News, December 24th

In a northern town brutalized by IS, Iraq tests its power One by one, the flags belonging to a patchwork of armed forces were lowered in a northern Iraqi town once brutalized by the Islamic State group. The territorial claims symbolized by each were replaced by the fluttering of just one: The Iraqi state’s. TheContinue reading “News, December 24th”

News, December 22nd

“Stimulus bill”: Congress gives working class the middle finger Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress announced a new $900 billion stimulus bill over the weekend for a second round of “relief” in the face of the worsening pandemic and related economic crisis. The bill comes after months of Congressional gridlock while millions of workers faceContinue reading “News, December 22nd”

News, December 21st

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang BEIJING — An official from China’s Communist Party signaled Monday that there would likely be no letup in its crackdown in the remote Xinjiang region, but said the government’s focus is shifting more to addressing the roots of extremism. China’s policies in Xinjiang, home toContinue reading “News, December 21st”