Why Biden can’t condemn Israeli violence 

May 16, 2021 by

t Biden won’t touch it; and so for the 100th time I want to explain the power of the Israel lobby: Biden is afraid that he will...

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CBS host confronts Israel’s Netanyahu: Are you killing Palestinians as a plot ‘to stay in power’? 

May 16, 2021 by

“You are under investigation for bribery, fraud, breach of trust,” Dickerson noted. “You’ve also had some...

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‘Palestinian Lives Matter,’ Declares Bernie Sanders in NYT Op-ed 

May 16, 2021 by

“If the United States is going to be a credible voice on human rights on the global stage, we must uphold international...

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Confused Americans grapple with CDC’s new mask rules 

May 16, 2021 by

The relaxed guidelines have some vowing to party like it’s 2019, while others worry for their health. Source: Confused Americans...

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Pandemic to be ‘far more deadly’ this year, WHO warns

May 16, 2021 by

The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be “far more...

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World Democracy and the Invisible Hand Opposing It 

May 16, 2021 by

Corporate governance is among the models in direct competition with democracy. It manifests itself in many ways both large and small....

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Biden, Pelosi, Schumer Isolated on Israel as Democrats Rally Around Palestinians

May 16, 2021 by

As Democratic leaders have backed Israel’s “right to defend itself,” a vocal faction of the party has slammed...

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 Gretchen Whitmer: Why I’m trying to shut down an underwater oil pipeline that threatens the Great Lakes

May 16, 2021 by

The potential for an environmental and economic disaster is just too great to ignore. Source: Opinion | Gretchen Whitmer: Why I’m...

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Riot Squad: Right-Wing Video Journalists Help Smear BLM

May 16, 2021 by

In the year since George Floyd’s murder, conservative news outlets have endlessly hyped distorted stories about violence at Black...

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Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country 

May 16, 2021 by

In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the...

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National Coalition Vows to Fight Senate Confirmation of Rahm Emanuel to Become Ambassador to Japan

May 16, 2021 by

Twenty organizations announced Friday that they will launch a nationwide grassroots campaign urging senators to vote against...

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Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center, Take Out AP, Al Jazeera and Others

May 16, 2021 by

Israeli bombs destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other media...

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Amazon Access to Mailbox Could Be Grounds to Overturn Union Vote

May 16, 2021 by

Testimony that Amazon.com Inc. had keys to a mailbox installed for workers to vote in a recent union election could prompt the...

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Cyber Ninjas, UV lights and far-right funding: inside the strange Arizona 2020 election ‘audit’ 

May 16, 2021 by

Election experts are watching the effort with alarm, saying officials are not using a reliable methodology — and fear it could...

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Deconstructed: The System That Killed Berta Cáceres

May 16, 2021 by

Whoever plotted her killing likely underestimated the amount of attention it would bring, drawing Honduras into the international...

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House Democrats Push to End Program That Sends Military Equipment to Local Police 

May 16, 2021 by

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., sponsored the bill, along with 17 co-sponsors, to end the 1033 program, which allows the Pentagon to...

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Experts still believe the National Guard delay on Jan. 6 was politically driven — even after this week’s testimony 

May 16, 2021 by

“If this had been taken seriously, they would have called up the Guard a day or two before and brought them to the Armory close...

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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars 

May 16, 2021 by

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday. Source: China lands its Zhurong rover on...

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California Trial of Universal Basic Income Inspires More Cities to Follow Suit

May 16, 2021 by

There are currently around 30 guaranteed income pilots either taking place or being planned all across the country, mostly having...

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McConnell crows over how he got Manchin, Sinema to be his tools in destroying America

May 16, 2021 by

Good job, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. You’ve given Mitch McConnell two gifts: He can obstruct President...

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Larry Krasner—and the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement—Is on Tuesday’s Ballot 

May 16, 2021 by

The Philadelphia prosecutor who’s opposed police violence and mass incarceration faces an intense challenge backed by the police...

