Instead of Death and Destruction, Poor People’s Moral Budget Shows What It Looks Like to ‘Invest in Life’ 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“We can provide robust voting rights, decent jobs, and secure incomes, housing, healthcare, education, peace, and a clean...

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The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange

Jun 17, 2019 by

This is the gravest assault on press freedom in my lifetime Source: The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange | Common Dreams...

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Trump Admin Aims To Kill Historic Talks And Strangle Iran With Evidence-Free Accusations 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Hell-Bent On Isolating And Suffocating Iran, The Trump Administration Derailed Japan’s Historic Talks By Accusing Tehran Without Any...

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US Foreign Policy Exposed

Jun 17, 2019 by

In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the...

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Netanyahu unveils illegal settlement named ‘Trump Heights’ in occupied Syrian territory: ‘Blatant theft’ 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump’s whole life has been about being wealthy...

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Explanations for the Current Crisis in Venezuela: A Clash of Paradigms and Narratives

Jun 17, 2019 by

Steve Ellner debunks the myth (systematically promoted by Washington) that the Venezuelan “crisis” preceded the implementation of...

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 Pentagon Fuel Use, Climate Change, and the Costs of War 

Jun 17, 2019 by

The Costs of War Project is a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in...

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Carbon Capture and ‘Innovation’: Republicans’ Green New Deal Rebuttals Are Just Industry Talking Points

Jun 17, 2019 by

Republicans in Congress are focusing climate legislation on innovation and carbon capture—two procrastination methods also...

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John Oliver expertly explains the Mueller report — in a way all Americans can understand 

Jun 17, 2019 by

The overwhelming majority of Americans have not read the 400-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller. It’s become a...

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In ruling with implications for Trump’s pardon power, Supreme Court continues to allow state and federal prosecutions for same offense

Jun 17, 2019 by

The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed the long-established precedent that allows both state and federal authorities to prosecute a...

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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts

Jun 17, 2019 by

The Supreme Court dismissed the challenge to a lower court’s findings that some of Virginia’s legislative districts were racially...

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Joe Biden and the ‘electability’ delusion — and why the media keep making the same mistake 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Calling the former vice president the “most formidable” or safest candidate is misguided pseudoscience. Source: Joe Biden and the...

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What Can South Africa Teach Palestinians: Reflections on our Palestinian Youth Organizer Delegation to Johannesburg

Jun 17, 2019 by

…we resolved that settler-colonialism, racial colonialism, apartheid, refugeehood, and military occupation are key systems that...

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Why women should oppose nuclear power 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Pregnant women don’t get x-rays. There’s a reason Source: Why women should oppose nuclear power | Beyond Nuclear...

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Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Biden in New Legislative Battle 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of...

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The First Democratic Debates Shape Up as Unfair and Unfocused Spectacles

Jun 17, 2019 by

There are better ways to organize big multi-candidate debates. Going forward, Democrats ought to consider them. Source: The First...

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Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident 

Jun 17, 2019 by

In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage...

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The Young Iraqi Voices Our Leaders Don’t Want You to Hear 

Jun 17, 2019 by

On September 21st, thousands of young Iraqis will crowd a park along the Tigris River to celebrate the eighth annual Baghdad City of...

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‘Shameful’ Milestone: Congress Goes Record 3,615 Days Without Raising Federal Minimum Wage 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“The federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr is a starvation wage. Every worker deserves a living wage of at least $15 an hour,”...

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Can Elizabeth Warren Win Back Trump Country? 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Whoever takes the presidency after Trump will have to grapple with the political illusions he shattered about the right and the left...

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Pennsylvania’s Public Banking Movement Draws More Support 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“The Pennsylvania Public Bank Project’s … mission is ‘the creation of a network of public/partnership banks in the Commonwealth of...

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The Case for Staying on Earth—With or Without Musk and Bezos 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Why should we listen to zillionaires who want to abandon ship? Source: The Case for Staying on Earth—With or Without Musk and Bezos |...

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The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America’s experiment with...

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Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Officers in law enforcement agencies across the country have joined private hate groups on Facebook, participating in the spread of...

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Alert: Alabama court orders jail for rape victim unless kids handed to rapist.

Jun 17, 2019 by

A young woman from Birmingham, Alabama was raped and impregnated four times by her uncle. She was just 12-years old when the raping...

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Vatican Opens Door to Limited Ordination of Married Men as Priests 

Jun 17, 2019 by

A proposed exception to the celibacy requirement would apply only in remote areas of the Amazon, but it is a significant shift in...

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Because ‘This Is a Public Health Crisis,’ Pennsylvania Gov. Urged to Investigate Link Between Fracking and Childhood Cancers 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“Fracking presents clear threats to our drinking water, our air quality, and to the health and safety of residents in these...

