Whether as victims of a mass shooting or of police brutality, time and again black lives are treated as less valuable than others.
Truthdig writers Sonali Kolhatkar and Max Blumenthal disagree with each other regarding key elements in the recent reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma. This is Kolhatkar's take on the issue.
Just because Donald Trump is using the recent chemical attack as an excuse to bomb Syria does not mean the attack didn't happen. We need to acknowledge the reality of Syrian suffering at the hands of Assad, Putin and the U.S.
The president has lied and exaggerated the threat of the gang, and even used the grief of parents who have lost children to further his cruel anti-immigrant agenda.