Far Away From Gaza, a Showdown in NYC’s Times Square

May 20, 2018 by

Hundreds protest in New York City in solidarity with Palestinians after another week of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. Source: Far Away...

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No, Mr. President, I Am Not Obstructing Justice

May 20, 2018 by

“As mayor, it’s my duty to protect my residents—especially when our most vulnerable are unjustly attacked.” Source:...

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EU Unveils Plans To Block Donald Trump’s Sanctions Against Iran 

May 20, 2018 by

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties,...

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Merkley plans to introduce proposal to restore the constitutional war-making authority of Congress

May 20, 2018 by

Merkley is one of several critics on the left and the libertarian right who object to how the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations...

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‘We Die Anyway, So Let It Be in Front of the Cameras’: Conversations With Palestinians in Gaza

May 20, 2018 by

‘Our ability, the Palestinians, to be killed is greater than your ability, the Israelis, to kill,’ a resident of the...

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Avenatti Reveals Collusion Between Michael Cohen, Daniels Previous Atty Maybe Obstruction Of Justice

May 20, 2018 by

Source: Avenatti Reveals Collusion Between Michael Cohen, Daniels Previous Atty Maybe Obstruction Of...

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The Leak To End All Leaks: Trump Ordered Military Families To Be Evacuated From South Korea.

May 20, 2018 by

Trump issued the directive earlier this year to H.R. McMaster… McMaster directed his staff at the National Security Council to...

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Donald Trump, Jr. Held Trump Tower Meeting With Gulf States Emissary Seeking to Swing 2016 Election

May 20, 2018 by

Donald Trump Jr. held a meeting at Trump Tower in August 2016 with an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes, who offered to help his...

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Three Ways to Design a Democratic Job Guarantee

May 20, 2018 by

Projected 2020 presidential candidates are getting behind a job guarantee (JG). Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Sen. Kirsten...

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New Data Offers Insights Into The Dynamics Of Nonviolent Resistance 

May 20, 2018 by

To contribute to greater scholarly and practical understandings of the ways in which the timing and sequencing of different tactics...

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Israel Won’t Cooperate With UN Probe On Gaza Killings

May 20, 2018 by

Israeli officials announced Friday that they will completely refuse all cooperation with the new UN probe into the Nakba Day killings...

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Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act Promises a Fundamental Shift of Power Toward Working People

May 20, 2018 by

Sanders has drawn a line in the sand, and millions of people who are freshly aware of the power and necessity of unions are watching...

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IDF Snipers Ordered To Shoot Palestinian Children, Israeli General Confirms

May 20, 2018 by

When they ” shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.” We are dealing with crimes against...

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How the NRA Sabotaged the BackGround Checks System — and 3 Fresh Ideas That Actually Could Reduce Gun Violence 

May 20, 2018 by

Gun control advocates hope to expand the background-check system. But it’s a fake solution crafted by the NRA. Source: How the NRA...

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Rex Tillerson calls Trump an unethical liar, to an audience of VMI grads

May 20, 2018 by

Speaking to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Tillerson dropped this truth bomb:”If our...

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From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems

May 20, 2018 by

The private water company Veolia had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh around the time that lead levels rose in their drinking...

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Baltimore to Pay Largest Settlement in City History – $9 Million – to Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

May 20, 2018 by

Rose writes: Baltimore officials today approved a $9 million settlement – the largest in city history – to James...

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Dems, Trump Admin Find Common Ground: Helping Victims Of Myanmar’s Genocide 

May 20, 2018 by

President Donald Trump has been largely silent on the Rohingya so far. But the unlikely collaboration on one of the world’s largest...

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Venezuela: The United States vs Democracy 

May 20, 2018 by

It used to be generally frowned upon to openly call for military coups and US intervention in Latin America. Not anymore. At least...

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A CIA Coup Set the Stage for the Conflict With Iran

May 20, 2018 by

Here’s how the US helped destroy democracy in Iran. Source: A CIA Coup Set the Stage for the Conflict With...

