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International Workers' Day 2012

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The detention and deportation of immigrants has reached an all-time high under the Obama administration. Fault Lines investigates the business of immigrant detention and finds out how a few companies are shaping U.S. immigration laws.

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Portland Oregon May Day 2012

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Marking Palestinian “Land Day,” students from the occupied Palestinian territory and colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation. This three minute video calls on TIAA-CREF to end its investments in corporations that profit from Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.  Some of these corporations include Veolia, Hewlett-Packard, and Caterpillar that often provide services or products on U.S. campuses, but also help to entrench the system of inequality and military occupation in Israel and Palestine.

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Dr. Tom Magstadt earned his PhD in International relations from John Hopkins University. He has taught at UJMKC, University of Nebraska, the Air War College and worked as a CIA analyst. Dr. Magstadt discussed the political impacts of the Iraq war and Iran policy.

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.-  Iran policy.

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Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.-  Iran policy.

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Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.-  Iran policy.

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Part #1: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.-  Iran policy.

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Part #1: Mitch Green served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2007 and in Afghanistan most of 2004. As a result of his deployment he suffers PTSD. He is a grad student in economics at UMKC. In his presentation he shares his personal experiences and discusses the impact of the war on U.S. troops.

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.- Iran policy.

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Part #2: Lucky Garcia served in the Army for 8 years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2006 where she worked with Iraqis gathering intelligence and in the process gaining insight into Iraqis' lives. She shares her perspectives on the legacies of the Iraq war for both U.S. troops and for Iraqi citizens.

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.- Iran policy.

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