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Landmark Deal Reached on Rent Protections for Tenants in N.Y.

Jun 17, 2019 by

Newly empowered Democrats are trying to address concern over housing costs that is helping to drive the debate over inequality....

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As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine  

Jun 17, 2019 by

One group says making the run across the border is safer than rationing the medication. Source: As price of insulin soars, Americans...

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Hong Kong Protesters Say Suspension Of Extradition Bill Not Enough 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam will “indefinitely suspend” a contentious extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens...

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Racist Laws Took the Vote Away From Prisoners. After Serving Time, One Man Is Fighting to Give It Back to Them. 

Jun 17, 2019 by

“This is the last frontier in voting rights.” Source: Racist Laws Took the Vote Away From Prisoners. After Serving Time,...

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California Joins States Raising Pride Flags At Their Capitols, Defying Trump 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Gavin Newsom’s move comes as the Trump administration blocks U.S. embassies from flying the LGBTQ banner. Source: California Joins...

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Inside Democrats’ plan to call ‘star witnesses’ who are beyond Trump’s reach: report 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Claiming executive privilege, President Donald Trump has vowed to resist all subpoenas issued by Democrats in the House of...

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Will Chicago Get a Memorial to Honor the Survivors of Police Torture? 

Jun 17, 2019 by

A public memorial is a reminder that the present is traceable to a past when people tortured by law enforcement in this country...

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This Psychologist Explains Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit 

Jun 17, 2019 by

By 2010, the evidence about how interrogations can go wrong had become so compelling that Kassin and several colleagues from the U.S....

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Why the Government Needs to Improve Its Messaging Around Election Security

Jun 17, 2019 by

The breach of two Florida election systems during the 2016 elections are a lesson in how not to handle election interference. Source:...

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Profit over safety? Boeing under fire over 737 Max crashes as families demand answers 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Relatives are demanding clarity and believe they should be consulted on when or if the 737 Max flies again Source: Profit over...

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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

Jun 17, 2019 by

A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world — and overwhelms the poorest nations...

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Teens in Cage Protest Trump Immigration Policies Outside UN, Demanding Action From Human Rights Council

Jun 17, 2019 by

“Children belong in school and with their families, not caged in detention centers.” Source: Teens in Cage Protest Trump...

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the State of Insect Populations in the U.S. and Europe 

Jun 17, 2019 by

Despite the fact that insects make up most of the species on Earth, and much of the planet’s biomass, they are significantly...

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Will impeachment backfire on Democrats? Not if they do it right.

Jun 16, 2019 by

Heeding the right lessons of 1998, a Trump impeachment would ensure that no future president considers him a proper precedent. While...

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Chief justice tries to assure the Supreme Court is apolitical, but term’s biggest cases present partisan challenges 

Jun 16, 2019 by

He will end it playing a pivotal role in two of the most politically consequential decisions the court has made in years.One...

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Building Post-Neoliberal Institutions 

Jun 16, 2019 by

We are (almost) ready to move beyond criticism of neoliberals and the world they have wrought to an affirmative alternate vision,...

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Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on the key issues? 

Jun 16, 2019 by

Almost two dozen Democratic candidates are vying for the party’s nomination to take on Trump in the 2020 race. Here’s where they...

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Alert: Microsoft and the Pentagon Are Quietly Hijacking U.S. Elections

Jun 16, 2019 by

The ruling elite have no interest in making sure our voices are heard.  If they sought to have our voices heard, we would have paper...

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What the Blockbuster Documents Uncovered This Week Mean for the Census Citizenship Case at the Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2019 by

With clear evidence that the Trump administration wants the question added purely for political advantage, it’s hard to imagine how...

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Denouncing US Bullying of ICC, Rights Groups Demand Afghan War Crimes Victims Get Their Day in Court 

Jun 16, 2019 by

Appeal filed against International Criminal Court’s rejection of war crimes probe Source: Denouncing US Bullying of ICC, Rights...

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Republican Group Urges Congress To Act Against Trump In Stunning New Ad 

Jun 16, 2019 by

A GOP organization accuses the president of violating his oath and says “the remedy” is for Congress to act. Source: Republican Group...

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Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis 

Jun 16, 2019 by

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis...

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Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month 

Jun 16, 2019 by

One study in April, co-authored by US economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, blamed sanctions for causing more deaths and...

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India to slap tariffs on 28 US products on Sunday

Jun 16, 2019 by

India said it will on Sunday impose higher tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds, apples and walnuts, in response to...

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Alert: The Mainstream Media Is Marching Us Into War With Iran 

Jun 16, 2019 by

If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003...

