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US Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the Country

A clause in U.S. immigration law that restricted those “likely to become a public charge” has made a disturbing comeback, reports Laurel Leff.  AP Photo/Seth WenigBy Laurel LeffThe Conversation During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.The primary mechanism that kept…
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The Pseudo Debate Over Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide

Death, sex, power, intrigue, murder, suicide — these are the staples of the 19th century penny press, mass media and the CIA, writes Edward Curtin. By Edward Curtinedwardcurtin.com  When phrases such as “the deep state” and “conspiracy theory” become staples of both the corporate mainstream media and the alternative press, we know the realities behind these phrases…
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Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car Crash

Trump has taken an insane U.S. policy towards Iran and make it even crazier, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News Traffic accidents normally take just a second or two.  But the coming collision in the Persian Gulf, the equivalent of a hundred-vehicle pile-up on a fog-bound interstate, has been in the works for…
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History Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in Argentina

As one door  bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina, writes Vijay Prashad. By Vijay PrashadTricontinental: Institute for Social Research As one door sharply bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina. That is the nature of our struggles. In 1859, Friedrich Engels wrote, “History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags.” To imagine history as…
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle East

As`ad AbuKhalil reviews Middle East rulers’ reasons for distrusting their own militaries.    King Hussein of Jordan among his troops, March 1957. (Wikimedia Commons) By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News A close association between armies and politics has pertained in the Middle East for a long while. Army leaders have led many Arab countries in…
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Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA

Phil Rockstroh muses on how the impulse to possess an unlimited number of firearms fits into the late-imperium scheme of things.   Tucson, Arizona, shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were victims of a shooting attack on Jan. 8, 2011. (Steve Karp, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Phil…
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US Agriculture Needs 21st-Century New Deal

Three scholars look at what can be done for U.S. farms, where bankruptcies were already at a 10-year high before the floods this past spring.  Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29, 2019. (AP/Nati Harnik)By Maywa Montenegro, University of California, Davis; Annie Shattuck, University of California, Berkeley,…
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A Letter to President Trump

“First, I would advise you against using the words ‘win’ and ‘winning’ to describe war, especially from a U.S. perspective,” begins Habib Ahmadzadeh. Ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis in current-day Iran. (Masoud Khalife, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Habib AhmadzadehMint Press News Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never…
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A Letter to President Trump

“First, I would advise you against using the words ‘win’ and ‘winning’ to describe war, especially from a U.S. perspective,” begins Habib Ahmadzadeh. Ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis in current-day Iran. (Masoud Khalife, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Habib AhmadzadehMint Press News Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never…
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Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Unravelling of US Empire

To be a law-abiding nation, the U.S. must grant self-determination in areas it has stolen, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers.   By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The results of centuries of U.S. empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming…
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