New York Times publishes edition with names of 1,000 coronavirus victims 

May 24, 2020 by

The total losses from the Covid-19 pandemic are, indeed, incalculable. The losses are greater than any illustration or description....

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Worldwide Launch Of COVID-19 Global Solidarity Manifesto 

May 24, 2020 by

The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition will launch on May 23, 2020, unveiling a Manifesto signed by thousands of people and...

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Netanyahu in the dock: Israeli PM finally faces corruption charges 

May 24, 2020 by

If convicted on corruption charges, country’s longest-serving leader could be sentenced to more than a decade in jail Source:...

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Dirty Tricks: Eight Falsehoods that Could Undermine the 2020 Election

May 24, 2020 by

Here are eight lies, misconceptions, and false arguments that we think voters will have to contend with in 2020:1. “Voter Fraud” Is...

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Virus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ From Contaminated Surfaces or Animals, Revised CDC Website States

May 24, 2020 by

 The coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person and not easily from a contaminated surface. That is the takeaway from the...

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What’s the 2020 Democratic Message?

May 24, 2020 by

“The Heroes Act” is a symptom of a larger problem: in the face of Donald Trump ranting “Covid-19 is nothing to be...

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A Lasting Remedy for the Covid-19 Pandemic’s Economic Crisis 

May 24, 2020 by

As catastrophic as it is, the Covid-19 pandemic offers a moment of reflection. If we set our sights high and not throw money at big...

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Whoever Is Elected, War Is the Policy 

May 24, 2020 by

It appears that the reelection of Donald Trump will be a continuation of the Bill Clinton presidency, the George W. Bush presidency,...

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U.S. drops to 45 in ranking of countries based on freedom of the press 

May 24, 2020 by

So much for that First Amendment right to freedom of the press. The U.S. has dropped to spot 45 in this year’s ranking of countries...

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The 2020 Bernie Delegates Network Announces Launch as a Progressive Force for Democratic National Convention

May 24, 2020 by

Three progressive national organizations today announced formation of the 2020 Bernie Delegates Network, which will serve as a...

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The CIA’s Murderous Practices, Disinformation Campaigns, and Interference in Other Countries Still Shape the World Order and U.S. Politics

May 24, 2020 by

No understanding of international or domestic politics is possible without a factual grasp of the CIA’s purpose. Source: The CIA’s...

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‘Yet Another Dogwhistle to White Nationalists”: Jewish Advocacy Group Denounces ‘Good Bloodline’ Remark by Trump 

May 24, 2020 by

“Make no mistake, President Trump knew exactly what he was doing.” Source: ‘Yet Another Dogwhistle to White...

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Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts 

May 24, 2020 by

Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to develop coronavirus treatments and...

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Alert: GOP ‘Plot to Gut Social Security Behind Closed Doors’ Gains Steam in Senate Covid-19 Talks

May 24, 2020 by

“With seniors most at risk from Covid-19, we need to be increasing Social Security’s modest benefits, not creating secret...

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Alert: Homelessness Could Rise 45 Percent in One Year Due to Unemployment Crisis

May 24, 2020 by

The analysis estimates that about 250,000 people could be left homeless as a result of skyrocketing unemployment. The Department of...

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Massive Corporate Deals Are Making Hospitals’ PPE Shortages Worse 

May 24, 2020 by

Amid shortages of PPE to fight coronavirus, some hospitals aren’t taking donations because they’re contractually obligated to...

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Trump Ordered States to Open Churches. Can He Do That? 

May 24, 2020 by

“The president doesn’t have that power,” said Rachel Laser of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “The Tenth...

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The next death wave from COVID-19 will be the poor, rural and white 

May 24, 2020 by

Today, Trump, Fox and his followers think COVID-19 just kills the elderly, blacks and Hispanics—and they seem comfortable with...

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Alert: The Sickness in Our Food Supply

May 24, 2020 by

 A series of shocks has exposed weak links in our food chain that threaten to leave grocery shelves as patchy and unpredictable as...

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US Blocks UNSC Draft Resolution Denouncing Paramilitary Incursion Into Venezuela

May 24, 2020 by

The United States rejected a Russia-proposed UN Security Council (UNSC) draft condemning a recent coup attempt in Venezuela.During a...

