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The Many Problems With Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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After the San Bernardino and Paris attacks, the rhetoric against American Muslims has ramped up in the U.S. But what consequences does that language have? And what’s being left out of the conversation?

Gaza: Witnessing The War And Destruction

When Israel started its invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, the pictures of death and destruction were all over our screens. But Max Blumenthal traveled there to see for himself. So many of the stories he witnessed were never talked about in the news. He speaks to AJ+’s Dena Takruri.

How Government Surveillance Got Worse Under Obama

Key Patriot Act provisions expired June 1st, leaving us wondering exactly how far NSA surveillance will be rolled back. We thought mass surveillance was bad under President George W. Bush. But under President Barack Obama, it got even worse. So how exactly did we end up with the biggest domestic spying apparatus

4 Key Players In Yemen’s Chaos

Yemen’s being torn apart in a struggle for power. The stakes are high, with many different groups involved in the current chaos. We’ve narrowed down the key players you should know about.

NSA Whistleblower: We’ve Been Lied To And Kept In The Dark

Bill Binney is a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) who resigned in 2001 and became a whistleblower. His mission in life now is to speak out about how the NSA is spying on Americans and violating their constitutional rights. AJ+’s Dena Takruri interviewed him about the spying program and what Americans can do to protect themselves.

Why The CIA Won’t Be Prosecuted For Torture

Why won’t the CIA agents who practiced torture under the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program” be prosecuted for their crimes? Under U.S. and international law, torture is illegal, but Obama isn’t planning on holding anyone accountable. We tell you why.

Why Is The US Dropping Bombs In Iraq, Again?

President Obama has authorized airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Northern Iraq to protect U.S. personnel there and to save Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority who are threatened with genocide. The majority of the American public supports the airstrikes, but many are asking: why does the U.S. intervene militarily in some conflicts but not others? And why Iraq specifically?