Battle to Oppose Water Privatization Returns Greece To Frontlines of E.U. Crisis

Jul 22, 2017 by

Projected conclusions about the Greek water privatization scheme are dire. Source: Battle to Oppose Water Privatization Returns...

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Soda Taxes Are Finally Succeeding. Here’s How to Keep the Winning Streak Going.

Jul 22, 2017 by

After years of failed attempts, eight places in the US have adopted a soda tax to help curb obesity and related health problems. How...

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Thanks to Inspiration From a Teenager, All New Homes in South Miami Must Install Solar

Jul 22, 2017 by

“We’re down in South Florida where climate change and sea level rise are existential threats, so we’re looking for...

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These Sesame Street Siblings are Teaching Afghan Children About Sexism

Jul 22, 2017 by

Zari inspires young girls, and Zeerak teaches boys to respect them. Source: These Sesame Street Siblings are Teaching Afghan Children...

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Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars

Jul 22, 2017 by

Source: Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion...

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Zimbabwe Bans Styrofoam-Like Food Containers

Jul 22, 2017 by

Environmentalists hope that this ban will spur a chain reaction of similar bans. Source: Zimbabwe Bans Styrofoam-Like Food...

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North and South Korea Want a Peace Treaty: The US Must Join Them

Jul 21, 2017 by

The time is ripe for an end — at last — to the Korean War. The US is standing in the way. Source: North and South Korea...

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Venezuela Needs Negotiation to Avoid Civil War, Not Trump-Supported “Regime Change”

Jul 21, 2017 by

What kind of role should Washington play in Venezuela’s crisis? Well, what kind of role should Russia play in U.S. politics and...

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Challenging the U.S. Empire by Spotlighting the Brutality of Drone Killing

Jul 21, 2017 by

Demonstrators are using protests—and risking legal consequences—to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases across America....

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Building A Mass Movement To Stop Mass Killing

Jul 21, 2017 by

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Dallas Names the First Woman to Hold the Position in the Department’s 136-year History as Next Chief of Police 

Jul 21, 2017 by

Source: Dallas Names Detroit’s U. Renee Hall as Next Chief of Police | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort...

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Trump Ends CIA Program Of Funding Terrorists In Syria; Will Things Actually Change?

Jul 21, 2017 by

Setting off a predictable fires in MSM, there is now weeping and wailing over Trump’s decision to end the policy of the CIA...

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Al Gore Breaks With Democratic Party Leadership to Support Single-Payer Healthcare

Jul 21, 2017 by

A day after the Republican party’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act crumbled, Al Gore spoke at a community...

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New Orleans Is Not Warning Residents About Possible Lead Exposure, Says a Scathing New Report

Jul 21, 2017 by

Subbaraman writes: Construction projects could be exposing New Orleans residents to lead in their water, the city inspector general...

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Our Nation’s Growing Water Crisis: What You Need to Know 

Jul 21, 2017 by

Many of our nation’s water infrastructures are over 100 years old – and to replace them would cost over $1 trillion. Source:...

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It’s Not Only Necessary to Develop an Alternative to Globalization — It’s Entirely Possible

Jul 21, 2017 by

Free trade and the freedom of capital to move across borders have been the cutting edge of globalization. They’ve also led to the...

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Oakland “Deports” ICE – City Council Cuts All Ties With Federal Immigration Enforcement.

Jul 21, 2017 by

Source: Oakland “Deports” ICE – City Council Cuts All Ties With Federal Immigration...

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Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home

Jul 21, 2017 by

For universal healthcare to become a reality, “it’s going to take a movement of movements, and it’s going to take...

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College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened? 

Jul 21, 2017 by

Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to...

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What the Insanity of Mass Incarceration Has Done To Us 

Jul 21, 2017 by

We have lived with mass incarceration for so long that we do not see that it’s making even those who are supposed to be free less...

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DNA Evidence Frees the Innocent

Jul 21, 2017 by

But when we’re not careful, this powerful technology can help imprison the wrongly accused Source: DNA Evidence Frees the...

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Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country After Decades of Corporate Land Grabs

Jul 21, 2017 by

But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think. Source: Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country...

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The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

Jul 21, 2017 by

Americans under 25 are bringing a new era of tolerance, education, and vastly improved behaviors while older folks are acting worse....

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Feeding Cows diet with 2% seaweed can eliminate 2-4 billion tons of CO2 per year

Jul 21, 2017 by

A 2016 study that claims feeding cows small amounts of seaweed along with their normal diet of grass can reduce methane emissions by...

