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U.S. F.E.M.A. Officials Took Advantage of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

By   /  Sat 5 Rabi Al Awwal 1441AH 2-11-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Written by Katherine Lewin on September 12, 2019   In a surprise to no one, two FEMA officials have been charged with fraud and bribery for trying to make themselves rich off of the devastation of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico by helping a company that received $1.8 billion in government contracts. According to reporting […]

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Iran Shoots Down US Surveillance Drone, Heightening Tensions

By   /  Mon 21 Shawwal 1440AH 24-6-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

  In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, members of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to launch an RQ-4 Global Hawk at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk on Thursday, June 20, 2019, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over […]

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The Vagrancy Act Of 1866

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Contributed by Brent Tarter   The Vagrancy Act of 1866, passed by the General Assembly on January 15, 1866, forced into employment, for a term of up to three months, any person who appeared to be unemployed or homeless. If so-called vagrants ran away and were recaptured, they would be forced to work for no […]

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The Convict Leasing System

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments were passed with the intention of establishing equality under the law for newly freed slaves, or so the story goes. The fact of the matter is that slavery was – and still is – completely legal in the United States, only in a much […]

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Anti-Literacy Policy

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Anti-literacy laws were in force in many slave states before and during the American Civil War, affecting slaves, freedmen, and in some cases all people of color.[1] These largely came into force following abolitionist David Walker’s 1829 publication of Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, which openly advocated rebellion,[2] and Nat Turner’s slave […]

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Bretton Woods System & 1944 Agreement

By   /  Tue 9 Ramadan 1440AH 14-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

BY KIMBERLY AMADEO Updated January 02, 2019 The 1944 Bretton Woods agreement established a new global monetary system. It replaced the gold standard with the U.S. dollar as the global currency. By so doing, it established America as the dominant power in the world economy. After the agreement was signed, America was the only country with the ability to print dollars. The […]

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

By   /  Tue 14 Jumada Al Akhira 1440AH 19-2-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

February 7, 20195:01 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered Danielle Kurtzleben Twitter The Green New Deal legislation laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy. Amr Alfiky/NPR […]

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