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This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Aug. 8, 2018

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • ISIS making a comeback in Iraq
  • Black liberationist speaks out after 40 years in prison
  • Harvard's affirmative action fight could threaten rich whites

• The Islamic State is making a comeback in Iraq, just seven months after being forced out of Iraqi cities – and the government declaring victory over the terrorist group. A new round of assassinations, kidnappings and bombings by ISIS militants is now occurring in mostly remote areas.

(“ISIS is making a comeback in Iraq just months after Baghdad declared victory,” Washington Post, June 17, 2018)

• Debbie Sims Africa, a prominent member of the black radical group Move, walked out of prison in June. She was the first of a group known as the “Move Nine,” to be released for what her supporters claim is the unjust conviction for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1978.

(“Black liberationist speaks out after 40 years in prison,” Guardian, June 18, 2018)

• There’s new push on college campuses to end legacy admissions, used to ease admission for children of alumni and large donors.

(“How the fight at Harvard could threaten rich whites,” ProPublica, July 11, 2018)

 

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