Articles written by Jade Saab
Episode 2: An Awkward Dinner and Some Marxism
Welcome to the second episode of our weekly podcasts where we discuss interesting articles, new Reformer content, and answer readers' questions. This week we picked out an article about an awkward Brexit conversation over dinner and the resurgence of the term "Late Capitalism". Article 1: http://nyti.ms/2pAHC2n (01:28) Article 2: http://theatln.tc/2plDual (15:03) We also discuss a new Reformer articles on how ideology undermines recognition of humanitarian work. Expropriating the East: http://bit.ly/2pACNGf (26:30) Finally, we answer a reader's question: Why does the “west” feel a need to impose its values/thinking on Middle Eastern countries? (39:58) We hope you enjoy the listen and make sure to follow us on our channels and sign up to our newsletter. https://www.facebook.com/Refrmr/ https://twitter.com/refrmr http://instagram.com/refrmr/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cwk6tz Remember, Reformer runs on your donations so why not become a patron and help keep us producing thought provoking content. http://patreon.com/reformer Other mentioned articles: The Disastrous Brexit Dinner: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/theresa-may-jean-claude-juncker-and-the-disastrous-brexit-dinner-14998803.html?GEPC=s6 Oh, Snap: http://huff.to/2q4vppp \
Privilege, Social Security, and Nationalism
The overwhelming use of divisive politics across this year has been alarming. Even more shocking is the proliferating effect it has had on the overall discourse seen on a basic and individual level. This “trickle down” effect, unlike the one that never came via Neo-liberal economics, has left much to be desired from political rhetoric emerging from both conservative and liberal camps.
The one candidate that can save both Democrats and Republicans
2016 has presented the world with an unexpected reactionary political direction. In Europe, the rise of right winged nationalism, as a reaction to the EU’s mismanagement of the “Refugee crisis”, has culminated in the shock vote of the UK to leave the European Union, effective by March 2017.