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Stories by Rania Khalek
Rania Khalek is an independent journalist living in the Washington D.C. area.
How U.S. Support for Syrian Rebels Drove the Refugee Crisis That Trump Has Capitalized On
Posted on: Mar 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet
American wars of regime change in Iraq, Libya and Syria contributed to the growth of Al Qaeda and ISIS.
In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al Qaeda
Posted on: Jan 4, 2017, Source: FAIR
If media outlets were quick to grant legitimacy to rebel accusations, they ignored or downplayed rebel atrocities.
British Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
Posted on: Dec 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Emails reveal that a popular source for mainstream Western media is a U.K.-backed propaganda outlet.
Hillary Clinton Attacks Dead Palestinians in Battle Against Bernie Sanders
Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: Electronic Intifada
This isn’t the first time Clinton has shamelessly attacked dead Palestinians for political gain.
Most Despicable Conservative Tweets in Response to Paris Massacre
Posted on: Nov 13, 2015, Source: Storify
"We live in an age when evil men have to be killed by good people," Newt Gingrich tweeted.
Netanyahu’s Dreary and Menacing UN Speech Provokes Internet Mockery
Posted on: Oct 2, 2015, Source: Electronic Intifada
The infamous Prime Minister is getting remixed.
Israeli Arms Fuel Atrocities in Africa
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015, Source: The Electronic Intafada
Since its secession in 2011, South Sudan has descended into civil war between opposing political factions.
6 Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People
Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet
From chemical agents to deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control.
'Cut Her Head Off': The Shocking Death Threats You Can Receive for Mocking Eastwood's 'American Sniper' Movie
Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: Storify
Criticism of Chris Kyle whips #TCOT trolls into a racist, death fantasizing frenzy.
Tanks, SWAT Teams, Surveillance Helicopters: Cities Already Turning Into Mini-Police States for the Political Conventions
Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet
With millions in federal grants, local officials are preparing to crack down on dissent.
Why Is Public Education Being Outsourced to Online Charter Schools?
Posted on: Jan 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Virtual charter schools are educating kids on computer screens, instead of in classrooms.
Why You Can Be Branded a Terrorist for Fighting Animal Abuse
Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act has had a chilling effect on activists scared to participate in what should be constitutionally protected activity.
Why Are American Citizens Getting Locked Up and Even Deported By Immigration Authorities?
Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Over 4,000 citizens were detained or deported in 2010 alone.
Madness: Even School Children Are Being Pepper-Sprayed and Shocked with Tasers
Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet
An alarming series of incidents offers some insight into how casual police have become about deploying "less lethal" weapons.
8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About
Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Not all news stories are treated equally.
'Global Battlefield' Provision Allowing Indefinite Detention of Citizens Accused of Terror Could Pass This Week
Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Lawmakers are looking to vote as soon as Thursday on the final National Defense Authorization, which has outraged civil liberties advocates.
10 of The Craziest Things Newt Gingrich Has Ever Said
Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Among other things, Newt worries that the country will become both atheistic and Muslim.
Why Are Cops Losing Their Jobs for Questioning the Drug War?
Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Police and Border Patrol officers around the country are being punished for criticizing the devastating war on drugs and supporting drug decriminalization.
Pepper Spray, Tasers, and LRADs — What's Behind the Explosion of 'Less Lethal' Weapons for Crowd Control?
Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
From the battlefield of Afghanistan to your local Occupation, the government has invested big bucks in weapons that don't cause permanent damage.
The Shocking Ways the Corporate Prison Industry Games the System
Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The private prison system has rebounded, growing dramatically, and making big bucks with huge help from the Feds, as large numbers of immigrants are incarcerated.
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