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Coastal Communities Sue 37 Oil, Gas And Coal Companies Over Climate Change

Jul 21, 2017 by

Source: Coastal Communities Sue 37 Oil, Gas And Coal Companies Over Climate...

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Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

Jul 21, 2017 by

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is...

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The Latest Challenges To The South’s Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Jul 21, 2017 by

Source: The Latest Challenges To The South’s Felony Disenfranchisement...

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Momentum is growing for the People’s Congress: here’s what you can do

Jul 21, 2017 by

Launch meetings taking place nationwide, new endorsers coming together, and caravans being planned from different regions —...

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Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

Jul 21, 2017 by

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is...

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Joserra Gonzalez: A Re-Love-Ution Blooms in Spain

Jul 21, 2017 by

“We are at the verge of many changes, and if we stay together in this journey, we can really face this big current which is...

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Revealed: How an ex-FBI profiler helped put an innocent man behind bars

Jul 21, 2017 by

A former FBI profiler helped convict a security guard in a Los Angeles murder case and made a true-crime TV show about the case. But...

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Video cameras to come to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Jul 21, 2017 by

Video cameras in court have been recording proceedings in the Texas Supreme Court for a decade. Source: Video cameras to come to...

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Prisoner transport officer arrested in alleged rape

Jul 21, 2017 by

Female prisoner claims she was abused in eastern NM (By Nicole Perez / Journal Staff Writer) Source: Female prisoner claims she was...

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How Much Money Could Chicago Save By Reducing Violence? 

Jul 21, 2017 by

Substantial anti-violence programs aren’t cheap, but neither is violence. Source: How Much Money Could Chicago Save By Reducing...

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6 Reasons Local Food Systems Will Replace Our Industrial Model

Jul 21, 2017 by

Source: 6 Reasons Local Food Systems Will Replace Our Industrial Model – Rural...

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Kamala Harris and Rand Paul: To Shrink Jails, Let’s Reform Bail

Jul 21, 2017 by

Low-risk defendants shouldn’t be detained before trial just because they can’t afford it. Source: Opinion | Kamala Harris and Rand...

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Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy

Jul 21, 2017 by

‘This is a blatant attack by Poland’s government on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law’ Source:...

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Six Months After Women’s March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact

Jul 21, 2017 by

Women have become more engaged in politics since Donald Trump’s inauguration, a new poll finds Source: Six Months After...

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Exxon Fined $2M for ‘Reckless Disregard’ of Sanctions During Tillerson Era

Jul 21, 2017 by

“Even with Rex Tillerson leading the State Department, people in this country can hold powerful corporations accountable and...

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Cape Town Heeds the Fossil Fuel Divestment Call

Jul 21, 2017 by

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has announced the city’s commitment to divest from fossil fuel assets in favour of more sustainable...

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Environmental Group Sues Trump Administration For Allowing More Gillnet Deaths

Jul 21, 2017 by

In response to the government’s removal of a rule setting a cap on bycatch that can be killed in gillnets, the nonprofit Oceana...

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For Afghanistan’s all-girl team, robotics contest represents many victories

Jul 21, 2017 by

The judges awarded the team a silver medal for ‘courageous achievement’, but participating at all was a win after being twice...

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Some Of The Best Reactions To White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s Resignation

Jul 21, 2017 by

PERIOD. Source: Some Of The Best Reactions To White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s...

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Campaign to Defend the Right to Boycott Gains Steam

Jul 21, 2017 by

Although the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” was first introduced in March, in the last 48 hours it has spawned widespread media attention...

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US Official Admits North Korean Missiles Aren’t Threat To America

Jul 20, 2017 by

The United States’ second-highest ranking military official admitted Tuesday that North Korean missiles lack the accuracy to...

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Baltimore cop accidentally records self planting drugs at a crime scene

Jul 20, 2017 by

Source: Baltimore cop accidentally records self planting drugs at a crime...

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Dems urge ‘transparent and inclusive’ nuke policy review 

Jul 20, 2017 by

Source: Dems urge ‘transparent and inclusive’ nuke policy review |...

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Moon Jae-in has vowed to wind down Korea’s nuclear power program.

Jul 20, 2017 by

South Korea’s new president wants to roll back his country’s nuclear power industry. He only has five years to do things...

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Cop who killed black ninth grader indicted on murder charge

Jul 20, 2017 by

Family members said they were “cautiously optimistic” about justice for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot while leaving a...

