2018-09-07: Social Media Postees

Parliamentary Elections in Sweden. Shift to the Right? Towards "A NATO Sweden"?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
The current Swedish Government, led by the Social Democrats, is governed by a coalition with the Green Party since 2014. Incumbent PM, Stefan Löfven, intends to continue his government and …
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Can the Wall Between Church and State Survive Brett Kavanaugh?
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-07
The Supreme Court nominee's testimony this week signals an intent to weaken the separation of church and state. | Public schools are educational institutions, not temples of religious indoctrination. For over half a century, the Supreme Court has thus recognized that the Constitution prohibits public schools from imposing prayer on children and that religious education is the province of parents and religious communities, not government bureaucrats. | On Wednesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, however, strongly suggested that he disagrees and that, if confirmed, he will vote to weaken the separation of…
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Teachers Leave For-Profit Charter Schools at Alarming Rates, Report Says
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-09-07
Students attending many of the nation's 6,900 public charter schools may see unfamiliar faces as they head back to school this year. | Public schools already experience high levels of turnover among educators, but school teachers are leaving charter schools managed by private, for-profit groups at an "alarming" rate, according to a new study published in The Social Science Journal. | Charter schools run by nonprofit groups also have higher turnover rates than regular charter schools, which tend to be run by local school officials and parents rather than "management organizations" that can operate several schools at once. | Public charter schools are publicly funded, but they are run by private or nonprofit groups under a contract or "charter" with a state government or local school district that holds them accountable to certain standards. From 2000 to 2016, the number of public…
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Economy Adds 201,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Steady at 3.9 Percent
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-07
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added 201,000 jobs in August; although downward revisions of 50,000 to the prior two months' data brought the three-month average to 185,000. The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent, but the overall employment-to-population (EPOP) fell by 0.2 percentage points to 60.3 percent. | This 0.2 percentage point drop also showed up for prime-age workers (ages 25 to 54), although the EPOP for prime-age workers is still 0.9 percentage points above its year-ago level. For men, the year-over-year increase is 1.1 percentage points, while for women it is 0.8 percent. In both cases, EPOPs remain below prerecession peaks and well below the peaks hit in 2000. | Perhaps the most encouraging news in the report is evidence of a modest acceleration in wage growth. The average hourly wage increased by 2.9 percent over the last year.
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New War Powers Resolution Seeks To End US Support For 'Catastrophic War In Yemen'
Jessica Corbett | iranian.com | 2018-09-07
As the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition admitted for the second time this week that its bombing campaign in Yemen last month killed dozens of children and adult civilians, peace advocates praised a group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday for announcing a new effort to revoke American support for the "catastrophic" conflict that has produced the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Led by […] | The post New War Powers Resolution Seeks To End US Support For 'Catastrophic War In Y…
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Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron
Alternative Information Center | imemc.org | 2018-09-07
POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Use of force Pictured here:…

Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni'lin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-07
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Ni'lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many injuries. The procession started from the center of the village, before the locals, accompanied by international peace activists, marched towards the isolated Palestinian orchards, while chanting against the …

Israeli Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Activists Arrested for Blocking Boeing Arms Plant Speak Out Against Yemen War
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-07
To protest the US-Saudi war on Yemen, peace activists blocked a Boeing weapons facility in Missouri with a bus — a symbol of the 40 Yemeni children on a school bus massacred by Saudi Arabia with a US-made bomb. The anti-war protesters speak with TRNN's Ben Norton | The post Activists Arrested for Blocking Boeing Arms Plant Speak Out Against Yemen War…
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The Battle Over Medicare for All
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
The Fact Check gang has been having a field day going after Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other proponents of Medicare for All. The latest battle is over a study produced by the right-wing Mercatus which showed that a government-run health care program could reduce national health expenditures by $2 trillion over the course of…
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Trump Should Fire Jeff Sessions, But Not For the Reason You Think
Elias Atienza | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
On August 23, President Trump went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Mueller investigation, belittling his character by asking "what kind of man is this?" For his part, Sessions declared that he wouldn't let political considerations influence the Department of Justice (DOJ). This war of words between the executive office and…
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Healing in North Lawndale
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
"This isn't rocket science," Jackie Ingram said, humorously downplaying her involvement in the Restorative Justice Community Court, a pilot project of the Cook County Circuit Court, which has brought a new, healing-focused system of justice to her community this past year. My thought in that moment was: She's right. Saving kids and reclaiming a troubled,…
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Kerri Harris Got More Votes Than She Thought She Needed, But It Wasn't Enough
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-09-07
In late August, a coalition of progressive organizations supporting Kerri Harris in her U.S. Senate campaign in Delaware put a survey into the field. It came back showing incumbent Tom Carper with an eye-popping 80 percent approval rating, and a daunting 50-point lead in a head-to-head matchup with Harris. | The only public poll, in July, had shown Carper up 51-to-19. But the private survey had found that Carper's four-in-five approval rating was deceptive. Most politicians that popular are immune to negative attacks; voters dismiss new information about their golden boy as biased or simply false. | But Carper's 80 percent was soft, and when voters in the survey learned that Carper had voted in 2006 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the bench, support began to plummet. When they learned of his criminal justice record — he has boasted about overseeing the…
theintercept.com/2018/09/06/kerri-harris…