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The Truth About Lula Conviction Comes To Light 

Jun 16, 2019 by

The Intercept has acquired a massive leak of information that is rocking Brazil’s political and legal world. The materials include...

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Alert: Google Is Making Billions at the Media’s Expense

Jun 16, 2019 by

Google’s hefty profits at the news industry’s expense will likely renew calls in progressive circles to smash Big Tech. Sen. Bernie...

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Revealed: These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

Jun 16, 2019 by

A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans...

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Following impassioned hearing, lawmakers introduce bill to halt arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Jun 16, 2019 by

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu and Republican Rep. Justin Amash introduced a resolution Wednesday that would keep the Trump regime from...

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GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default 

Jun 16, 2019 by

Senate Republicans and the Trump administration are struggling to reach an agreement on a path forward on critical budget and...

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Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’

Jun 16, 2019 by

Despite accusations from Washington, Iran has no motive for instigating the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, analysts told...

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Before we spend $2 trillion, report recommends a ‘Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Jun 16, 2019 by

For all of us who rely on our roads and public transit, and our water, sewage and power systems, the agreement reached by President...

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China-India-Russia Moving Toward New Trading System In Response To Trump Protectionism 

Jun 16, 2019 by

Narendra Modi Expected To Join Xi Jinping And Vladimir Putin At Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit To Express Support For...

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Trump Administration Providing ‘False’ Information About Gulf of Oman Attack, Says Japanese Tanker Owner

Jun 16, 2019 by

Chief executive of Japanese company operating Kokuka Courageous says ‘flying objects’ were cause of damage to vessel...

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New Report Exposes Pentagon’s Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11

Jun 16, 2019 by

Failing to curb the U.S. military’s fossil fuel use, Costs of War Project co-director warns, “will help guarantee the...

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Could universal basic income become a presidential campaign issue? 

Jun 16, 2019 by

The Universal Basic Income is now a 2020 campaign issue. Longshot candidate Andrew Yang, a New York businessman, is getting...

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Charlottesville Divests From Weapons And Fossil Fuels 

Jun 16, 2019 by

On the evening of June 3, 2019, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., voted to divest the funds in its operating budget from...

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How the Central Park Five expose the fundamental injustice in our legal system 

Jun 16, 2019 by

In the United States, we do not have a justice system — we have a legal system.  That system has been designed to follow the letter...

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After Serving 32 Years for a Murder He Did Not Commit, Darrell Jones Is Found Not Guilty In Retrial 

Jun 16, 2019 by

For over three decades, Jones has insisted he didn’t kill Guillermo Rodriguez in a Brockton parking lot in 1985. But Jones...

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Alert: Trump enjoys bipartisan support for his plan to eradicate the Palestinian cause 

Jun 16, 2019 by

US officials charged with resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have demonstrated ever more blatant bias, such as the recent...

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Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift pay for nearly 40 million workers 

Jun 16, 2019 by

The federal minimum wage was established in 1938, as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to help ensure that all work would...

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Bringing Police Torture in Chicago to the Full Light of Day

Jun 16, 2019 by

Flint Taylor’s “The Torture Machine” is a personal history of the legal battle to expose Chicago’s human...

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Family of trans asylum-seeker who died after weeks in detention files $20 million claim against ICE

Jun 16, 2019 by

The family of a transgender asylum-seeker who languished in federal immigration custody and was transferred to a hospital only after...

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Democratic senators release resolution against Israeli annexation of West Bank 

Jun 16, 2019 by

*** The resolution doesn’t mention Netanyahu by name, but is a direct rebuke to his April election promise that he will annex...

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Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Jayapal co-sponsor historic Palestinian children’s human rights bill 

Jun 16, 2019 by

A number of lawmakers have come out in support of legislation that seeks to end Israel’s military detention practices against...

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Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million 

Jun 16, 2019 by

“The child mortality rate here dropped to 7 percent from 17 percent in five years thanks to Mais Médicos,” said Dr. Dalva. “I told...

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The Roots of the National Strike in Honduras: An Interview with Bayron Rodríguez Pineda 

Jun 16, 2019 by

As Honduran teachers and doctors resist the neoliberal restructuring of health and education services, educator/organizer Bayron...

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Mexico just released the full text of the ‘secret’ deal Trump said they made

Jun 16, 2019 by

It simply was an agreement to enter into further talks with the United States about a potential deal that would force Mexico to...

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Alert: German Boat Captain Could Get 20 Years For Rescuing Migrants 

Jun 16, 2019 by

A German boat captain who claims to have rescued more than 1,000 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea could face up to 20 years...

