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Dear USA:  Liberian-Americans don’t Have Ebola

Dear USA: Liberian-Americans don’t Have Ebola

By Philippa Garson (Follow @PhilippaGarson ) NEW YORK, 17 October 2014 (IRIN) - Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous…
Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Muslim Problem

Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Muslim Problem

By Juan Cole Bravo to Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristoff for telling Bill Maher off about his chronic case of Muslim-hating bigotry. (He would say he doesn't hate Muslims, only their religion,…
New Iraqi Government:  Less than Meets the Eye?

New Iraqi Government: Less than Meets the Eye?

By Juan Cole The Iraqi parliament finally voted in the government of new Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi on Monday, in what US Secretary of State John Kerry called a "turning point." There…
The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

By Lauren McCauley Rights Groups Call for Halt to 'Worst Since Jim Crow' Voting Law Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday…
Can Palestinians ever Get a Break in the American Press?

Can Palestinians ever Get a Break in the American Press?

By: Yazan al-Saadi As tragedy and uninterrupted terror strikes the besieged Palestinian population once more, Western media outlets have been busy producing and presenting articles and television reports on the events taking…
Torture:  What’s Race Got to do with It?

Torture: What’s Race Got to do with It?

By Rebecca Gordon June is Torture Awareness Month, so this seems like a good time to consider some difficult aspects of torture people in the United States might need to be aware…