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Bombed Planes, Bombed Cities, Bombed Countries as Syria War Goes Global

Jon Queally
Common Dreams
It's not a world war—at least not yet— but the increased regional and global focus on the Islamic State militant group that currently holds territory in both Iraq and Syria is brewing an increasingly volatile situation that is reverberating from the heart of the Middle East to the major cities of Paris, Beirut, and Moscow, and taking center stage in the political conversations in the U.S., across Europe, and beyond.

Review: "Spotlight" - Homage to Truth-Telling

Jonathan Merritt
The Atlantic
Prior to the Boston Globe’s investigation, the sexual abuse of minors by priests was one of the Catholic Church’s worst-kept secrets. Spotlight's telling of the Church’s sex abuses reminds viewers how good, honest journalism has the power to transform a community.

"Captive Genders": CeCe McDonald, Chelsea Manning and Others Map Road to Trans Liberation

Gabriel Arkles
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (available to order with a donation to Truthout) brings together trans, queer and gender nonconforming views on police and prisons. Its pages brim with anger, grief, hope, humor and daring, taking on everything from bathhouse raids to capitalism, from prison rape to sex offender registries.

Stop Policing the World

Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Some of the striking students at UC Berkeley silkscreened hundreds of protest posters onto used computer paper, including this CSPG Poster of the Week. The silkscreen graphic from 1970 Berkeley, CA was modeled after a poster made during the Paris '68 student/worker strike.

Striking Port Truck Drivers Dig in Against Wage Theft

Dan Braun
Capital and Main
As Capital & Main reported recently, drivers with one of the larger trucking companies serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike just before dawn October 26th. These drivers are on the front lines of a critical fight impacting the future of work in the United States: “misclassification,” a condition in which companies wrongly treat their workers as “independent contractors” rather than as employees.

"Tomorrow's Battlefield": As U.S. Special Ops Enter Syria, Growing Presence in Africa Goes Unnoticed

Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nick Turse
Democracy Now!
The recent U.S. deployment of special operations forces to Syria expands a global U.S. battlefield that is at a historic size. This year, special ops have been sent to a record 147 countries—75 percent of the nations on the planet. It’s a 145 percent increase from the days of George W. Bush. And it means that on any given day elite U.S. forces are on the ground in 70 to 90 countries.