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Dahr Jamail: Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted and Imprisoned by the United States

“There is Islamaphobia, and it’s moved from being a personal tool of oppression to structural and institutional,” explained. “Even non-prominent Muslims are being caught up in law enforcement entrapment on both coasts now.

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Civil Liberties

John Pilger: The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce

In the summer of 2010, Assange had been in Sweden to talk about WikiLeaks revelations of the war in Afghanistan – in which Sweden had forces under US command.

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U.S. Foreign Policy

Winona LaDuke: The Team with No Name

The “Red Skins” name is in itself referring to the skins of Native people, which were presented by bounty hunters for payment in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.   

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Human Rights

Mary Beaudoin: How Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh Was Revictimized In US Federal Court

Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American, has been convicted of the “unlawful procurement of naturalization” in a trial that wasn’t supposed to — but sometimes did — touch on her disputed conviction by an Israeli military court. 2,567 more words

Military Madness

Evergreene Digest: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

This is a story of war profiteering, personal ambition, bureaucratic turf wars, absence of accountability and, always, secrecy.

Louise Richardson, New York (NY) Times

Oct. 15, 2014 | In “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War,” James Risen holds up a mirror to the United States in the 13 years since 9/11, and what it reveals is not a pretty sight. 243 more words

Military Madness

Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny

 “The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.”  —Justice William O. Douglas

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Human Rights

U.S. Muslim leaders say FBI pressuring people to become informants

 Leaders at several mosques in California and Minnesota contacted for comment said they were afraid to speak out for fear of becoming a government target.   

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Military Madness