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Mar 15 2016

Fighting Black Lives Matter Instead of Police Violence

Published by Truthdig.com on March 13, 2016

A California Highway Patrol officer is unfazed as protesters outside the Sacramento office of California Gov. Jerry Brown demanded passage of AB 953. The law, now in effect, is designed to restrict racial and identity profiling and, according to the ACLU, which supported the measure, to “increase transparency and accountability with law enforcement agencies.” (Rich Pedroncelli …

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Mar 04 2016

Both Parties Are to Blame for Donald Trump’s Proximity to the White House

Published by Truthdig.com on March 03, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from the media during a news conference in Palm Beach, Fla., on the night of the Super Tuesday primary elections. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

Every time I think about Donald Trump I want to either laugh or cry. Laugh, because the idea …

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Feb 26 2016

India’s Right-Wing Hindu Supremacy Rises in Parallel With Donald Trump’s Bigotry

Published by Truthdig.com on February 26, 2016

An Indian student demands the resignation of India’s education minister as she is detained by police during a protest over the suicide last month of Ph.D. candidate Rohith Vemula in New Delhi. (Altaf Qadri / AP)

Indian democracy is in such grave danger from right-wing religious fundamentalism and nationalism that it is even affecting the United States. …

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Feb 21 2016

Black, Brown and Progressive: A New Voter Majority in the US?

Published by Telesurtv.net on February 19, 2016

The book “Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority” argues that progressives are a large enough group to pull politicians forward. | Photo: AFP

With the US becoming more racially diverse, left-leaning people of color in alliance with their white counterparts means that there is a progressive voting majority right now.

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Feb 21 2016

A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough

Published by Truthdig.com on February 18, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a campaign appearance Tuesday in New York City’s Harlem. (a katz / Shutterstock)

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tried to issue a mea culpa in The New York Times last week for her recent remarks suggesting that women who are not planning to vote for her friend Hillary Clinton …

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Feb 11 2016

All Sides in the Syria War Have at Least One Thing in Common: Slaughtering Civilians

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Published by Truthdig.com on February 11, 2016

A December 2015 aerial image of what Russian officials say was an airstrike on a truck column transporting oil products in Aleppo province, Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service / AP)

Nearly five years after Syria’s Arab Spring revolt escalated into a civil war, the conflict has morphed into a wider regional war with no …

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Feb 05 2016

Primary Elections Are Important—but They’re Also a Distraction

Published by Truthdig.com on February 03, 2016

Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at a high school in West Des Moines, Iowa, in January. (Patrick Semansky / AP)

The media coverage of the horse race in Iowa on Monday night was hampered by pro-establishment spin. We need to see through that but also realize that the elections are only a …

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Jan 28 2016

Flint’s Water Crisis Is a Warning to Us All

Published by Truthdig.com on January 28, 2016

Carlos Osorio / AP

By now most Americans have heard about the water crisis in Flint, a Michigan city of about 100,000 with a majority black population and high levels of lead in its water. With companies like Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola offering to donate millions of bottles of water to the city’s residents, there is a danger …

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Jan 22 2016

Why Are Liberals Bashing Sanders in Favor of Clinton?

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Published by Telesurtv.net on January 22, 2016

As Senator Bernie Sanders continues to surge ahead of Hillary Clinton in the polls, establishment liberals are attacking the self-described democratic socialist candidate en masse.| Photo: AFP

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Jan 21 2016

‘No Más Bebés’: Documentary Highlights History of Forced Sterilizations in L.A. (Video)

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Published by Truthdig.com on January 21, 2016

A new documentary airing soon on PBS covers a grisly era of California history—the forced sterilization of untold numbers of poor, mostly Latino, Spanish-speaking women in the 1960s and 70s in Los Angeles.

No Más Bebés” tells the story of how 10 women sued doctors at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center over tubal ligation procedures conducted on them without their knowledge. …

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