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  • Before COVID-19, Big Pharma Was Neglecting Vaccine and Antiviral Research0

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout April 23, 2020 Part of the Series Despair and Disparity: The Uneven Burdens of COVID-19 After reaching a new low in consumer confidence last year, thanks to public anger over rising drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry’s reputation is on the rise as researchers worldwide rush to develop a vaccine for the

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  • Corporate News Coverage of the Pandemic Is Rife With Islamophobia0

    By Wardah Khalid, Truthout April 19, 2020 It is no secret that Asian Americans have felt the brunt of the backlash against coronavirus in the U.S. The racism and hateful attacks, amounting to at least 100 per day, have been well recorded by the media. But there is another group that has also been marginalized

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  • Trump’s Expansion of the Muslim Ban May Be Enabling Rohingyan Genocide0

    By  Caroline Smith, Truthout Published  February 27, 2020 This expansion is expected to have devastating economic and humanitarian consequences. It will depress economies throughout Africa. Family separation will be exacerbated as families will not be allowed to unite in the United States for the foreseeable future. The U.S. government will continue to fuel xenophobia by

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  • Activists Plan Boycott of US Companies Backing India’s Anti-Muslim Policies0

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    • January 25, 2020

    By Skanda Kadirgamar, Truthout January 25, 2020 Activists from South Asian caste and religious minority communities are coming together to organize against Indian American businesses that support India’s move to strip its 200 million Muslims of their citizenship. On January 19, around 50 protesters gathered in Jersey City, New Jersey, where they marched against India’s

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  • More Than 70 Global South Countries Charge Ahead With Bold Climate Plans0

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    • December 13, 2019

    By Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now! Published   December 13, 2019 As this year’s United Nations climate summit wraps up in Madrid, Spain, many activists, scientists, indigenous and grassroots climate leaders say that rich countries most responsible for the climate emergency have spent the talks dialing back ambition and blocking progress. This comes as

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  • UK Ignores UN Deadline to End Illegal Occupation of the Chagos Islands0

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    • November 23, 2019

    By Francesca Emanuele, Truthout November 23, 2019 The children pictured in the photograph above are from the last generation to inhabit Peros Banhos, an atoll in the Chagos Archipelago, a territory that is currently and unlawfully controlled by the United Kingdom. Today many may have passed away, but those who haven’t continue to be forced

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  • Neoliberalism Paved the Way for Authoritarian Right-Wing Populism0

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    • September 28, 2019

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout September 26, 2019 Part of the Series The Public Intellectual Talk of a looming recession is heating up as the global economy slows and President Trump’s tiff with China unsettles financial markets. As world trade contracts, stock markets drop, the manufacturing sector in the United States is in decline for

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  • Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism9

    By Yamuna Matheswaran, Waging Nonviolence August 18, 2019 After the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people across India answered a nationwide call for protests issued by left-wing parties on Aug. 7. Article 370 had provided the state with considerable autonomy and was one of the conditions for its

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  • A Wave of Solidarity With Kashmir Is Spreading Across the Globe0

    By Skanda Kadirgamar, Truthout Published August 16, 2019 Tragedy is unfolding in Kashmir. Split between India and Pakistan, the state has been under military occupation as a result of the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 and a war between the two powers the following year. On August 5, however, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-led

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  • Candidates Must Commit to Immediate US Withdrawal From Afghanistan0

    BY Marjorie Cohn, Truthout August 15, 2019 PART OF THE TRUTHOUT SERIES Human Rights and Global Wrongs On July 30, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that the Afghan government and international military forces, primarily the United States, caused most of the civilian deaths in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2019. That’s more killings than those

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  • Former Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War0

    BY Naman Habtom-Desta, Truthout PUBLISHED August 4, 2019 “There was a long history of the CIA’s incompetence in trying to get rid of Saddam Hussein,” says retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Looking back at the march to war in Iraq, Colonel Wilkerson, who served as the chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002-2005, continues to be unwavering

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  • US Leaders Can Now Be Prosecuted for Illegal War0

    BY C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout PUBLISHED July 29, 2019 War is gathering around the world, and autocratic leaders are undermining the legal checks on their discretion to launch attacks abroad. With the rule of law under threat, the International Criminal Court recently defined and activated for prosecution a new crime called the “crime of aggression.” The crime of aggression

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  • Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War0

    By Gareth Porter, Truthout Published July 9, 2019 One of the many myths that have been used to justify the push for war with Iran led by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is that Tehran is responsible for the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the Iraq

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  • CIA Has Covered Up Torture for Decades. Will Torturers Ever Be Prosecuted?0

    By Aisha Maniar, Truthout June 26, 2019 CIA Director Gina Haspel made a rare public appearance on April 18 when she spoke at Auburn University. Haspel reflected on her 34-year career with the agency, but failed to mention the years she spent involved in its extraordinary rendition program. She was quickly interrupted by a member

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