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  • Trump's $4.4 Trillion Butcher's Bill

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    2018.2.17.Pitt MainTrump's budget proposal would be paid for on the backs of children, poor people, the elderly and the disabled, with a couple hundred billion left over for the Pentagon. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

    The grinding cruelty that is our daily meat and mead was crystallized in a document put forth on Monday by the White House. Trump and his people called it a budget plan, but in reality, it was a $4.4 trillion wish list of all the malice and greed at the necrotic heart of the modern Republican experience.

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  • Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

    Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    After Trump's declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinians pulled out of the so-called peace talks. In retaliation, Trump halted more than half of US aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, which provides basic humanitarian services to 5 million Palestinians. Now the European Parliament is moving in to help the Palestinian refugees.

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  • Oklahoma Sheriffs, Judges Let Company Extort People Over Court Debts

    Oklahoma Sheriffs, Judges Let Company Extort People Over Court Debts

    By Ziva Branstetter, The Center for Investigative Reporting | Report

    A newly expanded federal lawsuit seeks class-action status for thousands of Oklahoma residents it says are being extorted by a collections company working for most of the state's sheriffs and courts. If successful, the suit could impose sweeping changes on how the state -- which ranks No. 1 in locking up women and No. 2 in locking up men -- operates and pays for its system. 

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