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The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying
I’m a U.S. citizen. I’m also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling, the court decided to leave in place parts of the Muslim ban while the merits of the case are debated, effectively barring individuals from six Muslim-...
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White House Syria Statement Raises Eyebrows
The Trump administration may be gearing up for another military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military. Late in the day on Monday, the White House released the following statement : The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by...
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You Cannot Destroy History
Photo by Cultural Leadership The bad news (which we know seems unending): Unknown perpetrators have vandalized, not for the first time, a Money, Miss. civil rights memorial to Emmett Till, scratching it so badly the facts and photos of Till’s brutal death at age 14 have been obliterated. The sign,...
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America at War Since 9/11
The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “ U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says.” “ Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields.” “ The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades.” There are so...
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Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns , Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions...
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Wag the Dog? Offering No Proof, Trump Threatens New Attacks Against Syria
In the wake of new reporting suggesting that the Trump administration's decision to target the Syrian government with cruise missiles in early April was conducted without sufficient evidence and over the objections of some in the U.S. intelligence community, the White House on Monday night...
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US Mayors: Instead of War, Spend Big on 'Human and Environmental Needs'
Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports "human and environmental needs." Over 250 Democrat, Republican, and Independent city leaders that make up the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivered their...
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A Wide World of Winless War
The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon -- the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group -- would be adorned with the “Bandera de Guerra,” a Colombian combat decoration. “Today we commemorate sixteen years...
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A Very Scary Week in the Middle East
What a scary week in the Mideast. The epicenter of the world’s energy resources and the land-bridge between Asia and Africa is spinning out of control as the danger of a shooting war between the US and Russia grows daily. A US F-18 warplane shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 ground attack aircraft...
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Monumental Rubbish: With the Statues Torn Down, What Next for New Orleans?
I’ve been in New Orleans since May 1. I came to visit my mother, who died on May 4, five months shy of her 95th birthday and was buried on May 10. That means I’ve been here through much of this latest round of public cavil over the city’s decision to remove the four most conspicuous monuments to...
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