Trump Will Order DOJ to Investigate Anonymous Op-Ed Author — And Possibly Sue the New York Times
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-07
The president supported his actions by claiming national security is at stake. | President Donald Trump says he will ask the Dept. of Justice to investigate who wrote the damning anonymous op-ed that's made headlines for days — and made the president furious. He will also ask the DOJ to investigate the New York Times, possibly including suing the paper, according to various reports. @realDonaldTrump telling press he wants AG Sessio. . .
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Documents Reveal Kavanaugh Thinks Abortion Decision Is Not "Settled Law"
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-07
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took a series of dramatic turns Thursday, as Democratic senators began releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh's work at the George W. Bush White House. The New York Times also broke a major story Thursday morning revealing that Kavanaugh wrote as a White House attorney in 2003 that he did not deem the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be "settled law of the land." He wrote, "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so." These revelations come as the Trump administration withholds more than 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's records on the basis of presidential privilege. We speak with Kristen…
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Thousands to Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-07
San Francisco organizer Antonio Diaz and New Orleans organizer Anne Rolfes say that people will take to the streets on September 8 because rhetoric is not enough to fight the climate crisis | The post Thousands to Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Giuliani: Trump Won't Answer Questions on Obstruction of Justice
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-07
Questions from the Mueller team about whether the president tried to block investigation of Russian meddling are a "no-go," the lawyer tells AP. | The post Giuliani: Trump Won't Answer Questions on Obstruction of Justice appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Underdog Criminal Justice Reformer Rachael Rollins Wins District Attorney Primary in Boston's Suffolk County
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-09-07
In Boston's Suffolk County, an underdog won a race to be the top prosecutor by promising to do a lot less prosecuting. | The post Underdog Criminal Justice Reformer Rachael Rollins Wins District Attorney Primary in Boston's Suffolk County appeared first on The Intercept.
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Democrats Are Engaging in 'Kabuki Theater' in the Kavanaugh Hearings
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-07
In the hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court justice, Democrats are mostly focusing on hypothetical questions instead of questioning him on his record and releasing his documents. This is an inflection point in US democracy, says law Prof. Francis Boyle | The post Democrats Are Engaging in 'Kabuki Theater' in the Kavanaugh Hearings appeare…
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Resistance in the White House? Please, Let's Not Fall for That One
Jim Sleeper, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-07
If Anonymous Times Contributor had any guts, he or she would quit and tell the truth about Trump in public | The spectacle of draft-dodger in chief Donny Bone Spurs playing at being commander in chief is making some people whom "liberals" love to hate look good. Maybe a little too good. Neoliberal Democrats who stage "Resistance" galas in Manhattan's palatial Beaux Arts Stephen A. Schwarzman Building are much too excited about the anonymous New York Times op-ed that announces a "'Resistance' Inside the Trump Administration" but tells us nothing we don't already know about "adults in the room" supposedly tempering or deflecting President Trump's gyrations. Not a syllable in the column suggests that the author and his confederates would be anything but delighted to implement Vice President Mike Pence's (or Brett Kavanaugh's) paleo-conservative, evangelical-pandering agenda from the. . .
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The US Air Raid on Schweinfurt: a WW II Memory
Hans-Armin Ohlmann | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
Tuesday, August 17, 1943 is a hot day. We are working away in papa's machine shop; that is dad, apprentice Fritz, great grand father Schobert, apprentice Heinrich, forced laborer Rochus from Slovenia and my humble self. The machines are humming and we are almost happy. All of a sudden hydro blacks out and now we…
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Corporate Power and Expansive U.S. Military Policy
Prof. Mason Gaffney | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
The U.S. military provides its services by supporting compliant political leaders in developing countries and by punishing or deposing regimes that threaten the interests of U.S.-based corporations.
globalresearch.ca/corporate-power-and-ex…

