The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Bollywood and the politics of hate


If Bollywood does not stop and reconsider, it risks not only losing whatever creative independence it has so far enjoyed, but also going down in history as an industry that displayed remarkable sycophancy and cowardice in supporting a destructive ideology.

#Bollywood #India #Politics #Election2019


Wall Street slides as U.S.-China trade fears rise


“The threat of tariffs has not been trotted out since the end of December,” said Kim Forrest, chief investment officer at Bokeh Capital Partners in Pittsburgh. “It could disrupt the symbiosis between (China and the United States).”

Gaza artists urge Eurovision singers to boycott Israel


The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to “perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal apartheid regime”.

#Gaza #Israel #Eurovision #Politics

Plastic gets a do-over: Breakthrough discovery recycles plastic from the inside out


“Circular plastics and plastics upcycling are grand challenges,” he said. “We’ve already seen the impact of plastic waste leaking into our aquatic ecosystems, and this trend is likely to be exacerbated by the increasing amounts of plastics being manufactured and the downstream pressure it places on our municipal recycling infrastructure.”

#Plastic #Recycle #Science #Reduce

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