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  • State-Sanctioned Torture in the Age of Trump

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Guards at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, where inmates were tortured while under American control, on Febuary 21, 2009. (Photo: Jehad Nga / The New York Times) Guards at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, where detainees were tortured while under American control, on Febuary 21, 2009. (Photo: Jehad Nga / The New York Times)

    Trump and his cabinet picks are on record defending torture as a legitimate form of interrogation, even calling torturers "patriots." With the torturers hired by the Bush administration having escaped prosecution, Trump's administration may feel that it can use torture with impunity.

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  • What Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants

    What Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants

    By David Bacon, Dollars & Sense | News Analysis

    While the government officials developing and enforcing US immigration policy changed on January 20, the economic system in which they make that policy did not. As fear sweeps through immigrant communities in the United States, understanding that system helps us anticipate what a Trump administration can and can't do in regard to immigrants, and what immigrants themselves can do about it.

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  • Sustaining the Momentum of the Women's March: Where We Go From Here

    Sustaining the Momentum of the Women's March: Where We Go From Here

    By Andrea Cristina Mercado, Truthout | Op-Ed

    With the Women's March behind us, it's time to organize, open up movement spaces and raise enough political consciousness to take back our democracy. Let's find ways to unleash the potential of the millions of activated people to talk to one another, to knock on doors, to self-organize actions and more.

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