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Is the US headed for dictatorship? One academic says yes

By: Jim Sleeper Source: openDemocracy As Donald Trump rampaged through the Republican primaries last March, I argued here and on the New York National Public Radio station’s Brian Lehrer Show that neoliberal Democrats as well as free-marketeering Republicans were leaving it to Trump to do what his Inaugural Address has left him no choice but to do: to become the dictator of the nationalist, plutocratic regime that he is installing under the banner of what he called “a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.” He has vowed to vindicate forgotten Americans and, through them, American greatness: “January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became...

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British Muslim exposes the media’s “constant stream” of inaccuracies on Muslims

By: Harriet Sherwood Source: The Guardian British media organisations have been forced to make a string of corrections and retractions over recent months relating to coverage of Muslims following routine monitoring. Miqdaad Versi, an assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, has undertaken a personal project to track articles about Islam and Muslims in order to spot misrepresentations and inaccuracies. He has secured almost 20 corrections and retractions, and a further 20 complaints are being examined by the press regulator, Ipso. Several complaints have been rejected. Among the published corrections was a story published on the Sun website last week, originally...

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Saudi’s reform-minded Prince has plan for hardliners

By: Katie Paul Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage RIYADH (Reuters) – The young prince leading Saudi Arabia’s drive for economic reform has laid out a three-pronged strategy to avoid a backlash from any religious conservatives opposed to his plan, according to remarks reported by Foreign Affairs magazine on Saturday. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 31-year-old overseeing the kingdom’s biggest-ever overhaul of state and society, told visiting researchers last month punitive measures would be considered for any clerics who incited or resorted to violence over the plan, one of the researchers wrote. Prince Mohammed said he believed only a small percentage of the...

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