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The federal courthouse in Minneapolis is a tall, salmon-colored skyscraper. In front, there are sculptures by Tom Otterness: bronzes of cartoonlike characters mowing a mound of grass and raking leaves. During the ISIS trial, the whimsical figures were joined by heavily armed police and bomb-sniffing dogs. On the day of sentencing, I ended up waiting in line with Yusuf’s family as we went through security. They were preparing for the worst, they told me. His lawyers were too. Simply buying a ticket to Syria to join ISIS was considered “material support” for terrorism and could carry a 20-year sentence. After months of discussion with the FBI, Yusuf agreed to testify against his friends. The rumor around the courthouse was that because he’d been so helpful, he was likely to catch a break and get five years. … [Read more...] about An American Teen Tried to Join ISIS. Then Came His Second Chance.
In 1996 he wrote Blood Libel, a Norwich Playhouse commission. This play, together with The Merchant, explored a Christian society infected by antisemitism. Blood Libel is about William of Norwich, a 12-year-old whose murder in 1144 was attributed to the Jews. This rumour resonated throughout medieval Europe. As Wesker sought to underline with this drama, the medieval Christian fantasy of the Jew as child-murderer was an element that contributed in part to the Holocaust. In his review of The Merchant, Michael Billington wrote, “Wesker’s point comes across clearly: that anti-Jewish prejudice is ingrained in English life.” Both plays examine the past and also seem to suggest that little has changed. … [Read more...] about Sir Arnold Wesker obituary
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Noting that finding any work that would comfortably fit around school hours, school holidays, and unexpected absences — for instance in the case of an unwell family member — was already difficult, the pay in many such roles is so low it doesn’t break even with the extremely high cost burden of paying for childcare and high taxes, Pettitt added. This, she said, made returning to work uneconomical or merely break-even for many. … [Read more...] about Priti Patel’s ‘Economically Inactive’ Comments Betray UK Govt’s Hostility to Traditional Family