It’s time to admit it: The vaccination campaign has hit its limit. Mandates are the only way forward. 

Aug 3, 2021 by

We have a silver bullet that can end this crisis. Why are we afraid to pull the trigger? Source: Opinion | It’s time to admit it: The...

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Is Biden Doing Enough to Fight Off the GOP’s Relentless Assault on Democracy? I Fear Not 

Aug 3, 2021 by

As I look to the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election, I see dark storm clouds on the horizon. Source: Opinion |...

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As US Hits Biden’s 70% Vaccination Goal, World’s Poor Nations Barely Over 1% 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“The longer billions of people remain unvaccinated, the more variants will develop that threaten all of us.” Source: As...

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The Rich Have Always Wanted To Kill Democracy– They Still Do

Aug 3, 2021 by

For now, conservative groups seem to be doubling down on their investments in false election-fraud alarmism. In the next two years,...

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Big-Money Republican Donors Are Now Backing the GOP’s War on Fair Elections 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Kevin McCarthy “jokes” about hitting Nancy Pelosi with a gavel. Jim Jordan admits that he talked to Donald Trump on January 6. And a...

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Cori Bush, Progressive Lawmakers and Activists Hailed for New CDC Eviction Moratorium 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“I think the message here today is clear,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “It’s that everyday people can...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill ‘Doubling Down on Support for Carbon Polluters’ With $25 Billion in Subsidies, Critics Warn 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“We need massive investments in proven renewable solutions, not carbon capture fantasies.” Source: Bipartisan...

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Alert: The United States Is Meddling in Haiti Yet Again

Aug 3, 2021 by

There’s little doubt the US helped install Haiti’s new prime minister following the assassination of the country’s president. So here...

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As Biden Touts 110+ Million Vaccine Donations to the World, US Urged to Go Much Further 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“Every dose helps. Yet 100 million doses amount to only one one-hundredth of the current global need,” said Peter...

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Alert: How a Newsom Recall Could End the Democrats’ U.S. Senate Majority 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Polls show the September vote will be close. Here’s how the Democrats can prevail. Source: How a Newsom Recall Could End the...

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Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment. 

Aug 3, 2021 by

  Both sides have much to lose if a delicate negotiation over limiting Iran’s activities in return for a lifting of sanctions...

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Citing Improprieties, NLRB Recommends Amazon Union Election Results Be Scrapped

Aug 3, 2021 by

Amazon improperly pressured Alabama warehouse workers to vote against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and...

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Trump to object to release of tax returns -lawyer 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will challenge a recent U.S. Justice Department order that his tax returns should be turned over...

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Biden calls on Cuomo to resign after sexual harassment findings

Aug 3, 2021 by

President Biden called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign on Tuesday after an independent investigation found that Cuomo...

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Broad support for higher taxes on corporations to fund job training and healthcare, International Trade Union Confederation poll shows 

Aug 3, 2021 by

More than two thirds of people support an increase in taxes for wealthy and large corporations to fund areas such as education, job...

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Climate change to worsen heat waves in Northern Hemisphere, studies warn 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Climate models project that heat waves will regularly break records and induce more heat stress before the end of the century....

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Beware Wall Street Democrats Calling for Austerity 

Aug 3, 2021 by

We’ve heard this siren song before. Whose interests are they articulating? Source: Beware Wall Street Democrats Calling for Austerity...

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Biden administration renews Title 42 order, as ACLU fights back

Aug 3, 2021 by

The rights group is resuming a lawsuit against the administration for its use of a public health order to expel migrants. Biden...

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Alert: The Biden Administration Won’t Explain Its Handout To Big Coal 

Aug 3, 2021 by

    The Interior Department has approved royalty relief for one of America’s largest coal companies — a move that...

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 What Americans Don’t Want to Hear About Our Moral Crimes of War 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Valorizing, pathologizing, and demonizing vets are all ways of refusing to listen to the actual experiences of those who carry out...

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Don’t ask whether we should leave Afghanistan. Ask why we didn’t win. 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Leaving a war already lost is different than leaving prematurely. Source: Opinion | Don’t ask whether we should leave Afghanistan....