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Rethink Global Economy to Halt Mass Extinction, Study Argues

May 16, 2021 by

The problem of biodiversity loss is not simply a matter of funding, a new report examining the failures of the UN Convention on...

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Alert: Biden’s ‘America First’ Policies Are Spreading Global Pain

May 16, 2021 by

Like its blatant vaccine nationalism, the administration’s unchecked stimulus policies are hurting the world—especially the...

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GOP Group Names And Shames Republican Lawmakers Who ‘Summoned The Mob’

May 16, 2021 by

A conservative group is calling for a bipartisan commission to hold to account the GOP lawmakers who “summoned the mob” ahead of the...

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How the Colonial Pipeline hack is part of a growing ransomware trend in the US 

May 16, 2021 by

Cyber criminals have attacked solar power firms, water treatment plants and police departments in attempts to extort money Source:...

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Sanctions are, in reality, part of the war machine

May 16, 2021 by

“Decoupled from armed conflict, though still causing extreme suffering, the polite word for such sieges is ‘sanctions.’ Often invoked...

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Will Infrastructure Cyberattacks Make Nuclear Weapons Obsolete? 

May 16, 2021 by

With nuclear weapons being so destructive and retaliation being swift, infrastructure cyberattacks may be the new weapon of the...

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How Bill Gates set the stage for Modi’s COVID-19 disaster in India

May 16, 2021 by

Bill Gates, who built his fortune on Microsoft’s IP, is the leading defender of IP in the world. With his newfound halo as a...

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Alert: Pentagon List of Extremism Experts Includes Anti-Muslim and Conservative Christian Groups

May 16, 2021 by

The Pentagon’s Countering Extremism Working Group has circulated a list of prospective partners that includes individuals associated...

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Revealed: Big Pharma’s Plot to Derail US Covid-19 Vaccine Waiver 

May 16, 2021 by

The Intercept’s Lee Fang has obtained confidential documents exposing the pharmaceutical lobby’s attempts to recruit...

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Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries

May 16, 2021 by

While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs...

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 Washington State: Single-Payer Health Care Here We Come 

May 16, 2021 by

Washington State’s history-making Single-Payer directive legislation, signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jay Inslee, establishes...

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Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state 

May 16, 2021 by

Protests by Palestinian citizens are being greeted with a mix of police violence and vigilante style attacks from Jewish fascists....

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Facebook, Instagram and Twitter censor posts on Israeli violence in Jerusalem 

May 16, 2021 by

Social-media giants including Facebook and Instagram are censoring posts that highlight Israel’s violence and oppression...

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Gaza and Israel’s Kidnapper’s Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement 

May 16, 2021 by

A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. Palestine and...

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Alert: Mississippi’s conservative-dominated state Supreme Court obliterated the state’s entire ballot initiative process 

May 16, 2021 by

In the process, the court invalidated a 2020 initiative that voters had passed to legalize medical marijuana, which will also have...

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AOC compares Marjorie Taylor Greene to a bar-room drunk as their feud intensifies

May 16, 2021 by

Congresswoman from New York reacted sharply to ‘intimidation’ from Republican Source: AOC compares Marjorie Taylor Greene to a...

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A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

May 16, 2021 by

The results show the power of cash transfers to reduce homelessness. Source: Is giving out free money the best way to help homeless...

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New Mexico ACLU sues over treatment of immigrant detainees

May 16, 2021 by

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over...

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After spending 22 years in solitary for stealing a hat, man urges end to psychological torture in prison 

May 16, 2021 by

“I know what it’s like to be tortured and I know that many people are still being tortured.” Source: After spending 22 years in...

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Active-duty Marine Corps Major charged in MAGA riot

May 14, 2021 by

Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was arrested Thursday in Virginia and charged with five counts, including assaulting or impeding an...

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CDC guidance: Fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear mask indoors 

May 13, 2021 by

The CDC announced in new guidance Thursday that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities...

