‘Congress Must Act’: Bernie Sanders Demands End of Filibuster to Codify Abortion Rights

Dec 5, 2021 by

“We must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country. And if there aren’t 60 votes...

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Stephen Colbert on the US Supreme Court: ‘We Don’t Live in a Democracy’

Dec 5, 2021 by

He reminded his audience that five of the nine justices were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote. Source: Stephen...

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Alert: COVID-19 survivors have higher risk of death 12 months after infection

Dec 5, 2021 by

For people younger than 65 who were hospitalized with COVID-19, the risk of death in the 12 months after the infection was 233%...

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Alert: The Future of Abortion Rights Is the Future of Other Fundamental Rights

Dec 5, 2021 by

The Supreme Court appears poised to overturn a half-century of reproductive rights in a decision that could put other legal...

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Alert: Potential Legislation On China Amounts To A New Cold War

Dec 5, 2021 by

Congress is itching to pass a sweeping bipartisan package that threatens to enshrine a new Cold War, this time against China, and...

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Alert: An Obscure Agency Is Threatening to Hand Medicare Over to Wall Street

Dec 5, 2021 by

Privatization, the transfer of a public good to private, for-profit entities, is already true for over 40 percent of Medicare in the...

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Alert: The Republicans have a plan for their judges — and it goes way beyond Roe v. Wade

Dec 5, 2021 by

Waiting in the wings are the judges who are already being accused by Democrats of “slow-walking” the cases brought...

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Why We Should Oppose The Democracy Summit 

Dec 5, 2021 by

The exclusion of certain countries from the U.S. “democracy summit” is not a side issue. It is the very purpose of the summit. And...

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Voting rights advocates frustrated by ‘same-old, same-old’ meeting with White House 

Dec 5, 2021 by

Participants lament apparent lack of strategy from Biden to address filibuster and get voting rights bills passed Source: Voting...

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Saudi warplanes carpet-bomb Yemen with US help. This must end 

Dec 5, 2021 by

The US must end all support for the Saudi war effort in Yemen. It is fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world Source:...

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Report: More than 50 journalists arrested or detained while on the job in the US in 2021

Dec 5, 2021 by

The 56 journalists arrested or detained in the United States in 2021 approaches the combined totals of 2017, 2018, and 2019 — an...

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A former Trump aide is trying to build a violent, ultranationalist, right-wing Christian takeover of the US

Dec 5, 2021 by

 Flynn’s speech resembled a 1984 sermon by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, founder of the Church Universal and Triumphant, a New Age...

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Immigration Narrative: Truth and Political Truth

Dec 5, 2021 by

The truth sees immigrants as essential to revitalizing entire regions and maintaining a robust economy as U.S. population growth...

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‘Sad But Unsurprising’: Biden Administration Rejects Calls for Ban on ‘Killer Robots’

Dec 5, 2021 by

Campaigners warn that autonomous weapons systems pose “grave threats” worldwide. Source: ‘Sad But...

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Biden-Harris and Immigration: Illegal and Inhumane 

Dec 5, 2021 by

Detention, removal, and mistreatment of migrants must end. Families should remain together and family reunion in the US should be...

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How Israel is Isolating East Jerusalem from the West Bank to Block a Viable Palestinian State

Dec 5, 2021 by

The Israeli coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid has set its sights on accelerating the implementation of...

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Alert: US Foreign Policy in Latin America Still a Repeat of the Past

Dec 5, 2021 by

Colombia and Brazil, which both have presidential elections in 2022, offer two case studies of how the Biden administration has...

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“The Place Where the Rule of Law Goes to Die”: Alex Gibney’s New Documentary Illuminates the Plight of Guantanamo’s Forever Prisoner

Dec 5, 2021 by

  Gibney zeroes in on Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi-born Palestinian who’s been held in Guantanamo since 2006, and the failures of the...

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‘Biden’s Oily Christmas’: Climate Campaigners Call Out Public Lands Giveaways

Dec 5, 2021 by

“His Interior Department has plowed forward with new oil and gas lease sales that wreck our public lands and exacerbate climate...

