A People’s Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule

Jun 11, 2021 by

Around the world, we are witnessing what can happen when people rise up and act collectively for the common good. That is how we will...

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Julian Assange: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Jun 11, 2021 by

PPresident Biden can shore up the journalism on which democracy depends. He can cease government threats to journalists and prove he...

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Is This the Beginning of the End of Democracy? 

Jun 10, 2021 by

I’m afraid history will show that, in this shameful era, Republican senators were more united in their opposition to voting rights...

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As European Parliament Endorses Vaccine Patent Waiver, EU Urged to Stop Putting Pharma Profits Over Human Life 

Jun 10, 2021 by

“The E.U. has helped the Big Pharma billionaires long enough, now we need to help the billions. It is time to break the vaccine...

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AOC ties Manchin to dark money: ‘Corporate money has a very tight grip on both parties’

Jun 10, 2021 by

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is raising questions about the real motive behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) reasons...

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Schumer Plans to Force Key Votes to Win Over Democratic Holdouts on Filibuster

Jun 10, 2021 by

Senate majority leader to embark on strategy demonstrating how Republicans have all but turned the filibuster into a weapon Source:...

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Buy, Borrow, Die: How America’s Ultrawealthy Stay That Way – YouTube

Jun 10, 2021 by

Some of the wealthiest Americans use a strategy called Buy, Borrow, Die to dramatically reduce their tax bills while their fortunes...

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Who’s Going To Pay? Conservatives Don’t Care– As Long As It Isn’t Their Rich Donors

Jun 10, 2021 by

TThere really is just one “insurmountable” block to passing an infrastructure bill. It’s the how to pay for it...

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The best way for Garland to protect the Justice Department is to stop defending his predecessor 

Jun 10, 2021 by

The Justice Department is still fighting transparency and accountability in a way that must delight William Barr. Source: Opinion |...

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The Billionaire Class Is a Threat to Democracy

Jun 10, 2021 by

Since the pandemic began, America’s billionaires have seen their wealth skyrocket to an amount almost equal to a fifth of US GDP....

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US elections have ‘obvious weak spots’ that cheaters could exploit — here’s how to start fixing them

Jun 10, 2021 by

, who worked in the Reagan White House during the 1980s, is worried that in 2024, pro-Trump Republicans will try to overturn the...

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Another Tinderbox: 1,500 Palestinians in Silwan, East Jerusalem, under threat of Expulsion from Homes by Israeli Authorities

Jun 10, 2021 by

This summary expulsion of people from their homes, which is also happening in Sheikh Jarrah, has provoked regular demonstrations in...

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How We Calculated the True Tax Rates of the Wealthiest

Jun 10, 2021 by

ProPublica started with a trove of private tax data — then analyzed those records, along with sources ranging from Forbes’ list of...

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‘Shameful Failure’: Biden’s OSHA Excludes Most Workers From Covid Protections

Jun 10, 2021 by

“We’ve learned over decades that employers, especially in low wage industries, rarely choose to prioritize their...

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Bad News: Biden Is Going “Full Steam Ahead” on Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Spending Plans

Jun 10, 2021 by

Despite President Biden’s criticisms of the Trump administration’s nuclear policies during his candidacy, his administration is...

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The GOP Has Declared a War on Protests

Jun 10, 2021 by

Republican state legislators across 34 states have introduced more than 80 bills this year that criminalize protesting or protect...

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50+ Groups Across US Northwest Unveil Green New Deal Vision for Region’s Vital Forests 

Jun 10, 2021 by

  “The forests of the Pacific Northwest are a world-class natural climate solution. It is time that we started treating...

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Alert: DOJ Vows to Hunt Down Whoever Let the Public Know How Little Billionaires Pay in Taxes

Jun 10, 2021 by

This week, ProPublica released a massive scoop-a treasure trove of financial records showing how some of the U.S.’s wealthiest...

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‘Flaccid and dangerous’: The woman suing Trump is outraged that Biden’s DOJ is protecting him

Jun 10, 2021 by

Biden’s DOJ turns out to be run by someone who may be more interested in protecting his vision of the DOJ...

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As leaders gather for G-7, a key question: Will rich countries help poor ones grapple with climate change?

Jun 10, 2021 by

“This is a matter of urgency and trust,” says the U.N. secretary general, calling the meeting a “pivotal” moment. Source: As leaders...

