Proving Kansas Is Hungry for Democratic Socialism, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Sold-Out Rally Moved to Much Larger Venue

Jul 20, 2018 by

“What we fight for is not just popular in Vermont, Queens, and the Bronx, it’s popular everywhere.” Source: Proving...

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Russiagate Is Like 9/11, Except It’s Made Of Pure Narrative

Jul 20, 2018 by

 Everyone has been completely mad across the entire spectrum of what passes for America’s political “left” today. Comparing this pure...

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‘We Point to the Need to Decriminalize Migration’ 

Jul 20, 2018 by

“If…have a system that responds to everything with punishment…we’re going to continue to confront this failure over...

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A Transformational Plan For Economic Democracy To Serve The People

Jul 20, 2018 by

As Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell likes to say, ‘Another world is not just possible, it is within reach’. Largely unnoticed by its...

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Money Matters! Why Monetary Theory And Policy Is A Critical Terrain For The Left 

Jul 20, 2018 by

As our demands grow bolder—true full employment, the rebuilding of the social safety net starting with Medicare for All, an overdue...

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India Embraces Full Net Neutrality As The U.S. Runs The Opposite Direction 

Jul 20, 2018 by

While the United States walks away from the concept of net neutrality, India just passed some of the toughest net neutrality rules in...

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Let’s See Who’s Bluffing In The Criminal Case Against The Russians 

Jul 20, 2018 by

From Putin’s perspective, this indictment and the way it was handled by the United States was a political act. “It’s the internal...

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We Can Pay For Free College The Same Way We Paid For A Pointless $5.6 Trillion War

Jul 20, 2018 by

Ideas like Medicare for All are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending....

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The New Republican Gilded Age Explained

Jul 20, 2018 by

The basic idea is to reconfigure the American state to serve only the interests of business: forbidding as much regulation of...

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PBS Report From Yemen Reveals: As Millions Face Starvation, American-Made Bombs Are Killing Civilians

Jul 20, 2018 by

he ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen is incredibly difficult to cover on the ground, with many obstacles for journalists hoping to...

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The Real Collusion Isn’t With Russia—It’s With the NRA

Jul 20, 2018 by

Thanks to this persisting collusion, the NRA continues to prevent meaningful gun safety measures. Maniacs with assault rifles unleash...

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An apartheid state: Israel makes it official 

Jul 20, 2018 by

On July 19, 2018, the Israeli parliament ratified into law an apartheid system that has long been a reality. Source: An apartheid...

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Can Truth Survive Trump? WaPo Fails to Ask How Well Truth Was Doing to Begin With

Jul 20, 2018 by

For example, none of the geniuses who thought invading Iraq was a good idea back in 2003 seems to be on the unemployment lines today....

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Revealed: States purged 16 million Democratic voters from the rolls before the 2016 election 

Jul 20, 2018 by

Voter purges disproportionately affect low-income and minority voters. Source: States purged 16 million voters from the rolls before...

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Report details 800+ complaints of hateful abuse in immigration detention since Trump’s inauguration

Jul 20, 2018 by

Freedom for Immigrants, a national non-profit that has been documenting abuses in immigration detention since 2012, has reported “at...

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What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe 

Jul 20, 2018 by

 Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — and not just personal — reasons. A segment of the U.S....

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Work less, get more: New Zealand firm’s four-day week an ‘unmitigated success’

Jul 20, 2018 by

Reduced hours for same pay increased successful work-life balance management, cutting stress levels and boosting commitment Source:...

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‘Yikes’: NYT Reports Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Talk With Trump About Playboy Model Payoff

Jul 20, 2018 by

Revelations, according to NYT, “highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to Mr....

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The Activist Effort to Find the Children the Government Took From Their Parents 

Jul 20, 2018 by

Alarmed by the extent of the government’s disorganization, a coalition of immigrant-rights groups came up with a plan to assemble its...

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Congress Finally Introduces Bill to Address Sexual Harassment at Work

Jul 20, 2018 by

Congress introduced comprehensive legislation on Wednesday to hold employers accountable for sexual harassment in the workplace and...

