The Global Far-Right, Conflict Origins at Standing Rock, Pardon Appeals
November 29, 2016•43 min
Coming up on today's show: Globally, the influence of the far-right continues to grow. Where will nationalist parties gain power next? For answers, we turn to Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on Government at Harvard University and a fellow at New America, and Mark Blyth, Eastman Professor of Political Economy at The Watson Institute for International Affairs at Brown University. Snowfall has made its way to North Dakota, adding pressure to the ongoing battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the December 5th deadline to evacuate the encampments approaches, we look back at the origins of this fight with Karen Van Fossan, minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bismarck, North Dakota. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, and consider whether immigrants must be guaranteed a bond hearing and possible release from custody. Cheryl David, an immigration lawyer, joins The Takeaway to discuss how this case could impact millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is Donald Trump's pick as secretary of the Treasury. Mnuchin served as finance chair of Trump's presidential campaign. Binyamin Applbaum, Washington correspondent for our partners at The New York Times, has the details on Mnuchin's selection. Several far-right Israeli conservatives were inspired by Donald Trump’s victory and are hopeful that he’ll deliver on his campaign promises to change decades of U.S. foreign policy towards Israel. For a look ahead, we turn to Daniel Levy, president of the U.S./Middle East Project. He also served as a peace negotiator under Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Yitzhak Rabin. As President Barack Obama's final term wraps up, activists who support whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have been pushing to convince for the White House to pardon them before President-elect Donald Trump and his administration come into power. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, weighs in.