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State Bar Investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 

Jun 10, 2021 by

They’re exploring whether his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud amounted to...

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Seattle Is 1st Major City To Fully Vaccinate 70%: Mayor Jenny Durkan 

Jun 10, 2021 by

The mayor’s office also says 78% of the city’s population 12 and older has started the vaccination process. Source: Seattle Is 1st...

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N.J. cops can no longer hide serious misconduct from public after state Supreme Court ruling 

Jun 10, 2021 by

New Jersey’s Supreme Court partially approved a plan Monday to identify many police officers disciplined for misconduct, allowing the...

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CNN lawyer David Vigilante describes gag order and secretive process where Justice Department sought reporter’s email records 

Jun 10, 2021 by

Since July 17, 2020, I have been bound by a gag order or a sealing order that prohibited me from discussing, or even acknowledging,...

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Alert: Biden DOJ promises to ‘vigorously’ defend religious schools’ ‘right’ to discriminate against LGBTQ people 

Jun 10, 2021 by

40 LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Dept. of Education for allowing the faith-based colleges they attend to discriminate against...

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Alert: President Biden’s first budget request fails to slash funding for ICE and CBP

Jun 10, 2021 by

“This is a heartless mandate to these agencies to continue separating families, abusing and neglecting people in unsanitary jails and...

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‘Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy’ Shows Transition to Renewable Future Totally Doable 

Jun 10, 2021 by

“The hurdle is no longer economic nor technical; our biggest challenges are political. A cleaner future is within reach.”...

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Biden Admin Scraps Trump Rule That Would Have Kicked 3 Million Off Food Stamps

Jun 10, 2021 by

The rule change, which was formally introduced by the Trump administration in 2019, would have imposed stricter work requirements for...

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Louisiana Police Unit Under Investigation for Systematic Targeting of Black Drivers

Jun 10, 2021 by

The same Louisiana State Police unit whose troopers stunned, punched and dragged Ronald Greene on video during a deadly 2019 arrest...

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How Much Prison Time Capitol Rioters Will Likely Face

Jun 10, 2021 by

Defendants who plead guilty to some of the most serious crimes, like assaulting police or carrying a weapon into the Capitol, are...

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Relatives of Chicago Police Victims Release Statement and Video Opposing Ex-Mayor Rahm Emanuel for US Ambassador to Japan

Jun 10, 2021 by

“During his eight years in office, Emanuel displayed contempt for communities of color,” the statement said. “He showed callous...

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Mike Pence Saved The Republic On Jan. 6 – And No One Is Talking About It, Not Even Him 

Jun 10, 2021 by

His refusal to carry out Donald Trump’s demands staved off a constitutional crisis at the very least, and possibly national violence...

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Netanyahu’s Poison Pill: Militant Squatter-Settler March through Palestinian E Jerusalem set for Tuesday after New Israeli Gov’t is Installed

Jun 10, 2021 by

At the insistence of outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli cabinet authorized the so-called “Flag Day”...

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Health Insurance Profits Skyrocket in Wake of COVID 

Jun 10, 2021 by

Health Insurance in a nutshell: Set deductibles so high to force those who can pay higher monthly premiums, with low deductibles, to...

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Here Are Some Holes in the Social Safety Net That the Pandemic Highlighted

Jun 10, 2021 by

The unprecedented size of the economic disruption, however, put the safety net to the test, revealing weaknesses that often prevented...

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Wyden renews wealth tax push after billionaires’ returns leak 

Jun 10, 2021 by

Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said the report’s findings that America’s wealthiest billionaires paid little in income taxes...

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Alert: Child labour worldwide increases for first time in 20 years 

Jun 10, 2021 by

UN warns that coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more children into work Source: Child labour worldwide increases for...

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For a second year, most U.S. police departments decline to share information on their use of force 

Jun 10, 2021 by

Slightly more than 40 percent of local and federal law enforcement agencies are participating in what police executives had hoped...

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Professor Shared Video of Cops Strip Searching a Black Teen. Now He Faces Jail.

Jun 10, 2021 by

“It’s unquestionably an effort to try and deter victims of police misconduct from speaking up, and that’s reprehensible,” the...

