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  • Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right

    By John Bartlett, Truthout | News Analysis

    21 July, 2010: A girl walks by a mural featuring Malcolm X in New York City, New York. (Photo: Tarnie)A girl walks by a mural featuring Malcolm X in New York City. (Photo: Tarnie)

    Malcolm X urged us to look at the struggle for equality not through the lens of civil rights, but human rights. This paradigm offers a basis for challenging gentrification and creating housing equity in US communities of color through policy changes and community activism.

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  • Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

    Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

    By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed

    So much for President Obama's commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Obama administration recently blocked the adoption of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference's consensus statement, shielding Israel and its nuclear weapons from the proposed Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone. The US move also gave the world another hefty push toward the potential for nuclear catastrophe.

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  • The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

    The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

    By Tyler J. Pollard, The Public Intellectuals Project | Interview

    "What are the origins of this sometimes ferocious desire to render [Omar Khadr] expendable and unworthy?" asks McMaster University Professor David L. Clark. "Universities are perhaps the best place in the world to ask and answer such questions, helping others understand why being schooled into aggression towards others withers the democracy that we claim to inhabit and cherish."

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