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  • James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis

    Marine Gen. James Mattis testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 27, 2010. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times)Marine Gen. James Mattis testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 27, 2010. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times)

    The nickname "Mad Dog" given to Trump's choice for secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. Mattis, doesn't even begin to describe a war criminal who oversaw the slaughter of an estimated 5,700 Iraqi civilians during two sieges of Fallujah in 2004.

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  • Money Trumps Expectations: Investment Politics in 2016

    Money Trumps Expectations: Investment Politics in 2016

    By Rob Larson, Truthout | News Analysis

    Donald Trump's victory surprised those who expected the better-funded Hillary Clinton to win. But the indirect process of steering a republic via investor coalitions is a tricky one. After the 2010 elections, corporate funders realized that anti-government sentiment can sometimes turn against the very public bodies corporations rely upon.

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  • The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide

    The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide

    By Tim Scott, Truthout | News Analysis

    The treatment of Water Protectors at Standing Rock harks back to Columbus. While there was some enslavement of Indigenous peoples, the primary goal of white settlers was elimination of Native populations. Genocide is the foundation, not an aberration of U.S. democracy.

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