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Alert: The country is careening off a cliff — and Democrats are asleep at the wheel

May 13, 2021 by

The For the People Act would require a drastic change to the Senate filibuster rules to pass, but Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of...

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AOC Says Biden’s Refusal to Condemn Israeli Attacks on Palestinians ‘Takes a Side—the Side of Occupation’ 

May 13, 2021 by

The New York Democrat criticized Biden for failing to acknowledge “what precipitated this cycle of violence—namely, the...

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Cooper exposes the Republican Party with side-by-side video

May 13, 2021 by

CNN’s Anderson Cooper reveals what’s happening within the Republican Party, starting with the vote to remove Rep. Liz...

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 Viruses Don’t Recognize Borders and Neither Should Vaccines

May 13, 2021 by

As an Indian American, my family has experienced the worst of this pandemic in two countries. For any of us to be safe, we all need...

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 Gun violence is surging. It’s time to treat it like a public health emergency. 

May 13, 2021 by

What will it take for Americans to take gun violence seriously? Source: Opinion | Gun violence is surging. It’s time to treat it like...

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More Than 100 Republicans Are Threatening to Form a Third Party if the GOP Does Not Make Certain Changes

May 13, 2021 by

 More than 100 Republicans, including some former elected officials, are preparing to release a letter this week threatening to form...

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The Origin of COVID: Did People or Nature Open Pandora’s Box at Wuhan?

May 13, 2021 by

The political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems...

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Report Debunks Big Pharma’s ‘Dangerous Narrative’ on Vaccine Supplies 

May 13, 2021 by

“Pharmaceutical companies have a financial interest in exaggerating their ability to deliver and downplaying the risks.”...

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Drug Policy Alliance & The Leadership Conference Lead Coalition of 150+ Organizations Calling on Congress to End Military Equipment Transfers to Local Law Enforcement

May 13, 2021 by

Civil rights, drug policy, criminal justice reform, immigration, public health & faith-based groups urge house to support...

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Exclusive: Newly obtained bodycam footage shows moment DC police officer attacked by pro-Trump rioters 

May 13, 2021 by

The exclusive footage, which was broadcast on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” on Wednesday, was captured by Fanone’s...

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Former acting defense secretary explains why he blocked use of National Guard on Jan. 6

May 13, 2021 by

According to Major General William Walker, it was Miller who placed a long line of restrictions on what the National Guard could and...

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Sanders Urges Labor Secretary to Protect Jobless Benefits as GOP Governors Race to Cut Them Off 

May 13, 2021 by

The Vermont senator warned that many workers “will be forced into poverty” if Republican leaders are permitted to end...

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Ransomeware attack on D.C. police resumes with more files released 

May 13, 2021 by

The group Babuk is threatening to make more information public if D.C. refuses to pay. Source: Ransomeware attack on D.C. police...

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Alert: Israeli Defense Minister Threatens ‘Gaza Will Burn’ as IDF Readies Plans for Ground Invasion 

May 13, 2021 by

Benny Gantz’s comments “should be entered directly as evidence of war crimes to the International Criminal Court,”...

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State Tax Revenue Passes a Recovery Milestone

May 13, 2021 by

In most states and nationwide, collections overcome early pandemic losses Source: State Tax Revenue Passes a Recovery Milestone | The...

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The PRO Act: What’s in It and Why Is It a Labor Movement Priority?

May 13, 2021 by

Frustratingly for those who want to organize, some union-busting activities are legal under current federal labor law; others are...

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Alert: Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk 

May 13, 2021 by

Toxic chemicals known as PFAS found in all 50 samples tested at levels nearly 2,000 times what is considered safe in drinking water...

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Details from Dems $2 billion security proposal includes money for heirs of late House members 

May 13, 2021 by

.Hastings died of pancreatic cancer and Wright died of COVID-19 but in the past, Congress has given families the equivalent of a...

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Can Palestinian Lives Matter?

May 13, 2021 by

George Floyd’s death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?...