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After Jon Stewart’s impassioned testimony to Congress, 9/11 responders gave him an incredible gift

Jun 16, 2019 by

In the hallway after Stewart’s testimony, the first responders who appeared with Stewart before Congress surprised the former talk...

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Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?

Jun 16, 2019 by

The Idea That The DNC Email Disclosures Were Produced By A Hack — Not A Leak —Makes Less And Less Sense Source: Why...

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Titans of Real Estate in ‘Shock’ Over New York Rent Law Deal

Jun 16, 2019 by

Less than a day after newly emboldened Democratic lawmakers announced bills that would significantly tighten tenant protections,...

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New Jersey charts path to 100% clean energy by 2050, with 3.5 GW offshore wind by 2030 

Jun 16, 2019 by

The state issued a draft 2019 Energy Master Plan with seven strategies for eliminating all carbon emissions from its power sector,...

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‘Deja Vu’ of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence 

Jun 13, 2019 by

“Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more...

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Warren, Sanders Call to Impeach After Trump Welcomes Dirt From Foreign Powers

Jun 13, 2019 by

Fifty-nine House Democrats and one Republican support launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Source: Warren,...

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Center For Constitutional Rights Alleges U.S. Interference Into International Criminal Court 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of...

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Chelsea Manning Against the Grand Jury

Jun 13, 2019 by

Chelsea Manning was recently jailed for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation against Julian Assange. Her refusal is an...

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Trump Moves to Cover Up the Details of His Racist Census Plan

Jun 13, 2019 by

The president’s move to deny lawmakers access to the material comes the same day as the House Oversight Committee is set to vote on...

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Oregon governor signs bill granting state’s electoral votes to national popular vote winner

Jun 13, 2019 by

Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Wednesday that would grant the state’s electoral college votes to the winner of...

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Alert: Corporate Media Enable Industry War Against Medicare for All

Jun 13, 2019 by

The health care industry feeds corporate media a steady diet of “alternative facts” about Medicare for All. Source:...

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Texas Progressive Jessica Cisneros Announces Primary Challenge to Unseat “Trump’s Favorite Democrat” in Congress 

Jun 13, 2019 by

“Our grassroots progressive movement has an opportunity to build a more accountable Democratic Party by unseating one of the...

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Federal watchdog recommends Kellyanne Conway be removed for Hatch Act violations 

Jun 13, 2019 by

The Office of Special Counsel, a civil service watchdog, has determined that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly...

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As Deficit Skyrockets, Author of GOP Tax Cuts Admits Bill May Not Pay Off

Jun 13, 2019 by

Rep. Kevin Brady, who wrote the Republican tax bill of 2017, admits it’s “hard to know” whether the tax cuts will...

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American Medical Association Is Warming Up to Single Payer After Decades-Long Opposition

Jun 13, 2019 by

Gomez writes: The American Medical Association (AMA) – one of the nation’s most powerful health groups – is warming...

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Revolt of the Outsiders: First AOC, Now Tiffany Cabán 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Meet the public defender who is shaking up the Queens DA race. Source: Revolt of the Outsiders: First AOC, Now Tiffany Cabán |...

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DNC releases names of 20 candidates who qualified for first debates

Jun 13, 2019 by

Four candidates did not make the cut. Source: DNC releases names of 20 candidates who qualified for first debates...

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The Youth Climate Movement Is Just Getting Started 

Jun 13, 2019 by

The nascent activist movement has continued to expand across the world, and politicians are taking notice. Source: The Youth Climate...

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As Trump Administration Weighs War, Iraqis Plan a Carnival for Peace

Jun 13, 2019 by

Peace activists Noof Assi and Zain Mohammed hope to rectify the skewed representation of Iraq in the U.S. Source: As Trump...

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Anti-Occupation Coalition Grows Stronger In The Face Of Israeli Military Violence 

Jun 13, 2019 by

All That’s Left, delegations from the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, and other groups made up of international activists demonstrate...

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Ratifying a Nuclear Test Ban Is a First Step Toward Non-Proliferation

Jun 13, 2019 by

If the U.S. is worried about nuclear test ban violations, it should ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Source:...

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Alert: Julian Assange extradition: Britain signs order for extradition to US

Jun 13, 2019 by

It’s the first step in what could be a lengthy legal battle over whether the WikiLeaks founder should face prosecution for espionage...

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Russia Keeps Asking U.S. to Agree to No Nuclear Weapons Use, but It’s Not Getting Any Answer

Jun 13, 2019 by

“It is of fundamental importance that Russia and the United States calm the rest of the world and adopt a joint declaration at...

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Legal Expert Says ‘Congress Must Repeal the AUMF’ After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man’s Appeal for Release From Gitmo 

Jun 13, 2019 by

“The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn’t put a stop to this...

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