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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Claudia Lefko

Claudia Lefko, a long-time educator, activist and advocate for children, is the founding director of The Iraqi Children's Art Exchange and its project, Baghdad Resolve: An International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Iraq.

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Just as it is shocking to see how little has happened in the wake of school shootings in the US, it is shocking to read the current statistics about dead and injured children in war zones.

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The unseen cost of three decades of war in Iraq

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Marking the Anniversary of a Disaster in Iraq

For my part, I think it’s important to try to remember all of it, to remember as much as we can reasonably hold in our hearts and minds.

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