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Here Are the Corporate Lobbyists on the DNC Committee That Blocked the Climate Debate

May 24, 2020 by

Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members...

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Iranian petrol tanker arrives in Venezuela in defiance of US 

May 24, 2020 by

The first of five ships laden with Iranian petrol crossed in to Venezuelan waters on Sunday in defiance of US sanctions, after Tehran...

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Alert: US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare Against China

May 24, 2020 by

Military analyst David Maxwell, a former Special Ops soldier himself, advocated for a widespread culture war, which would include the...

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Alert: Virus may be spreading uncontrolled in 24 states, study suggests 

May 24, 2020 by

The coronavirus could be spreading uncontrolled in 24 states in the U.S., particularly in the South and Midwest, according to new...

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A Swedish catastrophe: Conservatives’ favorite pandemic policy turns out to be quite deadly

May 24, 2020 by

The country’s per capita death toll is among the highest in the world, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University earlier this...

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Betsy DeVos openly admits she’s ‘absolutely’ using the pandemic to impose her ‘faith-based schools’ agenda 

May 24, 2020 by

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos admitted that she was trying to use the ongoing coronavirus crisis to push through her private...

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Study Finds Supreme Court Almost Always Rules in Favor of Police in Excessive Force Cases

May 24, 2020 by

“It’s a widely accepted belief that the legal system will almost never hold police officers accountable for their...

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Alert: Trump to pull US out of third arms control deal 

May 24, 2020 by

The Open Skies Treaty allows Russia and western nations to conduct observation flights Source: Trump to pull US out of third arms...

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Black Americans are in an abusive relationship with the Democratic party 

May 24, 2020 by

An offensive comment by the Democratic presidential candidate is a reminder that black people — all people — deserve...

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U.S. Brags About Health Aid to Africa While Bombing Some of Its Most Vulnerable Nations

May 24, 2020 by

Libya and Somalia, where U.S. forces have spent hundreds of millions on airstrikes, have fared especially poorly when it comes to...

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Alert: US security officials ‘considered return to nuclear testing’ after 28-year hiatus 

May 24, 2020 by

The Trump administration has pulled out of three arms control agreements, the latest this week with an announcement that the US will...

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FBI Says It Will Investigate Breonna Taylor Shooting Death as Police Chief Announces Retirement

May 24, 2020 by

 Breonna Taylor’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department, the lawsuit...

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Cuba Goes a Week Without a Single Coronavirus Death

May 24, 2020 by

“Cuba has gone a week without any coronavirus-related deaths, health officials said Wednesday, as the numbers of cases in the...

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Why We Should Commandeer Hotels to House the Homeless 

May 24, 2020 by

Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis in plain sight and a bleak indictment of capitalism. Now the capitalists have a chance—a...

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Swing-District Democrats Link With Progressives to Back Paycheck Bill Pelosi Rejected

May 24, 2020 by

After House speaker Nancy Pelosi excluded a plan to keep unemployment down by subsidizing firms to keep workers on payrolls from her...

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Lancet Study on Hydroxychloroquine Shows Trump ‘As Usual, Is Dangerously Wrong’ on Covid-19 Guidance 

May 24, 2020 by

“If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it.” Source: Lancet Study on Hydroxychloroquine Shows Trump...

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 Alert: Republicans in Missouri Are Trying a New Kind of Gerrymandering 

May 24, 2020 by

A Missouri initiative would undo voters’ preference for nonpartisan legislative districts — and perhaps shift representation itself....

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A Simple Solution for the Coronavirus Crisis in Prisons 

May 24, 2020 by

Expanding early release programs isn’t simply a smart public policy decision. It’s an acknowledgement that people in prison were...

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Detroit Students Sued For Literacy And Won 

May 24, 2020 by

Following A Historic Lawsuit Brought By Seven Black Students, The State Of Michigan Will Put More Than $94 Million Into A State-Wide...

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Cuomo Order That Sent Estimated 4,300 Covid-19 Patients to Nursing Homes Denounced as ‘Single Dumbest Decision Anyone Could Make’ 

May 24, 2020 by

“It was a death sentence.” Source: Cuomo Order That Sent Estimated 4,300 Covid-19 Patients to Nursing Homes Denounced as...