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‘Latin America Undergoing Transformation’: Venezuela’s Maduro

Jul 20, 2018 by

“Latin America is undergoing a permanent process of renewal and transformation,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas...

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Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties to Border Patrol

Jul 20, 2018 by

Texas nonprofit that works with families separated at the border has turned down a $250,000 contribution from Salesforce, a company...

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“ICE Is” Looking for Very Low-Level Recruits in Amazing New Spoof Video by Michelle Wolf

Jul 20, 2018 by

Comedian Michelle Wolf put out a new clip on Friday that pokes some serious fun at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency...

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This Trump Judicial Nominee Was So Racist Even Republicans Couldn’t Support Him 

Jul 20, 2018 by

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...

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Child Separation Coverage Focused on Beltway Debate, Not Immigrant Voices 

Jul 20, 2018 by

The voices of those impacted most by immigration policy were drowned out by soundbites from congressmembers and Trump officials....

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Could This Prosecutor Become Guatemala’s Next President? 

Jul 20, 2018 by

When Thelma Aldana finished her term as Guatemala’s Attorney General last May, she left office as the most popular public official in...

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The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling

Jul 20, 2018 by

Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military...

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Syria Calls Refugees Home While US Imperialism Punishes The Refugees It Creates 

Jul 20, 2018 by

For seven years, the US ruling class has united with a broad array of vultures to suck the nation of Syria dry–of its...

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New York Launches Tax Probe Of Trump Foundation: Report 

Jul 20, 2018 by

New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or...

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Trump Faces New Accusations of Sexual Misconduct with Teenage Models 

Jul 20, 2018 by

President Donald Trump faces new allegations of sexually predatory behavior towards teenage models in an upcoming documentary from...

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Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East

Jul 20, 2018 by

For more than 70 years, Americans have largely ignored the effects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Now it’s time for...

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Revealed: An Estimated 400,000 People Are Suffering Under ‘Modern Slavery’ in the US 

Jul 20, 2018 by

While the nation’s richest and most powerful continue to enjoy the unparalleled fruits of a “New Guilded...

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Documents reveal DHS knew ending protections could cause more, not less, illegal immigration 

Jul 20, 2018 by

The Trump administration was warned by intelligence analysts that ending protections for hundreds of thousands of Central Americans...

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Analysis: Youth voter registration surges after Parkland 

Jul 20, 2018 by

Youth voter registration has surged in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,...

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Starbucks To Open Deaf-Friendly Store Where All Baristas Know American Sign Language 5

Jul 20, 2018 by

The coffee giant is aiming to hire deaf and hard-of-hearing people to work at the new location. Source: Starbucks To Open...

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Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Delusional, Prudish, Selfish Religious Nuts: Study 

Jul 20, 2018 by

The Pew Research Center rounded up surveys from recent years that point out some of the ways American and European attitudes diverge,...

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Denver to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

Jul 20, 2018 by

Denver became the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100 percent renewable energy when Mayor Michael Hancock announced the goal in...

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Is Halal the Future of Healthy Green Eating? 

Jul 20, 2018 by

Various aspects of halal lifestyles appear to be converging with mainstream beliefs about the environment and health. Source: Is...

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Donald Trump says there is ‘no time limit’ for North Korea to denuclearise 

Jul 19, 2018 by

North Korea moved a step closer to fulfilling one of the more specific commitments from the Singapore summit: the repatriation of the...

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AMLO to Create Truth Commissions for Disappeared People

Jul 19, 2018 by

Lopez Obrador’s future secretary of interior announced a different strategy to find the whereabouts of missing people and...

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Launch of Medicare for All Caucus Met With Applause as 62 House Democrats Demand Healthcare for Every American ‘From the Day They’re Born’

Jul 19, 2018 by

“Healthcare cannot be a luxury that’s only available for the wealthy and well-connected—it is a human right.”...

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May We Speak of Reason, Rather Than of Treason?

Jul 19, 2018 by

The quickest route to realization of the futility of opposing Trump on every issue is to remember just how “flexible” a Trump policy...