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Sen. Sinema reportedly won’t put off vacation for reconciliation vote

Aug 3, 2021 by

The news could prove difficult in passing the bills, as Sinema is a crucial vote in the reconciliation bill and negotiator for the...

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Bad News: Shontel Brown takes OH-11 Democratic primary; Turner concedes

Aug 3, 2021 by

The race between frontrunners Shontel Brown and Nina Turner was especially contentious and attracted national attention Source:...

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Immigration Experts Rate Biden Administration on Immigration

Aug 3, 2021 by

Carlos Rojas Rodriguez, longtime immigration organizer who Biden told to ‘vote for Trump’ Grade: F Source: Immigration...

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‘Give the Money Back,’ Demands Tlaib After Revelation of $1 Million Donation to House Dems From Real Estate Titan 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“Democrats were bought off for leaving six million Americans without an eviction moratorium.”—Jackie Fielder,...

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Alert: Rights of Nature Removed From New Draft of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework –

Aug 3, 2021 by

  This removal is not only a missed opportunity, but also hinders the framework’s capacity to implement transformative change to...

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Living in the Dark: Palestinians in Gaza, besieged by Israel and deprived of Electricity, Can’t even Refrigerate their Food

Aug 3, 2021 by

The International Committee of the Red Cross has released a detailed study of life for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that is just as...

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NYC to Become First US City to Mandate Proof of Vaccination for Certain Indoor Activities

Aug 3, 2021 by

New Yorkers will need to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and theaters starting next month. Source: NYC to...

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Influence Peddling, a Threat to Democracy and Humane Foreign Policy 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Operating with battalion-level staffs, the major tech companies (including Google and Apple) in 2020 spent $124 million in lobbying...

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Now the Important Part: Implementing DOJ’s Task Force on Election Worker Threats

Aug 3, 2021 by

“Having anything close to one-third of election workers fearing for their safety is simply unsustainable.” Source: Now...

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‘Adventure in Never-Never Land’: Maricopa County Defies State Subpoena Seeking to Expand GOP Ballot Review

Aug 3, 2021 by

“It is now August of 2021. The election of November 2020 is over. If you haven’t figured out that the election in Maricopa County was...

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City tries defunding police, and people in mental health crises are actually treated like people

Aug 3, 2021 by

Responding to an urgent call from protesters to defund police departments and, in effect, reallocate a portion of police budgets to...

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Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence

Aug 3, 2021 by

“We found that the virus affects the blood vessels that supply the penis, causing erectile dysfunction,” said senior...

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Groups Welcome Biden Review But Demand Congress Permanently Protect Arctic Refuge From Drilling 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Activists urge lawmakers to reverse a relevant 2017 law, “cancel the leases issued by the Trump administration, and shut down...

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Seniors Would Cross Party Lines to Back Candidates Who Support Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices: Poll 

Aug 3, 2021 by

“This poll confirms that high drug prices are a top-of-mind issue for seniors when making voting decisions.” Source:...

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Dear Congress: Say No to Water Privatization in the Infrastructure Bill 

Aug 3, 2021 by

We, the undersigned 218 organizations, oppose the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that promotes privatization, and we urge you to...

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Alert: Fatal shootings by police continue despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Despite reforms, on-duty police officers have fatally shot more than 6,000 people since The Washington Post began tracking such...

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Report: Rudy Giuliani Is “Close to Broke,” Prepared to Go to Prison 

Aug 3, 2021 by

Trump has apparently refused to contribute to Giuliani’s legal fund, which could come back to haunt him when his ex-lawyer is faced...

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5 Miami Beach Officers Charged After Violent Arrests Of Black Men In Hotel 

Aug 3, 2021 by

The officers were filmed repeatedly kicking Dalonta Crudup in his head and striking Khalid Vaughn as he filmed the incident, the...

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Union Hopes High as Chileans Rewrite Anti-Labor Constitution

Aug 3, 2021 by

  A new constitution could therefore open the doors for a radical transformation of Chilean society. Source: Union Hopes High as...