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150 Brands Unite to Clean Up Our Paper Supply – Saving Global Forests and Improving Recycling

Jun 10, 2021 by

29 new brands from various industries have committed to expunge ancient and endangered trees from their paper supply chains through...

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Record-High 70% in U.S. Support Same-Sex Marriage

Jun 10, 2021 by

U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to grow, now at 70% — a new high in Gallup’s trend dating to 1996....

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Ortega May Have Just Killed Nicaragua’s Democracy

Jun 10, 2021 by

    His arrests of opposition candidates could seal the country’s political fate, but not if Biden fights back now. Source:...

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What the overturning of California’s assault weapons ban means for America 

Jun 10, 2021 by

A judge’s decision on the 32-year-old law could have national implications if it heads to the US supreme court Source: What the...

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The World Needs An Urgent, Ambitious Vaccine Manufacturing Plan, Not Just Donation Commitments

Jun 9, 2021 by

    “We welcome this step from President Biden, as well as the proposed manufacturing partnership with Europe. However, we...

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AOC Blasts Manchin for Dark Money Ties, Suggests He’s “Intertwined” With Kochs

Jun 9, 2021 by

Sen. Joe Manchin is likely opposed to H.R.1 because it lessens the influence and cash flow of dark money, she said. Source: AOC...

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Why the Hell Is Biden’s Justice Department Defending Donald Trump?

Jun 9, 2021 by

It’s becoming a (bizarre) pattern. Source: Why the Hell Is Biden’s Justice Department Defending Donald Trump? | Vanity...

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55 US Corporations Paying No Federal Tax Last Year Spent $450 Million on Political Lobbying and Campaigns: Report 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“The lobbying, campaign contributions, and tax avoidance by these 55 companies is a never-ending cycle in which the companies...

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‘Keystone XL Is Dead!’: After 10-Year Battle, Climate Movement Victory Over Tar Sands Pipeline Is Complete 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Keystone XL is now the most famous fossil fuel project killed by the climate movement,’ said one veteran campaigner,...

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Here’s what Biden can do right now without Joe Manchin: Cancel student loan debt

Jun 9, 2021 by

As Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia continues to foil legislative progress, the White House should start looking for...

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Ahead of Key Summit, 350+ Groups and 100+ Economists Tell G7 Nations to ‘Stop Funding Fossil Fuels’ 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“We have had enough of world leaders sitting and talking whilst the world burns around them, with Covid-19 and climate impacts...

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Israel and US governments face the consequences of their arrogance 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Today, after several displays of US arrogance, such as its embarrassing failure to take down the Syrian government, the tables have...

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China calls U.S. bill ‘full of Cold War mentality’ as it prepares anti-sanctions measures 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Chinese lawmakers are meeting this week to discuss their own bill to respond to U.S. penalties. Source: China calls U.S. bill...

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‘No Climate, No Deal’: Progressives in Congress Warn Biden Against Cutting Green Energy From Infrastructure Package 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers are not worth setting the planet on fire for,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez....

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Schumer plans to force key votes to win over Democratic holdouts on filibuster 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Senate majority leader to embark on strategy demonstrating how Republicans have all but turned the filibuster into a weapon Source:...

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‘Shame It’s Taken So Long’: Health Advocates Welcome Formal WTO Talks to Suspend Covid Vaccine Patents

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Countless numbers of people have needlessly died while waiting for a breakthrough in these discussions,” said one...

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Netanyahu’s Trump-Style Campaign to Stop Israel’s Transfer of Power

Jun 9, 2021 by

On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is waging a desperate, Trump-style...

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The Secret IRS Files Short Form: A Quick Guide to What We Uncovered 

Jun 9, 2021 by

10 important takeaways from ProPublica’s first report on a vast collection of tax records for America’s wealthiest. Source: The...

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Senate Democrats start confirming Biden’s judges to ‘restore the balance’ in courts

Jun 9, 2021 by

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm what Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the “first of many” judicial nominations....

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‘White supremacy is bipartisan,’ journalist blasts when Joe Manchin trends

Jun 9, 2021 by

Sen. Joe Manchin seems to believe upholding bipartisan sentiments equates to siding with white supremacists who have for centuries...

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Public Banking Can Improve the Lives of US Workers While Helping Save the Planet

Jun 9, 2021 by

The movement to create state-level public banks is gaining strong ground in at least 12 states. Source: Public Banking Can Improve...

