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Beyond Racism, Immigrant Mass Detention Is All About Profit

    Beyond Racism, Immigrant Mass Detention Is All About Profit

BELLINGHAM, WA – While Donald Trump’s stepped-up repression of unauthorized migrants has been touted as a “get tough” policy meant to stem a flood of “animals” affiliated with transnational criminal groups, his draconian policies remain unlikely to deter desperate asylum-seekers from seeking entry to the United States. Instead, family separations and arbitrary prosecution and incarcerations…

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Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

    Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration and the media were positively giddy at the news: the U.S. had added 223,000 jobs in May, representing a record 92nd consecutive month of jobs growth, and reducing the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the height of the dotcom boom in 2000. “New Milestones in Jobs…

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Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster

    Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster

The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was executed through the Climate Works Foundation in coordination with other big philanthropic foundations, the Packard and McKnight Foundations. The Hewlett Foundation strategy document, titled Climate Initiative Strategy 2018–2023,…

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White House Defends Ripping Children From Parents as “Very Biblical to Enforce the Law”

    White House Defends Ripping Children From Parents as “Very Biblical to Enforce the Law”

Asked to comment on remarks made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier in the day about how the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children out of the arms of their immigrant parents is somehow justified by the Christian Bible, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday afternoon said she could not respond specifically…

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Trump Resumes Funding for the White Helmets in Syria

  Trump Resumes Funding for the White Helmets in Syria

In a somewhat surprising but not entirely unpredictable turn, President Trump has authorized new funding for the White Helmets which had previously been put on hold. A State Department press release puts the initial funding figure at $6.6 million to continue what it calls “the vital, life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets.” Elsewhere…

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Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

  Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

Children who are taken to the former Walmart which now serves as a detention center for young immigrants in Brownsville, Texas, are greeted by a mural of the man responsible for their incarceration—President Donald Trump. MSNBC journalist Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility, now known as Casa Padre. He shared images of the mural, which…

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Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

  Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29,…

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Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

  Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

One of the world’s biggest philanthropic initiatives to address climate change is set-up to fail catastrophically, according to a strategy document setting out the initiative’s five-year plan. The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was…

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As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

  As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — The entire tech industry is currently going through its very own Hunger Games as a host of companies compete for a chance to win two multibillion dollar contracts from the Pentagon. What are the jobs? Develop globally accessible cloud-computing platforms for the Pentagon and military personnel, spanning all levels from unclassified…

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Pro-War Liberals Resist Trump’s Modest Accomplishments at North Korea Summit

  Pro-War Liberals Resist Trump’s Modest Accomplishments at North Korea Summit

SENTOSA ISLAND, SINGAPORE – The summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at Singapore’s Sentosa Island has come and gone. While it may not have been the comprehensive solution to all outstanding issues between the two countries, it surely has lived up to the hype befitting a…

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