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Tram Nguyen On How Virginia Passed Its Own Voting Rights Act 

Aug 2, 2021 by

New Virginia Majority has expanded the state’s electorate by registering nearly 300,000 new voters and knocking on over 3 million...

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Will the GOP Steal the 2024 Election? 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Unless and until the Republican Party recommits itself to playing by democratic rules of the game, American democracy will remain at...

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Trump’s COVID-19 testing czar warns the unvaccinated: ‘You’re going to get the delta variant’

Aug 2, 2021 by

former COVID-19 testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time Friday to launch a big, bright warning flare into...

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Alert: Insulated From Patent Waivers, Pfizer and Moderna Hike Vaccine Prices 

Aug 2, 2021 by

“Capitalism never fails to not surprise,” wrote one observer. Source: Insulated From Patent Waivers, Pfizer and Moderna...

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Hundreds Arrested in DC Demanding Voting Rights, End to Poverty, and Death of Filibuster 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Clergy and low-wage workers with the Poor People’s Campaign are also calling on Congress to treat the nation’s immigrants...

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Alert: Capitalism Primes Our Bodies for Illness

Aug 2, 2021 by

Physician Rupa Marya and co-author Raj Patel’s new book examines the social and environmental roots of poor health. Source:...

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House Speaker Pelosi And Democratic Leaders Call On Biden To Extend Eviction Ban 

Aug 2, 2021 by

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the...

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Progressives slam Kyrsten Sinema for infrastructure package ‘watered down’ by Exxon lobbying influence 

Aug 2, 2021 by

progressives believe that Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, has agreed to an infrastructure package that is...

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Time Running Out for Democrats to Block GOP Gerrymandering Bonanza 

Aug 2, 2021 by

“Two weeks for Dems to pass redistricting reform before the GOP gerrymanders them out of power for a decade in Congress and at...

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Alert: House votes to give twice as much money to Israeli military than UN Green Climate Fund

Aug 2, 2021 by

There’s nothing in US law that says the contribution to the Fund couldn’t have been higher. At the same time there are three US laws...

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Pivoting to America: Let’s Reinvent the U.S. Military for Real National Defense 

Aug 2, 2021 by

We need to a new “people’s” military as a force that could truly defend the American republic, focused above all on supporting the...

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Trump ‘Shadow Cabinet’ Drains Its Followers of Cash—and the Coup Rolls On 

Aug 2, 2021 by

It turns out sedition, treason, and conspiracy theories are pretty profitable. Source: Opinion | Trump ‘Shadow Cabinet’...

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Lawsuit Initiated Against Trump for ‘Illegal’ Deportations Resumes Against Biden

Aug 2, 2021 by

“We gave the Biden administration more than enough time to fix any problems left behind by the Trump administration, but it has...

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Miami Beach Mayor Rips Ron DeSantis As ‘Pied Piper’ Of COVID-19, Leading State ‘Off A Cliff’

Aug 2, 2021 by

Mayor Dan Gelber went after the GOP governor as his state tallies the highest daily number of cases of the entire pandemic. Source:...

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Alert: U.S. Blames Iran for Attack on Israel-Linked Oil Tanker , Plans ‘Appropriate Response’ 

Aug 2, 2021 by

 Iran denied responsibility. “Israel should stop leveling such accusations against Iran,” a spokesman for the Iranian foreign...

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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘More Than Enough’ Votes to Prevent Infrastructure From Passing Without Reconciliation Bill

Aug 2, 2021 by

 New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said on Sunday that there would be ‘more than enough’ votes to prevent a...

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Alert: 91 wildfires are now burning across the US, with Oregon’s Bootleg Fire growing to over 400,000 acres 

Aug 2, 2021 by

This year, 37,803 fires have burned more than 3 million acres across the United States, per NIFC. During the same period in 2020,...

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Ohio Race Highlights Rift Between Sanders, Clyburn Wings of Democratic Party 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Longtime front-runner Nina Turner tries to fend off Shontel Brown for House seat in special election primary Source: Ohio Race...

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Congress Must Act to Protect Election Officials 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Election officials nationwide are facing unprecedented threats to both their independence and personal safety. Source: Opinion |...

