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The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Date: January 31, 2019 | Categories: Featured, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Steve Downs Source: Counter Punch The law should apply equally to everyone.  The 14th Amendment guarantees to all Americans the “equal protection of the laws”.  But when we go to war this guarantee is often violated. War means designating an “enemy” to be defeated using every available means including the law.  We call this “lawfare” when the law, instead of …


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Weaponizing Hate

Date: November 5, 2018 | Categories: Opinion All, Opinions, Structural Racism,

By John A. PowellDirector @ Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society “We need to stop the hate. Language of hate just has no place. When you speak language of hate as a leader, you give permission to all peoples to say it’s okay to speak that language of hate.” -Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh The …


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Zero-Tolerance Policy: A Run-Down on Trump’s Family Separation Strategy

Date: June 20, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All,

By Neha Malik ICNA CSJ Intern First posts about 1,500 missing children stormed Twitter timelines, and now headlines of 2,000 children ripped from their families are doing the same— what’s happening at the border now? Spoiler alert: it’s Trump and he’s introduced another new immigration strategy, known as the “zero-tolerance policy”. Explanation of the Policy Under the policy, any adult …