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Is It Not A Human Soul?
Spirit of the times: At a Chicago airport rally protesting Trump's proposed Muslim ban With Trump's institutional Islamophobia and casual racism having created "an incubator of evil," little wonder that the Jewish community has increasingly been hit by the rising tide of racial hatred - swastikas...
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Trump's "Poisonous" Rhetoric Made World "Darker, Unstable": Amnesty
President Donald Trump has made the world a "darker...unstable place" with his campaign rhetoric, Amnesty International said Wednesday , calling his xenophobic language "divisive and poisonous." In its annual report on the state of the world, the international human rights watchdog said Trump led...
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Friendship in Defiance of War
Before making their home in Damascus , Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak had regularly visited Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, where they developed lasting friendships and deepened cultural awareness. Iraq was steadily deteriorating under thirteen years of U.S./UN imposed economic sanctions. Despite...
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Yearning - and Sometimes Dying - To Breathe Free
A group of four self-described "everyday people" unfurled a massive banner across the foot of Lady Liberty Tuesday declaring Refugees Welcome - an act and sentiment, immeasurably ironically, controversial enough in these xenophobic, dystopian times that park officials are now seeking the "suspects...
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How We Got Here: The Misuse of American Military Power and The Middle East in Chaos
The United States has already lost -- its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not clear in Washington. Bush’s neo-imperial triumphalism failed. Obama’s...
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Lawmakers Call on Trump to End 'Blank Check for War'
Lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to officially declare war against the Islamic State (ISIS) and submit a resolution to Congress that limits his war powers. Led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), 12 House Democrats and one House Republican sent a letter to Trump that asks the president...
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DHS Immigration Memo Underscores Urgent Need for National Guard Reform
A general alarm has risen in response to the recently leaked draft memo from Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly outlining steps for the deployment of National Guard units, as well as other measures, across vast regions of the country to hunt down and detain those suspected of...
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We Are All Here Together
All photos by Dorothea Lange This weekend marked the 75th anniversary of FDR's Executive Order 9066, which forced the internment of over 120,000 men, women and children - over half of them American citizens - who happened to be of Japanese descent. Across the country, people held "Day of...
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Defense Confirms that Endless War in Iraq Will Continue Under Trump
One thing, it seems, that will not change under President Donald Trump is the United States military's occupation of Iraq after Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that he believed "we'll be in this fight for a while." During his presidential campaign, Trump claimed that he had opposed the...
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UK Parliament Debates Trump Visit as Nation Rallies in Support of Immigrants
While members of the British Parliament are debating whether or not to welcome Donald Trump with a state visit, people across the United Kingdom on Monday are taking to the streets to protest the anti-immigrant policies championed by the new U.S. president and the global far-right movement. Tweets...
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