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Do we really need $716 billion for the Pentagon? 

May 20, 2018 by

But just because they signed a deal that allows them to authorize and appropriate $716 billion for defense doesn’t mean Congress has...

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The Education End-Game; Transformative Changes Are Needed

May 20, 2018 by

The endgame appears to be an end to teachers, classrooms and schools as we know them. Students will do their “learning” on computers,...

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Net Neutrality Is Coming Back, No Matter What Happens Next With The Senate Resolution 

May 20, 2018 by

The resolution the Senate passed Wednesday that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules...

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New analysis shows that 85% of gun-owning parents do NOT practice safe gun storage

May 20, 2018 by

If that number was 25 percent it would be far too high. Eighty-five percent means that most parents who own firearms should be...

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Pro-Trump media are already accusing Santa Fe shooting survivors of being crisis actors

May 20, 2018 by

Pro-Trump media are already accusing Santa Fe shooting survivors of being crisis actors Source: Pro-Trump media are already accusing...

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Sen. Gillibrand introduces new bill to hold out-of-control immigration agents accountable

May 20, 2018 by

New legislation introduced by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Tom Udall...

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‘Roll up your sleeves’: at a dark time for US unions, this woman sees hope 

May 20, 2018 by

s many in the US labor movement wait nervously for the supreme court to deliver a judgment in a vital union case that some fear could...

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Utah voters will get a chance to curtail partisan gerrymandering at the ballot box in November

May 20, 2018 by

Utah voters are one step closer to passing redistricting reform after election officials verified that organizers submitted enough...

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The Economy Is Too Important to Leave to the Economists

May 20, 2018 by

In a new book addressed to his daughter, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explains capitalism well but fails to...

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Why “Blue State” Teachers Need Their Own Revolt

May 20, 2018 by

As UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl told the Nation magazine: “This isn’t a red-state issue, it’s a blue-state...

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Statement In Support Of Nicaragua 

May 20, 2018 by

The script of the soft coup applied in Honduras against Zelaya, in Paraguay against Lugo, in Brazil against Dilma Rousseff, is the...

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University of Michigan Lecturers Fight For Higher, Equal Pay 

May 20, 2018 by

Dearborn — Lecturers at the University of Michigan are calling on school officials to raise their wages, saying they have been...

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Argentina: Citizens Protest IMF Endorsement of Macri’s Economic Programme 

May 20, 2018 by

Macri’s reforms have only benefited the wealthy and produced a widespread uproar. After decreeing a tax cut for agri-businesses and...

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Truth to Power in Black and Blue 

May 20, 2018 by

An Interview with Black Women Police Whistleblowers Yulanda Williams and Cheryl Dorsey  The department is meant to tear a police...

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Revealed: Fortune 500 CEOs Are Paid Up to 5,000 Times More Than Their Employees

May 20, 2018 by

Transparency on executive pay shows how the other half lives. Chief executive pay in the U.S. is among the highest in the world,...

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Here’s the #1 Factor Experts Say Accounts for High Number of Mass Shootings in the US

May 20, 2018 by

There is a subfield within criminological theory called “environmental criminology.” The ideas kicked around in this field are that...

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Stunning NASA study shows humans are responsible for major changes to Earth’s water availability 

May 20, 2018 by

A stunning new study from NASA highlights the impact humans are having on fresh water availability across the globe, mentioning...

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Hospice Exec Admits Overdosing Patients ‘to Hasten Their Deaths’ and Make More Money

May 20, 2018 by

Emily writes: The former executive of a Frisco hospice admitted Thursday to overdosing patients to ‘hasten their deaths’...

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Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S 

May 19, 2018 by

The European Union’s energy chief sought to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal...

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The Moral Revolution America Needs 

May 19, 2018 by

Poor people of all races are shifting the national conversation on poverty and race from “right vs. left” to “right...

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I Live in Gaza. I Want You to Know Why We’re Protesting.

