Well, looks to me over here across the border in Canada that the American government is having a meltdown. I feel a bit like a neighbour listening to a domestic dispute in the next house over. It’s loud. Things are crashing around. People are screaming; people are crying. I want to help, but I don’t know what to do. Should I call the police? I don’t think there’s any police I can call! Should I go over there and knock on the door to protect the people getting injured? I suppose I can roundly condemn the abusive person who’s starting the fight, but it’s not like my neighbours listened when I tried to convince them not to marry the jerk in the first place, so why do I think they’ll listen to me now? I’ve done this much; I’ve tried to keep an extra bedroom open in case it’s needed.
Protesters decry the nomination of Donald Trump by the Republican Party. Concerns rise in China about public censorship. And we consider the role gender has to play in this year's election (and what that has to do with Paganism). It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal new from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
The sad events on Orlando where at least 50 people were slaughtered by a person impelled by murderous hatred at least reinforced by religious zeal will be used by many people, especially on the political right, as more evidence that Muslim Americans cannot be trusted to be peaceable citizens. Unmentioned by these same people will be the similar, if smaller scale, killings in Colorado Springs last November by a Christian who said his deeds were in service to his God.
Tragedy struck Brussels, Belgium earlier today when bombs went off in Zaventem and Maalbeek, killing at least 33 people and injuring as many as 250. For Fiery Tuesday today we cover these stories and more in this special edition of the Pagan News Beagle.
A writer wonders what it takes to get people excited about climate change. The impact of solar energy on poor farmers is examined. And the refugee crisis brings out some of the worst political elements in Germany. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
The fallout from the Paris attacks from last week continues. Japan and the United States seek to resolve a longstanding dispute about military bases in Okinawa. And actress Emma Watson bonds with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment about political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!