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US seeks to block Spanish investigation into CIA operation against Assange as British ruling on extradition appeal is “imminent” 

Dec 5, 2021 by

As a British court prepares to hand down its ruling on a US appeal seeking Assange’s extradition, the American authorities are...

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Alert: Pesticides pushing species extinction warns EPA 

Dec 5, 2021 by

According to biological evaluations issued by federal regulators last week, more than 1,600 protected animals and plant species may...

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Feds Could Release ‘Alternative’ Mueller Report Soon

Dec 5, 2021 by

An unpublished investigative compilation sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Mueller Report” has been located in...

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Alert: Documents Reveal Biden Not Fighting For A Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver

Dec 5, 2021 by

Amid Mounting Concern About The Omicron Variant, Biden Declared U.S. Support For A Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver. But New Documents...

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Democracy Scores Another Victory Over the U.S. in Honduras 

Dec 5, 2021 by

The people of Honduras secured a victory against U.S. interference with the convincing win of Xiomara Castro as their new president....

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Trump lawyer Eastman takes Fifth Amendment in the face of a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee 

Dec 5, 2021 by

Attorney John C. Eastman, who wrote a memo outlining a scheme to help former President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election...

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Human Rights Defenders Warn Biden Border Policy ‘Quickly Transforming Into Trump 2.0’

Dec 5, 2021 by

Like his predecessor, President Joe Biden now being accused of “using racist, xenophobic tropes about immigrants to weaponize...

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Why international election observers would give Wisconsin a failing grade 

Dec 5, 2021 by

Some U.S. politicians have ceased to live up to the standards by which we judge other countries. Source: Opinion | Why international...

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Michigan school shooting and Ethan Crumbley’s parents arraignment: Live updates

Dec 5, 2021 by

James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested early Saturday in Detroit, ending an hours-long search for them after they failed to appear...

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Alert: Backed By AFRICOM, Corporations Plunder DR Congo For “Climate-Friendly” Materials And Blame China.

Dec 5, 2021 by

Cobalt, A Key Metallic Element Used In Lithium Batteries And Other “Green” Technology, Is Sourced From Slave Labor In The Democratic...

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Stanley McChrystal Reveals the Dishonesty of U.S. Generals

Dec 5, 2021 by

McChrystal’s new book is so stuffed with mendacity and banality that it serves as an exposé on America’s generals after 9/11. Source:...

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We’re all Palestinians Now: Israel-backed NSO Spyware used against US State Department

Dec 5, 2021 by

Reuters reports that at least nine US State Department officials had their smartphones hacked by Pegasus spyware, produced by the...

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Sanders Calls on Biden to Slash ‘Outrageous’ Medicare Premium Hike

Dec 5, 2021 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday implored President Joe Biden to step in and prevent a looming Medicare premium hike stemming from the...

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Alert: The Supreme Court may elevate the Second Amendment above the First Amendment.

Dec 5, 2021 by

Why should the Second Amendment’s protection extend to more places than the First Amendment’s? Source: The Supreme Court may elevate...

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Watch Nevada Highway Patrol Officers Seize a Veteran’s Life Savings

Dec 5, 2021 by

  The officers admit there’s nothing illegal about carrying large amounts of cash, then take almost $90,000 from him...

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Alert: The Survival of Democracy Is Under Threat 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Passing the “Freedom to Vote Act” is necessary for radically expanding economic and social democracy. Source: Opinion |...

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Alert: The Pentagon’s new warning means World War III may arrive sooner than you think

Dec 2, 2021 by

Recently, prominent figures in Washington have begun calling for “strategic clarity,” all but guaranteeing a military response...

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Alert: Redistricting Threatens Decades of Black Voters’ Hard-Fought Victories

Dec 2, 2021 by

Voting rights advocates as far north as Wisconsin, and in Southern states like Georgia, Texas and Florida, are sounding the alarm:...

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The Democratic Dilemma on Dark Money 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Democrats find themselves in a more delicate spot, both backing federal legislation that would restrict the flow of undisclosed...

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‘This will be the first reversal’: Legal scholar warns more ‘fundamental rights’ will follow if Roe is overturned 

Dec 2, 2021 by

“All along, we have expanded rights. Brown v. Board expanded rights beyond what Plessy had said. Lawrence v. Texas expanded rights...