May 19, 2018 by

The international media keeps warping our demands for their own purposes. Source: I Live in Gaza. I Want You to Know Why We’re...

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When Will U.S. Torturers Be Held Accountable as War Criminals? 

May 19, 2018 by

Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate...

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The Onion’s Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire 

May 19, 2018 by

The country’s leading humor publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most...

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There’s No Political Machine That Can’t Be Beat 

May 19, 2018 by

Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato and Liz Fiedler faced enormous odds against well-funded opponents. These progressive women took the odds...

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Parkland survivors respond to Santa Fe school shooting: ‘This is not the price of our freedom’

May 19, 2018 by

“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Santa Fe High School and send our love and support to the families affected as well as the...

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Saturday: March Against Monsanto 

May 19, 2018 by

Saturday, May 19, at 6:00 PM in Foley Square, New York City, the global grassroots organization March Against Monsanto will hold...

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‘Royal Parasites’: Activists, Citizens Protest the Elites’ $42M Royal Wedding As Population Faces Austerity 

May 19, 2018 by

The Alliance of European Republican Movements used the ocassion to launch a convention to rid Europe of monarchies. Source:...

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Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

May 19, 2018 by

The counts come from the Gun Violence Archive, a database that tracks events since 2013 in which four or more people (not counting...

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Conspiracy Emerges To Push Julian Assange Into British And US Hands 

May 19, 2018 by

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who provided the world’s people with the truth about US war crimes in the Middle East and many...

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If US Foreign Policy Were Consistent, America Would Be Bombing Israel Right Now

May 19, 2018 by

If we were to apply the Israeli model to Assad, there would be no basis to even begin criticizing Assad for something American...

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The Surprising Popularity of ‘Far Left’ Policies

May 19, 2018 by

“The Far Left Is Winning the Democratic Civil War” was the headline over a Washington Post report (5/16/18) on the results of recent...

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From The Women’s March to The Poor People’s Campaign, A Call for Economic Human Rights

May 19, 2018 by

Teachers in Kentucky marching for health care and students organizing against the school to prison pipeline have a core value in...

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Can the Republic Recover From Donald Trump?

May 19, 2018 by

I am not as optimistic as I once was. First, a lot of the damage has been done through the enactment of policies that conservative...

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Venezuelan Election Showdown: Competing Ideology Behind Competing Currencies

May 19, 2018 by

Anti-US feelings may prove stronger than economic fears. Source: Venezuelan Election Showdown: Competing Ideology Behind Competing...

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Texas ‘thoughts and prayers’ Republicans cash more NRA checks than anyone else

May 19, 2018 by

With the tragic mass shooting at Sante Fe High School in Texas unfolding over the past few hours, it’s a good time to remember what...

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International Swamp Alert: Chinese bank offered $150,000 tickets to dine with Trump in Dallas

May 19, 2018 by

Let’s imagine a moment where Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton accepted a $500 million loan from the Chinese government and then within...

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Tucson Draws the Line on Prison Privatization

May 19, 2018 by

On Tuesday, May 8, Tucson, Arizona, passed a long-overdue resolution banning the privatization of its jails and detention centers.One...

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Trump promises to sign prison reform bill that could free thousands 

May 19, 2018 by

The bill would expand compassionate release, giving elderly and terminally ill inmates a path home, and invest tens of millions in...

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Call Congress’s “Blue Lives Matter” Bills What They Are: Another Attack on Black Lives

May 19, 2018 by

ON WEDNESDAY, THE House of Representatives passed the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 by a vote of 382 to 35. The act — a...

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All 34 Bishops In Chile Suddenly Resign Over “Absolutely Deplorable” Pedophile Priest Scandal

May 19, 2018 by

All 34 bishops in Chile have tendered their resignations in the wake of yet another pedophile priest scandal in which high level...

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New NASA Chief Says He Will Protect Climate Research

May 19, 2018 by

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told agency employees that he will not restrict climate science at the agency and will make...

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‘End times fatigue’: evangelicals find biblical case for Israel less compelling 

May 19, 2018 by

For many on the Christian right, Israel has been seen as a key to fulfilling prophesy. A new generation has other ideas Source:...

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Tech firms can’t keep our data forever: we need a Digital Expiry Date

May 19, 2018 by

Requiring companies to erase our information quarterly would offer us greater freedom online — without destroying profit...

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How Climate Change Impacts Poor People

May 19, 2018 by

The more global temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, the stranger and less predictable the weather will get for all of us.It is...

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Think prison abolition in America is impossible? It once felt inevitable

May 19, 2018 by

In the 1960s and 1970s, attorneys general and Republican congressmen were among the many arguing that prison was immoral. Can those...

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50 Years Later, The Spirit Of The Catonsville Nine Lives On 

May 19, 2018 by

It was a big moment. More than a hundred people watched as a college professor held one end of a heavy vinyl cover, helping an...

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Revealed: Florida Election Official Illegally Destroyed Ballots in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Heated 2016 Primary Race 

May 19, 2018 by

Judge sides with progressive challenger Tim Canova and activists. Source: Florida Election Official Illegally Destroyed Ballots in...

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How Cuba’s Women Farmers Kept Everyone Fed 

May 19, 2018 by

“I wake up early, I spend all day on the farm, working hard, managing the workers, planting, harvesting, selling, teaching—I do...

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Here Are the 5 Most Outrageous Right-Wing Moments This Week: Trump Supporter Brings Gun to Santa Fe Shooting Scene

May 19, 2018 by

While a heavy police presence was investigating the scene at Santa Fe High School and children were still present, a MAGA-hat wearing...

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St. Louis police lt in deep doo-doo after posting about white people working on Mexican restaurant

May 19, 2018 by

News 4 found previous controversial posts tied to Lt. Foster’s account, including a 2016 comment where he allegedly called...

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Ethiopian Unions Pitch For Minimum Wage In Garment Sector 

May 19, 2018 by

Unions in Ethiopia are attempting to mobilize textile and garment workers, who are facing a massive wage crisis – most of the workers...

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Bye, Spotify: Musicians Take Back Ownership With This Cooperative 

May 19, 2018 by

There is a streaming service that can benefit both artists and listeners. Source: Bye, Spotify: Musicians Take Back Ownership With...

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Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions 

May 19, 2018 by

The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture. Source:...

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Black Entrepreneurs Lead the Charge in Baltimore’s Economic Renewal

May 19, 2018 by

Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the...

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Georgia Republican’s ‘deportation bus’ breaks down, campaign gets banned from restaurants

May 19, 2018 by

Williams, a Georgia Republican state senator and gubernatorial candidate, has been taking a “deportation bus” to campaign rallies...

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Kids Say #MeToo After Each Performance of This Play 

May 19, 2018 by

As sex education steadily loses federal funding, this program teaches kids about personal body safety—and that abuse is never...

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EU Moves to Block US Sanctions on Iran

May 18, 2018 by

he European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US...

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It Sure Looks Like John Bolton Is Trying To Sabotage The North Korea Talks 

May 18, 2018 by

The buildup to the planned June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has been thrown into uncertainty, with the North...

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As UN Approves War Crimes Probe, Human Rights Chief Rips Israel’s “Horrifying” Massacre of Palestinians

May 18, 2018 by

In a scathing speech on Friday just before the United Nations Human Rights Council voted overwhelmingly to dispatch war crimes...

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Sanders Slams US Inequality as Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

May 18, 2018 by

“The three wealthiest people in America own more wealth than the bottom 50 percent — over 160 million people,” says Sen....

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‘Call It Like It Is’: After Texas School Shooting, Progressives Say Refusal to Take on NRA Leading to ‘Slaughter After Slaughter’

May 18, 2018 by

“We should all be outraged by the lack of action from too many lawmakers who do nothing to stop this school shootings...