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Biden and DOJ under fire for ‘vigorously defending’ Christian schools in anti-LGBT+ case

Jun 9, 2021 by

Campaigners caught off guard by administration’s pledge to ‘vigorously defend’ institutions from federal equality laws Source: Biden...

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Amid Mega-Drought, Rightwing Militia Stokes Water Rebellion in US West

Jun 9, 2021 by

 Protesters affiliated with rightwing anti-government activist Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights Network are threatening to...

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MEET THE INFLUENCERS MAKING MILLIONS BY DEALING DOUBT ABOUT VACCINES

Jun 9, 2021 by

Anti-vaccine influencers are “a classic example of bad actors who are proficient in digital spaces, at creating outcomes which are...

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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Agree: Paying Taxes Is for Poor People 

Jun 9, 2021 by

The world’s richest men pay a pittance in federal income taxes and often times nothing at all. Source: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and...

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‘It’s Time to Go a Step Further’: With KXL Dead, Pressure Intensifies for Biden to Kill Line 3

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Keystone XL was stopped on the merits of environmental justice and treaty rights; this is no different. We demand President...

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Stacey Abrams-Led Group Launches Campaign to Mobilize Young Voters of Color Around Voting Rights Bill

Jun 9, 2021 by

 The voting rights group Fair Fight Action, headed by activist and former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams,...

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‘A Gift to the Planet’: Maine Lawmakers Pass Landmark Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“This is groundbreaking and will be heard across the nation.” Source: ‘A Gift to the Planet’: Maine Lawmakers...

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Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump’s inner circle

Jun 9, 2021 by

Dark money groups pushing baseless election claims appear to be playing key role in unprecedented review of 2.1m ballots Source:...

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The US restaurants tackling staff shortages: ‘We have to pay more’ 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Some employers are upending the industry standards by paying their employees better and offering stronger benefits Source: The US...

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White House distances itself from Justice Department decision to keep acting as Trump’s lawyer

Jun 9, 2021 by

Joe Biden is president, but Donald Trump apparently still gets the United States Department of Justice as his personal law firm. The...

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Policing and Militarism Go Hand in Hand. We Must Abolish Both.

Jun 9, 2021 by

Police and the military operate under the same principle — they move in, occupy and oppress communities. Source: Policing and...

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New York’s effort to give every immigrant a lawyer offers a national blueprint 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Biden wants to expand immigrants’ access to legal representation. Source: New York’s effort to give every immigrant a lawyer offers a...

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US identifies 3,900 children separated at border, only 7 reunited with parents since February 

Jun 9, 2021 by

The Biden administration says it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under...

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Pfizer Expands Vaccine Tests In Kids Under 12 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Pfizer is ready to enroll about 4,500 young volunteers at more than 90 sites in the U.S., Finland, Poland and Spain. Source: Pfizer...

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The Root Cause of Central American Migration Is US Imperialism

Jun 9, 2021 by

It would be nice if the US government acknowledged that its imperialist meddling in Central America drove millions to flee to the...

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Biden quietly moves to start closing Guantánamo ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11

Jun 9, 2021 by

The Biden team wants to avoid what it sees as mistakes made by Obama. “They don’t want it to become a lightning...

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According to Biden DOJ: Trump attacking a woman he allegedly raped was part of his job as president

Jun 9, 2021 by

The Department of Justice has decided to continue defending Donald Trump in a case filed by E. Jean Carroll, who claims Trump raped...

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New Report Says Trump-Linked Groups Are Secretly Funding Arizona Ballot “Audit”

Jun 9, 2021 by

An organization run by staff at the far right One America News Network donated at least $150,000 to the effort. Source: New Report...

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International Leaders Join Call for End to All Legal Barriers to Abortion 

Jun 9, 2021 by

“Women must have the right to decide about their own bodies—that is a human right.” Source: International Leaders...

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Delta Variant On The Rise In U.S., Prompting New Warnings To Get COVID-19 Vaccination 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Dr. Anthony Fauci pointed to troubling infection rates in the U.K. linked to the Delta strain. Source: Delta Variant On The Rise In...

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Alert: Tech Giants Help Israel Muzzle Palestinians

Jun 9, 2021 by

The revelations follow widespread reports last month that social media corporations regularly removed posts that referred to the...

