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On December 26th, 2017, protesters in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan reached their 5000th day of protest against the ongoing presence of the U.S military. With over 500 protesters, the people of Okinawa continued their fight against U.S. military occupation. Transferred from one imperial power to another, Okinawa represents a forgotten space of colonial conquest. Once the…

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A foreign policy to believe in

Last week, we saw two important and contrasting events in American foreign policy. The first was Bernie Sanders’ speech at Westminster College, where he declared a need to “rethink the old Washington mindset.” He questioned the moral validity of Washington’s alliance with human rights violators like Saudi Arabia, stressed the need to classify climate change…

Mac ROTC: athletics, academics and the Army
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Mac ROTC: athletics, academics and the Army

Levi Golden ’20 and Sam Richmond ’19 have a lot on their plate. Golden is a first-year at Macalester, and is interested in US history and policy. He is a linebacker for the Mac Football team, and has been playing the sport for the last four years. Richmond is a sophomore who has run both…

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It’s time to deflate the military budget

This year Minnesotans will pay 405.81 million in tax dollars to the Department of Defense Fiscal Year for 2014. That’s enough to give Pell Grants to 73,000 Minnesota students, VA Medical Care to 52,000 Minnesota veterans or wind power to 417,000 Minnesota homes. Tuesday, April 15th wasn’t just Tax Day; it was also a Global…