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Citing Donziger Case, Dems Raise Alarm About Use of Private Prosecutors in Federal Court 

Aug 2, 2021 by

  Private prosecutions of criminal contempt charges, said a pair of senators, “are highly unusual and can raise concerning...

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US Capitol riot: Four police officers who responded to January 6 attack have died by suicide

Aug 2, 2021 by

“Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his...

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Ben & Jerry’s Carries on Proud Tradition of Human Rights Boycotts

Aug 2, 2021 by

Pulling out of Israel’s illegal settlements, encouraged by a petition campaign in their home state of Vermont, is consistent with...

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Amid Allegations of Child Endangerment, HHS Inspector General to Probe Fort Bliss Detention Facility

Aug 2, 2021 by

Whistleblowers had sounded alarm about the detention center contractors betraying children’s health and wellbeing. Source: Amid...

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Senate Confirms First Woman Of Arab, Mexican Descent To Direct USCIS

Aug 2, 2021 by

The agency is integral to the immigration system, but hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed leader in more than two years. Source: Senate...

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As Progressives Call for End to Blockade, Biden Announces More Sanctions Against Cuba

Aug 2, 2021 by

The move comes after Democratic leadership in the House blocked an amendment to roll back limits on how much money people in the...

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 For First Time on Record, US Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Either Coal or Nuclear in 2020 

Aug 2, 2021 by

“About half of U.S. clean energy now comes from solar and wind, and the other half from hydroelectric power.” Source:...

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Homes — Not “Sanctioned Encampments” — Are the Solution to Homelessness

Aug 2, 2021 by

The real answer to homelessness can only be homes, and the proper funding to make them supportive and livable. Source: Homes —...

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Old and New Solutions Pave Way to Net-Zero Emissions Farming, Studies Show

Aug 2, 2021 by

Within the agri-food problem may lie a golden opportunity for climate solutions: That’s because the productivity and, ultimately, the...

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Male fertility is declining. Studies show environmental toxins could be a reason

Aug 2, 2021 by

Air pollution surrounds cities, subjecting residents to particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other compounds that...

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House Democrats Want to Know the Truth About the Bolivian Coup 

Aug 2, 2021 by

The OAS’s false accusations led to the expulsion of Evo Morales. Now members of Congress want the State Department to investigate....

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Studies show COVID-19 helping to remove Republicans from gene pool in more than one way

Aug 2, 2021 by

not only were sperm counts reduced, COVID-19 can continue to live in the testes months after the initial infection. And another study...

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New Documents Show Pentagon Rubber-Stamping Police Requests For Military Gear 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Police are citing racial justice protests and routine 911 calls to ask for armored vehicles built for a battlefield — and the...

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‘He Should Resign’: Women’s Rights Group Denounces Violent Misogyny of Kevin McCarthy 

Aug 2, 2021 by

“With Kevin McCarthy voting against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, it is clear that his Pelosi comments...

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says he tested positive for COVID-19 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham revealed on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, has...

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How Corporate Courts Impede Efforts to Battle the Climate Crisis 

Aug 2, 2021 by

  A legacy of colonialism and 20th century international trade agreements, so-called “investor-state dispute...

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Alert: Whistleblower Craig Murray Will Go To Prison

Aug 2, 2021 by

Former UK diplomat and whistleblower Craig Murray was denied an appeal by UK Supreme Court. He’ll surrender himself for 8-month...

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60-Year-Old Philadelphia Man Exonerated After Wrongfully Spending Over 30 Years in Prison

Aug 2, 2021 by

Curtis Crosland spent years trying to prove his innocence. A review of his case found that the information proving his innocence was...

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Colombia’s Mercenary Industry is Behind the Haitian Coup

Aug 2, 2021 by

if you want mercenaries for hire on the cheap, often trained by the US military, you can find them in spades in Colombia. Source:...

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Brazil: Covid-19 Vaccine Corruption Implicates Bolsonaro Allies

Aug 2, 2021 by

A steady trickle of new information from a Senate probe is showing how vaccine shortages are linked to corruption. Source: Brazil:...

