‘The Poor, the Sick, the Homeless, the Children, the Low-Wage Workers’: Moral Leaders Demand Coronavirus Relief for Most Vulnerable 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“We are asking people to call on the White House and Congress to enact relief for the people that Jesus cared about,” say...

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Coronavirus Cripples Voter Registration Efforts. Millions Could Be Denied.

Apr 2, 2020 by

Presidential elections are usually when advocates want to bring new people into the political process. Source: Coronavirus Cripples...

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As DNC Postpones Milwaukee Convention From July to August, Critics Say ‘Absolutely Foolish’ to Hold Wisconsin Primary Next Week 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“The DNC is delaying a convention that was set to take place in Wisconsin in July. But the Democratic governor and Republican...

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Key Medical Supplies Were Shipped From US Manufacturers to Foreign Buyers, Records Show

Apr 2, 2020 by

While much of the world moved swiftly to lock down crucial medical supplies used to treat the coronavirus, the U.S. dithered,...

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Inspector general builds a huge team of watchdogs over stimulus — even as Trump threatens to obstruct them 

Apr 2, 2020 by

In a signing statement attached to the bill, Trump warned that he will treat as optional the provisions mandating that the inspector...

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6.65 million workers filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, 10 times the record set in ’82

Apr 2, 2020 by

But as the first economic impacts of the coronavirus took hold, new benefit claims soared by 70,000 three weeks ago, hit a...

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Imagining a Justice-Based Health System

Apr 2, 2020 by

 In the U.S. – a country that is infamous for the unequal outcomes of its health system – hospitals find themselves...

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Journalist Mehdi Hasan on Trump’s Iran warmongering: ‘What kind of maniac risks such a war in the middle of a global pandemic?’ 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for an immediate halt to “warmongering during the coronavirus outbreak” as U.S....

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Russia Sending Medical Supplies to U.S. as It Scrambles to Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 2, 2020 by

Along with China, the Kremlin is looking to gain a geopolitical edge on the West by rushing medical supplies to countries hit hard by...

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Nicolas Maduro: An Open Letter to the People of the United States 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls on U.S. society to denounce its government´s threats of war Source: Nicolas Maduro: An Open...

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Polluting Industries Cash In On COVID-19, Add To Climate Crisis 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Airlines, Farmers And Plastic Bag Makers Look For Relief Amid The Pandemic. Source: Polluting Industries Cash In On COVID-19, Add To...

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Germany, France, UK circumvent sanctions to send medical goods to Iran 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The German Foreign Office said that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a way to allow for trade between Europe and Iran and...

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The Fury and the Folly: We Need a Vaccine to Stop Endless War 

Apr 2, 2020 by

What if idealism were the essence of human politics, not its scapegoat? Source: The Fury and the Folly: We Need a Vaccine to Stop...

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This Is Not A War: Pandemic Presents Opportunity To Rebuild A Sense Of Common Good 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Just As Previous Wars On Poverty, Drugs & Terrorism, A New ‘War On COVID-19’ Is Doomed To Failure If A Similar Militaristic...

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There’s Never Been a Better Time for Us to End Private Health Insurance Than Right Now

Apr 2, 2020 by

The coronavirus crisis will lead to health insurance premium increases by up to 40 percent next year. We can’t afford that. Instead...

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The Coronavirus Worker Revolt Is Just Beginning 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The pandemic has revealed just how poorly many companies treat their employees. Will workers continue to fight back once life goes...

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Medically vulnerable immigrants in ICE detention sue for release before coronavirus arrives.

Apr 2, 2020 by

As cases of coronavirus begin to show up in prisons, jails and immigration detention centers across the country, the almost 40,000...

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‘Nightmare Scenario That Everyone Predicted’: As Millions Struggle to Meet Basic Needs, Trump Organization Requests Financial Relief 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help...

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Americans Can’t Sign Up for Health Insurance During a Global Pandemic, Trump Decides

Apr 2, 2020 by

The Trump administration considered a special enrollment period to get more people insured amid the coronavirus—and then...