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NATO Parliamentarians Send Letter To Biden For No-First-Use Policies 

Dec 2, 2021 by

34 current and former legislators from NATO countries sent a joint letter yesterday to United States President Biden encouraging him...

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IPCC Warns That Capitalism Is Unsustainable

Dec 2, 2021 by

A second leak from the Sixth Report of the UN panel of experts, originally obtained by CTXT, clearly states that the only way to...

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COVID-19 protection wanes 90 days after second Pfizer vaccine

Dec 2, 2021 by

“In light of these results, public health authorities in Israel have recommended a booster shot for all age groups, and we have...

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Alert: Top 1% of U.S. Earners Now Hold More Wealth Than All of the Middle Class 

Dec 2, 2021 by

After years of declines, America’s middle class now holds a smaller share of U.S. wealth than the top 1%.The middle 60% of U.S....

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Justice Sotomayor makes the case for expanding the Supreme Court

Dec 2, 2021 by

Sotomayor was sending a clear warning to her colleagues Wednesday: They are delegitimizing the court more and more with every...

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The Neoliberal View of Inflation Is Convenient for Capitalists — But It’s Wrong 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Neoliberals say that inflation is caused by high social spending and good wages, and that working-class people must sacrifice these...

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Bloated Military Budget Proves Congress Needs a Reality Check on Priorities 

Dec 2, 2021 by

“It’s rich that some senators will soon greenlight a bill, written and lobbied for by defense contractors and corporations who profit...

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Alert: NAFTA Allows Climate Criminals to Sue Governments for Stopping Their Catastrophic Projects

Dec 2, 2021 by

“NAFTA’s legacy of granting multinational corporations special rights to sue governments taking action to protect the...

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Three Stories Show US Can’t Be Trusted In Assange Case

Dec 2, 2021 by

Recent reports on Julian Assange’s case detail how US officials snubbed Spanish judges and stopped Assange from leaving London...

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Alert: Anti-BDS Laws Could Upend the Right to Engage in Boycott

Dec 2, 2021 by

A new film details how several U.S. states passed laws punishing boycotts of Israel — and how some Americans fought back....

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Groups Say Congress Should Reject Biden’s Harmful Sentencing Proposal on Fentanyl-Related Drugs

Dec 2, 2021 by

“The facts don’t support the argument that a harsh law enforcement approach, such as permanent classwide scheduling of...

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Seven Day March In Defense Of Democracy Concludes In Bolivia 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Over a million people had joined the march by the time it reached La Paz. The demonstration was organized in defense of democracy, in...

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‘No words can express what we put these people through’: 18 wrongful convictions and counting

Dec 2, 2021 by

A Black carpenter wrongfully convicted in six murders is suing the city of Philadelphia after being acquitted of two murders and...

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California’s ban on high-capacity magazines upheld by appeals court

Dec 2, 2021 by

The federal appeals court’s decision could be headed for the Supreme Court. Source: California’s ban on high-capacity...

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How Some European Prisons Are Based on Dignity Instead of Dehumanization 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Prisons in Northern Europe are actually supportive, and they see lower rates of violence and recidivism. Source: How Some European...

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Climate change and geopolitical instability: 11 high-risk countries

Dec 2, 2021 by

According to the report, Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Nicaragua, North Korea and Pakistan...

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Citing New Omicron Variant, Nurses Say Permanent Osha COVID-19 Standard for Health Care Workers Badly Needed

Dec 2, 2021 by

Widespread transmission will continue to result in evolution and spread of new variants of concern, such as Omicron, making a...

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The Graphic Truth: Abortion laws around the world

Dec 2, 2021 by

While the debate over fetal rights vs a woman’s right to choose is particularly ferocious in the US, it’s also a divisive issue in...

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Michigan school shooting prosecutor suggests she will charge parents 

Dec 2, 2021 by

The decision would be unusual. But gun safety advocates say it’s necessary to combat school shootings. Source: Michigan school...