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D.C. Elites Shocked at Trump’s Treatment of Putin but Give Israel’s Netanyahu a Pass

Jul 19, 2018 by

While Vladimir Putin’s behavior has been objectionable, there is something profoundly hypocritical about the American elite...

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Obama Announces Support for Universal Basic Income — Here’s How to Ensure It Decreases Economic Inequality 

Jul 19, 2018 by

We have to be vigilant to prevent the UBI debate from getting hijacked to promote greater wealth inequality across the world. Source:...

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Given What the U.S. Has Done to the World, It Should Be Letting All Refugees In

Jul 19, 2018 by

From the Muslim Ban to family separations, the U.S. is cruelly restricting refugees from conflicts it helped create Source: Given...

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Greater Tolerance and Secularization Drive Economic Growth 

Jul 19, 2018 by

The world’s richest nations also tend to be the least religious. According to conventional wisdom, this reflects the fact that...

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Cynthia Nixon and Ocasio-Cortez Blast ‘Cynical’ Cuomo-Backed Women’s Equality Party for Endorsing Male Centrists in New York

Jul 19, 2018 by

“Will women voters feel exploited by what they might see as a ruse, and will that anger rebound in Ms. Nixon’s favor?...

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Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich?

Jul 19, 2018 by

Linking minimums to newly created maximums would offer us our best hope yet at creating societies that work for all who live within...

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US Media is Losing Its Mind Over Trump-Putin Press Conference

Jul 19, 2018 by

Obsessed as they are with the “interference” story, the media virtually ignored the other crucial issues that came up at the summit,...

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In Recording, Netanyahu Boasts Israel Convinced Trump to Quit Iran Nuclear Deal

Jul 19, 2018 by

Fulbright writes: In a video clip aired Tuesday by Israeli television, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted that Israel was...

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Russia urges U.N. to mull easing North Korea sanctions as U.S. seeks action

Jul 19, 2018 by

Russia’s envoy to North Korea said on Wednesday it would be logical to raise the question of easing sanctions on North Korea with the...

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The next Ocasio-Cortez: will these candidates pull Democrats to the left? 

Jul 19, 2018 by

There’s evidence that the wave of candidates campaigning for office from the left — kicked off by Sanders’ 2016 presidential...

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In Fiery Exchange, Warren Tells Trump Nominee Kathy Kraninger Her Role in Cruel Child Detention ‘a Moral Stain That Will Follow You for the Rest of Your Life’

Jul 19, 2018 by

“And if the Senate votes to give a big promotion to you after this,” the Massachusetts senator said, “then it is a...

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A Former Brazilian President’s Kafkaesque Imprisonment:

Jul 19, 2018 by

If he were guilty of anything, he would also deserve a fair trial, but President Lula is the victim of injustice because there is not...

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Voters Shift Left—Thanks To Social Media? 

Jul 19, 2018 by

Ten percent of young people were “consistently liberal” (according to Pew’s survey) in 2011; in 2017, 25 percent were. Among...

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In the Age of Disaster Capitalism, Is ‘Survival Socialism’ the Solution?

Jul 19, 2018 by

What’s gotten far less press is what I’m calling “survival socialism”: the plethora of alternatives that emerge as people under...

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Conditions in ICE Jail Are Abusive and Dangerous, According to Former Detainees

Jul 19, 2018 by

Higgins writes: Conditions in one Massachusetts jail being used to hold ICE detainees are abusive and dangerous, according to former...

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The Frederick Douglass 200: the people who embody the abolitionist’s spirit and work 

Jul 19, 2018 by

The Frederick Douglass 200 is a project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass...

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At last, payday loan reform is at hand in Ohio

Jul 19, 2018 by

In the end, Ohio Senate Republicans acted responsibly in overseeing passage today of payday loan reforms that, once concurred in by...

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Federal Death Penalty Prosecutors Accuse One Another of Destroying Evidence and Other Misconduct in Discrimination Lawsuit

Jul 19, 2018 by

A TEAM OF federal prosecutors charged with promoting “consistency and fairness” in death penalty cases has been hurling incredible,...