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What does a Left Feminist, Anti-Racist Analysis of the Coronavirus Sound Like? 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The Rising Majority [https://therisingmajority.com] is a national coalition of over fifty organizations working on issues that...

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You Don’t Need to Believe China About China’s Coronavirus Success

Apr 2, 2020 by

Neither the Chinese government nor US intelligence agencies are particularly trustworthy sources. So if they disagree about whether...

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Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Is the Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever

Apr 2, 2020 by

The more stringent standard for passenger vehicles passed under the Obama administration would have saved 6 billion tons of...

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Patriotic Millionaires Endorse Eight 2020 Congressional Challengers 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“Congress needs fewer corporate defenders and more champions of normal, everyday Americans” Source: Patriotic...

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Coronavirus Tracker: How Justice Systems Are Responding in Each State

Apr 2, 2020 by

As COVID-19 spreads, states are suspending visits to prison facilities and limiting criminal court proceedings. We’re rounding up the...

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Pelosi Announces House Committee on Coronavirus Crisis to Exercise Oversight of Pandemic Response

Apr 2, 2020 by

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the creation of a new bipartisan House select committee on the coronavirus crisis...

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Former federal prosecutor: Trump’s ‘willful negligence’ on coronavirus pandemic could subject him to ‘criminal exposure’ 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, went beyond describing Trump as irresponsible...

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‘Moving to rob us blind in broad daylight’? Trump to hold in-person meeting with big oil CEOs to discuss coronavirus relief 

Apr 2, 2020 by

President Donald Trump on Friday is reportedly set to hold an in-person White House meeting with top executives from some of the...

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‘Zero accountability’: US accused of failure to report civilian deaths in Africa

Apr 2, 2020 by

US military vows to be more open about activities after allegations that teenager and farmer were killed in Somalia airstrikes...

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‘Government Needs to Step In’: Food Banks Across US Report Unprecedented Demand—and Shortages—as Coronavirus Pandemic Ravages 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“We’re seeing people from every socio-economic level because the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck Source:...

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Lawyers Discovered Long-Hidden Evidence at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Now, a Death Row Inmate May Get Another Shot at Justice

Apr 2, 2020 by

Documents filed this morning with the Ohio Supreme Court argue that newly discovered evidence should allow Death Row inmate Melvin...

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler Faces Renewed Scrutiny For COVID-19 Stock Transactions 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The Georgia Senator came under fire last month after she and her husband dumped substantial portions of their portfolio after a...

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Dr Fauci: security reportedly expanded as infectious disease expert faces threats 

Apr 2, 2020 by

 Fauci has also become a public target for rightwing pundits and bloggers who believe he is undermining the president. An article in...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants $15.5 Billion To Help Homeless During Coronavirus Outbreak 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The senator and former Democratic presidential candidate introduced her newest legislation to mitigate the effects of the outbreak on...

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For Top Democrats, Joe Biden Is No Al Franken

Apr 2, 2020 by

Two years after forcing Al Franken’s resignation from the Senate over sexual misconduct allegations, prominent Democrats now have to...

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America’s Innocent Prisoners Are Going to Die There 

Apr 2, 2020 by

When the machinery of justice is halted abruptly, some of the people trapped inside are not supposed to be there at all. Source:...

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California’s SF Bay Area nailed coronavirus response, everyone should heed its lessons

Apr 2, 2020 by

Santa Clara County’s (San Jose) Public Health Officer was the individual who convinced seven San Francisco Bay Area counties  to shut...

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Jeff Sessions suffers new humiliation: Trump’s campaign demands he stop invoking the president to win votes 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Former Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is working to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, has just suffered a fresh...

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The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People’s Civil Rights 

Apr 2, 2020 by

Two former Columbus, Ohio, police officers are accused of harassing strip club owners, patrons, and staff without legal...

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Police close some Hobby Lobby locations after stores defy state order and reopen during pandemic

Apr 2, 2020 by

Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain, has started reopening stores—including in states that have orders against it, as...

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Israel Confiscates Tents Designated For Clinic In The West Bank 

Apr 2, 2020 by

As the whole world battles an unprecedented and paralyzing healthcare crisis, Israel’s military is devoting time and resources to...