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Coronavirus live updates: Worldwide cases reach 5 million, including more than 1.5 million U.S. cases 

May 21, 2020 by

More than 1.5 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States; the death toll will likely reach 100,000 by the end...

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Underscoring ‘Grotesque Nature of Unequal Sacrifice,’ Richest Americans Have Added $434 Billion in Wealth Since Pandemic Hit 

May 21, 2020 by

“While millions risk their lives and livelihoods as first responders and frontline workers, these billionaires benefit from an...

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Reverend Barber Organizes “Poor People’s Digital March on DC” for June 20

May 21, 2020 by

e look at the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Brown and poor communities, and the next steps officials...

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1.1 Million Children Could Die as COVID Interrupts Food and Medicine, Study Says

May 21, 2020 by

Over 1 million children under five could die within the next six months due to secondary impacts of the pandemic. Source: 1.1 Million...

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Poll: Older voters slip from Trump; younger voters turn away from Biden 

May 21, 2020 by

President Trump is running next-and-neck with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the latest Hill-HarrisX...

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Rev. Barber: Corporate COVID bailouts a moral failure of all involved – YouTube

May 21, 2020 by

National co-chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, explains why the group is making a push for reforms...

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New Model Finds Shutting Down US Even One Week Earlier Could Have Cut Death Toll in Half

May 21, 2020 by

As the U.S. begins to restart portions of what was daily life before the arrival of the coronavirus, a new model on the virus’s...

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Coronavirus second wave: Parts of Texas, Florida, Iowa and Nebraska risk case spikes 

May 21, 2020 by

Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama and several other places in the South that have been...

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It’s past time for Congress to give inspectors general and whistleblowers additional protection

May 21, 2020 by

Congress has let its oversight powers deteriorate. It needs to stop the hand-wringing and act. Source: It’s past time for Congress to...

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Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has ‘Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three Decades’

May 21, 2020 by

“Once again, Donald Trump’s belligerent approach to foreign policy has put us all at risk.” Source: Trump Condemned...

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“We’re Ready for Whatever, Whenever,’ Says Maduro as Venezuela Vows Navy Escort to Protect Iranian Oil Tankers from US Threats

May 21, 2020 by

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that the U.S. government “must give up bullying on the world stage and...

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Is Trump Setting the Stage to Dismiss the 2020 Election Results?

May 21, 2020 by

The president—who has repeatedly lied about widespread voter fraud since winning the 2016 election—threatened to cut federal funding...

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60 Million People Could Be Driven Into Extreme Poverty Due to the Pandemic

May 21, 2020 by

new report finds that as many as 60 million people could be reduced to living on less than $2 a day as a result of the coronavirus...

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Warren Tops MoveOn Survey for Preferred Biden VP Pick 

May 21, 2020 by

The new poll shows 73% of the group’s members would be more likely to vote for the former vice president if Sen. Elizabeth...

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‘This Is My Retirement’: Trump’s Covid-19 Vaccine Czar Refuses to Sell Stock Holdings of Major Drug Company 

May 21, 2020 by

“If he retains stock in companies that are investing in the development of a vaccine,” said government watchdog CREW,...

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The ‘See-No-Evil’ Phase Of Russiagate

May 21, 2020 by

The press vastly over-invested in the Russiagate narrative from the first, and now appears set to throw yet more money after all the...

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Another Big Job-Loss Wave Looms: State and City Workers 

May 21, 2020 by

Just as in the Great Recession, a steep downturn in the private sector is poised to cause big job losses in state and local...

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Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort Got to Leave Federal Prison Due to COVID-19. They’re The Exception.

May 21, 2020 by

Just a small fraction of federal prisoners have been sent home. Many others lack legal help and connections to make their case....

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An ‘assault on checks and balances’: Trump removes IG investigating Transportation Secretary Chao — and Mitch McConnell already vetted their successor

May 21, 2020 by

Steve Linick, former inspector general for the U.S. State Department, isn’t the only watchdog who has been fired or demoted by...

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Pompeo Used Elite Taxpayer-Funded Dinners to “Cultivate a Donor Base”

May 21, 2020 by

The secretary of state’s exclusive “Madison Dinners” have featured guest lists heavy on influencers but light on...

