The U.S.-Colombia drug war alliance has failed to stop the country’s drug trade, with last year’s coca yield breaking records. The record harvests can be traced to the country’s government, right-wing paramilitaries and wealthy individuals who are sympathetic to U.S. business interests.

What's Behind The Surge In Hate Crimes Against American Muslims?
The rhetoric politicians use after a terrorist attack is correlated closely to sharp increases and decreases in hate crimes.
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    Top Scientist Blows Whistle On Trump Administration Over Retaliation
    “I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.”
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      Shuttering The State Dept's War Crimes Office May Be A Good Thing
      Since its founding, the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice has proven to be ineffective and guided only by political motivations, rather than humanitarian ones.
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        California Communities Facing Rising Sea Level Sue Big Oil For Damage Done
        According to the lawsuit, fossil fuel companies “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge of climate-change related threats.
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          The US Is Doubling Down On Its Endless War In Afghanistan, The 'Grave Of Empires'
          Afghanistan has been occupied by foreign powers for nearly 20 years now, with its people being exploited and tormented in the name of combating terrorism. A recent NATO request for thousands more troops to be sent to the region means their suffering will only continue.
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            Famine Plagues Somalia, Yemen Amid US Military Adventurism, Empire Building
            In Somalia, a U.S.-led “war on terror” has led to a rise in extremism that has exacerbated the country’s famine, while in Yemen, a Saudi blockade has prevented much-needed food from reaching its people. And yet, many in the West remain unaware of their plight.
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              Court Sides With FBI, Compels Tech Firms To Hand Over Customer Data
              An appeals court affirmed the FBI's use of gag provisions when issuing national security letters, arguing nondisclosure requirements do not violate the First Amendment.
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                Bombing The KGB Should Be On The Table, According To One U.S. Official
                Russians are “...almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor…,” according to the U.S.’ former director of National Intelligence. Such rhetoric is gaining greater traction within the U.S. political establishment every day, despite public skepticism of the “Russiagate” narrative.
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                  Twitter Still Refusing To Verify Accounts For Julian Assange And Other Gov’t Critics
                  Verified Twitter accounts are impervious to impostors and others who would seek to discredit the accounts’ owners. But Julian Assange and other well-known government critics are still unverified, leading to speculation that Twitter is purposefully allowing their accounts to remain vulnerable.
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