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Bob Dylan releases epic new song, 'Murder Most Foul' 27.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The iconic songwriter surprised fans at midnight with a 17-minute song about the assassination of JFK.
Op-Ed: Expelling foreign journalists is a bad idea for both China and the United States 23.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A cycle of retaliation that results in fewer journalists covering crucial stories is counterproductive.

How McDonald’s Convinced Us That Civil Rights Was About Black-Owned Businesses 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
In August of 2014, all eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri. The city’s mostly Black residents flooded the streets in protest after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the middle of the chaos, the fluorescent golden arches of a local McDonald’s promised sanctuary: Protesters bought bottles […]
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American Conservatives Have Fallen in Love with the Right-Wing Son of Brazil’s President 27.2.2020 Mother Jones
In October, Eduardo Bolsonaro made a shocking statement. The son of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right authoritarian president of Brazil, suggested in an interview that his country may need to return to the tactics employed by its former military dictatorship to help crush his father’s enemies on the left. He asserted without evidence that Cuba was […]
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How Language Is Deployed as a Weapon of War 25.2.2020 Mother Jones
After last month’s assassination of Iran’s top general and the airstrikes of retaliation that left 50 US service members with brain injuries, fear of war climbed so fast that frantic searches for “World War III” and “Are we at war?” reached their highest levels in nearly 15 years. The escalation has subsided, but war isn’t […]
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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Trial of alleged Twin Cities mosque bomber pushed back to April 8.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal prosecutors allege Michael Hari and two other men drove more than 500 miles in August 2017 to bomb the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in hopes of scaring Muslims into leaving the United States.
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'Our democracy is in danger': Muslims in India say police target them with violence 27.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.
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Iranians Would Kindly Like Donald Trump To “Shut Up” 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
When Iran’s military admitted on Saturday that it had mistakenly shot down a civilian airliner, Ukraine Airlines Flight 752—killing all 176 of its mainly Iranian passengers and crew—Iranians started taking to the streets in shock, sadness, and outrage that, for many, at least temporarily overshadowed their anger toward the United States after it assassinated top […]
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Defense chief admits he 'didn't see' evidence for Trump claim that Iran planned embassy attacks 13.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

After Trump tells Fox News U.S. embassies were targeted, aides avoid contradicting him but disclose no intelligence to back his claim. Democrats cry foul.

Soleimani's body arrives in Iran as Trump issues new threats 5.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The body of Gen. Qassem Soleimani arrived Sunday in Iran where thousands of mourners thronged his coffin ahead of a grand funeral procession across the Islamic Republic amid soaring tensions between Iran and the U.S.

Editorial: Does Trump have any idea what he's doing in assassinating an Iranian general? We need answers. Now 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's authorized assassination of an Iranian general marks a dangerous turn in the Middle East. It's not clear that the president knows what he's doing.

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Iran vows 'harsh' response to U.S. killing of top general 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran, which has careened from one crisis to another since President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions.
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Militiamen withdraw from U.S. Embassy but Iraq tensions linger 2.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence.
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Iraqis protesting airstrike attack U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran 31.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Thousands of protesters stormed the compound, surrounding some of its buildings and setting fire to one of its gates.

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Opinion: The danger facing journalists in Hong Kong is a threat to press freedom everywhere 19.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many of the physical attacks on the press in Hong Kong have been documented via video or livestreamed, making it clear that journalists are being targeted.

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40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals 29.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals

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Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the hours after the slaughter in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, a final toll emerged: 22 dead, […]
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Opinion: We're quickly moving toward a world where drone executions are the norm 13.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Turkey may target the Kurdish military leader in Syria for assassination, using the U.S. drone program its model.

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As Lebanon looks to form a new government, all eyes turn to Hezbollah 30.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned, a victory for anti-government protesters. But now they face a new challenge in Hezbollah.

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