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Daily Kos — Why hasn't Trump talked, or even tweeted, about the Waffle House shooting?

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It’s been over two days since four people were shot dead in a Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House restaurant — and countless others were saved by an act of extraordinary heroism — and President Donald Trump hasn’t talked or even tweeted about any of it. 611 more words

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Antiwar.com — Unit 731: How Leaders of Japan’s WWII Germ Warfare Unit Ended Up Working for the US

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Unit 731, the notorious germ warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that conducted horrific lethal experiments on Chinese civilians and Allied prisoners of war before and during World War II, is back in the news again after the Japanese government… 783 more words

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Counterpunch — Deir Yassin: The Massacre that Sparked the Nakba

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April 9 marked the 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, in which Jewish militias murdered over 100 Palestinian men, women and children as part of a self-described “cleansing” campaign to expel indigenous Arabs to make way for the nascent Jewish state of Israel. 1,798 more words

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Antiwar.com — Macedonia apologizes to innocent German seized and tortured by CIA

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The government of Macedonia has formally apologized to Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen who was unlawfully abducted, tortured and handed over to the United States, which further tortured him at a secret CIA “black site” in Afghanistan under its Bush-era extraordinary rendition program. 744 more words

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Daily Kos — MLK died fighting economic inequality and US militarism. Then came the whitewashing.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is rightfully known around the world as the greatest champion for racial justice the United States has ever produced. 1,351 more words

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Common Dreams — Former US-backed Guatemalan Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies Facing Genocide Charges

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General Efraín Ríos Montt, the former US-backed Guatemalan dictator on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity for his role during his country’s civil war, has died at age 91. 1,083 more words

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Counterpunch — The world according to Mad Dog: US support for Saudi war in Yemen reduces civilian casualties

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Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis claimed on Tuesday that US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen is helping to reduce civilian casualties in a conflict in which tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children have perished over the past three years. 565 more words

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