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Enoch Powell And the Concerning Popularity of His Racist Speech

It has been 50 years since British shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell gave his "rivers of blood" speech on April 20, 1968. To mark the half-centenary, the BBC broadcast his speech for the first ...

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Pakistan's 'Disappeared': The Cost of the War Against the Taliban

Rawalpindi/Peshawar, Pakistan - As lightning cuts across the darkened Peshawar sky, Manzoor Pashteen implores thousands of demonstrators to no longer be afraid. The rain lashes down upon them, as they stand in rapt attention, listening to the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), a civil rights movement that has quickly risen to national prominence across Pakistan.

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Charlottesville White Supremacist 'Tyrone' Exposed As US Marine

Washington, DC - Just weeks before a white supremacist rally turned deadly last August after a neo-Nazi allegedly drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, several of the rally's organisers discussed ways to use cars as weapons in an online chatroom.

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What Mission Has the US Accomplished in Syria?

US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that the US-led strikes in Syria were a "mission accomplished", adding that he had no intention of launching further strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's targets.

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Trump's Strike Didn't Stop Assad Last Year and Won't Stop Him Now

Early on Saturday, the US, France and the UK launched strikes on various targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. A year ago, the US also launched a similar missile strike after a chemical weapons attack.

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How is Russia Likely to Respond to US Strikes in Syria?

Russia has long been threatening the US with "serious consequences" to its missile strikes against the Syrian regime over the alleged chemical attacks in the rebel-held town of Douma. Speaking after the US air raid on Saturday, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to Washington, reiterated that "such actions will not be left without consequences".

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Trump Cares More About Firing Mueller than Striking Assad

For those who bet on Donald Trump altering the geopolitical landscape in Syria, they are in for a huge disappointment. His braggadocio tweets and bizarre flip-flops, from premature withdrawal to humanitarian intervention, is mindboggling for his advisers before anyone else.

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Stephen Hawking Was a Fierce Champion of the Palestinian Cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his groundbreaking work, but for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, made headlines in May 2013 when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel where he was scheduled to speak.…

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At Least 81 Journalists Were Killed in 2017

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Why the Rumored Idea of Assassinating Kim Jung-un Could Backfire Spectacularly

The idea of assassinating a public figure or a high profile enemy, so as to remove a problem, has a dangerously simplistic logic to it. It is believed that once a leader is eliminated, his or her followers, and problems that they cause, will also dissolve. But h istory abounds with examples of political assassinations that…

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Milo Yiannopoulos' Security Cost UC Berkeley $800,000

After student organisers of the Berkeley "Free Speech Week" cancelled their events, far-right media personality Milo Yiannopoulos vowed to hold his own rally. Yiannopoulos' appearance at the steps of the University of California's Sproul Plaza on Sunday was brief. After 15 minutes, Yiannopoulos' security guards drove him off, local media reported. The university said security precautions…

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Infiltrator Goes Inside the Alt-Right, and What He Finds Is Disturbing

Patrik Hermansson, a gay anti-fascist activist, would seem like an obvious target for the white supremacists, far-right populists and neo-Nazis who make up the alt-right movement. Yet the 25-year-old was able to successfully infiltrate the alt-right's ranks as part of a year-long undercover investigation for Hope Not Hate, a UK-based organisation that monitors hate groups. Posing…

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Activists Came to Battle Fascism - but Now They're Fighting Felony Charges

Trump's America: Where activists face felony charges

After being hit in the head and stabbed in the arm during clashes with white supremacists at the California State Capitol in Sacramento last June, Yvette Felarca was defiant in an interview with local television news. "Everyone who came here today ... came here united with one goal, and that's to shut down the Nazi scum.…

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Twitter Didn't Remove Hate Speech - So Someone Spray-Painted the Troll Tweets Outside Their HQ