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The “Deep State” Then and Now

Jul 20, 2017 by

There is extensive documentation of the CIA’s past control of the media through organizations such as the Congress for Cultural...

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New Poll Shows Nation Moving Left on Healthcare, Embracing Medicare for All

Jul 20, 2017 by

The poll shows that 62 percent of Americans believe it is the federal government’s responsibility to guarantee healthcare for...

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Northland College Becomes 747th Institution to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Jul 20, 2017 by

“Educational institutions have a unique responsibility to divest from fossil fuels and help usher in the transition to a...

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Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is ‘Homegrown and Self-Actualized.’

Jul 20, 2017 by

Media critic Norman Solomon says the Democratic Party’s Russia fixation—and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything that went wrong in...

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How the Left Can Win in the South

Jul 20, 2017 by

Bernie Sanders’s crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives—but victory is within reach. Source: How...

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1,000 Clay Figures Descend Upon G20 in Powerful Protest Performance 

Jul 20, 2017 by

Performers and volunteers from over 85 cities across Europe came together in Hamburg, Germany for the event Source: 1,000 Clay...

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There’s a predictable pattern to a fatal police shooting. But not in the case of Justine Ruszczyk

Jul 20, 2017 by

There’s lots of outrage over the police killing of an unarmed woman in Minneapolis — just not from groups you’d...

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Digital Media Companies: Net Neutrality Rules Help Us Compete

Jul 20, 2017 by

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The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer: A Former CEO Exposes the Corruption Behind Their Obscene Paychecks 

Jul 20, 2017 by

The following is an excerpt from the new book The CEO Pay Machine: How It Trashes America and How to Stop It by Steven Clifford (Blue...

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No water for poor people: the nine Americans who risked jail to seek justice

Jul 20, 2017 by

To live without water means no bath time for your kids, no cooking and no useable toilets. As the city of Detroit cut water to 83,000...

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Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless-War Repeal ‘in the Dead of Night’

Jul 20, 2017 by

The California Democrat’s amendment, part of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill, called for ending a measure that underlays U.S....

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US ends controversial laptop ban on flights from Middle East

Jul 20, 2017 by

Block affecting nine airlines flying from 10 airports is lifted, but restrictions remain on flights from region to UK Source: US ends...

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Intel Officials Reveal: Civilian Deaths By US Coalition In Mosul, 66X Higher Than US Says—40,000 Dead

Jul 20, 2017 by

New intelligence information claims the liberation of Mosul did not leave 600 dead as the US-led coalition claims, but more than...

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Justine Damond shooting: US lawyer hits back at officer’s ambush claims

Jul 20, 2017 by

Robert Bennett, who is representing the family of the Australian shot dead by police, says Damond ‘obviously wasn’t armed’ and ‘was...

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Here’s Why More Than 35 Countries Have Banned Genetically Modified Crops From Their Country

Jul 20, 2017 by

The global resistance against Genetically Modified Crops is growing at an exponential rate. A few years ago you were ridiculed for...

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Needle-Free Patch Makes Vaccination as Easy as Putting on a Band-Aid

Jul 20, 2017 by

The new product could be available in about five years, scientists say Source: Needle-Free Patch Makes Vaccination as Easy as Putting...

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Sanders and Jackson join hands to take on Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief

Jul 20, 2017 by

Jesse Jackson has declared war — and drafted Bernie Sanders for the front-line assault. Their target: Donald Trump’s...

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 Louisiana’s Big Step on Justice Reform

Jul 20, 2017 by

The nation’s leading jailer just passed a historic package of laws based on evidence rather than emotion. Source: Opinion |...

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 The Democratic Party’s Billion-Dollar Mistake

Jul 20, 2017 by

By fixating on Obama-Trump voters, the party is ignoring the Americans who could return it to power in the House. Source: Opinion |...

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Analysis: You Can Draw a Straight Line From the 2000 Recount to 2016 Voter Suppression

Jul 20, 2017 by

Pierce writes: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could see a church by daylight. In his dissent in the case of Bush v. Gore,...

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Supreme Court Refuses to Overrule Hawaii Travel Ban Decision

Jul 20, 2017 by

Liptak writes: The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily upheld broad restrictions against refugees entering the United States but...

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Holden: DOJ Expansion of Asset Forfeiture Unjust and Unconstitutional

Jul 20, 2017 by

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reinstatement...

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Why This Scientist Just Blew the Whistle on the Trump Administration

Jul 20, 2017 by

“Silencing civil servants, stifling science, squandering taxpayer money and spurning communities in the face of imminent danger...

