Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System? 

Oct 20, 2017 by

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new...

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The Collapse Of Trumpcare And The Rise Of Single Payer

Oct 20, 2017 by

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What Does a Progressive Economy Look Like and How Do We Get There? 

Oct 20, 2017 by

If laws governing taxes, trade, wages, union organizing and government spending on healthcare and welfare can be changed to favor...

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Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

Oct 20, 2017 by

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Jeremy Corbyn Could Be the Next British Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Oct 20, 2017 by

The British left should temper its delight with strategic thinking. An enemy awaits: international capital. Source: Jeremy Corbyn...

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How “Team Internet” Is Mobilizing Activists Nationwide Against FCC Threat to Net Neutrality

Oct 20, 2017 by

The battle for net neutrality heats up this month as Demand Progress and Fight for the Future team up with Netflix, Reddit, Vimeo and...

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‘The Next Big Fight Begins’: Groups Mobilize to Stop ‘Grotesque’ GOP Tax Cuts

Oct 20, 2017 by

“If enough of us raise our voices, we can make sure that the public learns what’s really in the GOP bill and how it will...

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First Russia, Now Iran: Cyberespionage Accusations Fit A Changing Agenda

Oct 20, 2017 by

No concrete evidence was used to attribute the hack to Russia in June, just as no concrete evidence has been made available to...

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Mnuchin Says It’s Hard Not to Give a Tax Cut to the Rich. This Wonk Offers 5 Ideas 

Oct 20, 2017 by

A few weeks after Election Day last year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that there would be Source: Mnuchin Says It’s Hard...

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Betsy DeVos Is Being Sued By 17 States Over For-Profit College Rules 

Oct 20, 2017 by

The states’ attorneys general suing the Trump administration say the Education Department’s refusal to enforce a...

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FBI Informant “Threatened” After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case

Oct 20, 2017 by

“The government was taking a very harsh position that threatened both your reputation and liberty.  As you will recall the...

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West Bank settlements: Eight EU countries demand Israel pay for demolished Palestinian schools

Oct 20, 2017 by

Eight European Union countries are demanding Israel compensate them for the demolition of new school facilities for Bedouin...

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Nationwide Human Trafficking Stings Ensnare Multiple Cops—84 Kids As Young As 3 Months Freed

Oct 20, 2017 by

Multiple undercover sting operations across the United States were carried out this month targeting adult and child sex trafficking....

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Lancet Study: Taking 9 Million Lives Per Year, Pollution Bigger Killer Than War, Tobacco, and Various Diseases Combined

Oct 20, 2017 by

New Lancet Commission spotlights “profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing.”...

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Brennan Center Wins Suit Against Trump’s Third Muslim Ban, Fight for American Values Continues

Oct 20, 2017 by

Zakzok v. Trump was brought by the Center and CAIR on behalf of six American Muslim plaintiffs for whom the travel ban would have...

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White House: Kelly ‘Absolutely’ Stands By False Claims About Wilson

Oct 20, 2017 by

Sanders said it’s “inappropriate” to question Kelly because he’s a former general. Source: White House: Kelly ‘Absolutely’ Stands By...

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Congress: Don’t Tamper With The Iran Deal, Build On It

Oct 20, 2017 by

Although the deal was limited to Iran’s pursuit of a weaponized nuclear program, it offers opportunities to build on it in the...

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Brooklyn Judge Seeks to Examine Prevalence of Police Lying

Oct 20, 2017 by

In an unusual move, a federal judge in Brooklyn has told the city to prepare for a court hearing that will examine whether police...

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Employment After Incarceration: Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination

Oct 20, 2017 by

Ban the Box eliminates barriers between employers and qualified candidates. It’s a good start to help people reenter society....

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Nazis Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Shooting at Anti-Racists After Richard Spencer Rally

Oct 20, 2017 by

Schwartz writes: Three white nationalists who traveled to Gainesville, Florida, from Texas to hear hate group leader Richard Spencer...

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Because Paris Deal Not Nearly Enough, European Climate Kids File Suit

Oct 20, 2017 by

“Whether we like it or not, we are going to be the main ones affected by the consequences that climate change entails.”...

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Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.

Oct 20, 2017 by

Protesting players have wrung major concessions out of the NFL. Source: Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee....

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#JusticeForJane: Abortion Rights Activists Rally as US Govt Holds Teen ‘Hostage’

Oct 20, 2017 by

“What this administration is doing to Jane is what they’d do to every woman in this country if they could,” says...