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Democrats Want Answers on U.S. Role in Brazil Investigation

Jun 9, 2021 by

The now-disgraced Car Wash probe overthrew Brazil’s political order — and 23 House Democrats want to know how the Justice Department...

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Bangladesh Is Giving Tax Breaks to Businesses That Hire Trans People 

Jun 9, 2021 by

Your move, America. Source: Bangladesh Is Giving Tax Breaks to Businesses That Hire Trans People | them.

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Progressives Warn of More GOP Whitewashing of History as Abbott Launches ‘1836 Project’ 

Jun 8, 2021 by

Progressives responded with disgust on Monday after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law establishing the so-called “1836...

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‘Manchin Is Only Moved by Corporate Donors,’ Says Bowman as Koch-Backed Group Lobbies Against Voting Rights Bill 

Jun 8, 2021 by

“The provisions in the For the People Act are widely popular, among Democrats and Republicans. It’s just not popular...

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Those Who Didn’t Wear Masks Were 2 Times More Likely to Get COVID, Data Shows

Jun 8, 2021 by

New data reiterates what early findings from studies last year told us: mask-wearing prevents the spread of COVID-19. Source: Those...

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‘A Lot Of Anxiety’ For Democrats As Biden Agenda Stalls

Jun 8, 2021 by

The party’s progressive wing is growing increasingly restless as campaign promises go undone. Source: ‘A Lot Of Anxiety’...

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Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds

Jun 8, 2021 by

The findings represent the most detailed — and bipartisan — public account to date of the security failures that led to the riot. It...

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Alert: America Has a Business Plan, Not a Foreign Policy

Jun 8, 2021 by

The Biden-Harris foreign policy, such as it is, is retrograde. It’s a return to the Cold War, with an emphasis on new nuclear weapons...

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Alert: Senate Bill Effectively Declares Cold War on China

Jun 8, 2021 by

  The “Strategic Competition Act of 2021,” which will go to the Senate floor, effectively declares a Cold War on China. Source:...

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Health Campaigners Rage Against EU Effort to Undermine WTO Patent Waiver on Covid Vaccines

Jun 8, 2021 by

  “The E.U. ‘plan’ is to urge current vaccine makers to produce more, an approach that already has failed...

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‘Biggest Tax Story of the Year, If Not the Decade’: Analysis Shows Just How Little Richest .001% Pay in Taxes 

Jun 8, 2021 by

Richard Tofel, ProPublica’s founding general manager and outgoing president, said Tuesday that he considers the tax analysis...

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Former FDA commissioner says “lab leaks happen all the time” 

Jun 8, 2021 by

Dr. Chris Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently told CBS that lab leaks happen quite...

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Demand for Accountability Grows As Over 200,000 People Urge the Department of Justice to Create a Special Task Force to Investigate President Trump

Jun 8, 2021 by

The petitioners demand Attorney General Merrick Garland “investigate any potential federal criminal or civil violations that...

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‘Not a snowball’s chance in hell’: MSNBC analyst delivers devastating news on the filibuster 

Jun 8, 2021 by

there are a lot of Democratic senators who are, like, just if Joe Manchin somehow folded — which is again not going to happen...

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Trump teases 2024 run but legal threat rises as investigations ramp up 

Jun 8, 2021 by

So even as Trump maintains his grip on the Republican party and teases ambitions to run again for president in 2024 — his legal...

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A World Beyond War or No World at All 

Jun 8, 2021 by

Scientists place the Doomsday clock closer to midnight than ever before, the risk of nuclear war higher than it’s ever been,...

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Critics Decry ‘Preventable Mass Death’ in Africa as Rich Nations ‘Just Sit Back and Watch’

Jun 8, 2021 by

“Our priority is clear,” said a top WHO official. “it’s crucial that we swiftly get vaccines into the arms of...

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‘No Evidence Whatsoever’: Left Refutes Right-Wing Candidate’s Election Fraud Claims in Peru 

Jun 8, 2021 by

The allegations of fraud from a former dictator’s daughter came as voting results showed her leftist rival with a narrow lead....

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Neoliberalism in Their Hearts, Proto-Fascism in Their Heads: The Political Identity of Today’s GOP 

Jun 8, 2021 by

Republicans have consistently adopted a reactionary orientation on race, ethnicity, and gender issues, and are fervid opponents of...

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