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  • Is the Trump Administration Planning a First Strike on North Korea?

    By Gareth Porter, Truthout | News Analysis

    Protesters gather to ask President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The protesters feel that President Trump's rhetoric has created the threat of a devastating nuclear war for the first time since the Cuban missle crisis. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Protesters gather to ask President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017, in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

    While the Trump administration's threats of a preemptive strike against North Korea may be viewed as an elaborate, albeit crude, attempt at psychological warfare, some fear that a desperate desire to coerce Pyongyang may give rise to wishful thinking about deterring that regime's response to a US first strike. Such delusions, as recent history proves, could lead to yet another unnecessary and terrible war.

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  • Anti-Defamation League: Stop Pretending to Be a Civil Rights Organization

    Anti-Defamation League: Stop Pretending to Be a Civil Rights Organization

    By Lesley Williams, Truthout | Op-Ed

    What is an organization that once worked side-by-side with the civil rights movement doing organizing law enforcement exchange programs that promote racial profiling and militarized policing? It's time the Anti-Defamation League stopped making claims about combating bigotry, especially in light of its support of right-wing and reactionary groups in Israel and in the US.

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  • Your Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live

    Your Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live

    By Lornet Turnbull, YES! Magazine | Report

    A new analysis by the National Institute for Reproductive Health finds that cities are playing a crucial role as the federal government grows more hostile toward women's rights overall and conservative state legislatures erect more barriers to care. This means that cities such as St. Louis, Missouri and Austin, Texas -- progressive cities tucked in conservative states -- must work twice as hard.

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