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  • A Climate of Hate: How Border Militarization Is Getting Deadlier

    A Climate of Hate: How Border Militarization Is Getting Deadlier

    By Maurice Rafael Magaña and Michelle Téllez, Truthout | News Analysis

    Those who would be among the most affected by President Trump's proposed border wall are the people who live and work along the 2,000-mile-long stretch. These are communities that have already witnessed the growing technologies and weaponry, border agents and buildup of the last 20 years.

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  • Challenging the Death Penalty in the South

    Challenging the Death Penalty in the South

    By Rebekah Barber, Facing South | News Analysis

    Since 1999, death penalty sentences have dropped dramatically nationwide, but a disproportionate number of those executions have taken place in the South. Of the 20 executions in the US in 2016, 19 of them took place in just four Southern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas. Of the 13 Southern states, only one -- West Virginia -- does not impose capital punishment; it abolished its death penalty law in 1965.

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