Philip Kleinfeld

Stuff

An Interview with India's Most Wanted Cartoonist

Aseem Trivedi faced a lifelong prison sentence for his drawings slamming corruption in his country. We spoke to him about the power cartoonists can yield, and why governments are trying harder and harder to silence them.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.25.16
Stuff

How Hungary's Anti-Semitic Far-Right Poster Boy Found Out He Was a Jew

In 2006, Csanád Szegedi was Vice President of the country's virulently anti-semitic Jobbik Party. Then, his career came tumbling down after it emerged that his family had survived Auschwitz and Nazi labour camps.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.19.16
News

What's Behind the Worldwide Decline of Democracy?

From Donald Trump, Hungary's xenophobic prime minister Viktor Orbán, post-coup Turkey, and Africa's "third-term problem" of leaders clinging to power, the past few months haven't exactly looked good for democracy.
Philip Kleinfeld
10.19.16

Calling Bullshit on the Anti-Refugee Video Taking the Internet By Storm

With Open Gates is a mishmash of comically fake and out-of-context footage, bad subtitling and Islamophobic propaganda.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.27.15
News

How Will the Paris Attacks Affect the British Government's Policies?

Conservatives are already pushing to fast-track a bill that Edward Snowden has called "the most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West."
Philip Kleinfeld
11.18.15
News

Britain's Poppy Wars: The Battle for the Meaning of Remembrance Day in the UK

A brief history of the debate over wearing a poppy.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.11.15
News

Making Friends with the People Camping Overnight in the Rain to Buy an 'Affordable' London Home

People will sleep on the streets for the chance to buy a shoe-box flat.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.6.15
Culture

Dismaland Artists Are Protesting the World's Largest Arms Exhibition

We spoke with one of the artists who plastered London's subways with posters that protest the biannual Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair.
Philip Kleinfeld
9.16.15
News

Calling Bullshit on the Anti-Refugee Memes Flooding the Internet

Stay woke, people.
Philip Kleinfeld
9.10.15
News

A Myth-Busting Guide to Migration to the UK

Is there really a "swarm" of benefit scroungers trying to get into soft-touch Britain?
Philip Kleinfeld
8.17.15
News

Foreign Students in the UK Are Facing Deportation Because Their College Lost Its License to Sponsor Visas

St. Patrick's College got investigated by the Home Office and can no longer sponsor student visas. Its international students have to find a new place to study in 60 days, or get kicked out of the UK.
Philip Kleinfeld
7.22.15
News

The Plight of Immigrant Offenders Kicked Out of the UK Before They Can Appeal

"Deport first, appeal later" legislation means immigrants who commit minor crimes can only appeal after they've already been removed and, in many cases, left destitute.
Philip Kleinfeld
7.14.15
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