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Alert: Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts

Apr 1, 2020 by

The president took a newly somber tone — and contradicted many of his previous assessments of the virus — as he urged residents to...

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‘Fanatical Cruelty’: As Pandemic Rages, Trump Refuses to Reopen Affordable Care Act Enrollment to Help Uninsured

Apr 1, 2020 by

“This isn’t just an outrageous decision, but it’s also a deadly one.” Source: ‘Fanatical...

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Alert: Pentagon asks to keep future spending secret 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The Department of Defense is quietly asking Congress to rescind the requirement to produce an unclassified version of the Future...

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Political System Designed Solely to Serve Rich and Powerful 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The survey was taken as Congress debated a $4.5 trillion corporate bailout amid the coronavirus pandemic. Source: As Coronavirus...

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The Public Safety Case for More Jail Releases 

Apr 1, 2020 by

A coronavirus outbreak in prisons and jails will harm not only inmates, but the public at large. Source: The Public Safety Case for...

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Alert: It’s Steve Mnuchin’s Economy Now 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Mnuchin is “poised to emerge from this as one of the most powerful Cabinet members in modern history, with broad discretion over...

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Alert: ICE Crowds Jails With Immigrants Despite Coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020 by

With confirmed coronavirus infections at three of the jails that feed into New York City’s immigration court, and hunger strikes now...

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‘When We Are Infected No One Is Safe’: Nurses Nationwide Protest Over Lack of Coronavirus Protective Equipment

Apr 1, 2020 by

“For the wealthiest hospital corporation in the United States to show such disregard for the health and safety of its...

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There is no greater illustration of corporate America’s moral decay than Amazon 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The company dismissed a worker who had been protesting conditions — someone who dared to raise the consciousnesses of those...

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With Record-Shattering Unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden Ask Trump’s Labor Dept: ‘Do You Have a Plan?’ 

Apr 1, 2020 by

“It is absolutely imperative that the millions of Americans who are eligible for unemployment benefits receive every dollar to...

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Citing Public Health During COVID-19 Outbreak, Sanders Urges Wisconsin to Delay April 7 Primary 

Apr 1, 2020 by

“People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote.” Source: Citing Public Health During COVID-19...

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Europe to Help Iran on Coronavirus 

Apr 1, 2020 by

France, Germany and Britain pledged $5.6 million in financial aid to help the Iranian government fight the coronavirus. The so-called...

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Coronavirus: Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Critics likely to claim Moscow will exploit goodwill gesture as public relations coup Source: Coronavirus: Russia sends plane full of...

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Biden Says ‘Hard to Envision’ Democratic Convention Taking Place in July as Sanders Vows to Stay in Race

Apr 1, 2020 by

The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv...

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Media outlets pulling reporters from Trump press conferences because they’re a waste of time and a health risk: report 

Apr 1, 2020 by

According to a report from the Washington Post, major media outlets are choosing to take a pass on attending Donald Trump’s daily...

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David Leonhardt of NY Times Slams US Political Response, with US at 20 times S Korea’s Death Rate 

Apr 1, 2020 by

China and S Korea flattened their curves. Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands have begun to do so. USA has not. 1/2  of US CV...

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Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance applications 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The finding by Inspector General Michael Horowitz came after an earlier inquiry found numerous errors in court submissions seeking...

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By The Time We Notice We’re Hungry, It May Be Too Late 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The US State Department is making it difficult for the quarter million migrant workers who normally pick America’s crops to get...

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Three federal judges block state officials from pushing anti-abortion agenda during COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020 by

Federal judges on Monday have temporarily blocked state legislatures in Alabama, Texas, and Ohio from using the coronavirus pandemic...

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Why this philosopher fears we have a 1 in 6 chance of destroying ourselves this century — and we must do more stop it 

Apr 1, 2020 by

“A lot of people, if they’re asked about it, would say that the long-term future matters as much as the present,” he told me in a...

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Alert: The November Election Is Going to Be a Nightmare

Apr 1, 2020 by

We still have time to reinforce the election system, prepare for November and mitigate the chaos. Source: FOCUS: The November...

