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Despite proposed budget cuts, officials say the U.S. is committed to humanitarian aid 22.9.2017 Washington Post
Despite proposed budget cuts, officials say the U.S. is committed to humanitarian aid
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Bernie Sanders Gives Major Foreign Policy Speech: 'We Share A Common Humanity' 22.9.2017 Crooks Liars
Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a major speech on foreign policy from the site of Churchill's famous Iron Curtain speech, laying out a progressive vision for how to peacefully co-exist in a world filled with conflict. The video is above, and the text of his remarks as prepared for delivery is below. Let me begin by thanking Westminster College, which year after year invites political leaders to discuss the important issue of foreign policy and America’s role in the world. I am honored to be here today and I thank you very much for the invitation. One of the reasons I accepted the invitation to speak here is that I strongly believe that not only do we need to begin a more vigorous debate about foreign policy, we also need to broaden our understanding of what foreign policy is. So let me be clear: Foreign policy is directly related to military policy and has everything to do with almost seven thousand young Americans being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and tens of thousands coming home wounded in body ...
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Trump, a Boorish Interventionist 21.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
President Trump’s decision to go before the U.N. and unmask himself as a belligerent interventionist dashed any remaining hopes that he would choose a substantively different course from his predecessors, says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow My political positions have…Read more →
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Trump's wall is big, beautiful and dumb — here's a better way to control the border 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If the goal is to stop illegal immigration, I’ve got some advice for President Trump from here in California, which used to be part of Mexico and now has turned itself into a kind of sanctuary state.

For starters, the promised “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border of the United States...

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Trump’s U.N. Speech 20.9.2017 FactCheck

The president made misleading boasts about his record on the economy and foreign issues.

The post Trump’s U.N. Speech appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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Senate Passes Defense Bill That Would Bolster Nuclear Weapons Programs 19.9.2017 Truthout.com
The US Senate just passed a $700 billion defense policy bill that experts fear could provoke another destructive arms race. The bill exceeds Trump's military funding request by several billions and authorizes new spending for nuclear weapons programs, including $65 million for a cruise missile that could derail the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Activists wearing masks to look like President Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-Un pose next to a Styrofoam effigy of a nuclear bomb while protesting in front of the Brandenburg Gate near the American Embassy on September 13, 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The Senate has approved a massive defense bill authorizing increased spending on the US nuclear arsenal. (Photo: Omer Messinger / Getty Images) Corporate media cannot be relied upon to bring you the truth about the Trump-Pence administration or the people organizing to resist it. Will you support Truthout's independent journalism with a tax-deductible donation? The Senate approved ...
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How the UN Covers for US Aggression 19.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
For decades the American Right has decried the U.N. for encroaching on American sovereignty, but the truth is that the U.N. is a chief U.S. accomplice in violating the sovereignty of other nations, notes J.P. Sottile. By J.P. Sottile President…Read more →
The Daily 202: Mueller tightening the screws on Manafort 19.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Two important developments in the Russia investigation.
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Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military 19.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The bill would put the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill 18.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is on track to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed....
The U.N. pledged to improve the lives of the world's most needy. Enacting that plan is another matter 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been two years since the United Nations adopted 17 goals aimed at fighting poverty and inequality, protecting the environment and fostering peace.

The target year for achieving those goals is 2030, but that’s little time, given the scope of the agenda, and experts note formidable obstacles...

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Cutting refugee admissions hurts Americans. Here’s how. 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Our refugee system is key to our national security strategy and our economy.
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The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam 14.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Tabletop exercise simulates foreign attack for secretaries of state.
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Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base 14.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Qatar’s emir is persona non grata to four U.S.-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops share with thousands of American soldiers.
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Senate Rejects Amendment To Repeal AUMFs Authorizing The Bush-Obama-Trump Forever Wars 14.9.2017 Outside the Beltway
Once again, Congress is abdicating its Constitutional responsibilities.
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ISIS is near defeat in Iraq. Now comes the hard part. 13.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Failure to manage the post-ISIS landscape could tear the country apart again, perhaps before the militants are fully vanquished.
President Trump’s claim foreign leaders told him they’re unhappy with 7-8 percent GDP growth 13.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump keeps referencing conversations with two world leaders, but there's only one who could possibly have bragging rights.
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Iraqi and Afghan refugees could soon pay resident student tuition at California community colleges 12.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Congress sits idle in the face of genocide 11.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
H.R. 390, which would bring justice — and humanitarian aid — to the plain of Nineveh, must be passed.
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How 9/11 triggered democracy's decline 11.9.2017 Washington Post
How 9/11 triggered democracy's decline
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