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From Korea to Mosul, the US Tradition of “Collateral Damage” Drags On

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Buzzflash for Truthout. “June was the sixty-fourth anniversary of the Korean War. It began in 1950 and ended 1953. Did people at that time in this country, even today, know the truth about our destruction in North Korea? South Korea …”

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Trump and Modi’s silence on hate crimes provides shelter for criminals

Rachana Kamtekar, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in TRT World. “Both US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to destroy “radical Islamic terrorism”, while ignoring repeated crimes against Muslims. The silence from both leaders provides protection for violent …”

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Futures Of Most Vulnerable Americans At Risk

Amy Burnham Greiner, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Garnet News. “Now that we finally know what is in the Senate health care bill, the deep cuts to Medicaid that so many have feared are potentially days from becoming a reality. People typically think of the elderly when they think of Medicaid, but…

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History Has Already Prepared Us For Resistance, If Only We’d Listen

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Alternet. “On June 22, Republicans revealed their “secret” health care plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Immediately, people with disabilities protested the draconian cuts to Medicaid that could strip away federal support …”

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OPINION: Non-English Languages Become Mainstream Very ‘Despacito’

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino USA. ““Despacito,” a Spanish-language song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, spent 13 weeks in Billboard’s top 100 list before skyrocketing to the #1 spot, where it remains for four weeks (as of this writing). With its authentic Latin feel …”

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Schools Should Be Safe For All

Michelle Pitot. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Huffington Post. “We’re at the end of Pride Month, and across the country Pride parades have been taking place in cities large and small. Yet although it’s been almost 50 years since the Stonewall Riots started the mainstream LGBT rights movement, the parades …”

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Random Violence vs. The Risks Of Intimate Partner Violence

Gail E. Emrick. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Garnet News. “Given the proliferation of mass shootings and terrorist bombings, it is no wonder that untimely death may be on our minds. These heartbreaking and infuriating tragedies can trigger fear about going to public gatherings. Yet, the truth …”

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White fragility will not protect you from accountability

Michele Pitot. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. “Why is anyone surprised that Bill Maher would use the phrase “house n—-” without a second thought? An opinionated, empowered white man who has freely made racist and sexist comments should hardly surprise anyone …”

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Rural America left out of Trump’s water infrastructure plan

Andrea K. Gerlak. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. “President Trump recently unveiled his infrastructure plan but it did little to address the water crisis in rural America. While the poor condition of pipes for drinking water in Flint, Michigan attracted national to the issue …”

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Healthcare Everyone In Insurance Companies Out

Patricia Jackson. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Medium. “I have some of the best healthcare currently available because a union’s collective bargaining agreement guaranteed a defined benefit pension plan including health insurance. Defined benefit plans provide retirement …”

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