading

How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook

Is the U.S. headed for more seasons of Queer Eye, or will that be illegal Under His Eye? I’m Francesca Fiorentini, and in this episode, we’re talking about the growing Christian nationalist movement in the U.S. and how it’s tearing down the separation between church and state. This super-right-wing version Continue Reading

Why Criticism Of Israel Isn’t Antisemitism

it’s a weird time to be a Jew in America one might assume that the biggest threat to American Jews would look like this or this so why are elected officials and the mainstream media and even some American Jewish institutions constantly telling us that the biggest threat to Jews Continue Reading

Will Social Media Destroy Democracy?

“The crisis at Facebook intensifying.” “They handed out data like candy.” “A firm called Cambridge Analytica accessed data to 50 million users.” “Data-harvesting programs where we would pull data from users of apps and all of their friend networks.” “That is just the tip of the iceberg.” From fake news Continue Reading

Powerful White Nationalists Behind the ‘English Only’ Movement

“We’re a nation that speaks English.” “It’s English, you have to speak English.” “This is a country where we speak English.” Since the election of Donald Trump, you’ve probably noticed that there has been a tsunami of videos of people going on “speak English” tantrums, yelling at people for speaking Continue Reading

Socialism Not So Scary Anymore

OF COURSE BERNIE SANDERS GAVE HIS LEGENDARY SPEECH ON WHY HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, AJ PLUS, WHICH IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT FRANCESCA REPORTS FOR, JUST DID A GREAT VIDEO FEATURING FRANCESCA ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SOCIALISM, AND HOW THERE ARE ALREADY A LOT OF WAYS IN Continue Reading

Can Social Democracy Work In America? | AJ+

Socialism used to be a dirty word in the U.S. But now for many young Americans strapped with debt, disenchanted with mainstream politics and uncertain about their economic future, socialist ideas might just be a breath of fresh air. So what is this new political movement – and have we Continue Reading