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  • International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    2014 0419iraq(Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Tech. Sgt. Molly Dzitko / U.S. Army, Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway / U.S. Army)Lawyers and activists from around the world converged at The Iraq Commission in Brussels last week with the primary aim of bringing to justice government officials who are guilty of war crimes in Iraq, including former US President George W. Bush and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. The conference represents the most powerful and most current organized attempt in the world to bring justice to those responsible for the catastrophe in Iraq, and included powerful international lawyers like International Court of Justice lawyer Curtis Doebbler and Louie Roberto Zamora Bolanos, a lawyer from Costa Rica who successfully sued the government of his country for supporting the war in Iraq. Their goal for the conference was to begin taking concrete steps toward international lawsuits that will bring Blair and Bush, along with those responsible in their administrations, to justice for the myriad war crimes committed in Iraq.

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  • Program Fights Double-Edged Stereotypes About Muslim Domestic Violence

    Program Fights Double-Edged Stereotypes About Muslim Domestic Violence

    By Eleanor J Bader, Truthout | Interview

    There is an exercise in Zainab Alwani and Salma Elkadi Abugideiri's What Islam Says about Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping Muslim Families that asks social service providers to imagine that a female wearing a long overcoat and head covering is sitting in the waiting area on an 85-degree day. "Perhaps her face is covered too," the text begins. "Close your eyes and allow yourself to tune into your internal responses."

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  • An Indictment of the Invisible Hand

    An Indictment of the Invisible Hand

    By Jeffrey Madrick, Moyers & Company | News Analysis

    Thomas Piketty's 700-page book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has stunned both the economic profession and most political observers. But the economic mainstream is not truly dealing with its most serious implications even as they widely praise his work. Here in a nutshell is what he argues: Current rates of inequality are closer to historical norms than aberrations. Inequality is likely to stay high and perhaps increase.

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