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Cartoon: The leaked NFL memo to players on acceptable stances during the national anthem

Oct 20, 2017 by

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The Seed Guardians: Meet the Women of India Who are Revolutionizing Organic Farming

Oct 20, 2017 by

In a small Indian village, a group of women have come together to create organic farms, along with a storage bank that preserves a...

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Judge denies Joe Arpaio’s motion to erase contempt conviction

Oct 20, 2017 by

A federal judge denied former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request to vacate his criminal contempt conviction after he was pardoned by...

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Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

Oct 20, 2017 by

Fox corrected the story Thursday some 10 days after being told the man fabricated his military record. Source: Retired ‘Navy SEAL’...

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VIDEO: Protesters vastly outnumber white supremacists as Richard Spencer speaks in Florida

Oct 20, 2017 by

The ANSWER Coalition mobilized to take part in the mass demonstration held Oct. 19 against a speaking event featuring neo-Nazi...

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Rachel Maddow Reveals the Sickening Reason Trump Hasn’t Talked About the U.S. Soldiers Killed in Niger

Oct 20, 2017 by

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained how President Donald Trump’s decision to include Chad on his travel ban may have...

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The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News 

Oct 20, 2017 by

The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News Source: The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News – Foreign...

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Pressure Mounts on Insurance Companies to Consider Their Role in Opioid Epidemic 

Oct 20, 2017 by

Another lawmaker is asking insurers whether their policies have made it easier for patients to access cheaper, more addictive drugs...

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Patriotic Millionaires Slam “Cruel” Senate Budget

Oct 20, 2017 by

This morning, in response to the Senate’s passage of a budget resolution that would cut nearly $1.5 trillion from Medicare and...

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Kids Harmed by Portugal Fires Reach Key Crowdfunding Goal for Climate Lawsuit

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Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style

Oct 20, 2017 by

Trying to improve the nation’s diet, he’s hatching food projects the way his brother, Elon, launches rockets — and drawing some...

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The Obamas have chosen the first Black artists to paint presidential portraits for the Smithsonian

Oct 20, 2017 by

The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to be the first black artists to paint presidential portraits for the...

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What the Flint Water Crisis Tells Us About America’s Eroded Infrastructure

Oct 20, 2017 by

As the Trump administration and GOP leaders talk about more spending cuts and smaller government, realities like Flint become glaring...

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The First Amendment is Under Serious Assault in Order to Stifle Anti-Israel Boycotts

Oct 20, 2017 by

Assaults on freedom speech can be found in many aspects of American life these days, but one specific area that isn’t getting...

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Breitbart, Palin spread fake news story blaming California fires on an immigrant man

Oct 20, 2017 by

A collection of right-wing websites teamed up with half-term nitwit Sarah Palin to spread a fake news story that appeared to pin the...

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Fallen Soldier’s Father Calls Trump ‘a Liar,’ Says President Never Called Him

Oct 20, 2017 by

Paul writes: The father of fallen soldier Sgt. Roshain Brooks called out President Donald Trump on Wednesday for claiming that he...

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‘Millions’ of Puerto Ricans may move to the mainland in hurricane’s wake

Oct 19, 2017 by

Source: ‘Millions’ of Puerto Ricans may move to the mainland in hurricane’s...

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EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

Oct 19, 2017 by

European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers,...

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California Governor Brown Signs Drug Pricing Transparency Bill Into Law 

Oct 19, 2017 by

This is the first step in a long game to develop clearer prescription drug pricing laws around the country, health policy experts...

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What Is Medicare-X?

Oct 19, 2017 by

It’s not quite Medicare for All, but it could win back the federal government for Democrats. Source: What Is Medicare-X? |...

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United Against War And White Supremacy: Korean Americans Speak Out

Oct 19, 2017 by

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Mexico and Canada Throw Barbs at U.S. NAFTA Proposals

Oct 19, 2017 by

The United States has proposed several changes to the trade agreement, most of which appear to be aimed at reducing the U.S. trade...

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Prepare for RW Exploding Heads. Jefferson Davis Elementary School to be Renamed after Obama.

Oct 19, 2017 by

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How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis

Oct 19, 2017 by

Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America. Source:...

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Democrats Should Stop Chasing the ‘Sensible Centrists’

Oct 19, 2017 by

They don’t exist. Voter suppression, on the other hand, is very real. Source: Democrats Should Stop Chasing the ‘Sensible...

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More questions being asked about the changing story of U.S. soldiers’ death in Niger

Oct 19, 2017 by

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States sue DeVos to get for-profit college rule restored

Oct 19, 2017 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday against the U.S....

