Time Magazine International Edition October 11, 2021

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25 期号



Repairing the world we inhabit MORE THAN 90 YEARS AGO, TIME’S EDITORS REALIZED THAT THEY HAD SOMEHOW MADE IT all the way through 1927, the year the aviator Charles Lindbergh made his historic solo flight over the Atlantic, without putting him on the cover. And so they invented a new franchise, then called Man of the Year, and selected Lindbergh in order to give him the credit he was clearly due. I thought of this story recently while corresponding with the legendary conservationist Jane Goodall, whose life’s work in support of “every living creature,” as the actor Leonardo DiCaprio put it in a tribute to her in these pages two years ago, has inspired millions. TIME has been covering Goodall for more than half a century, starting with her groundbreaking ethology work…


WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … TIME100 The release of TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people in the Sept. 27/Oct. 4 issue sparked impassioned conversations. Highlighting icons and innovators, pioneers and titans, artists and leaders, “this year’s list could hardly be more diverse,” wrote Oren Spiegler of Peters Township, Pa. Readers likewise praised the recognition of those who have worked to elevate diverse perspectives in the mainstream, like Minor Feelings author Cathy Park Hong. “When you mother a child version of yourself, say things to them that you wish you’d heard,” Esther Tseng tweeted of telling her daughter that, like Hong, she too could make an impact. Darlene Cox of Northfield, Minn., wrote to praise Palestinian twins Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd, whose activism has shone a light on life…

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‘MR. SPEARS HAS CROSSED UNFATHOMABLE LINES.’MATHEW ROSENGART, attorney for Britney Spears, in a Sept. 27 statement on a recent exposé by the New York Times alleging the pop star’s father had hired security to secretly spy on her‘It really was uncomfortable for my results to be released publicly, before I even knew what was going on.’SUNNY HOSTIN, co-host of ABC’s The View, in a Sept. 27 statement discussing a recent episode of the show during which she was pulled off the air after testing positive for COVID-19, a result she says was a false positive 10–12 years The proposed age range for Instagram for Kids, which Facebook put on hold on Sept. 27 after public backlash ‘All leaders should be you, because you’re an epitome of excellence.’MONROVIA CITY COUNCIL, in billboards erected around…

for haitian migrants, history repeats

IN THE PAST 11 YEARS ALONE, HAITIANS HAVE SUFfered natural disasters, rising gang violence, outbreaks of cholera and COVID-19, and political instability, including the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The crises left many in the hemisphere’s poorest nation feeling they had no option but to leave—despite the difficulties they face in fleeing to other countries. In late September, Americans were confronted with the reality of those difficulties too. An estimated 15,000 people arrived in Del Rio, Texas, that month, below a bridge connecting the city to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña. A majority were Haitian nationals, migrants and asylum seekers who ended up living in tents or under tarps, in conditions similar to those in other camps that have formed along the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years. On Sept. 24, Department of Homeland…

in a flurry of diplomacy and alliances, u.s. pivots to china

A COLD WAR–STYLE PRISONER EXCHANGE capped off an intense two weeks of Sino-U.S. wrangling. On Sept. 25, Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou, who had been under house arrest in Vancouver for three years, touched down in her homeland. Some 6,000 miles away, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were being welcomed at Calgary airport, after spending a similar length of time in Chinese jails on spying charges. Both Beijing and Washington deny that the release of the two men and the freeing of the Huawei CFO—who had been fighting extradition to the U.S. on fraud charges—was a swap. The timing speaks for itself. RISKY PRECEDENT The sudden decision of both U.S. and Canadian officials to broker such a deal has raised fears that Beijing may be tempted to detain other foreign…

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Ousted ‘Don’t Ask’ vets given benefits Thousands of LGBTQ veterans forced from the U.S. military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) legislation—which from 1994 to 2011 banned openly gay service members—were given new access to full government benefits on Sept. 20, the 10th anniversary of the policy’s repeal. Indian farmers call for new strike Indian farmers, who have been camping close to New Delhi since November, blocked roads into the capital on Sept. 27 and called for a nationwide strike to mark one year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government passed laws the farmers say benefit corporations at their expense. R. Kelly found guilty of sexual abuse R&B artist R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking on Sept. 27, after facing allegations of sexual abuse for decades. “Those of us who have…