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Alert: Jim Clyburn Undercuts the Democratic Police Reform Bill 

May 13, 2021 by

In the middle of negotiations over eliminating qualified immunity for police officers, Clyburn says it’s not needed for the overall...

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Study Shows ‘Intentional Policy Decisions’—Not Abstract Market Forces—to Blame for Wage Stagnation 

May 13, 2021 by

“Wage suppression was an actively sought outcome engineered by policymakers,” concludes the Economic Policy Institute....

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Chernobyl Radiation Surge ‘Cause for Concern,’ Say Scientists

May 13, 2021 by

One nuclear scientist said the situation is “like the embers in a barbecue pit.” Source: Chernobyl Radiation Surge...

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White supremacy is top security threat, Garland says

May 13, 2021 by

  Attorney General Merrick Garland told Congress on Wednesday that violence incited by white supremacists poses “the most...

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Center for Food Safety Sues NIH Over Unlawfully Keeping Secret Federal Funding of Research Creating New More Virulent Pandemic Viruses

May 13, 2021 by

Last week, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the National Institutes of...

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Top Republican Raises Prospect of Congress Blocking COVID Vaccine Patent Waivers

May 13, 2021 by

The U.S. government opposed TRIPS waivers for COVID-19 vaccines until May 5, when Tai released a statement saying that the Biden...

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On Palestine, the Media Is Allergic to the Truth

May 13, 2021 by

Once again, the media are trying to depict the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians as a round of meaningless violence from...

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Rep Greene Aggressively Confronts Rep Ocasio-Cortez, Causing New York Congresswoman to Raise Security Concerns

May 13, 2021 by

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene aggressively confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and falsely...

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America Is Better Off Without War-Monger Liz Cheney– But Kevin McCarthy Is Far, Far Worse

May 13, 2021 by

Many of the GOP chickenshit cultists didn’t want to go on record in the vote to cancel Liz Cheney this morning… so...

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The US Must Finally Acknowledge That Israel Is an Apartheid State

May 13, 2021 by

The inhibition on describing apartheid as “apartheid” has been eroded by two 2021 reports confirming the allegation. Source: The US...

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Fight for $15, Undeterred by McDonald’s Raises for Some Workers, Says US Strike Still On for May 19

May 13, 2021 by

The pay hike only applies to company-owned restaurants, leaving out employees at 95% of all U.S. locations. Source: Fight for $15,...

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Trump Extradition Orders Could Be Blocked or Delayed by DeSantis

May 13, 2021 by

Officials in Palm Beach, Florida, are reportedly preparing for the possibility that an out-of-state extradition request for former...

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Alert: McConnell Reportedly Assures GOP That He Thinks Sinema Will Kill Biden Tax Hike

May 13, 2021 by

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately assured his Republican colleagues that centrist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is...

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Alert: Joe Manchin declares he will not support critical voting rights legislation 

May 13, 2021 by

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has just announced he will not support HR1, the critical voting rights protection and expansion bill...

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Why Young Jews Are Detouring From Israel to Palestine 

May 13, 2021 by

Some are using Birthright trips to draw attention to the Israeli occupation, its policy of oppression, and the call for a...

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Indigenous Rights Defenders Condemn Government Probe Into Critics of Bolsonaro’s Covid Response

May 13, 2021 by

A federal judge denounced an investigation into two Indigenous leaders as “an illegal embarrassment.” Source: Indigenous...

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Georgia Supreme Court rules that you CAN use force, and damage property, to resist an unlawful arrest

May 13, 2021 by

In essence, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that if police perform an unlawful arrest, the person being arrested can use a...

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Donald Trump’s attempt at a one-man social network is falling very, very flat

May 13, 2021 by

In the first week the blog “has attracted a little over 212,000 engagements” total “across Facebook, Twitter,...

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Cops Wrecked a Home, Terrorized a Family, Assaulted a Man. It Was the Wrong Place.

May 13, 2021 by

Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid....

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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine in US capital

May 12, 2021 by

Thousands of people in the US capital of Washington, DC marched in solidarity with occupied Palestine on Tuesday amid Israeli...