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The Most Underplayed Story of the 2016 Election Is Voter Suppression

Oct 19, 2017 by

Hampton writes: Amidst the first election in more than 50 years to take place without key protections of the Voting Rights Act, only...

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Rep. Frederica Wilson Challenges Donald Trump To ‘Bring It On’ Calls Him A Liar

Oct 19, 2017 by

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Housing Justice Groups Align As National Movement Grows

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Turning Broadband Access Into a Social Movement

Oct 19, 2017 by

Solutions to the digital divide won’t come from Washington but from our own backyards. Source: Turning Broadband Access Into a Social...

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Iran’s Not a Totally Fake Democracy, Study Says

Oct 19, 2017 by

A new survey shows a country with a constrained but active body politic, contra plenty of D.C. wisdom. Source: Iran’s Not a Totally...

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More than 650 Students And Sexual Assault Survivors Protest Devos’ Rollback Of Title IX Enforcement At National Vigil And Day Of Action For Survivors Of Campus Sexual Assault

Oct 19, 2017 by

This Thursday, October 19, survivors, parents, students, and allies will gather outside the Department of Education for the The...

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AI Experts Want to End ‘Black Box’ Algorithms in Government

Oct 19, 2017 by

Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory. Source: AI Experts Want to End...

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A Philando Castile Memorial Fund Has Wiped Out All Student Lunch Debt in St. Paul

Oct 19, 2017 by

A memorial fund set up to honor the late Philando Castile has raised enough money to clear a year’s worth of student lunch debt...

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How big pharma’s money – and its politicians – feed the US opioid crisis

Oct 19, 2017 by

Tom Marino might have withdrawn from consideration as Trump’s drug czar, but drug money is coursing through the veins of Congress –...

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Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy

Oct 19, 2017 by

Hyper enrichment of a handful of radical corporate state supremacists wasn’t what classical capitalism was supposed to be about....

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Green Party Statement On The Impasse Between Catalonia And Spain

Oct 19, 2017 by

The Green Party’s Inter Source: Green Party Statement On The Impasse Between Catalonia And...

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What Is Antifa, Really?

Oct 19, 2017 by

The Charlottesville white supremacist rally left one woman dead, dozens injured and a country grappling with questions about how such...

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New Analysis Shows Supporters of Family Research Council Embrace White Supremacy and Neo-Nazism 

Oct 19, 2017 by

A social media network analysis performed by Rewire shows the Family Research Council’s messages are resonating with other...

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Five-year-old helps pay for schoolmate’s milk and then starts a campaign that raises thousands

Oct 19, 2017 by

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Doctor and Advocate: One Surgeon’s Global Fight for the Rights of Rape Survivors

Oct 19, 2017 by

Dr. Denis Mukwege has become a pioneer in both gynecological surgery and bringing global awareness to the issue of how rape is used...

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BNP To Halt Shale Oil Financing, Expand Funds For Renewables

Oct 19, 2017 by

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#MeToo Gains Steam as France Considers Catcall Ban

Oct 19, 2017 by

A hashtag with roots in a movement started 10 years ago has reignited a much-needed conversation on sexual harassment, in the U.S....

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France Just Made It Illegal to Lie About Retouching Models

Oct 19, 2017 by

It’s about damn time. Source: France Just Made It Illegal to Lie About Retouching...

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Hillary Clinton: Cold Creepiness with a Side of Corruption

Oct 19, 2017 by

Was Hillary Clinton’s latest lunge at Julian Assange and WikiLeaks a preemptive strike? An attempt, perhaps, to get ahead of...

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Honoring Daphne Caruana Galizia: We knew establishment was out to get her – family

Oct 19, 2017 by

Murdered investigative journalist’s sons tell of attempts on their mother’s life, and why they blame a ‘takedown of the rule of law’...

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Things We Didn’t Expect from Online Dating: An Increase in Interracial Marriages

Oct 19, 2017 by

Today, with over 50 million people on Tinder alone, the internet has become love’s kingdom of knowledge. Once stigmatized as a...

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Activists in Puerto Rico Want the Jones Act Eliminated — So Why Are Unions Defending It?

Oct 19, 2017 by

US-policy is only deepening the crisis in Puerto Rico. Source: Activists in Puerto Rico Want the Jones Act Eliminated — So Why...

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7 Real Threats to Free Speech on College Campuses

Oct 19, 2017 by

The speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida is dredging up all the usual talking points, painting...