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Philadelphia Mayor Pressured to Stop Sharing Data With ICE 

Jul 19, 2018 by

“Any state that’s trying to be a sanctuary city needs to step up to be a leader of whatever that means, and that’s not an easy road,...

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The Political Re-Awakening Of The Middle-Aged Suburban White Woman

Jul 19, 2018 by

After the [2016] election, several of us at Harvard mounted a study where we were gonna visit eight counties that went for Trump, two...

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Urging Barclays to Stop Funding Pipelines, Greenpeace Slathers Bank’s London Headquarters With Faux Tar Sands Spill

Jul 19, 2018 by

“Barclays have been ignoring the damage their dirty funding decisions are doing to the world.” Source: Urging Barclays to...

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Seymour Hersh Against the World

Jul 19, 2018 by

Our most valuable living investigative reporter disdained those who cozied up to power. Source: Seymour Hersh Against the World | The...

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San Francisco Now Allows Noncitizens To Vote In School Board Elections 

Jul 19, 2018 by

Immigrant parents “now have a direct voice to influence decisions that impact their children’s needs,” an advocate said. Source: San...

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How A Group Of New York Moms Is Reuniting Separated Migrant Families 

Jul 19, 2018 by

In less than a month, the group has raised $260,000 and has reunited six moms with 12 children. Source: How A Group Of New York Moms...

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A Nonprofit Group (and Not the Government) Saves SNAP at Farmers Markets—For Now

Jul 19, 2018 by

Food justice advocates breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a pending disruption in farmers markets accepting SNAP benefits was...

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‘The Government’s Prosecution’ of Trump Inauguration Protesters ‘Should Scare the Daylights Out of Anyone Who Values Dissent,’ Says Defense Attorney

Jul 19, 2018 by

How a federal prosecutor, the police and right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe conspired—and failed—to railroad protesters in...

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New York’s City Council votes on bill to limit the damage of environmental racism

Jul 19, 2018 by

And, of course, it is worth asking the very obvious question of why communities filled with poor people and people of color are...

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Vote Them Out: Eighteen Democrats Join GOP to Pass House Resolution Embracing ICE

Jul 19, 2018 by

Amid a surging grassroots outcry against ICE’s heinous abuses and as a growing number of Democratic voters want the agency to be...

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The Stories Corporate Media Failed to Cover This Week

Jul 19, 2018 by

It is far too easy to get deluged by information, overwhelmed by the endless posturing, backtracking, lying and corruption emanating...

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How Presidential Pardons Work—or Should

Jul 19, 2018 by

The speculation that Trump has engendered—that the president can pardon himself, and by extension family members, for federal...

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Mister Roger’s Message of Love

Jul 19, 2018 by

The release of the Mister Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’...

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Meet the Community Scientists Shaping the New Environmental Resistance 

Jul 19, 2018 by

The fight for data democracy in Trump’s America is revolutionizing the way communities and scientists build inclusive and...

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Why Are Free College Programs So Successful? 

Jul 19, 2018 by

There has been a proliferation of state-level “free college” programs in recent years. In 2014, Tennessee rolled out its...

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Debate: Is Trump-Putin Summit a “Danger to America” or Crucial Diplomacy Between Nuclear Powers? 

Jul 18, 2018 by

Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation and Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist...

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How UK Labour Party’s ‘Radical’ Plan for Economic Democracy Could Shake Global Politics

Jul 18, 2018 by

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is advancing “a radical program for dismantling and...

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Can a New Left Movement Shift Israeli Politics?

Jul 18, 2018 by

Standing Together is uniting Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in a shared struggle for economic and political justice....

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‘Historic’ Step in Fight for Universal Healthcare: Over 60 House Democrats to Launch Medicare for All Caucus

Jul 18, 2018 by

With polls showing increasing support for Medicare for all, and new signs every day of a system that is out of control, the formation...

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The Capitalism/Racism Partnership

Jul 18, 2018 by

Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to...

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World’s Artificial Intelligence Experts Sign Pledge Aimed at Averting ‘Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody’

Jul 18, 2018 by

Experts warn autonomous weapons “could become powerful instruments of violence and oppression” and “easily spark an...