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Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling in the Arctic

Jul 20, 2017 by

“We don’t know what Mother Nature would do and we don’t know the long term impacts to one of the most pristine...

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Report: Worker Wages Flat, But Since 1978 CEO Pay Has Soared by ‘Outrageous’ 937%

Jul 20, 2017 by

New analysis shows how corporate bosses rake in huge salaries and bonuses as inequality continues to soar Source: Worker Wages Flat,...

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Inside the Legislative Fight for the Rights of Incarcerated Women

Jul 20, 2017 by

Cauterucci writes: Last week, along with fellow Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Dick Durbin, Harris introduced...

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Killing Trumpcare Before It Kills Us: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on Connecting Social Issues to Build Resistance

Jul 20, 2017 by

The same people who are denying us health care are suppressing our vote and making us homeless, says Rev. Liz Theoharis. Source:...

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Donald Trump Jr and Paul Manafort to Testify Before Congress About Russia

Jul 20, 2017 by

Jacob writes: Donald Trump Jr, along with the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are scheduled to testify publicly before...

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Sustainable Farming is Just a Swipe, Tap, Click Away 

Jul 20, 2017 by

Rising temperatures, droughts, floods, unpredictable precipitation, new pests…climate change is wreaking havoc on farmers in vu...

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After Exxon Fined for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign

Jul 20, 2017 by

When secretary of state was CEO of ExxonMobil, says Treasury, the oil giant showed a “reckless disregard” for sanctions...

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Black Lives Matter Network Marks Four Years With New Report 

Jul 20, 2017 by

“We work to manifest a world where Black people are not constantly fighting to survive, but can thrive in safe and sustainable...

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Condemnation Grows for Bipartisan Attack on Free Speech Rights of BDS Supporters

Jul 20, 2017 by

Lawmakers urged to reject bill that would punish Americans for supporting boycotts of Israel Source: Condemnation Grows for...

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4 Ways Colorado Is Expediting Renewable Energy

Jul 20, 2017 by

“Colorado shows that while there may be dark storm clouds at the federal level, the future of clean energy is clear.”...

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Mississippi Autoworkers Mobilize

Jul 20, 2017 by

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Church of England affirms transgender people

Jul 20, 2017 by

Source: Church of England affirms transgender...

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South Korea’s New Gov Proposes Rare Military Talks With North Korea To Ease Tensions

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: South Korea’s New Gov Proposes Rare Military Talks With North Korea To Ease...

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Veterans Call on US to Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty

Jul 19, 2017 by

The most significant threat to humanity and the biodiversity of our planet is a world with nuclear weapons. Source: Veterans Call on...

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Ballot Initiatives and Court Appeals Are Challenging the South’s Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Jul 19, 2017 by

Florida stands out with one of the nation’s most restrictive felony disenfranchisement law. Source: Ballot Initiatives and...

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DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference Unlikely

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference...

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Engagement With North Korea Works

Jul 19, 2017 by

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are at an all-time high — and continue to escalate following North Korea’s test of a...

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Amid Missing Paperwork, Tens of Thousands Might Have Student Debt Erased

Jul 19, 2017 by

Excerpt: Tens of thousands of people may have their student debt erased, as private creditors are realizing they don’t actually...

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CA bill would require releasing body camera footage of police shootings

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: CA bill would require releasing body camera footage of police...

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US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

Jul 19, 2017 by

A new study conducted by members of the U.S. military establishment has concluded that the U.S.-led international global may be...

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Oregon passes comprehensive reproductive health bill that covers the most marginalized communities

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: Oregon passes comprehensive reproductive health bill that covers the most marginalized...

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Rivers of Blood Action: We All Must Come Together to Stop War

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: Rivers of Blood Action: We All Must Come Together to Stop...

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Iran to America: Stop Worrying About Us, Your Government Is About to Collapse

Jul 19, 2017 by

Iranian officials have struck back at the Trump administration’s verbal attacks on Iran, suggesting the U.S. should worry about its...

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Time for Progressives to Take a Stand on Venezuela

Jul 19, 2017 by

Excerpt: Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real possibility....

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Eighth man in Trump Tower conspiracy reinforces purpose: money laundering through real estate

Jul 19, 2017 by

Source: Eighth man in Trump Tower conspiracy reinforces purpose: money laundering through real...

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Here’s One More Good Reason Not to Launch a Nuclear War

Jul 19, 2017 by

“Even a single nuclear missile strike could darken the skies, chill the atmosphere, stop rainfall, ruin harvests and cost a...

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