Michael T. McPhearson

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Yes She Can

There is good reason to be skeptical about Hillary Clinton and race. It’s never been anything explicit, necessarily, but she has sinned in the realm …

Bill Clinton

Civil rights leaders, police differ over protest response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Civil rights leaders appealed Thursday for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint but the head of the police union said officers …

The West just basically told Eastern Europe's NATO members that they're on their own if Russia attacks

The Pew Research Center has just released a monster piece of research on public attitudes toward NATO, Ukraine, and Russia.<p>Fears of Russian expansion have been making daily headlines for more than a year, since the beginning of Moscow's annexation of eastern Ukraine. But those concerns don't seem …

Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit

The first attempt to de-radicalize an Islamic extremist is happening in Minnesota right now, and it resembles a high school civics class.<p>An American …

New Witness Account Undermines Mexican Government Narrative Of Missing Students

At the end of the night of Sept. 26, 2014, in the Mexican city of Iguala, it rained. The lifeless bodies of Daniel Solís and Julio César Ramírez, two students from a rural teachers college in the nearby town of Tixtla, lay drenched on the asphalt. No one had been able to help them. Their …

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.<p>Iraqi soldiers train with …

Blurry lines between bikers, police clubs draw concern

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, …

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed. Then he spent more than one thousand days on Rikers …

Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action

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Ferguson to Mexico to Palestine

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America: The Wars Come Home | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>On July 23, 1967, a rebellion erupted in the center of the African American community in Detroit on the near west side. For five days the city was</i> …

Canada's indigenous schools policy was 'cultural genocide', says report

Canadian governments and churches pursued a policy of “cultural genocide” against the country’s aboriginal people throughout the 20th century, according to an investigation into a long-suppressed history that saw 150,000 Native, or First Nations, children forcibly removed from their families and …

Canada

Man under surveillance by terror investigators is shot dead

BOSTON (AP) — A man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a …

Canada accused of 'cultural genocide'

<b>Ottawa -</b> In the late summer, as villages began the preparation for winter, the trucks would tour the villages. They knew where to go and what to say.<p>The man from the government would explain the children were being removed, taken away from their homes and their families and given a place at a …

CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed

Newly declassified testimony by Guantanamo Bay detainee shows CIA interrogators running out of control<p>The CIA’s use of torture was far more “brutal and sadistic” than was disclosed in last year’s controversial US Senate report into the agency’s interrogation techniques, according to new information …

Guantanamo Bay

How to talk about Caitlyn Jenner: a guide to speaking and writing about transgender people

Caitlyn Jenner, the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, just revealed herself on the cover of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. This transgender woman's coming-out is a …

LGBTQI

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Poll: Americans increasingly concerned about ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Americans have grown increasingly wary of ISIS over the past six months, but their confidence in the U.S.' ability to combat the extremist group is waning, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.<p>The poll finds fully 80% of Americans say ISIS poses a serious threat to the United States — …

Islamic State 'claims' responsibility for Tunisia attack as nation is left asking: what next?

The group, which has established a self-styled caliphate, says it is responsible for the attack which left 20 tourists dead including a British woman, Sally Adey<p>Police in <b>Tunisia</b> moved to arrest nine people in connection with <b>a terrorist attack on a museum as a British woman was named</b> as one of the …

“This is Crazy”: Ex-State Dept. Official Matthew Hoh Blasts Obama’s Doubling of U.S. Troops in Iraq

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> As the nation prepares to commemorate Veterans Day, President Obama has authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq. …

ISIL on Flipboard

By Michael T. McPhearson | anything on<p>Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit<p>The first attempt to de-radicalize an Islamic extremist is …

Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy

<i>I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common</i> …