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How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have repeated this phrase and have done their utmost to convince the public that indeed, the West was fighting a “War on Terror.” Yet there is something disturbingly ambiguous about what exactly the “War on Terror” consists of, who it’s being waged against and how it could ever possibly be brought to a successful conclusion.

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Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

“Voters will be looking to see if Trump breaks one of his top campaign promises by allowing Mulvaney to push his radical plan to cut Medicare and Social Security—and force millions of American seniors into poverty,” said Kait Sweeney, press secretary for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Any senator—Republican or Democrat—who sides with Mulvaney and Trump’s radical agenda that benefits bankers and billionaires at the expense of working families should expect fierce opposition in 2018 from Trump’s own voters.”

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US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

I didn’t really understand what it meant to kill at first. It was horrible. The first time was horrible, the second time was horrible, the third time was numbing, the fourth time was numbing, but of course the first time sticks with you the longest.

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Protests Erupt as Longtime Arizona Resident and Mother Hauled Off in Deportation Van

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Protests Erupt as Longtime Arizona Resident and Mother Hauled Off in Deportation Van

Guadalupe García de Rayos, a decades-long resident of Phoenix, Arizona and mother of two, was unceremoniously arrested and hauled away in a deportation van late Wednesday, one of the first deportations of an undocumented immigrant with no violent record to occur under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order. Rayos’ sudden arrest provoked outrage from local community members and rights advocates.

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In Surprise Move, Trump Turns to Neutrality to Push Peace Between Israel, Palestine

Posted by on February 5, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
In Surprise Move, Trump Turns to Neutrality to Push Peace Between Israel, Palestine

A statement issued by the White House reads, in part: “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace,the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal.”

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Ron Paul: Trump’s Wall Won’t Fix Illegal Immigration, Ending The Drug War Will

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Trump’s Wall Won’t Fix Illegal Immigration, Ending The Drug War Will

Instead of the financial drain of building a wall, federal government should end the drug war – which obviously does not reduce demand or supply – and allow the economy to thrive from a free market. Colorado is demonstrating how legalizing cannabis can bring a massive economic boost. The legal market also brings reputable providers to the table who deliver safe, quality products. And, contrary to drug war propagandists, teen cannabis use is actually declining.

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Malala Responds To Trump’s Immigrant Ban With Heart-Wrenching Post

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Malala Responds To Trump’s Immigrant Ban With Heart-Wrenching Post

In uncertain times such as these, people are turning to the political and social figures they admire most and one of those figures is Malala Yousafzai, a teenager who has strongly advocated for education for girls in her native country, Pakistan. She has turned her voice into a global movement and supported education for women in all countries, and as a result was shot in the face by the Taliban when she was just 15 years old.

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Congresswoman Who Says U.S. Funds ISIS Just Got Back from Syria: Here’s What She Found

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Congresswoman Who Says U.S. Funds ISIS Just Got Back from Syria: Here’s What She Found

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard: “My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people. As I visited with people from across the country, and heard heartbreaking stories of how this war has devastated their lives, I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer.”

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Think Refugees Are a Problem? Then You Need to Know How They Were Created

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Think Refugees Are a Problem? Then You Need to Know How They Were Created

While Trump uses refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations as a scapegoat for the inner turmoil facing the United States and other Western nations, his policies will only help exacerbate the refugee crisis – a crisis at least partly caused by the U.S.

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7 Things That Trump Did During His First Week As US President

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
7 Things That Trump Did During His First Week As US President

As the first week of Donald Trump’s time as president draws to a close, many are trying to fathom how one man can generate so much attention and controversy in such a small space of time. From executive orders to personal tweets, the world has watched President Trump carry out many plans that he had previously promised, and others that he hadn’t. Here is a list of all of the important decisions that Trump has put in place during his first week as US President.

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U.S. Had Plans Since 2001 To Topple 6 of 7 Countries on Trump’s Refugee Ban List

Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
U.S. Had Plans Since 2001 To Topple 6 of 7 Countries on Trump’s Refugee Ban List

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon had a plan to topple seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. Citizens of six of these seven countries have been blocked from entering the United States for 90 days. Notable omissions from Trump’s refugee ban list include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, and Afghanistan.

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Federal Judge Issues Emergency Stay On Trump’s Immigration Ban

Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Federal Judge Issues Emergency Stay On Trump’s Immigration Ban

This is why we have a democracy with 3 branches — judge stops Trump (at least temporarily) from banning immigrants.

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Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Trump’s memorandum calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider conducting a full environmental assessment of the pipeline. The assessment is already underway after being ordered by President Barack Obama. Withdrawing from the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is “arbitrary and without justification,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault III wrote. “[T]he law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.”

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Trump To Ban Citizens of Seven Countries from Visiting the US

Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Trump To Ban Citizens of Seven Countries from Visiting the US

If you’re from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya or Yemen, you soon may not be able to visit the US – if President Trump has it his way. Read this!

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Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

“Trump clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing,” said 350.org executive director May Boeve. “Indigenous peoples, landowners, and climate activists did everything in our power to stop Keystone XL and Dakota Access, and we’ll do it again. These orders will only reignite the widespread grassroots opposition to these pipelines and other dirty energy projects. Trump is about to meet the fossil fuel resistance head on.”

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