China and the United States: Cooperation and Competition Instead of Trade War and Cold War
Roy Morrison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
The relationship between the United States and China is sliding toward trade war tinged with threat of militarization. The explicit subtext of Trump administration animus toward China is to undermine China …
globalresearch.ca/china-and-the-united-s…

Latin America: Rightwing Interlude and the Death Rattle of Neoliberalism
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
By the beginning of 2015 and extending to 2018 a series of rightwing neo-liberal regimes came to power in Latin America. These included Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia. They joined a cluster of existing 'free market' regimes in Mexico, Peru, Honduras and Paraguay.
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Russia's Alleged Skripal 'Assassins' Caught Breaking the Laws of Physics
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
As we detailed earlier, in what appears to be the latest escalation in the UK government's campaign to blame Russia for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, …
globalresearch.ca/russias-alleged-skripa…

Selected Articles: World Chaos — Caused by What?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 …
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Civilization Versus Barbarism. Why Does the West Support Al Qaeda?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
The civilized world should be celebrating the fact that Syria and its allies are on the cusp of defeating al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria. | If Canada, the West, and their allies conducted …
globalresearch.ca/civilization-versus-ba…

Invasion and Interference: US Designs on Venezuela
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
The irresistible allure of invasion and interference has never been far from US law makers. The imperium needs its regular feed and what a feed it has been over the decades, …
globalresearch.ca/invasion-and-interfere…

Facts That Disprove the Official 9/11 White House "Conspiracy Theory": Why Are Good Americans Silent?
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
Over the past 17 years since 9/11/01, the title question has plagued the tens of thousands of committed groups of highly intelligent and thorough truth-seeking scientists, physicists, architects, engineers, pilots, ex-military …
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Adolph Hitler is "The Torchbearer of Democracy" according to Chairman of Ukraine's Parliament
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
On September 4, the Chairman of Ukraine's Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Andriy Parubiy's intimated that Adolf Hitler was "the torchbearer of democracy". | His statement was broadcast on Ukraine's ICTV channel. Parubiy …
globalresearch.ca/hitler-is-the-torchbea…

Tony Blair Confirms Receiving Millions in Donations From Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-07
Tony Blair's relationship with Saudi Arabia has come under scrutiny following the revelation that the non-government organisation set up under his name has received millions of pounds from Riyadh. | Accounts published yesterday by the Tony Blair Institute confirmed earlier reports that Blair had received donations of up to $12 million from the Kingdom. | The Saudi donation, according to the Financial Times, comes from an organisation called Media Investment Limited (MIL), which is a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group, registered in Guernsey. | Publication of the accounts confirmed July reports that Tony Blair Institute had made an agreement with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, effective ruler of Saudi Arabia, earlier this year to help with a programme of modernisation for the Kingdom. | The agreement was said to be the first major deal to have emerged involving the Tony Blair…
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Net Neutrality: 'The FCC Chair Is Outright Lying to Reporters and Congress'
Evan Greer | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
Janine Jackson interviewed Evan Greer about the FCC's net neutrality cyber fraud for the August 24, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | *** | Janine Jackson: In …
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South Africa, Finance Capital and the Land Question
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-07
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the technical recession announced inside the country and internationally is only a transitional phase. | The ruling African National Congress (ANC) leader and head-of-state …
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Words Get in the Way
Missy Comley Beattie | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
If compassion were contagious, they'd mandate a vaccine to prevent transmission. I write but the words get in the way. Words, bombarding my conscience, breaking my heart. I write. I delete. It's a release to let my fingers dance across the keyboard. And reassuring that I can delete the dance. I write more words and…
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Petroleum Junkies of the World, Unite!
Craig Collins | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-07
Like most Americans, I was born into a lifestyle of cheap energy and took it for granted. Growing up in the latter half of the 20th century, cars and electricity were just part of daily life. Nobody thought of it as addiction; it was progress. Every new electronic device and labor saving appliance was a testament to the miracle of modern science and technology. The future was usually portrayed as a technological utopia where all our wants and needs would be met by some new scientific wonder. Remember The Jetsons?
counterpunch.org/2018/09/07/petroleum-ju…

Striking Tacoma, Washington, teachers demand better pay, funding for education
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-07
On Thursday, teachers in Tacoma joined thousands of striking teachers throughout the state of Washington as the unions work to contain and isolate the struggles in each district.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/07/wash…

Waste plastics poison the food chain and contribute to global warming
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-07
A variety of recent research highlights the ways in which the huge amounts of discarded plastic products are harmful to the environment and human health.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/07/plas…