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Alert: Dems Aim To Subsidize the Opponents of Progressive Change 

May 21, 2020 by

The party’s stimulus bill is designed to funnel public money to the corporate political groups that vilify the left and block...

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Billionaires Are The Biggest Threat To Public Schools 

May 21, 2020 by

For Education “Disruptors” Like Bill Gates And Betsy DeVos, COVID-19 Isn’t A Crisis—It’s An Opportunity. Source: Billionaires...

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Alert: McConnell vows to block extension of boosted unemployment benefits while pushing for corporate legal immunity 

May 21, 2020 by

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed in a private call with House Republicans Wednesday that the enhanced unemployment...

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The Growing Outbreak Of Discontent In The US Military 

May 21, 2020 by

The declining morale was already an unfolding process before the pandemic broke out. As the slow-burning foreign interventions, proxy...

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Biden the ‘Mensch’ fires annexation warning shot across Bibi’s bow 

May 21, 2020 by

Biden’s statements against Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned West Bank annexation accurately reflect the Democratic Party’s position as...

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As Trump Says ‘Voting Is An Honor’ in Rant Against Mail-In Ballots, Progressives Respond: ‘Voting Is a Right’

May 21, 2020 by

“Voting isn’t a gift given by leaders. Citizens have the right to vote.” Source: As Trump Says ‘Voting Is An...

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America’s Cold War Crimes Abroad Are Still Shaping Our World

May 21, 2020 by

 In the twentieth century, the United States engaged in brutal, sadistic interventions all over the world, from Indonesia to Brazil,...

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Trump very worried about losing Michigan Electoral College votes and, by the way, criminal immunity

May 21, 2020 by

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, has decided that every Michigan resident should get a mail-in ballot so that they have the option...

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Workers Need OSHA Representation During the COVID-19 Crisis 

May 21, 2020 by

Workers who encounter something that is an immediate threat to health and safety have few good choices for action. Source: Workers...

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How U.S. Dollar Policies Lead to Food Crises and Conflicts Worldwide

May 21, 2020 by

Emergency monetary policies produce an unintended consequence: rising food prices around the world. Source: How U.S. Dollar Policies...

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Brazil Is The New Epicenter Of The Global Coronavirus Pandemic 

May 21, 2020 by

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s denial and incompetence have led to a predictable surge in cases. Source: Brazil Is The New...

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“Tom Perez’s Worst Nightmare”: Newly Elected DNC Member RL Miller to Push Dems on Climate 

May 21, 2020 by

The longtime activist has set her sights on the party’s platform, fossil fuel industry donations, and a climate debate in the...

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A dark milestone: More than 1,000 migrants in ICE custody now have the coronavirus

May 21, 2020 by

The new figures show 49% of those who tested were positive for the coronavirus. Source: A dark milestone: More than 1,000 migrants in...

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Wisconsin woman ‘kind of mad’ at Trump after she gets COVID-19 despite taking hydroxychloroquine 

May 21, 2020 by

A woman from Wisconsin is feeling annoyed at President Donald Trump after she contracted the novel coronavirus while taking...

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Rent Is Still Due in Kushnerville 

May 21, 2020 by

Government stimulus checks and a temporary ban on evictions are tiding over the suddenly jobless residents of housing complexes owned...

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‘Snap back’? Jacinda Ardern snaps forward with a four day week: no wonder she’s popular

May 21, 2020 by

Ardern’s idea upends four decades of neoliberal insistence that workplace ‘flexibility’ is the purview only of employers Source:...

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Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts 

May 21, 2020 by

April 2020 was the first month ever that renewables generated more electricity than thermal coal in the United States every single...

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Libertarian journalist explains the links between QAnon and fundamentalist Christianity 

May 21, 2020 by

Although QAnon isn’t known for being a religious movement per se, The Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance has reported on QAnon-minded...

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With Covid-19 Raging, Warnings of Worse-Than-Usual Hurricane Season Point to Trouble Ahead 

May 21, 2020 by

“Hurricane season is about to start and its risks will only grow and potentially compound any impacts from the pandemic.”...

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Apple and Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure

May 21, 2020 by

Software can be used to develop apps that detect when a user has spent time near another user who later tests positive for the virus...

