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          Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe 
    
          March 28, 2017
    
           The US has launched hundreds of deadly airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Yemen in recent months, but putting boots on the ground in Syria signals a new level of participation in a war that Russia is also fighting. The Syrian government's ambassador to the United Nations claimed recent US military actions constitute an "illegitimate" invasion.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/congress-missing-action-trump-escalates-war-syria-amid-russia-probe
  
  
          Media Bits and Bytes – Big Bad Wolf Edition
    
          March 28, 2017
    
          GOP smash puny humans; Big boys do SXSW; Martyr in Mexico; Hate speech hustle; CBS News cuts loose
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/media-bits-and-bytes-%E2%80%93-big-bad-wolf-edition
  
  
          'Religious Left' Emerging as U.S. Political Force in Trump Era
    
          March 28, 2017
    
          Church World Service, a coalition of Christian denominations which helps refugees settle in the United States - and the number of new churches offering help has grown so quickly that the group has lost count. "The religious community, the religious left is getting out, hitting the streets, taking action, raising their voices," said Reverend Noel Anderson, its national grassroots coordinator.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/religious-left-emerging-us-political-force-trump-era
  
  
          How Opposition to World War One Galvanized the Left
    
          March 28, 2017
    
          An interview with historian Michael Kazin. Michael Kazin’s book War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 tells the story of these Americans, who tried to prevent the militarization of the United States.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/how-opposition-world-war-one-galvanized-left
  
  
          How Trumpcare’s Failure Sets the Stage for Single-Payer
    
          March 28, 2017
    
          With the implosion of "repeal and replace," the next logical step in Democratic health care reform is Medicare for All.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/how-trumpcare%E2%80%99s-failure-sets-stage-single-payer
  
  
          An Era of Scorn for Our Government Workforce
    
          March 28, 2017
    
          The presidency of Donald Trump has ushered in a fresh wave of withering attacks on public employees at the federal level. Just days after taking the oath of office, Trump imposed a federal hiring freeze. And a new bill moving through Congress would eviscerate civil-service protections, making it easier to fire career government employees without due process. The president's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget is so austere that it would, according to the Washington Post
    
          https://portside.org/2017-03-28/era-scorn-our-government-workforce
  

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