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Alert: America’s global military presence skyrockets under Trump: US commandos now deployed to 141 nations 

Apr 1, 2020 by

This near-record level of global deployment came as questions swirled about mounting malfeasance by some of America’s most elite...

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VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep In Another Big Muddy 

Apr 1, 2020 by

How did veterans of Vietnam and other wars end up in the “big muddy” of VA privatization?  Two years ago, President Trump persuaded a...

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Protecting Prisoners in Pandemics Is a Constitutional Must

Apr 1, 2020 by

Protecting prisoners from pandemics is not just a “should” or an “ought” but a “must”—as a matter of U.S. constitutional law....

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Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate? 

Apr 1, 2020 by

The plunging demand for oil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic combined with a savage price war has left the fossil fuel industry...

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Netanyahu’s agenda for a new government: Annexation of Palestine with US consent? 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Dispute over annexation is reportedly delaying the formation of a new government. Source: Article: Netanyahu’s agenda for a new...

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Coronavirus In Gaza: Just 40 ICU Beds For Two Million People Under Siege 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Israel Should Be Told To Lift The Siege On Gaza Or Suffer The Consequences Of Sanctions And Isolation Itself. Source: Coronavirus In...

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Alert: Coronavirus Leaves Foster Children With Nowhere to Go

Apr 1, 2020 by

New placements, family visits and child-abuse investigations falter across the country. Source: Coronavirus Throws Foster Care System...

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Amnesty Slams Trump for Classifying Gun Stores as ‘Essential Businesses’ During Pandemic 

Apr 1, 2020 by

“With hospitals at critically low capacity due to the pandemic, we cannot afford more injuries or deaths from gun...

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Alert: Supreme Court Will Hear Case That Could Let Cops Dodge Police Brutality Lawsuits

Apr 1, 2020 by

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of James King, who was assaulted and almost choked to death by an FBI agent and a police...

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Alert: Wealthy real estate investor keeping Philadelphia hospital closed during pandemic stands to receive huge tax savings from coronavirus stimulus 

Apr 1, 2020 by

In Philadelphia, the most hated man during the coronavirus pandemic might very well be Joel Freedman — the wealthy, Los...

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Coronavirus: Federal government sends California broken ventilators

Apr 1, 2020 by

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Saturday that the state received 170 broken ventilators from the federal government. Source:...

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For Elite Democrats, Joe Biden’s Candidacy Means Ditching #MeToo

Apr 1, 2020 by

The Democratic establishment’s response to the latest allegations of sexual harassment against Joe Biden show the cynicism of a party...

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Judge Urges Release of Migrant Children After 4 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Detention 

Apr 1, 2020 by

“The threat of irreparable injury to their health and safety is palpable,” said lawyers seeking the release of thousands of migrant...

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Tenants Organize Strikes, Demand Rent Relief as COVID-19 and Unemployment Surge

Apr 1, 2020 by

Despite eviction moratoriums and relief on mortgage payments in hard-hit states, no rent freeze has been ordered. Source: Tenants...

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Alert: Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Scammers are trying to cash in on the nation’s panic over the coronavirus by peddling fake cures, soliciting donations to phony...

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Hotels Are Opening Up Free Rooms to Healthcare Workers Battling the COVID-19 Outbreaks

Apr 1, 2020 by

Nurses, doctors, and medical personnel in New York City and England will now have access to free hotel rooms during the novel...

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Illinois asked Trump for 1.2 million N95 masks weeks ago. Feds just sent thousands of the wrong type 

Apr 1, 2020 by

llinois requested more than a million protective N95 masks from the federal government, but the Trump administration sent 300,000...

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Slovenia Stops 5G Due to Health Risks

Apr 1, 2020 by

The country of Slovenia has postponed the approval of spectrum to support 5G services until the effects of the technology on humans...

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Joe Biden: ‘Hard To Envision’ How DNC Goes Ahead As Planned Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 

Apr 1, 2020 by

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday he didn’t see how the Democratic Party could hold its national convention as scheduled...