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What Breitbart’s Email Leaks Mean for Public Perception of the “Alt-Right”

Oct 19, 2017 by

We need a mass anti-fascist movement to unseat Breitbart. Source: What Breitbart’s Email Leaks Mean for Public Perception of...

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How Media Sexism Demeans Women and Fuels Abuse by Men Like Weinstein

Oct 19, 2017 by

The sexual abuse scandal currently embroiling media mogul Harvey Weinstein has stunned the United States, with Hollywood and the...

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The Blueprint for the Most Radical City on the Planet

Oct 19, 2017 by

“If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights, or in a war against poverty, then whatever we do will be of...

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Olympic Star Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested By A Team USA Doctor Beginning at Age 13

Oct 19, 2017 by

Dr. Nassar is being sued by 125 women for sexual assault. Source: Olympic Star Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested By A...

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Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

Oct 19, 2017 by

Across the country, people who committed no crimes are being locked up to compel their testimony in court. Source: Why Are...

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Puerto Rico Still Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do.

Oct 18, 2017 by

Demand debt forgiveness, show up for protests, and donate. Source: Puerto Rico Still Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can...

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An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate

Oct 18, 2017 by

There’s a heist coming. Arm yourself with the facts!.. For 40 years, tax cutters in Congress have told us, “we have a tax cut...

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George Soros gives $18bn to his Open Society Foundations

Oct 18, 2017 by

Hungary-born financier’s donation makes his Open Society Foundations the third largest charitable foundation in the world Source:...

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Second judge rules against latest entry ban, saying Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims

Oct 18, 2017 by

The order by U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang in Maryland followed another block against the travel rules by a judge in Hawaii....

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Venezuela: Socialists Win Bolivar to Take 18 of 23 States

Oct 18, 2017 by

Excerpt: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV, has won the pending 23rd governorship...

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The Women Who Should Win the Nobel Prize—but Haven’t

Oct 18, 2017 by

When the Nobel committees ignore women who do Nobel-caliber science, the awards deserve to lose their relevance. Source: The Women...

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How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic

Oct 18, 2017 by

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Spotlight on Peacemakers

Oct 18, 2017 by

It is so easy to stir the stew, to add your own spice and heat to it until it boils over rendering anything inside charred and devoid...

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Teen Prodigies Create App That Could End School Lunch Hunger 

Oct 18, 2017 by

Five female students are taking it upon themselves to make sure that no child goes hungry – and they’re doing it with their own...

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Philando Castile memorial fund raises more than $70,000 to reduce lunch debts for schoolchildren

Oct 18, 2017 by

Source: Philando Castile memorial fund raises more than $70,000 to reduce lunch debts for...

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Yemenis To Americans: Your Las Vegas Massacre Is Our Everyday Life

Oct 18, 2017 by

“No one can understand and feel what those innocent people have suffered except the Yemenis. What happened to them that night happens...

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Animal Rights Groups Band Together To Challenge Iowa’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Law 

Oct 18, 2017 by

Get ready Iowa. Your ag gag law might soon be deemed unconstitutional. Source: Animal Rights Groups Band Together To Challenge...

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NAFTA Renegotiation: What’s At Stake For Food, Farmers And The Land?

Oct 18, 2017 by

Source: NAFTA Renegotiation: What’s At Stake For Food, Farmers And The...

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2 Officers Fired, 2 Suspended For Violently Dragging Doctor Off United Flight 

Oct 18, 2017 by

Source: 2 Officers Fired, 2 Suspended For Violently Dragging Doctor Off United Flight |...

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In Letter, Female Lawmakers Challenge Culture of Sexual Harassment in California Politics

Oct 18, 2017 by

“As women leaders in politics, in a state that postures itself as a leader in justice and equality, you might assume our...

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Lawsuit targets New Orleans DA’s Office over ‘fake subpoenas,’ material witness warrants 

Oct 18, 2017 by

A victim of domestic violence who was jailed for five days is among a group of people suing Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon...

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Mnuchin Gives Away the Game: “It’s Very Hard Not to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy”

Oct 18, 2017 by

“Guy who wrote Trump’s tax plan says that the laws of math basically forced him to give rich people a huge cut.”...

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Ohio Officer Shown on Video Beating Black Motorist Is Fired

Oct 18, 2017 by

The officer, Michael Amiott, was fired from the Euclid Police Department after a video in August showed him punching a black driver...

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8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

Oct 18, 2017 by

💰💰💰 Source: 8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good – Mercy For...

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