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COVID variant first detected in India found in 44 countries: WHO

May 12, 2021 by

UN health agency says B.1.617 variant of the virus detected in samples uploaded to open-access database ‘from 44 countries in all six...

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Alert: Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza 

May 12, 2021 by

The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate...

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Failed Leadership, Gross Inequality, and History of Ignored Warnings Allowed Pandemic’s Deadly Spiral: Global Panel 

May 12, 2021 by

“We have been warned. Let’s not ignore again,” said one member. Source: Failed Leadership, Gross Inequality, and...

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Tax on Amazon’s Pandemic Profits Could Pay to Vaccinate 580 Million People Worldwide: Oxfam 

May 12, 2021 by

“A small number of corporate CEOs and wealthy investors have profited in the midst of this pandemic. Even more galling, these...

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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Hearing on Pentagon ‘Waste, Fraud, and Cost Overruns’ 

May 12, 2021 by

“The Pentagon remains the only agency in the federal government that cannot pass an independent audit. Not acceptable.”...

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States Can’t Control the Narrative on Israel and Palestine

May 12, 2021 by

WHEN ISRAELI TROOPS stormed the Aqsa mosque compound last week during Ramadan prayers, much of the world vicariously experienced the...

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120+ Retired US Generals and Admirals Pen ‘Disturbing’ Letter Parroting Trump Election Lies 

May 12, 2021 by

“This should bust the myth that generals automatically deserve our respect,” said Joe Cirincione of the Quincy Institute....

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ICE Allowed COVID-19 Breakouts and Concealed Hospitalizations, a New Report Shows

May 12, 2021 by

Nearly 2,000 people in ICE detention are being monitored for active infections right now. Source: ICE Allowed COVID-19 Breakouts and...

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To expand economy, Biden should increase immigration 

May 12, 2021 by

Immigration reform should be front and center in the administration’s economic plan, not least because the effects of expanding legal...

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Arizona Locals Are Revolting Against the Clown-Show ‘Audit’ of Its 2020 Election

May 12, 2021 by

The ongoing farce that is the Arizona Audit has begun to alienate the locals, especially now that the people running it are saying...

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Democrats Are Running Out of Time

May 12, 2021 by

The political window of opportunity for Joe Biden and Democrats to deliver on their promises to the American people and pass the...

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Moral Questioning and the American War Machine

May 12, 2021 by

The military is so much a part of the way we function that those born since 9/11 have grown up never having known an America not at...

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McConnell dark money group thanks Sinema for her filibuster help, which is a big problem

May 12, 2021 by

Meanwhile, West Virgina Sen. Manchin and Sinema are not backing away from their position that preserving the Jim Crow-era filibuster...

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Warren, Sanders Propose Permanently Expanding Food Stamps to College Students

May 12, 2021 by

The lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would help address food insecurity among college students by permanently extending...

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Chomsky: Without US Aid, Israel Wouldn’t Be Killing Palestinians En Masse

May 12, 2021 by

Successive Israeli governments have been trying for years to push Palestinians out of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and the latest...

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Damning timeline details  DOD actions before and during the Capitol riot — and it raises more question than answers 

May 12, 2021 by

Brannen, Just Security’s editorial director, and Goodman (a U.S. Department of Defense alumni) note that “one of the...

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Alert: Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year 

May 12, 2021 by

More than 8 million people around the world die each year as a result of breathing polluted air that contains particles from fossil...

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Kevin McCarthy Says Nobody’s Questioning The Election, But Lots Of Republicans Are 

May 12, 2021 by

The same day House Republicans ousted a member of their leadership for saying President Donald Trump lost the election and numerous...

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GOP Ouster of ‘Xenophobic Extremist’ Liz Cheney Called ‘Flashing Red Danger Sign’ for Democracy 

May 12, 2021 by

“Political parties that promote lies and propaganda are setting their countries up for authoritarianism and fascism.”...

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