An Invitation To Whiteness: Why Not Addressing White Privilege Entrenches Social and Economic Inequality

Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. ca. 1907-1912. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons) A few years ago, this writer wrote: that until White privilege is addressed and eradicated, it will continue to be the serpent in any and every Garden of Eden of feminist, liberal or progressive creation. And as we view the landscape of […]

A few years ago, this writer wrote: that until White privilege is addressed and eradicated, it will continue to be the serpent in any and every Garden of Eden of feminist, liberal or progressive creation. And as we view the landscape of American social, political and economic life, we can see, not so much a re-introduction of White privilege, but

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Washington Escalates War On Syria

In this Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions as they observe the Syrian army forces base of Wadi al-Deif, at the front line of Maaret al-Numan town, in Idlib province, Syria. America’s Arab allies have dramatically stepped up weapon supplies to Syrian rebels in preparation for a push […]

Ousting Assad was planned years ago. At issue is replacing him with a pro-Western puppet. After two years of conflict, he hangs on resiliently. Whether he'll survive is uncertain. Syria's military is strong and supportive. Free Syrian Army and U.S.-recruited death squads are weak by comparison. Reports suggest direct U.S. intervention appears

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Officials: US Training Syrian Moderates In Jordan

In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, in this citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels walk past of dead Syrian soldiers loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad, at Taftanaz air base that was captured by the rebels, […]

For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan with the goal of bolstering the array of forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime while at the same time strengthening the hand of moderates among the country's fractured opposition, American and foreign officials said. They said the effort is

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China Punishes North Korea As US Asks For More

In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 photo, Chinese paramilitary policemen build a fence near a concrete marker depicting the North Korean and Chinese national flags with the words «China North Korea Border» at a crossing in the Chinese border town of Tumen in eastern China’s Jilin province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) China is trying to […]

China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo in a calibrated effort to send a message of Chinese pique without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government. Freight handlers and trading companies at ports and cities near the North Korean border complain of

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Remembering the Controversial Visit To Sudan By Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, accompanied by the Archbishop of Khartoum, Gabriel Zubeir Wako, waves to tens of thousands of Sudanese Christians shortly after his arrival in the Sudanese capital on Feb. 10, 1993 (Photo Norbert Schiller) All this talk about the new Pope Francis got me thinking about the times I covered his predecessor, Pope John […]

All this talk about the new Pope Francis got me thinking about the times I covered his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, in the 1990s. The first trip I covered, and probably one of his most controversial, took place in February 1993 on the last leg of his 10th Africa trip. After visiting both Benin and Uganda, Pope John Paul II made a nine-hour

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Renewed Nuke Sale Fear After Recent North Korea Test

A North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through binoculars at the border village of the Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The United States is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on training missions over South Korea to highlight […]

North Korea's nuclear test last month wasn't just a show of defiance and national pride; it also serves as advertising. The target audience, analysts say, is anyone in the world looking to buy nuclear material. Though Pyongyang has threatened to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S., the most immediate threat posed by its nuclear technology may be

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