The never ending series of tweets that Trump puts out on the crisis at the southern border can easily distract one from more realistic and dangerous threats that exist elsewhere in the world, like at the border between India an Pakistan. The growing tension between these two countries at their border, called the Line of Control, is, as the Nation reports, one that could lead to a nuclear confrontation.

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Conflict in the Middle East tends to be one that gets boiled down a lot in the US, with many people only caring what happens to Israel or maybe Iraq. But there are plenty of countries there, all with their own specific geopolitical issues, and Libya is no different. As the Middle East Eye reports, the movements of armies within the country has rattled those at the UN and made last peace in the region an even more complicated issue.


The Trump administration is not one friendly to immigrants nor non-native citizens, and that world view is on full display in a recent case of denationalization currently making its way through the Florida court system. The case involves an elderly truck driver who is said to have fraudulently obtained his citizenship due to a deportation he was unaware of, as theIntercept reports.

Since the Cold War ended, the fear of Russia as a threat to the US had died down somewhat, however with Trump and office, the capabilities of Russia as a world power seem to have escalated dramatically. Hand in hand with this is many national news outlets reporting on efforts by Russia to achieve world dominance, while hand waving the steps the US had been taking over the years, as FAIR reports, to achieve what can seem like a similar goal.

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The US military tends to receive praise from all sides for the steps it takes to defend America, however there are many that take issue with not only the tactics of the military to win wars, but to acquire enough soldiers to fight in said wars. As truthdig writes on, the All-Volunteer Force has tried its best over the years to make sure the country is fully stocked up on its fighting capabilities, but their mission is not the most righteous or laudable one out there.

Continuing the trend of places most Americans never think about is what has just happened in Algeria, where their 20-year president has resigned. While this can be seen as a good step in the right direction towards making the country more democratic, as Democracy Now! talks about, the protests that led to the presidents resignation don’t plan on stopping till they get a more fair system for choosing their representatives.

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The power that rich people have over the rest of the populace cannot be understated, and the power they have is not just limited to donating to politicians or buying luxury goods. That power also extends to the influence they have on how society views people the rich deem unworthy, and as CounterPunch ponders, this affect people like Trump has on how women view themselves is not conducive to a healthy society.

The amount of money large corporations put into their advertising is massive, and that’s true for every industry. What is not as clear is just how much these companies decide to spend on advertising, which the Real News Network breaks down for you based on a new survey about the amount the fossil fuel trade association has spent over the past decade.

We often hear about the importance of an alliance like NATO, as reports come out of Trump’s disdain for the institution, and how important an organization can be for countries that rely more on the safety it provides. A country like Poland, as the National Interestreports, sees NATO and the EU as organizations that bond Poland to the rest of its allies and keep things running that much smoother.

 Aura Bogado with this weeks Tweet of the Week:

It is difficult to see how people not in charge of countries or governments can create any change or make the world any better. As the Ghion Journal sees it, every elected leader will turn on those that put them their and only serve those with the money that put them there. While this message is not completely accurate, the truth of this sentiment is not completely lost and their point has some teeth.

Felicity Huffman leaves a federal courthouse on April 3, 2019.
The HEADLINES:1. Muslim soldier suing US army after ‘being forced to remove hijab’ (The Independent)

2. They Had It Coming (The Atlantic)

3. ‘Unspoken Sexism’ Dampens Fundraising For Women Running In 2020 (HuffPost)

4. Trump retreats on threat to close border (BBC)

5. Theresa May to make written Brexit offer to Jeremy Corbyn (The Guardian)