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Europe Reduces Waste by Guaranteeing the Right to Repair 

Aug 2, 2021 by

Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies to help customers fix their appliances...

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The Indigenous-Led Nationwide Shutdown in Guatemala

Aug 2, 2021 by

Guatemala’s attorney general fired a top prosecutor of corruption last week. Now, Indigenous peoples and social movements are calling...

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Why aren’t Biden and the democrats going all out for democracy? 

Aug 1, 2021 by

The moneyed interests bankrolling both parties fear that a more robust democracy would make it easier for the majority of Americans...

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The Science Says Everyone Needs a COVID-19 Booster Shot—and Soon

Aug 1, 2021 by

The biology of the delta variant has made mass revaccination an urgent necessity. Source: The Science Says Everyone Needs a COVID-19...

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Poll: Majority of Republicans support use of “force” to save “the traditional American way of life” 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Nearly half of Republicans say a time will come when patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands Source: Poll:...

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Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative 

Aug 1, 2021 by

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to...

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Biden Should Reject the Infrastructure Plan Written by Exxon and Invest in Saving the Climate Instead

Aug 1, 2021 by

As disaster after disaster unfolds, any plan that doesn’t tackle the climate crisis with urgency isn’t worth taking seriously....

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Alert: Senators Go After Unemployment Fraud — But Not Tax Cheats — To Pay For Infrastructure 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Under pressure from conservative groups, GOP senators refused to strengthen IRS enforcement to pay for the bipartisan infrastructure...

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Oregon Wildfire Could Burn Until Fall, As Fire Season Worsens 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Pockets of the American West continued to burn over the weekend, as another nine large fires were reported on Saturday in California,...

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‘A Very Serious Threat’: CDC Document Warns Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox

Aug 1, 2021 by

“People need to understand that we’re not crying wolf here,” said the CDC director. “It’s one of the...

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On the stupidity of preparing to wage war with China 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Despite disastrous wars against poor, third world countries Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the U.S. is preparing to to wage war with...

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Ohio primary fight revives Democratic hostilities suppressed in Trump era 

Aug 1, 2021 by

“It kind of feels like that with a grassroots campaign against a corporate-backed Democrat,” the 21-year-old said. “I believe...

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Trump tries to defend ‘just say the election was corrupt’ demand 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that when he told senior justice department officials to “Just say that the election was corrupt...

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Foreclosure moratorium expires. Homeowners with deferred mortgage payments scramble to react. 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Homeowners behind on their mortgage payments who aren’t forced out will still be displaced if selling is their only option, and an...

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Are The Democrats Getting Ready To Turn Congress Over To QAnon?

Aug 1, 2021 by

the only thing the Democrats seem to be concentrating on– at least in a meta sense– is how to lose the midterms and turn...

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Can the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6 Actually Help to Defend Democracy? 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Will the entire process at least motivate and mobilize Democrats in and out of Congress to move forward from this trial to do the...

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‘About Damn Time’: DOJ Says Treasury Department Must Give Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress 

Aug 1, 2021 by

“This case is now bigger even than Donald Trump’s crimes. Neither the courts, nor the machinery of our government, exist...

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‘A devastating failure’: Eviction ban expires as House goes on vacation and Biden refuses to act 

Aug 1, 2021 by

A nationwide eviction moratorium officially expired Saturday after the Biden administration refused to extend it unilaterally and...

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‘Just a matter of time’: Former Trump official issues grim warning to the unvaccinated

Aug 1, 2021 by

Adm. Brett Giroir, Trump’s coronavirus testing czar, is appealing to the unvaccinated American public to get vaccinated as soon...

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‘It’s quite feasible to start a war’: just how dangerous are ransomware hackers? 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Secretive gangs are hacking the computers of governments, firms, even hospitals, and demanding huge sums. But if we pay these...

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With the Iraq Withdrawal, U.S. Wars Expand 

Aug 1, 2021 by

Unfortunately, recent military action in Somalia, tit-for-tat airstrikes between U.S. forces and anti-U.S. nonstate armed groups in...

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