Amelia Gramling

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Obama speech thinks local, acts global

FoPol faux pas?<p>Some 47 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is less safe now than it was before the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That’s up from 28 percent just last year (and, interestingly, the number was just 20 percent one year after the …

The white tourist’s burden

My friend Jack likes to tell his favorite story about a summer he spent volunteering in Colombia. He recounts that story anytime he’s handed the opportunity, at parties, lunch meetings and airports. He highlights varying facets of the story on different occasions — the snake he found in his tent, …

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes over Gaza school raids

A leading international rights group has accused Israel of committing war crimes during its weeks-long offensive in Gaza, citing three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools converted to house Palestinians displaced by shelling.<p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it investigated strikes at three …

Obama outlines plan to target IS fighters

US President Barack Obama has authorised air strikes against Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time, pledging to destroy its fighters "wherever they exist".<p>In an address to the nation on Wednesday, Obama also announced an expansion of strikes in Iraq, saying he would be …

Syria warns against foreign intervention

A Syrian government minister has warned that any foreign intervention in the country would be an act of aggression unless it is approved by Damascus, after the United States said it was prepared to strike against Islamic State fighters in the country.<p>Syria has repeatedly warned that any action on …

The profitable marriage of military and police tech

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown have cast a spotlight on the militarization of police departments across the United States. On Aug. 18, President Barack Obama called for an assessment of police use of military technologies, stating, “I think …

In shadow of oil boom, North Dakota farmers fight contamination

Dermot Tatlow / LAIF / Redux<p>ANTLER, N.D. — Last summer, in a wet, remote section of farm country in Bottineau County, landowner Mike Artz and his two neighbors discovered that a ruptured pipeline was spewing contaminated wastewater into his crop fields.<p>“We saw all this oil on the low area, and all …

I am, I’m asking you to quit.*

Originally posted on Oye Mundo:<br>I am white. I am female. I was educated at a prestigious university, which included a minor in education. In essence, …

Dahr Jamail | Will Fracking Cause Our Next Nuclear Disaster?

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)The idea of storing radioactive nuclear waste inside a hollowed-out salt cavern might look good on paper. The …