Monday Briefing | February 29

Monday Briefing | February 29

Choi Kyu-sung, a member of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Song Won-young/News1
Choi Kyu-sung, a member of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Song Won-young/News1

Stories to Follow:

Clinton Wins Huge in South Carolina
Hillary Clinton took a lopsided win in the South Carolina Democratic Primary on February 27th, earning 73.5 percent of votes compared to Sanders’s 26 percent. The victory came with the huge support from black voters, a demographic Clinton has struggled to capture from 2008. While Clinton is heading to Super Tuesday with a boost of momentum, Sanders congratulated Clinton and turned his attention to the Super Tuesday states.
Meanwhile on Friday, Donald Trump also won a boost of momentum by earning endorsement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. It marks the first endorsement for Trump from a sitting governor.

Up to 70,000 Migrants stranded across Greece
Migrants are trapped in Greece as Macedonia strengthens the border restrictions, accepting only Syrian and Iraqi IDs. Currently people are camped across Greece, and the reception centers are rapidly reaching at their full capacity. The number of migrants and refugees is estimated to reach 70,000 in the next month, posing an alarm on Greece to seek help from the EU members. The help includes basic supplies such as tents, blankets, sleeping bags, transport vehicles, and ambulances, as well as the army to deal with the emergency. The EU summit will discuss the crisis on March 7th.

South Korea Filibuster against Anti-Terrorism Law Goes Well Beyond 100 Hours
Filibuster continues on the National Assembly of South Korea since February 23rd, making the world’s longest record of 115 hours by Sunday afternoon. The lawmakers in the South Korean opposition party initiated the move in an attempt to prevent the “anti-terrorism” law from being passed. The anti-terrorism bill, endorsed by President Park Geun-hye, is to grant the National Intelligence Service the authority to inspect wireless communications and banking records without warrant if an individual or a group is suspected of terrorism, or to sentence up to lifelong incarceration or death penalty those who are convicted. So far 23 lawmakers participated to the filibuster, which will last until midnight March 10 when the current parliamentary session ends.

 Happening This Week

Super ‘Subway’ Tuesday
Tuesday March 1, 6pm | NYU, 19 University Place Room 222

HE NAMED ME MALALA
Tuesday March 1, 7pm-10pm | Columbia University

Free First Friday
Friday March 4, 6pm-8pm | Neue Galerie

Night at the Museum
Saturday March 5, 8pm-12am | MoMA PS1

The Chocolate Expo
Sunday March 6 at 10am-7pm | Cradle of Aviation Museum

Black: Color, Material, Concept
Sunday March 6, 1pm-2pm | Harlem Studio Museum

 

In Your Free Time:

It was the International Polar Bear Day on Saturday. Check out adorable photos of baby polar bears released by the Columbus Zoo.

What is the “new reality” of “remote warfare”? Who decides who lives and dies, and who is a “bystander” and who isn’t? These questions are as old as warfare itself, but with life & death dispensed at the push of a button while watching a TV feed, they assume a new urgency. BuzzFeed investigates the cold calculus of 21st century “low intensity” warfare …

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