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We Need a Public Health New Deal: Neoliberal Austerity and Private Healthcare Worsened US Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 by

 ‘The coronavirus is about to illustrate that epidemics are great levelers: they can collapse social classes, even if –...

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We the American People demand Paper Ballots in the November 2020 federal elections

Mar 31, 2020 by

Leading experts have concluded that nearly every electronic voting machine in the USA is inherently vulnerable to outside hacking and...

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“Pelosi’s Terrible Idea”: Critics Denounce Proposal to Give Wealthy a Tax Cut in Next Stimulus Package 

Mar 31, 2020 by

“This is almost unbelieveable.” Source: “Pelosi’s Terrible Idea”: Critics Denounce Proposal to Give...

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Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll surpasses 9/11; Chris Cuomo tests positive 

Mar 31, 2020 by

Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push pandemic response further. Source: Coronavirus live...

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Fed Economists Warn US Unemployment Rate Could Soon Reach 32%—During Great Depression It Peaked at 25%

Mar 31, 2020 by

“These are very large numbers by historical standards, but this is a rather unique shock that is unlike any other experienced...

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Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders 

Mar 31, 2020 by

The coronavirus crisis is laying bare the brutality of an economy organized around production for the sake of profit and not human...

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Coronavirus Tragedy Should Lead To “Rethinking” American Society, Bernie Sanders Says – YouTube

Mar 31, 2020 by

The Democratic presidential candidate said a fundamental review of priorities could produce “something good” from the...

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Joe Biden is Wrong About Single-Payer and Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 by

The ranks of the uninsured are growing, and people are already dying from a lack of coverage. Yet Joe Biden says coronavirus has...

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BASIC AGREEMENTS FOR NEW ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MUST INCLUDE BLOCK ON WEST BANK ANNEXATIONS

Mar 31, 2020 by

Now that Blue and White party leader MK Benny Gantz has agreed to negotiate the formation of an Israeli “unity government” in which...

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Alert: Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ 

Mar 31, 2020 by

Under a state of emergency decree, the prime minister can jail people for ‘disinformation’ and rule by decree. Source:...

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McConnell shoots down additional coronavirus relief — but promises to confirm more Trump judges

Mar 31, 2020 by

Democratic lawmakers have proposed additional legislation will be needed to alleviate the economic suffering caused by the...

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Corporate Media Ignores How Privatization of US Hospitals Explains Lack of Beds, Ventilators 

Mar 31, 2020 by

The politics of healthcare and Covid19 provide ample reasons for anger—toward corporate healthcare and the corporate media so...

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Judge declines to release detained immigrant families, for now 

Mar 31, 2020 by

A federal judge in Washington has turned down a request to release dozens of detained immigrant families because of the threat of...

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China delivers 10,000 coronavirus kits to Palestine 

Mar 31, 2020 by

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry has had 10,000 coronavirus test kits and ventilators delivered from China, according to...

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The Pandemic As Political Trial: The Case For A Global Commons 

Mar 31, 2020 by

The pandemic has demonstrated the bankruptcy of national sovereignty — the major threats to humanity are global in character,...

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Coronavirus safety drives strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods

Mar 31, 2020 by

“We are walking out to protest the impossible choice of coming to work at a toxic workplace and possibly spreading the virus or going...

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Ice agents are still performing raids ––and using precious N95 masks to do so 

Mar 31, 2020 by

If we want to survive, we must stop Ice raids, detention and deportation and provide protective equipment to health workers Source:...

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When Will Life Return to Normal? The Answer From Europe Is Emerging 

Mar 31, 2020 by

Coronavirus cases may be starting to peak in Europe, but lockdowns will likely remain in place for months, officials said. Source:...

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Alert: Wisconsin’s Pandemic Primary On April 7 Will Disenfranchise Many Voters

Mar 31, 2020 by

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers has declined to invoke emergency powers and reschedule the state’s April 7 primary, even...

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11 US Senators Call For An End To The Blockade On Venezuela And Iran

Mar 31, 2020 by

A group of 11 Democratic senators demanded that the White House temporarily suspend the coercive measures imposed on Venezuela and...

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