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Federal judge orders DOJ to release unredacted pages of the Mueller report 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Buzzfeed, according to The Times, argues that the pages “have information on why an unnamed person, likely Donald Trump Jr.,...

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Alert: California now limits medical parole to those on ventilators

Dec 2, 2021 by

California corrections officials have begun limiting medical parole only to those so ill they are on ventilators. Source: California...

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200+ Groups to Democrats in Congress: No Holiday Recess Until You Pass Voting Rights

Dec 2, 2021 by

“Our democracy is under attack across the country, and Senate Democrats must do whatever it takes—right now—to get these...

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51 prisoners will have their cases reviewed for potential wrongful convictions over hair analysis 

Dec 2, 2021 by

Fifty-one people currently serving sentences in Colorado prisons will have their cases probed by state law enforcement and University...

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Both UN Official and US Amb. to UN Warn Israel Squatter Violence toward Palestinians is Escalating

Dec 2, 2021 by

On Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, delivered alarming remarks to the United...

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The Latin American Left Is Ready For 2022 

Dec 2, 2021 by

As 2021 draws to a close, the left appears to be turning the tide once more. An unexpected victory for Pedro Castillo in Peru’s...

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Jeffrey Clark, former DOJ official, is referred for criminal contempt

Dec 2, 2021 by

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol voted Wednesday evening to refer former...

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Ping!! How Those Trump/Russia Stories Got Shopped to the Media 

Dec 2, 2021 by

  Thanks to recent indictments and ongoing lawsuits about an alleged Trump computer back channel to Moscow, we can now see just...

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Alert: CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children. They Weren’t Prosecuted.

Dec 2, 2021 by

Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency...

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‘For-Profit Healthcare Hurts All of Us’: Sacramento Approves Single-Payer Resolution

Dec 2, 2021 by

“We’re going to keep passing these resolutions until we end our profit-driven healthcare system.” Source:...

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 Kyle Rittenhouse, Travis McMichael and the Problem of ‘Self-Defense’

Dec 2, 2021 by

More guns, no matter in whose hands, will create more standoffs, more intimidation, more death sanctioned in the eyes of the law....

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Biden Rebuked for Plan to Implement ‘Even Worse’ Version of Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Dec 2, 2021 by

“The Biden administration must stop hiding behind a flawed court order to justify” the abuse of asylum seekers, said one...

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Sandinistas Won A Landslide Victory Because They Uplifted The Poor 

Dec 2, 2021 by

As predicted by multiple polls, the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, won a resounding victory on the November 7th elections in...

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Biden to Announce New COVID Approach, Including Reimbursements for At-Home Tests

Dec 2, 2021 by

Allowing individuals to administer their own at-home tests is beneficial because it will allow them to test at the onset of symptoms,...

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U.S. judge asks if owners of opioid maker Purdue abused bankruptcy to shield assets 

Dec 2, 2021 by

A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned whether members of the Sackler family that owned Purdue Pharma abused the bankruptcy system, as...

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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Accuser testifies Jeffrey Epstein took her to meet Trump at age 14

Dec 2, 2021 by

A woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell testified that Epstein took her to meet Donald...

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Poll: Majority of Young Americans Say US Democracy ‘in Trouble’ or Already ‘Failed’

Dec 1, 2021 by

“After turning out in record numbers in 2020, young Americans are sounding the alarm.” Source: Poll: Majority of Young...

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‘Will this institution survive the stench…?’: Justice Sotomayor calls out her colleagues’ right-wing agenda 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Sotomayor, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, pointed to the fact that the new case is driven by political expediency and...

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‘What voter suppression looks like’: Rejected ballot requests up 400% after new Georgia voting law 

Dec 1, 2021 by

  Georgia election officials rejected absentee ballot applications in the state’s municipal elections this month at a rate...

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Marking World AIDS Day, Campaigners Warn ‘History Is Repeating Itself With Covid’

Dec 1, 2021 by

“In Africa alone, it’s estimated up to 12 million people died needlessly in the time it took to make HIV treatment...

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Far-right radicalization interwoven with COVID conspiracist organizing as it spreads globally

Dec 1, 2021 by

One of the peculiar realities of conspiracism is that people who believe in conspiracy theories rarely ever believe just one; most...

