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Thursday, June 12, 2014
(Photo: Breitbart Texas) Amy Goodman
Children on the Run: The Deepening Immigration Crisis
Have you seen the pictures? All the kids, sleeping on floors in row upon row, detained by the Department of Homeland Security. There are more children coming in every day, and the federal government...
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(Library of Congress) William Astore
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You — He Already Has You
I spent four college years in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and then served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. In the military, especially in basic training, you have no privacy. The...
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CNN suggested that the trouble in Mosul started when the US "left the Iraqis on their own." (cc photo DoD/Jason Robertson) Peter Hart
Iraq Is a Place Where Americans Suffered
The invasion of the major Iraqi city of Mosul by the Sunni militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has US reporters recalling the Iraq War–and showing once again how they see that...
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(Credit: flickr / cc / Hartwig HKD) Robert C. Koehler
Soul Murder and the Profound Brokenness of Human Culture
All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie Belle the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real...
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Former President George W. Bush speaking on the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003. (Reuters/Larry Downing) Robert Parry
Blaming Obama for Iraq’s Chaos
After Islamic militants captured the major Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, the danger of Official Washington’s false narratives again asserted itself, a direct consequence of the failure to enforce...
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Rebekah Wilce
Pesticide and GMO Companies Spend Big in Hawai'i
Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3...
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U.S. soldier makes a radio call in this battlefield file photo. (Credit: DoD photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Air Force) Rory Fanning
Friendly? All Deaths Are Shameful in a War That Shouldn't Be
Twenty-four hours after reading the news that five U.S. soldiers were killed in yet another friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, I fear this response is already old news. And it is old news, Pat...
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The residents gather at a security checkpoint between the provinces of Irbil and Duhok which is controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga troops. (Photo: Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Patrick Cockburn
Iraq Crisis: The Birth of a Sunni Caliphate or Just Presage to More War?
The capture of Mosul by Isis means a radical change in the political geography of Iraq and Syria. Moreover, the impact of this event will soon be felt across the Middle East as governments take on...
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