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  • Despite Reforms, the Domestic Drug War Still Tears Immigrant Families Apart

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    A Customs and Border Protection agent next to a car that was disassembled after drugs were detected, in San Ysidro, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013. (Photo: Kirsten Luce/The New York Times)A Customs and Border Protection agent next to a car that was disassembled after drugs were detected in San Ysidro, California, February 15, 2013. (Photo: Kirsten Luce/The New York Times)

    Deportations rates for even minor drug convictions like possession have spiked in recent years despite President Obama's promise to focus enforcement on threats to public safety.

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  • What a Trial in Pakistan Reveals About Women Who Choose Fundamentalist Islam

    What a Trial in Pakistan Reveals About Women Who Choose Fundamentalist Islam

    By Rafia Zakaria, The Nation | News Analysis

    Uzma Qayyum's controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her. Qayyum's case reveals the heady mixture of empowerment, escape, and militant purpose offered to girls around the world by the all-female cadres of extremist groups. The ironies of the case are worth examining. This story is based on my conversations with the attorneys, Muhammad Haider Imtiaz and Owais Awan, and Sheikh Abdul Qayyum.

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  • Next Steps in the Normalization of US-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

    Next Steps in the Normalization of US-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Now that US and Cuba are opening embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries? Marjorie Cohn posed this question to René González and Antonio Guerrero, members of the "Cuban Five," whose release from US prison was critical to the historic détente. Their reply? End the embargo and return Guantánamo Bay to Cuba.

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