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With Lurking Demand Google Be Broken Up, EU Hits Tech Giant With Record $5 Billion Antitrust Fine

Jul 18, 2018 by

The company has “denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits,” and “denied European consumers...

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What Jeff Sessions’ efforts to deny asylum to domestic violence victims look like.

Jul 18, 2018 by

She was beaten when she tried to leave the home, beaten when she tried to get a job, beaten when she sewed clothes and sold them....

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Forget Suits. Show the Tattoo. Female Candidates Are Breaking the Rules. 

Jul 18, 2018 by

After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more...

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Immigrant Mothers Are Staging Hunger Strikes to Demand Calls with Their Separated Children 

Jul 18, 2018 by

A rolling hunger strike has been occurring at Port Isabel for the past two weeks, with some 15 women fasting for a couple of days,...

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Enforcing immigration laws means protecting families and asylum seekers

Jul 18, 2018 by

The Trump administration is selectively enforcing immigration laws at the border. It’s ignoring those that protect children,...

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The Rise Of America’s Democratic Socialists 

Jul 18, 2018 by

In the U.S., candidates running for the Democratic Socialists of America party are winning primaries against establishment Democrats....

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Revealed: British And Ecuadorian Authorities In Talks To Evict Julian Assange From London Embassy 

Jul 18, 2018 by

The report is the latest public indication of a conspiracy, involving the British, US and Ecuadorian governments, to terminate...

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Stop-and-Frisk Settlement In Milwaukee Lawsuit Is A Wakeup Call For Police Nationwide 

Jul 18, 2018 by

In a banner day for police reform, the city of Milwaukee has entered into a settlement agreement to end practices amounting to a...

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Sexual Assault Inside ICE Detention: 2 Survivors Tell Their Stories 

Jul 18, 2018 by

Maria and E.D. are among the thousands of migrants who have said they were abused in the past 10 years while in the custody of...

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Trump Administration Seeks Comments on New Anti-Abortion “Gag Rule” Proposal

Jul 18, 2018 by

The administration is taking public comments on the proposed rule through the end of this month.This censorious policy approach to...

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Warning: Special Operations Forces Continue to Expand Across the World—Without Congressional Oversight

Jul 18, 2018 by

Even Congress doesn’t know the extent of American military reach. Source: Special Operations Forces Continue to Expand Across the...

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Western Governments Seek To Evacuate White Helmets From Syria, Resettle Them In Canada

Jul 18, 2018 by

THE WHITE HELMETS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO EFFECTIVELY BE THE SAME ORGANIZATION AS TERROR GROUP AL-NUSRA FRONT AND HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON FILM...

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The Court Watch Movement Wants To Expose The ‘House of Cards’

Jul 18, 2018 by

Prosecutors and judges across the country are starting to feel eyes on them. Source: The Court Watch Movement Wants To Expose The...

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Revealed: A Voting-Machine Manufacturer Installed Remote-Access Software

Jul 18, 2018 by

In an April letter sent to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and obtained by Motherboard, ES&S admitted to installing pcAnywhere,...

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American Police Must Own Their Racial Injustices

Jul 18, 2018 by

To improve relationships with communities of color, a reconciliation movement has begun in several cities, in which police brush up...

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Counties Cancel ICE Detention Contracts

Jul 18, 2018 by

Most cancellations have been motivated by public outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, under which every...

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Localization: A Strategic Alternative to Globalized Authoritarianism

Jul 18, 2018 by

In order to see how corporate deregulation has led to a breakdown of democracy, to increasing fundamentalism and violence, and to the...

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Activists Fighting Kavanaugh Nomination Say Schumer Must Step Up

Jul 18, 2018 by

We held a rally outside his Manhattan office, although we have held previous rallies … outside his house as well. The purpose of this...

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The hard right can only be defeated from the left, not from the centre 

Jul 18, 2018 by

Some dream of a centre party, but the old politics of Blair and Clinton cannot address insecurity and economic stagnation Source: The...

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