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Palmyra: Trump about to find out that Hizbullah best anti-ISIL Fighters

TeleSur | – – The so-called Islamic State group [ISIL] has razed ancient monuments during both of its spells in control of Palmyra, a destruction the United Nations has condemned as a…

Is Trump right to doubt that Islam is a Religion?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka again declined to say on Wednesday in an NPR interview whether President Trump believes Islam is “a religion.” He…

Still not Nice: Trump’s Nazi-inspired Demonization of Immigrants

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer | Commondreams.org | – – New government agency blasted as ‘a blatant attempt to humiliate and scare immigrants’ Groans and boos greeted President Donald Trump’s announcement of…

WP: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador during Trump campaign (Maddow)

The Rachel Maddow Show | (Video News Clip) | – – Video 1: | MSNBC | THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 3/1/17: WP: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador during Trump campaign The Washington…

Afghanistan: We Lost a long Time Ago, and are Still at War

William J. Astore | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | – – America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history.  The phrase “no end in…

Joining N. Korea, Israel denies Human Rights Watch Work Permit

IMEMC | – – Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human…

Further Wave of Bomb Threats against Jewish Centers: Rise of US Far Right

TeleSur | – – Some Jewish groups see the vandalism and threats as a sign that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by Trump’s election. Jewish community centers and schools in at least…

Sorry, Trump, China’s cut-back on Coal Dooms Industry

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump has said many foolish things, but his pledge to bring back coal takes the cake. Coal is the dirtiest source of…

Why ISIL is Targeting Tolerant Sufi Islam

By Peter Gottschalk | (The Conversation) | – – On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern…

Top 5 Ways Obama is Behind Leaks, Protests against Trump

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump did an interview with “Fox and Friends” for this morning in which he alleged that former president Barack Obama is behind the…

ISIL: In Iraq’s desert, mass grave horror beneath the dirt

AFP | (Video News Report) | – – “The sinkhole that could be the largest mass grave in Iraq’s latest conflict is barely visible from the road, nothing more than a small…

Image of the Day: European Buddhists (?) & Zoroastrians, c. 1650

British Museum | (Safavid Era Painting) | – – School/style: Persian School/Style term details Culture/period: Safavid dynasty term details Date: 1650-1700 (circa) Production place: Made in: Iran “Four men worshipping at a…

Is Trump a bigger danger to the US or Europe?

By Joschka Fischer | (Project Syndicate) | – – BERLIN – Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good will come of…

After Mosul: Can Iraq survive without a unified National Army?

By Balsam Mustafa | (The Conversation) | – – The operation to retake Iraq’s second city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State [group] (IS) has entered its crucial phase. The Iraqi…

Trump Official detained, nearly Deported French Holocaust Scholar

TeleSur | – – “My situation was nothing compared to some of the people I saw who couldn’t be defended as I was,” Rousso said on Twitter. Henry Rousso, a French historian…

Would Trump let Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali back into the Country?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Mahershala Ali, 43, last night won an Oscar for best supporting actor, in Moonlight. The film treats themes of sexual repression, gayness,…

Turkey’s Coup aftermath and Human Rights: A Feminist Perspective

By Banu Gökar?ksel | ( Duke University Blog ) | – – Feminist critiques of political power reveal the central function of gender, sexuality, and difference in maintaining that power. Yet, in…

Trumpocalypse: How the U.S. Invaded, Occupied, and Remade Itself

By Tom Engelhardt | (Tomdispatch.com) | – – It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of any sort in America…

Iran’s Oscar-Winning Director Hopes Anti-Fascist Movement Grows

TeleSur | – – “We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best color,” the directors of the five Oscar foreign films nominees wrote in a joint statement.…

Spurned Reporters should dump Trump Briefings, turn to Investigative Journalism

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump was unhappy Saturday that the major media had neglected to report a point made by Herman Cain in an interview on…

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