Truthout Stories http://truth-out.org Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:20 -0400 en-gb Why Wall Street and Consulting Firms Win at the Elite College Brain Drain Game http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25864-why-wall-street-and-consulting-firms-win-at-the-elite-college-brain-drain-game http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25864-why-wall-street-and-consulting-firms-win-at-the-elite-college-brain-drain-game ]]> Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:27:03 -0400 Market Basket Strike Looks Like a Strike Should http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25862-market-basket-strike-looks-like-a-strike-should http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25862-market-basket-strike-looks-like-a-strike-should ]]> Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:06:15 -0400 The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25858-the-iraq-war-was-a-smashing-success http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25858-the-iraq-war-was-a-smashing-success

2014 828 iraq fwSmoke rises from American airstrikes in the village of Resala in Iraq as Kurdish peshmerga fighters watch at an overwatch position near the Mosul Dam in Northern Iraq, Aug. 18, 2014. (Photo: Lynsey Addario / The New York Times)

Make no mistake about it: by any vaguely human measure, the situation in Iraq is a US-made disaster of historic proportions. Millions dead or wounded, millions more displaced, and all overseen by a kleptocratic government more interested in grinding old enemies into the dust than governing...and of course, yes, a seemingly endless cycle of violence that claims new victims every day.

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Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:32:17 -0400
Obama's No-Win War on ISIS http://truth-out.org/news/item/25857-obamas-no-win-war-on-isis http://truth-out.org/news/item/25857-obamas-no-win-war-on-isis ]]> News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:18:49 -0400 Climate Change http://truth-out.org/art/item/25856-climate-change http://truth-out.org/art/item/25856-climate-change ]]> Art Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:11:10 -0400 Dr. Spoilsport's CEO Treatment http://truth-out.org/art/item/25855-dr-spoilsports-ceo-treatment http://truth-out.org/art/item/25855-dr-spoilsports-ceo-treatment ]]> Art Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:02:31 -0400 Greasing the Path to Military Intervention http://truth-out.org/news/item/25854-greasing-the-path-to-military-intervention http://truth-out.org/news/item/25854-greasing-the-path-to-military-intervention ]]> News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:01:12 -0400 From Freedom Summer to Black August http://truth-out.org/news/item/25853-from-freedom-summer-to-black-august http://truth-out.org/news/item/25853-from-freedom-summer-to-black-august

Thirty-five years ago, California prisoners founded Black August, a holiday to pay tribute to African-American history in the context of an ever-expanding carceral state. In a kind of secular activist Ramadan, Black August participants refused food and water before sundown, did not use the prison canteen, eschewed drugs and boastful behavior, boycotted radio and television, and engaged in rigorous physical exercise and political study. Through Black August, prisoners sought to demonstrate the personal power they maintained despite incarceration.

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News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:42 -0400
A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25852-a-rising-tide-only-lifts-all-boats-when-everyone-has-a-boat http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25852-a-rising-tide-only-lifts-all-boats-when-everyone-has-a-boat ]]> Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:58:03 -0400 Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25851-lets-treat-assad-fairly-like-any-other-pro-west-dictator-in-the-middle-east http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25851-lets-treat-assad-fairly-like-any-other-pro-west-dictator-in-the-middle-east

The US government's unwillingness to overthrow the Assad government in Syria should not be a litmus test of US commitment to promoting democracy and human rights in the Middle East.

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Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:39:31 -0400