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CSUN students share how the travel ban has affected them

People protest the travel ban

Nathan Hickling

February 17, 2017

When something becomes as controversial as the recent travel ban, targeted towards seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, it's difficult to remember exactly where the idea began and where the rhetoric took over. When President Donald Trump issued the executive order last month barring travel from Iran, Iraq, Lib...

Blindly staying in the Middle East is our new approach to foreign policy

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Sergio Monreal

October 27, 2015

How does U.S. foreign policy affect the typical CSUN student? Well, you are stuck with the bill: approximately $4 to $6 trillion. Yes, your taxes for the coming decades, long after you graduate, will go towards paying for the catastrophic interventions by the United States. While running for President ...

What is the damaging cost of preserving the past?

Illustration by Julienne Shih / Illustrator

Armen Aghabekov

September 6, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) has destroyed yet another ancient temple in Palmyra, the ancient city in Syria. Reportedly, the Temple of Bel which was 2,000 years old was destroyed by the Islamic State a mere week after the destruction of the Baalshamin Temple. This is after the ISIS beheaded the 82-year-old...

Burn after watching: Violent responses to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film hurts democracy in the Middle East

Burn after watching: Violent responses to the 'Innocence of Muslims' film hurts democracy in the Middle East

Andrew Clark

September 25, 2012

  At least 26 dead, dozens wounded, including an American ambassador in Libya. The pre-planned attacks on the American embassy in Libya on Sept. 11 showed the world yet again what happens with a mob mentality funneled through religion. The subsequent outrage over an ill-timed amateur video ...

Media curtain blinds Americans from imperial war against Middle East

Katherine ONeill

February 7, 2012

A truly democratic nation must rely on journalism to provide accurate information to its citizens so they can make decisions and analysis based on fact, not on sensational hype or rumor. In the globalized world we live in today, where technology allows the spread of information to have more transnational impact, an accurate and fair media is crucial to the stabilization ...

Priority of distribution is disturbing

Pam Tapper

November 18, 2009

On Nov. 5, Trish Regan, the anchor for CNBC’s ‘The Call,’ reported that some Wall Street firms had received significant doses of H1N1 vaccines. Goldman Sachs reportedly received 200 doses, and Citigroup received 1,200 doses. “I’m six weeks away from delivering twins, and I couldn’t get t...

Shut up about the “two-state solution.” In a classic case of false advertising: President Obama tries to push “separate but equal” on the Palestinians

Joseph Glatzer

September 28, 2009

The “two-state solution” seems like a fair way to solve the problem in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestine. The Israel Lobby (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas all back...

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