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  • Republicans Push Bill to Strip Migrant Workers of Their Few Rights, Undercut US Workers

    By Simon Davis-Cohen, Truthout | Report

    Migrant laborers works in California's strawberry fields outside of Salinas in Monterey County on July 30, 1997. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images)Migrant laborers work in California's strawberry fields outside of Salinas in Monterey County on July 30, 1997. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images)

    Faced with a labor shortage caused by aggressive immigration enforcement and under pressure from the agriculture lobby, Congress is considering an expansion of the H-2A agricultural worker visa program. The proposed reform guarantees cheap imported labor to a wide range of industries including meat processing, forestry, logging and fish farming.

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  • More Legal Warfare: How Critics of Israel Are Being Subjected to Aggressive Lawsuits

    More Legal Warfare: How Critics of Israel Are Being Subjected to Aggressive Lawsuits

    By Bill Mullen, David Palumbo-Liu and Heike Schotten, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The Brandeis Center's lawsuit against the American Studies Association for its vote to boycott Israeli universities is yet another example of the pro-Israel lobby's legal warfare against the growing trend in universities to criticize Israel's apartheid policies.

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  • Police Shoot More People Than Previously Known

    Police Shoot More People Than Previously Known

    By Kali Holloway, AlterNet | News Analysis

    In major metropolitan areas around the country over the last half-decade, police have shot -- and shot at -- people in numbers dramatically higher than previous tallies suggest. Between 2010-2016, cops in the 50 largest police departments in the country shot more than 3,630 people, nearly double some previous estimates. The data also shows that police shot Black people more often and at higher rates.

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