The Listening Post

Fixers: The unsung heroes of journalism

Fixers are a correspondent's eyes, ears and warning system on the ground, but do they get the recognition they deserve?


Turning ocean plastic into art and fuel in British Columbia

How a Canadian organisation is setting an example on how to tackle plastic pollution and turn it into an opportunity.

United States

US gun laws: Student bus tour calling for change

The students plan to visit 17 states on their summer-long bus tour and call it, 'the Road to Change'.

Counting the Cost

US vs the world? Trump's trade rifts

Despite warmer relations with North Korea, President Trump's US continues to unravel international trade ties.

United States

Former Trump campaign manager sent to jail

A federal judge sends Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after he was accused of attempting to tamper with witnesses.

Donald Trump

US separates 2,000 children from families at Mexico border

US officials say 1,995 minors separated from parents or legal guardians over six weeks under sharply criticised policy.


China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports

Beijing says they will impose measures 'of the same scale and strength' after Washington announces tariffs.

China to retaliate after US imposes tariffs on $50bn in imports

US & Canada

FBI Clinton probe report finds investigation flawed

Former FBI Director James Comey has been accused of mishandling the investigation.


Fifty years and a Trump later: The promise of America 1968 - 2018

What was the promise of America in the bygone days of MLK and Robert Kennedy, and what is its promise today?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi


Comey 'insubordinate', not biased, in Clinton probe: watchdog

Comey criticised for violating policies during Clinton email probe, but report finds he wasn't politically motivated.

Comey 'insubordinate', not biased, in Clinton probe: watchdog

Business & Economy

EU retaliates against US import tariffs

The retaliatory tariffs against US duties should be in place by late June or early July.

EU endorses counter trade tariffs against the US

The Far Right

'Berkeley Five': Anti-Trump protesters on trial in California

The March 4 , 2017, Trump rally was one of many that descended into violence in Berkeley, California.

'Berkeley Five': Anti-Trump protesters on trial in California

US & Canada

World's largest video games expo launched in US

Gaming fans flock to Los Angeles to try out latest trends of the $138bn industry.


US, Canada and Mexico to host World Cup 2026

Joint North American bid bags hosting rights after seeing off challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress.

US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026


Kim Jong-un came out victorious from the summit

The Singapore summit has not done more than legitimise the North Korean regime.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian