9 Ways to Decolonize and Honor Native Peoples on Thanksgiving 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Today we take the opportunity to set the record straight, debunk myths, and acknowledge Native Americans as contemporary Peoples with...

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Prosecuting Trump Is the Only Way to Heal the Nation 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Letting him off the hook for multiple crimes would reinforce Trump’s own contempt for the rule of law. Source: Prosecuting Trump Is...

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What You Need to Know About the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines

Nov 25, 2020 by

ll three have said they will seek regulatory clearance to offer their vaccines to millions of people. The drugmakers have moved at...

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Congress Has the Power to Override Supreme Court Rulings.

Nov 25, 2020 by

Overrides can be passed on an individual basis, as part of larger omnibus bills, or even tacked on to unrelated appropriations or...

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US Coronavirus: Thanksgiving coronavirus surge could turn into the Christmas surge, health professor warns 

Nov 25, 2020 by

The United States is living in the most dangerous public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, and health experts say it...

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Warning: This reliable pandemic forecasting model says cases will nearly double by Inauguration Day 

Nov 25, 2020 by

ACOVID-19 forecasting model that accurately predicted the coronvirus’ spread over the summer anticipates that the number of...

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A BIDEN ADMINISTRATION CAN RAISE WAGES AND GIVE WORKERS MORE POWER — IF IT WANTS TO

Nov 25, 2020 by

Biden should be responsive to labor’s goal as a matter of simple politics. Labor unions just spent around $180 million in attempts to...

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First batch of 6.4 million vaccine doses could go out in mid-December 

Nov 25, 2020 by

More doses will be available each week as manufacturing ramps up, with health-care personnel at the head of the line to get shots,...

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America’s Largest Nurses Union Warns of ‘Catastrophic Levels of Death and Suffering’ as COVID Surges

Nov 25, 2020 by

Members of the National Nurses United (NNU), America’s largest union of registered nurses, warned that there will be...

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Which Side Is Biden On– Which Side Is The Democratic Party On

Nov 25, 2020 by

Bernie warned Democrats that they must find “the courage to take on the powerful special interests who have been at war with...

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GENERATION FOREVER WAR: BIDEN’S NATIONAL SECURITY PICKS HERALD RETURN TO HAWKISH NORMALCY

Nov 25, 2020 by

Biden’s picks for State Department and national security adviser are conventional. An opportunity for reform is being squandered....

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Why a Self-Pardon Is Not Constitutional

Nov 25, 2020 by

The idea that President Trump would try to pardon himself is hardly fanciful. Back in 2018, when the Mueller investigation was...

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Immigrant advocates to Biden: Be better than Obama 

Nov 25, 2020 by

But immigrant advocacy groups aren’t planning to hold back on their demands. They expect Biden to follow through on his promise to...

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$427 billion lost each year to tax dodging by corporations and the rich: landmark study 

Nov 25, 2020 by

A first-of-its-kind international report released Friday shows how wealthy countries are the primary drivers of tax revenue loss each...

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Biden Urged to ‘Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt’ Fossil Fuel Pipelines 

Nov 25, 2020 by

“Our leap toward a just recovery must start with honoring treaties with sovereign Indigenous nations and returning land back to...

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Top 10 Reasons To Reject Blinken 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Antony Blinken Is Not The Secretary Of State The United States Or The World Needs, And The U.S. Senate Should Reject His Nomination....

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EPA Finds Glyphosate Is Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

Nov 25, 2020 by

“The hideous impacts of glyphosate on the nation’s most endangered species are impossible to ignore now,” said Lori Ann Burd,...

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Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire? 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Purported to be among Joe Biden’s top picks for Defense Secretary, the longtime supporter of endless war and limitless Pentagon...

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Economist Lisa Cook Being on Joe Biden’s Transition Team Is a Win for Black Girls 

Nov 25, 2020 by

why it matters that this prominent Black woman economist is part of the Biden-Harris transition team. Source: Economist Lisa Cook...

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First Latino tapped to head DHS signals shift from Trump’s hard-line immigration policies

Nov 25, 2020 by

Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban American and former Obama administration official, has the experience to change Trump’s...

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Yellen Could Save the Day With Massive Stimulus

Nov 25, 2020 by

New Treasury nominee hailed as the right woman for the moment. Source: Yellen Could Save the Day With Massive Stimulus

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Houston rebid a contract to avoid using unpaid prison labor. Will Texas make a change too? 

Nov 25, 2020 by

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice was able to offer the lowest price because it does not pay its workers. The agency uses...

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Did Israeli PM Netanyahu Meet Saudi Bin Salman in Bid to Thwart Biden Plan to Restore Iran Deal?

Nov 25, 2020 by

Netanyahu and Bin Salman have a lot to talk about. Both are frightened that president-elect Joe Biden will restore the 2015 Iran...

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‘Unconscionable’: ICE Deported 33 Unaccompanied Guatemalan Children After Judge Ordered Halt to Practice 

Nov 25, 2020 by

“It is not out of the power of the district court, if someone could raise the matter, to order ICE to return the children that...

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Trump Was No Fluke: George W. Bush Blazed the Trail 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Bush’s presidency was filled with the same hubris, incomprehension of rational policy, and disdain for any government employee who...

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Calling for End of ‘Shadow Pandemic,’ Rallies Across Globe to Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 25, 2020 by

“Men’s violence against women is also a pandemic—one that pre-dates the virus and will outlive it.” Source:...

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‘Flat-out sabotage’ already underway as Mnuchin tries to put $455 billion in COVID funds out of Biden team’s reach

Nov 25, 2020 by

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is under fire for attempting to undermine the incoming Biden administration’s response to the...

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AOC, Omar and Tlaib Back Effort to Keep Deficit Hawks Out of Biden Admin

Nov 25, 2020 by

The pressure campaign demands that austerity proponent Bruce Reed be kept out of the White House. Source: AOC, Omar and Tlaib Back...

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Ever-Growing Millions of Americans Face Eviction and Hunger. Will Congress Act? 

Nov 25, 2020 by

As a result of Congressional inaction, in the last weeks of 2020 and with the pandemic raging worse than ever, millions of Americans...

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YouTube suspends OAN, a Trump favorite, for peddling covid misinformation 

Nov 25, 2020 by

The action against OAN, which President Trump’s allies have praised in recent weeks while raging against Fox News for supposed...

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New Poll Shows 68% of Americans Want Senators to Block Any Corporate Biden Nominees 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Progressives are calling on the president-elect to reject a “Corporate Cabinet” and instead pick “people dedicated...

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100+ Public Health and Justice Leaders Call on Biden to Reject ‘Global Vaccine Apartheid,’ Ensure Doses ‘Free and Available to All’ 

Nov 25, 2020 by

“The U.S. government has the capacity and the authority under existing law to treat Covid-19 vaccines as global public goods....

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Scotland is making tampons and pads free 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Scotland has become the first country to allow free and universal access to menstrual products, including tampons and pads, in public...

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Trump Administration Does Something Good: Denies Permit To Controversial Pebble Mine Proposal in Bristol Bay Watershed 

Nov 25, 2020 by

Today, Trump administration’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska,...

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1 In Every 1,000 North Dakota Residents Has Been Killed By Covid

Nov 25, 2020 by

 In a crisis exacerbated by a shortage of healthcare workers and a lack of virus-curbing measures from the state’s Republican...

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Trump is facing new debt collectors — and they’re coming from El Paso 

Nov 25, 2020 by

The Texas Tribune quoted Nieman as saying, “It does not necessarily mean that the City will be filing a lawsuit, but that we...

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Abusing Executive Power Again, Trump Pardons Close Friend Michael Flynn After He Twice Pleaded Guilty

Nov 25, 2020 by

Trump Gives Out Pardons to His Friends and Celebrities, Not the Americans Who Deserve Them Source: Abusing Executive Power Again,...

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Venezuela: Biden Should Live Up To His Promise Of Mutual Respect

Nov 25, 2020 by

As Joe Biden takes over the US presidency there is much speculation over how much his Latin America policy will differ from that of...

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Parler, the “free speech” Twitter wannabe, explained

Nov 25, 2020 by

Conservatives are flocking to a site where they can post things that Facebook and Twitter don’t allow. Source: Parler, the “free...

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‘The people are not afraid any more’: young Peruvians rise up to demand change 

Nov 25, 2020 by

After a tumultuous week, Peru’s burgeoning grassroots movement says it will not accept a return to business as usual Source:...

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4 in 10 Americans Plan to Defy CDC Guidelines on Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2020 by

Millions of Americans have already ventured through airports over the past weekend, the TSA reported. Source: 4 in 10 Americans Plan...

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3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to Be Effective and Cheaper

Nov 24, 2020 by

rugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a...

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‘Go Big, and Stay Big’: Economists Call for $3 Trillion Covid Relief Package to Stop Nation’s Descent Into Ruin 

Nov 24, 2020 by

“The Senate’s failure to provide crucial relief and recovery aid has left families without a lifeline and will severely...

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Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security 

Nov 24, 2020 by

John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be the international climate czar, signaling the new administration’s commitment to...

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How Biden Can ‘Build Back Better’ With or Without the Sena

Nov 24, 2020 by

The president-elect has all the tools he needs to kick-start economic recovery—if he’s willing to use them. Source: How Biden...

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In vaccine race, Russia and China seek global influence as U.S. looks inward 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The ultimate outcome depends on how the vaccine race plays out worldwide. Source: In vaccine race, Russia and China seek global...

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Getting Away With Murder 

Nov 24, 2020 by

It’s time to start prosecuting executives for crimes they commit on behalf of their companies. Source: Getting Away With Murder | by...

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Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was a key architect of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

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The pernicious aspects of military madness are personified in Biden favorite to be Defense Secretary 

Nov 24, 2020 by

By all accounts, the frontrunner to be Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense is Michèle Flournoy. It’s a prospect...

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What You Need to Know About Tony Blinken 

Nov 24, 2020 by

Biden’s apparent choice for secretary of state most recently played the influence game in Washington. Source: What You Need to Know...

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High Drug Prices Could Result in Premature Deaths of More Than 1.1 Million Seniors in Next Decade: Analysis 

Nov 24, 2020 by

“The costs of doing nothing about high drug prices are too high.” Source: High Drug Prices Could Result in Premature...

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‘So much privilege’: Epidemiologist blasts Ben Carson’s access to $650,0 COVID treatment pre-FDA approval 

Nov 24, 2020 by

President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy that he had previously received, which...

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Crying Wolf On Election Fraud Is OK At NYT 

Nov 24, 2020 by

Thus, for the Times, crying election fraud then staging a coup is bad, and just like what dictators do—unless it is the US...

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Israel Strikes Widely in Syria, Sending Signal of Aggressive Post-Trump Posture

Nov 24, 2020 by

srael launched air raids against what it called a wide range of Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, sending a signal...

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Justice Department Asserts Unreviewable Discretion to Kill US Citizens

Nov 24, 2020 by

Drawing alarm at the D.C. Circuit, a lawyer for the United States argued Monday that the government has the power to kill its...

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Watchdog launches investigation into torture of Black immigrants by ICE and private prison

Nov 24, 2020 by

A government watchdog has requested Immigration and Customs Enforcement turn over internal documents dating back to 2017, following...

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America and Mexico Can End the War on Drugs Now 

Nov 24, 2020 by

After a half a century of failure, the U.S. and Mexico have an opportunity to find a new way forward on narcotics policy. Source:...

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If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won’t Pick Merrick Garland for Attorney General 

Nov 24, 2020 by

Garland’s judicial record is replete with deferential votes for police and prosecutors. Source: If Joe Biden Is Serious About...

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Criminal justice reformers claim mandate as final election results trickle in

Nov 24, 2020 by

“We have seen a real movement in the needle this year for civil justice, against incarceration, and against the police state,” said...

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2020 vote saw pro-reform prosecutors win. Now they need to fix mistakes by their predecessors.

Nov 24, 2020 by

Prosecutorial misconduct played a role in 30 percent of cases from 1989 to 2019 that later resulted in exonerations. Source: 2020...

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The NYT’s Trump Iran ‘Attack’ Story

Nov 24, 2020 by

First, the Times significantly downplays the consequences of an American (and/or Israeli) military strike on Iran’s nuclear...

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As Feinstein Steps Down as Top Judiciary Democrat, Sunrise Movement Demands She Go One Step Further: ‘Resign’

Nov 24, 2020 by

“Feinstein lost all credibility when she showed she was more willing to treat with contempt 11-year-old climate activists...

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Biden Backs Democrats’ Pursuit Of Bigger COVID-19 Relief Deal

Nov 24, 2020 by

A spokesman for the president-elect said he supports congressional leaders’ strategy of holding out for the largest possible stimulus...

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Alert: Biden will bring to Washington aides whose policies propelled Trump’s political success.

Nov 24, 2020 by

As establishment figures take control again, they face a populace altered since Democrats last held the White House. Source: Biden...

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#FeminismNotMilitarism: Peace Groups Blast Biden’s DNI Pick Over Links to Drones, Torture, and Mass Surveillance

Nov 24, 2020 by

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies recently noted that Avril Haines “provided legal cover” for...

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Study suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Americans attitudes toward inequality and the poor

Nov 24, 2020 by

The study indicates that people became more likely to blame external factors for poverty and less likely to blame personal failings...

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The media is making a big mistake about Republican support for Trump’s attempted coup 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The Republicans do not fear Trump. They fear losing power. They are, in intent and in effect, choosing power over principles, power...

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AOC calls out Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 million bail release as ‘protection of white supremacy’

Nov 24, 2020 by

“Does anyone believe Rittenhouse would be released if he were Muslim & did the same thing in a (different) context?”...

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What Biden Can Do About the Israeli-Palestinian Mess He’ll Inherit 

Nov 24, 2020 by

After Trump, the path forward won’t be easy, but the president-elect does have options. Source: What Biden Can Do About the...

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‘Shameful and Concerning He Is Even Being Considered,’ Says AOC as Rahm Emanuel Floated for Role in Biden Cabinet 

Nov 24, 2020 by

“The thing about covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald is that it disqualifies you from holding any type of public office....

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The Ruling Elite’s War On Truth 

Nov 24, 2020 by

American Political Leaders Display A Widening Disconnect From Reality Intended To Mask Their Complicity In The Seizure Of Power By...

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MPower Change Organizing Director Ishraq Ali Releases Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Nomination of Avril Haines as National Security Advisor 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The news that Joe Biden is nominating Avril Haines as National Security Advisor is cause for concern for American Muslims who’d...

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Here’s the uncomfortable truth about Biden’s forthcoming foreign policy agenda

Nov 24, 2020 by

For nearly two years, We the People were coached to believe that the 2020 election would mean everything, that November 3rd would be...

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The Next Attorney General’s Allegiance Must Be to the Rule of Law 

Nov 24, 2020 by

There may be no agency head more central to the effective functioning of American democracy than the attorney general. As the...

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Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets: We Must Organize Against This Trend 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The war machine conditions vets to embrace white supremacy. In order for soldiers to kill, racist indoctrination needs to be part of...

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Following Outcry, US Government Halts Deportations of Women Who Allege Medical Abuse in ICE Detention—At Least for Now

Nov 24, 2020 by

“ICE and others at Irwin thought they could silence these women… But the women have organized and had the audacity to...

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Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world’s second-richest person 

Nov 24, 2020 by

Further rise in Tesla share price pushes entrepreneur past Microsoft co-founder Source: Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become...

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Kenya Is Not A Dumping Ground For US Plastic 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The New Administration Of US President-Elect Joe Biden Must Resist Pressure From US Oil And Chemical Companies To Use Kenya As A...

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Gang of young Marines and ex-porn star moved to Idaho to create Nazi ‘death squad,’ plot attacks

Nov 24, 2020 by

Three Marine Corps veterans and their porn-actor neo-Nazi guru were arrested last month on charges that they engaged in an interstate...

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Jane Goodall on Chimps, Presidents and Other Alpha Males 

Nov 24, 2020 by

The 86-year-old primatologist says it takes more than having opposable thumbs to save our planet. Source: Opinion | Jane Goodall on...

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Michigan just certified Biden’s win — dashing Trump’s plan to steal the election 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Officials on Michigan’s state elections board voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 victory on Monday...

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General Services Administrator says Biden transition can formally begin 

Nov 23, 2020 by

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that she has determined the...

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Watch Fauci get brutally honest about the COVID-19 vaccine and potential herd immunity in the US

Nov 23, 2020 by

Could life return to normal in May? @NIAIDNews’ Anthony #Fauci says: “I don’t think so,” and notes that herd immunity can only...

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‘Iran in the Crosshairs?’ Reports of Secret Meeting Between Netanyahu, MbS, and Pompeo Spark Fears of War Plot 

Nov 23, 2020 by

“It is extremely alarming that the warmongers most reliant on Trump’s blank checks are secretly meeting in the middle of...

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Warning: Secret Ballot Counts Jeopardize Our Democracy 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Today, and for many years, by the means of propriety CIA owned corporate “cut outs,” and their software, just one programmer can...

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Biden’s Immigration Moves Are Making a Mockery of His Vow to “Heal the Nation’s Soul”

Nov 23, 2020 by

Before he’s even been sworn in, Biden is already distancing himself from a wholesale reversal of immigration policy under Trump....

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People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Across borders, we share a common enemy, neoliberal economies that funnel wealth to the top, deregulate industries so they violate...

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The Perils of Not Prosecuting Trump

Nov 23, 2020 by

Joe Biden is wary of a legal reckoning against his predecessor, but to let Trump go would be to sanction future corruption. Source:...

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How Biden’s Foreign-Policy Team Got Rich 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Retiring leaders often open firms bearing their names: Madeleine Albright has one, as do Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of...

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Here’s What President Biden Will Not Touch: Foreign Policy, Sacred Cows, and the U.S. Military

Nov 23, 2020 by

What if, however, when it comes to issues of war, peace, and empire, “Decision 2020” proves barely meaningful? Source: Here’s What...

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NY Times Magazine, In Detail, Lays out All of Trump’s Categories of Criminal Acts while in office

Nov 23, 2020 by

Since I get the NY Times Magazine on Saturday, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the cover story lays out, in considerable...

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Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders

Nov 23, 2020 by

Researchers from the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Berkeley,...

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First COVID-19 Vaccinations Expected As Early As Dec. 11, White House Vaccine Czar Says 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Herd immunity could be reached by mid-2021 if the overwhelming majority of Americans get vaccinated, said Moncef Slaoui. Source:...

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Fascism expert explains the playbook Trump is following to destroy America before leaving office 

Nov 23, 2020 by

“Watch very carefully what Trump and the GOP are doing right now,” she instructed. They’re trying to loot and...

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DOJ Argues U.S. Can Kill Citizens at Its Discretion Under State Secrets Privilege 

Nov 23, 2020 by

As if there wasn’t enough to keep you awake at night already, the Department of Justice on Monday, November 16, argued before...

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The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work 

Nov 23, 2020 by

The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the...

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At G20, Only India Is On Track to Meet Goals for Keeping Global Heating to 3.6° F 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Although most of India’s electricity and heating now comes from carbon-intensive coal, the country has big plans to transition...

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To Prevent ‘Active Sabotage’ of His Agenda, Biden Urged to Clean House of Trump Loyalists on Day One

Nov 23, 2020 by

“The next administration must consider all possibilities, including unconventional but legal removals, to get the federal...

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The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. Why Are We Still Scrubbing Surfaces? 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and...

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Harness the power of organic to combat climate change

Nov 23, 2020 by

The Biden transition plan for combatting climate change caused by agriculture does not mention organic. Yet research shows the...

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