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The Birth of the New American Aristocracy 

May 18, 2018 by

Every piece of the pie picked up by the 0.1 percent, in relative terms, had to come from the people below. But not everyone in the...

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Pope Francis Takes on Wall Street 

May 18, 2018 by

In a new essay, the pope calls for intensified regulation of the “sophisticated technologies” of financial markets....

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In Jerusalem, Christian Zionists Seal the Deal With Netanyahu

May 18, 2018 by

In a pre-embassy-dedication interview, Hagee told The Times of Israel that he believed “this is a fulfillment of the biblical...

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Congress Rejects Anti-Environmental Farm Bill

May 18, 2018 by

This afternoon, a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) loaded with anti-environmental provisions was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives by a...

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Trump’s America Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission 

May 18, 2018 by

Why America needs truth and reconciliation after Trump Source: Trump’s America Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission | The New...

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Report: The United States has spent at least $2.8 trillion on counterterrorism since 9/11

May 18, 2018 by

A bipartisan group of national security and budget experts convened by the Stimson Center estimated in a new report on May 16 that...

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Debunking 18 ‘team Israel/Trump’ claims justifying this week’s Gaza massacre

May 18, 2018 by

It’s mind-blowing how people have the energy to keep repeating the same claims over and over again for days and weeks, ignoring...

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Study: US Coalition Killed Nearly 12 Times More Civilians In Mosul Than Did ISIS

May 18, 2018 by

A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PLOS MEDICINE FOUND THAT 373 OF 505 REPORTED CIVILIAN DEATHS RESULTING FROM INTENTIONAL VIOLENCE...

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Why Primary Fights Are Good for the Democratic Party

May 18, 2018 by

Over the past decade, Democrats lost control of both houses of Congress, 1,000 seats in statehouses across the nation, and the...

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Net Neutrality Just Became a Major Campaign Issue for 2018 and Beyond 

May 18, 2018 by

A bipartisan vote in favor of digital democracy in the Senate signals that the fight for a free and open Internet is far from...

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Racist NY lawyer is kicked out of his office space after video rant 

May 18, 2018 by

Despicable Manhattan lawyer tries to go incognito by changing outfits after he’s evicted from his office and congressman files...

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Congress Wants More Protections for Cops While Ignoring Police Reform

May 18, 2018 by

Giving hate crimes protections to police is “profoundly inappropriate” as “hate crimes laws are intended to extend protection to...

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A New California Law Makes It Harder for ICE to Arrest Immigrants From Courthouses

May 18, 2018 by

Judges and attorneys will be barred from disclosing the immigration status of most alleged crime victims and witnesses. Source: A New...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Payday Loan Rule Survives GOP Repeal — for Now

May 18, 2018 by

There was rare good news for regulatory safeguards this week: The window closed for Congress to pass legislation repealing the...

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Rep. Barbara Lee Denounces “Most Extreme Effort to Roll Back Women’s Healthcare in Decades”

May 18, 2018 by

Lee joins pro-choice lawmakers in rejecting administration’s new proposal to strip federal funds from facilities that provide...

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The numbers behind Trump’s speech on law enforcement fatalities 

May 18, 2018 by

A smaller proportion of police officers die in the line of duty than roofers or loggers. Source: The numbers behind Trump’s speech on...

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Citing ‘Common Good,’ Nearly 1,500 Scientists Demand Congress Shield Endangered Species Act From GOP Attacks

May 18, 2018 by

Their call comes on Endangered Species Day and as the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers continuously work to roll back...

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Want to See How Biased Broken Windows Policing Is? Spend a Day in Court 

May 18, 2018 by

In New York City, the overwhelming majority of misdemeanor arraignments are of people of color. Source: Want to See How Biased Broken...

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An Agricultural Movement for People-to-People Reparations Puts Itself on the Map

May 18, 2018 by

Institutional reparations — such as the 1999 Pigford v. Glickman class action discrimination suit that won $1.25 billion for...

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