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Tidbits - November 16, 2017 - Reader Comments: Sexual Predator on the loose in Alabama; North Carolina Black Church vandalized; Worker Abuse, Sexual Abuse; Russian Revolution; Muslim Ban - new resource; Announcements; and more....

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C Jam Blues | Robi Botos, piano, Dave Young, Bass, and Alvin Queen, Drums

U.S. Homeland Security has informed jazz great Alvin Queen that he will not be able to enter the country to perform at a concert in Washington, D.C. next month because of a brush with the law over 50 years ago, when Queen was a minor. Here is Queen on the drums in Oscar Peterson's C Jam Blues.

Trump’s Latest Travel Restrictions Are ‘Still a Muslim Ban’

Auditi Guha Rewire
Several pieces on Trump's latest Muslim Ban. “The administration is once again making cosmetic adjustments to the Muslim ban in hopes that it will pass the barest possible definition of anything else; but they’ve failed again.”

A Guide to Resisting Muslim Ban 2.0

Hoda Katebi Truthout
After delaying its issuance in order to bask in the continued normalization and celebration of his regime by mainstream media, Trump has signed his regime's latest attempt at introducing a "constitutional" Muslim ban. Do not let new words disguise old intentions.

Trump Cites Fake FBI Terror Plots to Justify Muslim Ban

Chip Gibbons Rights & Dissent
Trump’s new Muslim Ban order attempts to “provide some evidence” by giving reasons for why each of the countries were targeted for the ban, as well as why he is suspending the refugee program. He proffers two incidents in which refugees were convicted on terrorism related charges. What Trump fails to disclose is that in each case the “terrorism” in question was concocted by the FBI, as part of a sting operation.

The Muslim Ban and Beyond: Fighting White Power in Trump’s America

Beverly Bell Portside
Of the hatred and bigotry currently on display, Haitian-American physician Jonel Daphnis, said, “It’s always been like this. It’s just that instead of cursing us out quietly, now they’re emboldened to curse us out loud. Now we can’t keep up delusion as a way of maintaining our mental and spiritual well-being. It’s out in the open."
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