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MAPA Newsletter Jul-Aug 2020

IRAQ: Occupation, Governance, Protests

July 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Since then, Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, Da’esh (Islamic State/ISIS) terrorism, and several protest waves (e.g., …

Nuclear Danger Grows

July 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Scientists Join Sen. Markey to Oppose Resumption of Nuclear Testing by Jerry Ross and Jonathan Alan King On the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear test explosion in the New Mexico desert, leading scientists from across the country joined Senator Edward J. Markey at a …

The Virus of Sanctions: Flattening the Curve

July 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

by George Capaccio The coronavirus pandemic rages unabated in the United States. Shortages of life-saving drugs and essential equipment, medical facilities overwhelmed with critical cases, an increasing number of deaths from what should have been preventable causes—these are indications of a healthcare system in crisis. …

Authoritarianism or Democracy?

July 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Federal troops are sent to Portland, Oregon, without the consent of the the mayor or the governor. Refusing to identify themselves, the troops pull peaceful protesters off the streets and into unmarked vehicles and spirit them away. They fire rubber bullets and tear gas cannisters …

Essential Workers Strike for Black Lives

July 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Andrew King  Nearly 200 essential workers and their allies rallied at the State House on July 20 to demand racial and economic justice as part of a national Strike for Black Lives that took place in many cities across the country. The rally was …

by Maria Termini Countries around the world are wrestling with one of the worst public health crises of modern times, as the coronavirus continues on its ravaging course. Many have died, many are experiencing the painful effects of this disease, and many are living in …

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