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Naomi Klein and Arundhati Roy Help Launch Global Green New Deal Project With Worldwide Invitation 

May 20, 2020 by

“The time to build the future we deserve is now, and international solidarity is the tool we need to begin its...

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Coronavirus live updates: Every state reopened, U.S. death toll hits 90,000 with 1.5 million cases 

May 20, 2020 by

America has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. “I view it as a badge of honor,” President Trump said, noting that “it...

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Ukraine to investigate leaked calls between Joe Biden and ex-president 

May 20, 2020 by

Recordings containing edited conversations between the two while in office published by Ukrainian associate of Rudy Giuliani Source:...

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Swing-District Democrats Join Progressives to Back Paycheck Bill Pelosi Rejected

May 20, 2020 by

AFTER HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi excluded a plan to keep unemployment down by subsidizing firms to keep workers on payrolls from her...

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Civil Rights Groups Vow to Fight Back as GOP Builds Massive Voter Suppression Machine for 2020 Election

May 20, 2020 by

“We will use every tool in our arsenal to block efforts aimed at discouraging participation by eligible voters this election...

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America Is Woefully Unprepared for a COVID-19 Election—And More Than a Million Votes Are at Stake

May 20, 2020 by

Between anemic funding, poor voter education, and zero precedent, November’s election is shaping up to be a voting disaster, experts...

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Hypocritical HEROES Act Provision Would Give Rich Americans $75 Billion Tax Windfall

May 20, 2020 by

Republicans are the ones usually derided for passing tax cuts that cater to the rich. But with the passage of the HEROES Act by the...

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Preventing a Great Depression Will Cost $10 Trillion 

May 20, 2020 by

Don’t think of that number as “big” or “bold.” Just think of it as the appropriate dosage for a once-in-a-century economic...

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The Way Out of the COVID-19 Crisis Is a Green New Deal 

May 20, 2020 by

This crisis has reinforced what we already know—our current economic system is leading us down a path of destruction. Source:...

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Iran Vows ‘Decisive Response’ To US Threats

May 20, 2020 by

Tehran has issued a formal warning to Washington over threats to five of its tankers currently en route to Venezuela. On Sunday,...

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Andrew Cuomo is no hero. He’s to blame for New York’s coronavirus catastrophe

May 20, 2020 by

His record was terrible before coronavirus, but his abysmal handling of the crisis should get him thrown out of office Source: Andrew...

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Small Business Owners to McConnell: Stop Using Our Plight to Push for Covid-19 Corporate Immunity 

May 20, 2020 by

“With this perverse cost-shift, corporate immunity could result in only the most irresponsible corporations surviving the...

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It’s time to dismantle factory farms and get used to eating less meat 

May 20, 2020 by

We should envision a more resilient and sustainable food system, one that doesn’t commodify sentient life Source: It’s time to...

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Activists Are Trying to Stop the FBI From Snooping on Your Web History 

May 20, 2020 by

After a prolonged fight in Congress, Nancy Pelosi could reattach a privacy-preserving amendment that failed by one vote in the...

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Supreme Court blocks the release of Mueller grand jury materials

May 20, 2020 by

At the heart of the matter is the information in the Mueller report, which is currently redacted and references evidence obtained via...

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Researchers crowdsource data to assess COVID-19’s impact in prisons and jails.

May 20, 2020 by

Lawyers, students, academics, and advocates hope to move the criminal justice system toward more transparency. Source: Researchers...

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We’re Not Angry Paul Manafort Was Released. We’re Angry Millions of Others Weren’t 

May 20, 2020 by

What if we afforded the same compassion to people who aren’t white, rich and well connected? People like Anthony Swain. Source:...

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We Should Own the Internet – Not Silicon Valley Oligarchs

May 20, 2020 by

It’s time to stop treating high-speed internet as a luxury commodity and instead place it under democratic and public control....

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WI Court Again Rules for Stein Recount, As PA Court Ridicules Election Integrity 

May 20, 2020 by

Former Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein announced another victory this week for election integrity in litigation arising...

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What’s Behind That Big French and German Coronavirus Rescue Plan for Europe?

May 20, 2020 by

In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater...

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