All Views Articles for 2018-04-09

Monday, April 9, 2018
The power asymmetry is one of the largest of any conflict in the world, yet Western media still cling on an institutional level to a “cycle of violence” frame, with “both sides” depicted as two equal parties. (Photo: Pinterest) Adam Johnson
Snipers Shooting Unarmed People at 100 Meters Isn’t a ‘Clash’
The power asymmetry is one of the largest of any conflict in the world, yet Western media still cling on an institutional level to a “cycle of violence” frame, with “both sides” depicted as two equal parties.
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"We’ll probably never know who killed Yasser Murtaja." (Picture: Reuters) Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man
A State-Sponsored Mass Shooting
Israeli army has shot upwards of 1,000 unarmed protesters in the span of a week.
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The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. (Photo: Domenico/flickr/cc) Gregory Shupak
US Isn’t Leaving Syria—but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
The Syrian government’s alliance with Russia supposedly justifies Washington’s occupying Syria, in defiance of international law.
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"Two elementary schools in Southeast D.C. show how inequities between district schools that serve white, middle class children, and those that serve low-income, Black students play out." (Photo: Joe Brusky/Flickr/cc) Abel McDaniels
Teachers and Students Walkout: Call Bullshit on Apartheid Schools in the Nation’s Capital
Washington, D.C.’s public school system is just one example of how the impacts of racial segregation in our schools have been ignored.
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Phyllis Bennis
John Bolton's Terrifying First Day in the Trump White House
On the deadly consequences of this dangerous man being placed in such a seat of power
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After years of seeming compliance with Washington’s rules for good global citizenship, China’s recent actions in Central Asia and the continent’s surrounding seas have revealed a two-phase strategy that would, if successful, undercut the perpetuation of American global power. (Photo: Naval Surface Warriors/flickr/cc.) Alfred W. McCoy
Gunboat Diplomacy and the Ghost of Captain Mahan
Or how China and the U.S. are spawning a new great power naval rivalry.
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"Many teachers use their own money to buy school supplies because state legislatures have cut education spending year after year while giving businesses and the rich tax cuts." (Photo: United Steelworkers of America) Leo Gerard
Deep and Abiding Disrespect for Teachers
What these states have in common is Republican control and union suppression.
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"The biggest beneficiaries of our country's prosperity are spending their money on tax avoidance strategies." (Photo: AP/Craig Ruttle) Paul Buchheit
Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets
Nearly 15 percent of our nation's total household wealth — $14 trillion! — has been transfered from middle-class America to people with an average net worth of $75 million.
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