Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby: In delusion. The American disaster
TRUMPISM: How do democracies die? Often with the help of elected leaders. This was the case in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Poland, as well as in several South American countries. And in the United States?
DIGITAL FESTIVAL: "It is a special year", says Lasse Skagen and Åse Meyer from Film fra Sør. With the closure of the cinemas in Oslo, this year's anniversary edition of the festival will be arranged digitally.
DIGITALIZATION: The authorities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico are now investing in start-ups, incubators and training programs. But at the same time, Colombia can confiscate protesters' phones; in Ecuador, the authorities block the same access to servers; and in Nicaragua and Venezuela, governments have routinely restricted access to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The United States and China are on aggressive courtship trips to countries throughout the region.
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey: Fencing in Democracy. Borderwalls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State
NECRO STATE CITIZENSHIP: There has been a lot of laughter at Trump's "beautiful" wall, but the borderland between the United States and its neighbor to the south has been militarized and cut up by fences and walls for more than a decade.
Nikhil Pal Singh: Race and America's Long War Author
BIOPOLITICS: Does the public notion of order necessitate extreme violence against certain sections of the population (natives, blacks, Muslims, etc.)? May 5000 poor and displaced migrants be met by a wall and the mobilization of 15000 soldiers?
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