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Prove You’re Gay to Stay in the U.K.

The United Kingdom’s Border Agency is demanding that people seeking asylum from prosecution in other countries due to their sexual preferences provide evidence of their homosexuality. Its line of questioning has led some to extremes just to ensure their own safety.

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Dreaming With Dignity

Undocumented students use a bold new strategy in their pursuit of documents, diplomas and immigration reform.

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Death of Artist Unites Greek Hip-Hop Community Against Fascism

The stabbing of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a sympathizer of Greece’s most prominent extreme right party earlier this month has led to the arrest of the group’s leadership and the unification of once bitterly opposed rap artists against racism and violence.

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Obama Delivers Major Economic Speech, Congress Hits Historic Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.

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Not Listening: What Republicans Could Learn From George W. Bush

During most of the Obama presidency, George W. Bush has maintained a decorous silence. Suddenly, however, he is speaking out to urge a “positive resolution” to the debate over immigration reform—and the time to listen to him has surely arrived.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Snowden, Food Stamps and an Immigration Thunderbolt

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the new Quinnipiac University poll showing that more American voters consider Edward Snowden a whistle-blower than a traitor, by 55 to 34 percent. Should Russia grant Snowden asylum?

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Party of No

Watching Republicans convince themselves that killing immigration reform actually helps the GOP is excruciating, and I wish somebody would make it stop.

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Raising the Stakes on Immigration

The fiscal benefits of immigration reform to the federal government have been documented by the Congressional Budget Office, which estimated it would reduce the deficit by nearly $850 billion over two decades.

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Happy Fourth of July Wherever You Come From

In the days after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began arresting, without charges, Japanese immigrants in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii who were on government lists as possible threats to national security.

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How Boehner Gets a Win-Win

House Speaker John Boehner, pictured, has already ruled out the simplest course of action, which would produce the best outcome for the nation and also boost the prospects of the Republican Party: Bring the Senate bill up for a vote.

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Debunking Myths: The Truth About Immigration Reform and the Economy (Video)

The battle over immigration reform is often about economic fear — fear that immigrants are hurting the economy for native born Americans. But that fear is based on several economic myths.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Monumental Movement on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights and Immigration

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex couples and against minority voters, the Senate’s immigration overhaul bill, President Obama’s stated goals on climate change, and Texas Sen. Wendy David and former South African President Nelson Mandela—two politicians who stand for something.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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A Most Political and Activist Court

The week’s judicial work leads to the question of which way the Supreme Court is looking and how the nine justices are using their enormous power, some of it unchecked even by public needs and wishes.

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Immigration Bill Would Create Radically Militarized Border

There’s a worm in the long-awaited immigration reform bill approved by the Senate on Thursday. The number of border agents will double to 40,000, drone use will expand and 700 miles of border fencing will go up. Representatives of two immigrant advocacy groups weigh in.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Farm, Immigration Bills and Obama Goes Abroad

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss Congress’ failure on the farm bill and the latest amendment to the immigration reform legislation. They also take a look at news involving the Federal Reserve and President Obama’s trip to Europe.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate Progresses on Immigration Deal, GOP Official Makes Racist Remarks, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the tea party turns against one of its own and the House’s farm bill goes up in flames.

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Why the GOP Can’t Learn

It’s as if they didn’t learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before—trying to block immigration reform, roll back the clock on abortion rights and stop gay marriage wherever possible. Why can’t Republicans learn?

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s Father Bribed His Way Into U.S.

The Texas Republican has emerged as a leading opponent of a bipartisan Senate bill that would grant a pathway to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants. So it’s interesting to learn that although the elder Cruz, an emigrant from Cuba, says he “came to this country legally,” he also admitted in a recent NPR interview that he basically bribed his way in.

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Immigration: Time to Choose Sides

The future of immigration reform is, for now at least, not up to House Speaker John Boehner. It is in the hands of a group of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to decide whether their desire to solve a decades-old problem outweighs their fears of retaliation from the party’s right wing.

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