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Republicans Have Rejected the Republican Party

By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed

Arriving in Erbil and Wondering: What Lies Ahead?

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00 By Cathy Breen, Speakout | Op-Ed

I arrived inErbil five days ago. Since then, meetings, family visits, efforts to relearn the exchange rate and opportunities to become familiar with new surroundings have peaceably filled my time. I'm also beginning to understand the current reality faced by millions of new arrivals to Erbil who fled their homes, seeking refuge. The first time I stepped out of the apartment building where I am staying with an Iraqi friend, I was approached by children, women and youth begging for money.  

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Egyptian security forces are carrying out widespread raids and repression in response to growing social and political discontent, which led to the first widespread stirrings of popular protest since the military regime led by Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi came to power nearly two years ago. As educators and members of the academic community in the United States, we feel a particular responsibility to speak out against a regime that has targeted academics and students, in addition to many others, with the financial support and political cover of our own government. This January's abduction, torture and murder of Giulio Regeni, an Italian graduate student at Cambridge University, provides a terrifying glimpse into the atmosphere ofrepression against all dissent that prevails under the US-backed al-Sisi regime. 

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Election 2016: Let's Drop Acid and Have a Presidential Race

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

Sen. Ted Cruz leaves after ending his presidential campaign at a primary night rally in Indianapolis, May 3, 2016. Cruz's withdrawal all but assured that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. "We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path," Cruz said. (Eric Thayer / The New York Times)Sen. Ted Cruz leaves the stage after ending his presidential campaign at a primary night rally in Indianapolis, May 3, 2016. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times)

John Kasich is gone. Carly Fiorina was a vice presidential candidate for six days while Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz's father of having a hand in the murder of John F. Kennedy before declaring on national television that he was going to win "bigly." That's right, "bigly." Bernie Sanders still has some fight in him, but the Trump v. Clinton contest is taking shape, and it is gruesomely likely that we're all going to lose bigly when the deal goes down.

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Republicans Have Rejected the Republican Party

By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed

Arriving in Erbil and Wondering: What Lies Ahead?

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00 By Cathy Breen, Speakout | Op-Ed

I arrived inErbil five days ago. Since then, meetings, family visits, efforts to relearn the exchange rate and opportunities to become familiar with new surroundings have peaceably filled my time. I'm also beginning to understand the current reality faced by millions of new arrivals to Erbil who fled their homes, seeking refuge. The first time I stepped out of the apartment building where I am staying with an Iraqi friend, I was approached by children, women and youth begging for money.  

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Egyptian security forces are carrying out widespread raids and repression in response to growing social and political discontent, which led to the first widespread stirrings of popular protest since the military regime led by Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi came to power nearly two years ago. As educators and members of the academic community in the United States, we feel a particular responsibility to speak out against a regime that has targeted academics and students, in addition to many others, with the financial support and political cover of our own government. This January's abduction, torture and murder of Giulio Regeni, an Italian graduate student at Cambridge University, provides a terrifying glimpse into the atmosphere ofrepression against all dissent that prevails under the US-backed al-Sisi regime. 

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  • Author 45258
  • Label Open Letter
  • Related Content 29199,30450,32432
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Members of the academic community in the US speak out against a regime that has targeted academics and students.

Election 2016: Let's Drop Acid and Have a Presidential Race

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

Sen. Ted Cruz leaves after ending his presidential campaign at a primary night rally in Indianapolis, May 3, 2016. Cruz's withdrawal all but assured that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. "We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path," Cruz said. (Eric Thayer / The New York Times)Sen. Ted Cruz leaves the stage after ending his presidential campaign at a primary night rally in Indianapolis, May 3, 2016. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times)

John Kasich is gone. Carly Fiorina was a vice presidential candidate for six days while Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz's father of having a hand in the murder of John F. Kennedy before declaring on national television that he was going to win "bigly." That's right, "bigly." Bernie Sanders still has some fight in him, but the Trump v. Clinton contest is taking shape, and it is gruesomely likely that we're all going to lose bigly when the deal goes down.