In Louisville, a Web of Private Interests Conspire to Expand Charter Schools
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2018-09-06
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals.
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Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-06
LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children's education. Jane McAlevey explains | The post Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making ap…
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9/11 and America's "War on Terrorism"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
"The livelihood of millions of people throughout the World is at stake. It is my sincere hope that the truth will prevail and that the understanding provided in this detailed study will serve the cause of World peace. This objective, …
globalresearch.ca/9-11-and-america-s-war…

Donbass Leader Zakharchenko: A Hero Is Dead. Killing the Minsk Peace Initiative. Kiev Troop Movements Near Donbass
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
The cruel assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the Donetsk Republic, in Donetsk on August 31 by elements of the Kiev regime's forces backed by NATO, and the wounding of …
globalresearch.ca/donbass-leader-zakharc…

Why Socialists must back Democrats in November elections
Rick Nagin | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-06
Since the election in 1980 of Ronald Reagan and especially with the subsequent consolidation of control over the Republican Party by right-wing extremism, the main challenge for the progressive and socialist movement has been to build a broad democratic coalition to defeat this threat to living standards, democratic rights, peace and the environment. | The immediate battle is the November elections in which left forces must accept the reality that the only electoral vehicle capable of defeating the extremists is the Democratic Party. Therefore, there is no question but that every effort must be made to elect the Democratic candidates. Third party candidates, especially the Greens, serve only to divert activists and siphon their votes and resources away from the main task of stopping the right. | Of course, while there is temporary agreement about the desired outcome of the elections, Democrats, in…
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Criticism of Saudi Leadership Seeps Through Cracks as Report Questions Kingdom's Utility for Britain
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
Featured image: Saudi Prince Ahmed engages with protesters | Signs of opposition to policies of Saudi King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and potentially increased domestic polarization …
globalresearch.ca/criticism-of-saudi-lea…

Demonstrators demand justice for Laquan McDonald, killed by Chicago cop
Michelle Zacarias, Earchiel Johnson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-06
CHICAGO — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Wednesday morning for the first day of the Jason Van Dyke trial. The former police officer is charged with the first degree murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, an unarmed Black youth who was shot 16 times near 4100 Sout…
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I Fought for Our Country. Now NFL Players Are Kneeling for Me
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-06
A Black military veteran explains why he supports NFL players' decision to kneel during the national anthem. | I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army. So it may come as a surprise that the day I read about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, I could not have been prouder. I was proud because after serving my country for seven years, it felt like someone was finally looking out for me. | As someone who served as a sergeant in Afghanistan, only to take a civilian job helping veterans upon returning home, I fully understand patriotism. I work hard to embody it every day. That's precisely why I think it's so im…
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The Burning Down of Brazil's National Museum: A Capitalist Crime Against the Heritage of Humanity
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was gutted Sunday night by a massive fire that consumed not only the historic 19th century palace that housed the institution, but a vast …
globalresearch.ca/the-burning-down-of-br…

Israel to Sell Freedom Flotilla Boats to Support Settlers
Middle East Monitor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
Israel plans to sell four boats seized while sailing towards the besieged Gaza Strip and distribute the funds among two settlers families. | Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported yesterday that the move came …
globalresearch.ca/israel-to-sell-freedom…

Apparently the "Deep State's" a "Conspiracy Theory" But the "Steady State" Isn't
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
A supposedly anonymous high-ranking member of the Trump Administration published an op-ed in the New York Times bragging about the existence of the so-called "steady state" that's resisting the President's policies …
globalresearch.ca/apparently-the-deep-st…

The Gaza Strip: Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services
UOFCHA | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written …
globalresearch.ca/the-gaza-strip-funding…

Controversy Regarding China's Investments in Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-06
The Mainstream Media has been propagating the narrative that China's only interest in "Global South" countries is to deviously ensnare them in so-called "debt traps" so that it can squeeze territorial …
globalresearch.ca/controversy-regarding-…

Iranian-American Identity, Community And The Cultural Space: An Interview With Professor Maboud Ansari
Shahrooz Shekaraubi | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Maboud Ansari, a pioneer on researching the Iranian-American and current Professor of Sociology at William Patterson University. Professor Maboud Ansari talks about the reenergized debate on the complex symmetry of race, identity, culture and the future of the Iranian-American community. Shahrooz Shekaraubi: Professor Ansari with everything […] | The post Iranian-American Identity, Community And The Cultural Space: An Interview With Professor Maboud Ansari appeared…
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