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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Beyond the Bubble: A2019 U.S. airstrike raises questions of war crimes and the UN agrees on terms for the future of AI

Lily Yost, News Reporter December 9, 2021

80 casualties revealed in undisclosed 2019 U.S. airstrike in Syria  On March 18, 2019, as the final days of battle against the Islamic State unraveled, U.S. military drones circled over a dirt field...

U.S. sanctions do not promote human rights, they violate them

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist April 15, 2021

For many, United States sanctions are falsely considered to be forms of nonviolent diplomacy used in the name of protecting human rights. They are posited and instituted as purely economic solutions...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds

Nidhi Jaltare, Columnist November 7, 2019

The only way America survived the war against the Islamic State was with the help of Syrian-Kurds, who lost their lives alongside American soldiers trying to protect the world from ISIS. And now, they’ve...

illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014
Three years ago, the world saw its greatest outburst of revolutionary fervor this century. In what we now call the Arab Spring, a revolt in Tunisia inspired protests across the Muslim world, which led to the overthrowing the governments of three countries, gaining rights for the citizens of many others and launching one, Syria, into a bloody civil war that continues to this day.
Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney September 24, 2013

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against...

U.S. Needs New Policy in Syria

Andy Monserud September 19, 2013
It seems, miraculously, that the Syria situation has calmed down — from the American perspective, at least. Bashar al-Assad, the East Mediterranean nation’s dictator, recently agreed to a plan, proposed by Russia, to hand over his nation’s chemical weapon stockpiles to the United Nations for destruction. Late last week, the Obama administration agreed to the plan. This comes in the wake of fierce debates over possible U.S. intervention in Syria, proposed by the Obama administration as a response to the revelation that Assad’s regime has extensively used chemical weapons on rebels in its two-year civil war.

Whitman Progressives Spark Political Dialogue

Lorah Steichen September 19, 2013
The Campus Progressives, a new politically oriented club at Whitman, is out to change the way students have discussions about current affairs. Its members have already gathered as a group to protest a potential war in Syria at a demonstration in downtown Walla Walla.
Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson September 27, 2012

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le April 12, 2012
Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.
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