Tag: Until This Day–Historical Perspectives on the News

the-misguided-attacks-on-‘this-land-is-your-land’
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Aug
2019

The Misguided Attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’The Misguided Attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Woody Guthrie might not have been perfect, but we don’t need to “cancel” him, writes Will Kaufman. Woody Guthrie. (Al Aumuller/Library of Congress) By Will KaufmanThe Conversation  In recent years, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” has become a rallying cry for immigrants. And in July, after President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic […]

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long-before-epstein:-sex-traffickers-&-spy-agencies
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Aug
2019

Long Before Epstein: Sex Traffickers & Spy AgenciesLong Before Epstein: Sex Traffickers & Spy Agencies

Elizabeth Vos reviews the unsavory history of intelligence agencies providing protection to child sex-trafficking rings.   Jeffrey Epstein’s compound in the Virgin Islands. (YouTube) By Elizabeth VosSpecial to Consortium News The alleged use of sexual blackmail by spy agencies is hardly unique to the case of Jeffrey Epstein. Although the agencies involved as well as […]

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us-revives-clause-that-kept-nazi-era-refugees-out-of-the-country
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Aug
2019

US Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the CountryUS 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 […]

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the-pseudo-debate-over-jeffrey-epstein’s-suicide
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Aug
2019

The Pseudo Debate Over Jeffrey Epstein’s SuicideThe 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
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Aug
2019

Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car CrashTrump’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
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Aug
2019

History Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in ArgentinaHistory 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
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Aug
2019

THE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle EastTHE 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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a-letter-to-president-trump
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Aug
2019

A Letter to President TrumpA 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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