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Illegal and Inhumane: Biden-Harris and Immigration

Dec 1, 2021 by

It is the U.S. that has created or greatly contributed to the economic, climatic, and political instability in many of these Latin...

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First US Omicron Case Confirmed as WHO Chief Decries Failure to Share Vaccines Globally

Dec 1, 2021 by

Factors including low vaccine coverage have created “a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants,” the top health...

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Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts across the country, spurring fears about future vote challenges

Dec 1, 2021 by

If they succeed, the former president and his backers could pull down some of the guardrails that prevented him from overturning...

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Only Public Funding Can Save Local Journalism—and Thus Democracy 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Under our plan—the foundation of the new Local Journalism Initiative—policymakers in Washington would provide a lump sum to every...

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Dozens more NYC convictions tossed because of three dirty former ‘top’ cops

Dec 1, 2021 by

Law enforcement agencies across the country have spent the last year lying about being defunded while enjoying a cooked up false...

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Alert: If You Fund the Research, You Can Shape the World 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Before the Koch brothers, Standard Oil realized the power of universities to spread its free-market ideology and prevent the growth...

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The Georgia election official who refused Trump’s request to ‘find’ him votes in the 2020 election was interviewed for 4 hours by the January 6 select committee

Dec 1, 2021 by

The Journal-Constitution reported that Raffensperger said he spoke with House lawmakers about the January phone call in which Trump...

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Climate and the US Military: How Changing Our Ways Is Both Simple and Hard 

Dec 1, 2021 by

People have been taught believe the military provides safety, and incarceration “protects” the public. This is roughly like believing...

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As SCOTUS Considers ‘Extinguishing’ Right to Abortion, Calls Mount for Congress to ‘Step Up’

Dec 1, 2021 by

“Despite the protections that the legal framework like Roe provides, it has never been enough,” said one doctor....

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Alert: 1,500 unhoused LA residents died on the streets during pandemic, report reveals 

Dec 1, 2021 by

UCLA researchers and unhoused advocates raise the alarms about the catastrophe of ‘preventable’ deaths outside Source: 1,500 unhoused...

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Is Wisconsin Still a Democracy? 

Dec 1, 2021 by

All signs now point to a full-court press by the GOP to rig state election rules in a bid to stay in power permanently. So far,...

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‘Surreal’: Biden Invites Venezuelan Coup Leader Juan Guaidó to US ‘Summit for Democracy’

Dec 1, 2021 by

Critics slammed Biden’s decision to invite the leader of an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan president to an...

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Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Someone’s bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate...

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Progressives Decry US Gun Control Failures After ‘Truly Sickening’ Michigan School Shooting

Dec 1, 2021 by

“A 15-year-old shooter may have picked up the weapon, but Congress—through its inaction on gun violence—may as well have handed...

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Police Disinformation Is Still Disinformation

Dec 1, 2021 by

In recent years, media outlets have increasingly taken steps to call out politicians — like former President Donald Trump...

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Honduras Elects Democratic Socialist Xiomara Castro as First Female President, Unseating Conservative Ruling Party

Dec 1, 2021 by

Castro, whose husband Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a US-supported coup in 2009, built a commanding lead in the vote count that...

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‘You will not live much longer’: Rep. Omar plays threatening voicemail she received after call with Boebert 

Dec 1, 2021 by

At a press event, Omar again condemned Boebert for likening her to a suicide bomber, and then played audio of the voicemail that she...

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New Water Restrictions for California Districts Point to Urgency of Ending Corporate Water Abuse 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced a 0% water allocation from the State Water Project for California districts in 2022...

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The Supreme Court shows off its contempt for women 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Despite all the legalese about “stare decisis” and “reliance interests,” the abortion rights hearing held at...

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Want to Fight Climate Change Effectively? Here’s Where to Donate Your Money.

Dec 1, 2021 by

These are seven of the most high-impact, cost-effective, evidence-based organizations. You may not have heard of them. Source: Want...

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Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling “War on Terror” Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records 

Dec 1, 2021 by

Security forces trained by the CIA and the UK’s MI6 use the “war on terror” as justification for killing and...

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