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  • Fear of a Black Planet: Under the Republican Push for Welfare Cuts, Racism Boils

    By Nicholas Powers, Truthout | News Analysis

    President Donald Trump speaks during an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks during an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

    To US conservatives, the enemy within has always been the idle poor -- specifically, poor people of color. Although a majority of welfare recipients are poor whites, the GOP calls for welfare reform and tax cuts for the wealthy -- from Reagan to Trump -- have always been dog whistles for white supremacy.

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  • We Cannot Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse by Ducking and Covering

    We Cannot Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse by Ducking and Covering

    By Robert Jacobs, Truthout | News Analysis

    Seemingly well-intentioned newspaper columns have been inadvertently normalizing the use of nuclear weapons, depicting nuclear attacks as events we will have the agency and capacity to respond to meaningfully. But nuclear weapons are a threat to all living beings -- let's not be distracted by discussions of all the clever ways we can dance our way out of the apocalypse.

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  • Palestinians Must Unite With Others the Trump Administration Deems Disposable

    Palestinians Must Unite With Others the Trump Administration Deems Disposable

    By Jamil Khader, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Trump's campaign against the Palestinians echoes his anti-poor and anti-immigrant domestic politics. Rather than hope to be rewarded some day for their good behavior by any international support system, Palestinians must work for their own emancipation in solidarity with other communities around the world that have been deemed disposable.

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