Steve Bannon

Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political figure, strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News. He served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term. Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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  • Ex-Trump strategist Bannon says EU is trying to thwart Brexit
    Reuters

    Ex-Trump strategist Bannon says EU is trying to thwart Brexit

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, Steve Bannon, said on Friday that the European Union was trying to thwart Brexit. Bannon, a former chairman of the right-wing Breitbart.com website and an architect of Trump’s 2016 election win, has set up a movement to elect right-wing nationalist and populist members in European Parliament elections next May. The EU's elites, he said, did not want Brexit.

  • The Flawed Premise of Errol Morris’ ‘American Dharma’ Forces Us to Ask What We Need from Cinema at this Moment in History
    Indiewire

    The Flawed Premise of Errol Morris’ ‘American Dharma’ Forces Us to Ask What We Need from Cinema at this Moment in History

    "American Dharma" is not what we need it to be, but it does ask us to question what we need from cinema at this moment in our history.

  • Defeating Steve Bannon – Ralph Leonard
    Medium

    Defeating Steve Bannon – Ralph Leonard

    The Oxford Union has recently announced (albeit rather quietly) that they are inviting Steve Bannon — the guy who looks like your racist uncle high on meth — to speak at an event they are holding today, just two weeks after they cancelled an event with the leader of the German far right party AfD, Alice Wiedel, after pressure from anti-racist groups who condemned the Oxford Union for being complicit in giving them “a platform” to promote their sordid views. As expected the Oxford Union has come under criticism for inviting Steve Bannon from critics who believe the Oxford Union are giving Bannon a free platform that will further his legitimacy and are complicit in 'normalising' Fascism and white nationalism.

  • Anger as Oxford Union says it will host Steve Bannon
    Al Jazeera

    Anger as Oxford Union says it will host Steve Bannon

    Oxford Union announced on Wednesday that Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist and a figure commonly associated with the far-right movement, will speak to students on Friday. The announcement comes days after the Oxford Union, a debating society at the University of Oxford, cancelled an appearance by Alice Weidel, the leader of German far-right opposition party Alternative fur Deutschland over security concerns. Bannon is the cofounder of Breitbart news, a far-right populist outlet, and he reportedly oversaw the writing of executive orders prohibiting US visas for citizens of several Muslim-majority nations, commonly referred to as the "Muslim ban", which Trump signed at the beginning of his term.