A German comedian took matters into his own hands when Twitter failed to remove offensive hate posts on its platform. Shahak Shapira painted 30 anti-Semitic, homophobic, Islamophobic, and racist tweets outside the company's German headquarters in Hamburg. The Berlin-based performer, who is Jewish, reported around 300 tweets to the company but the majority were not removed.…

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Theaters Screen Orwell's '1984' to Protest Trump

Toronto, Canada – Nearly 200 theatres worldwide will simultaneously screen the film version of George Orwell's dystopian classic, 1984, on Tuesday to protest US President Donald Trump. The idea, which is being called "National Screening Day", is the brainchild of Dylan Skolnick, co-director of the Cinema Arts Centre on Long Island, New York, and Adam Birnbaum,…

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#DeleteUber: Users Angry at Trump Muslim Ban Scrap App

#DeleteUber: Users angry at Trump Muslim ban scrap app

Hundreds of Uber users have taken screenshots of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by New York's taxi drivers held against President Donald Trump's ban on Muslim travellers and refugees. The hashtag #DeleteUber trended worldwide on Sunday as users also accused the company's CEO of collaborating with the new US…

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UN: 10,000 civilians killed, 40,000 injured in US-backed Saudi war in Yemen

The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen has said that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Jamie McGoldrick said that the figure is based on lists of victims gathered by health facilities and the actual number might…

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Philippines' Drug-Fighting President Brags About Committing Murder...Again

Rodrigo Duterte: I once threw a man from a helicopter

Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has threatened corrupt government officials of throwing them off a flying helicopter, warning he has personally carried out the action before and had no qualms about doing it again. The former prosecutor and governor said that he once hurled a Chinese man suspected of rape and murder out of…

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A Big Hollywood Milestone for Arab-Americans

Narrow conceptions and caricatures of Arab identity are deeply rooted in Hollywood. The hijacker and the terrorist, the opulently wealthy oil sheikh and the oppressed and over-dressed woman, among others, comprise the most prominent depictions of Arab identity in film and television.

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Philippines: Dozens Killed in First Four Days of "Death Squad" Duterte's Drug War

Dozens killed in first four days of Duterte's drug war

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Professors Making $10,000 a Year? Academia Is Becoming a Profession Only the Elite Can Afford

It is 2011 and I'm sitting in the Palais des Congres in Montreal, watching anthropologists talk about structural inequality.

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How Did the Clintons Become So Rich?

“Is Hillary our Mitt Romney?” asked MSNBC’s Krystal Ball in a recent segment of her TV show. Ball’s statement came on the heels of several comments by Clinton that made her seem completely out of touch with ordinary Americans — that she is not “truly well off,” that she and her husband were compelled to give speeches for six figures apiece because they were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House.

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The Perils of Hipster Economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.

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One Billion Rising Demands End to Violence Against Women

Editor's Note: Visit onebillionrising.org/events to find a One Billion Rising event near you. 

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Texas Abortion Ban Forcing Sick Women Out of State

Florence, a 24-year-old Houston woman, suffers from a life-threatening genetic disease. She has been in and out of hospitals her entire life and has a pile of medical bills she can’t pay. Her partner left after she recently became pregnant, saying he couldn’t handle her constant illness.

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I Am Writing This After My Morning Forced-Feeding Session in Guantanamo

I write this following my return from the morning’s force-feeding session here at Guantánamo Bay. I write in between bouts of violent vomiting and the sharp pains in my stomach and intestines caused by the force-feeding.

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Ex-FBI Agent to Plead Guilty to AP Leak

A former FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking secret government information about a bomb plot to The Associated Press, the Justice Department said on Monday.

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Somali Group Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Nairobi Mall Attack

The armed group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Saturday, which killed at least 39 people and more than 150 injured, according to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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McDuped: Why Fast Food Chains Are Inhumane

Around the United States, fast food workers have been striking and picketing, demanding a raise from $7.25 to $15 an hour, and the right to organise a union.

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