103 Groups Urge Senate Majority Leader McConnell To Bring The Save The Internet Act To A Floor Vote 

Jun 13, 2019 by

On Tuesday, organizations representing millions of people in the United States will deliver a letter calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell...

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Black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely to be stopped than white drivers, a report finds 

Jun 13, 2019 by

The disparity is the highest in the 19 years the vehicle stops report has been conducted, Scott Decker, one of the people who...

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The Tiger Mom and the Lie of Meritocracy

Jun 13, 2019 by

Nearly ten years after the publication of her book, it looked like Chua’s methods worked. Sophia, the oldest, graduated from Yale Law...

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NYC pop-up installation with children in cages and heartbreaking audio is getting national attention

Jun 13, 2019 by

A guerrilla art installation began showing up all over New York City today. Small cages with sculpted children, under thin foil...

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Pennsylvania Bill Aims to Shift Water Clean-Up Costs From Residents to Polluters

Jun 13, 2019 by

At least eight states either have policies in place or are pursuing policies related to PFAS chemicals. Source: Pennsylvania Bill...

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Colorado Crosses $1 Billion in Marijuana Tax Revenue 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Marijuana dispensary sales taxes, business licensing fees and excise taxes brought in just over $1.01 billion from January 2014 to...

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The New York Times political cartoon ban is a sinister and dangerous over-reaction 

Jun 13, 2019 by

In turning a satirical mirror on the news, we are used to facing attack, but this was a pompous and hypocritical decision Source: The...

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Revealed: Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings

Jun 13, 2019 by

Under Commander Jon Burge, Black men endured torture and violence at the hands of Chicago police. Source: Chicago Police Tortured...

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Unlikely allies Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez team up on bipartisan birth control bill 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Less than two weeks after joining forces for a bill that would ban members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, a most unlikely duo...

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Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning in a case...

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The Cleveland Cavaliers make history by hiring first women’s NCAA coach onto NBA staff

Jun 13, 2019 by

Gottlieb will become the first woman hired from the NCAA into the NBA, becoming an assistant coach for John Beilein in the 2020...

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Were the Gulf Tanker Strikes a Saudi-Run Operation?

Jun 13, 2019 by

Ash writes: Right now, the U.S. and the Saudis are pointing fingers at the Iranians. Perhaps – but it begs the question, why?...

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Study: Civil asset forfeiture doesn’t discourage drug use or help police solve crimes 

Jun 13, 2019 by

The study by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian legal advocacy group, also found that as unemployment goes up, so do civil...

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Why are we still pretending ‘trickle-down’ economics work? 

Jun 13, 2019 by

A number of economists have already dismissed Laffer’s signature supply-side economics theory as pure nonsense. For his dubious role...

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New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry

Jun 13, 2019 by

The organization has launched a campaign to get the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS), the independent fund that...

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New Jersey police welcome first officer in hijab amid all-female class

Jun 13, 2019 by

New officers in Paterson, New Jersey, are breaking historic ground at the first all-female class, including the first city officer to...

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Low-yield nukes lose partisan fight in House committee’s NDAA markup

Jun 13, 2019 by

he House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday rejected a series of Republican amendments aimed at preserving funds for the nuclear...

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Judge rules that St. Louis jails can’t hold inmates who can’t pay 

Jun 13, 2019 by

 A federal judge on Tuesday barred St. Louis jails from holding inmates simply because they can’t pay bail. She granted class...

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‘This Isn’t Your Island’: Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Residents of the US commonwealth have discovered an apparently illegal Navy strategy to help it construct Pacific bombing ranges....

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In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Latest Findings Come as Courts Levy More Than $2B in Judgements Against Bayer-Monsanto Over Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Source: In New...

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Canada bans all captive whales and dolphins 

Jun 13, 2019 by

Canada is freeing Willy.In a landmark decision, the country’s lawmakers have made it illegal to breed whales and dolphins...

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Warning: Microsoft and the Pentagon Are Quietly Hijacking U.S. Elections

Jun 12, 2019 by

The ruling elite have no interest in making sure our voices are heard. If they sought to have our voices heard, we would have paper...

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The Disturbing Reason Mitch McConnell Won’t Secure Our Elections

Jun 12, 2019 by

“The conflicts of interest arise from more than the campaign contributions he is receiving from voting machine...

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Even the 1% Know They Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share: New Poll Shows 60% of Millionaires Support Warren’s Ultra-Wealth Tax 

Jun 12, 2019 by

“A majority of Americans, even the 1% of us, know that our inequality is out of control and we need to make some big changes if...

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Bernie Sanders: A Call for a 21st Century Bill of Rights 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Just as Franklin Roosevelt’s democratic socialist program helped defeat rising authoritarianism in the aftermath of the Great...

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The 6 Key Similarities Between the Mueller Report and Watergate

Jun 12, 2019 by

John Dean, the former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, testified before Congress today, making 6 key comparisons...

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How Republicans’ zeal for gerrymandering could blow up in their faces 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Kavanaugh and his fellow partisans may come to regret taking partisan gerrymandering challenges off the table. After ten years of...

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Alert: GOP congressman tried to amend tax code to report BDS supporters to IRS– and 12 Dems voted for it

Jun 12, 2019 by

“This is a brazen violation of Americans’ right to free speech,” Foundation for Middle East Peace president Lara Friedman writes at...

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Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S.

Jun 12, 2019 by

The new law, set to take effect July 1, 2020, would require Internet service providers to get permission from their customers before...

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Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 

Jun 12, 2019 by

The House voted Tuesday to grant new legal powers to a key committee investigating the Trump administration, handing Democrats...

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Contracts Reveal How The DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act....

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Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Israeli war crimes must not go unpunished; Israel’s judicial system is untrustworthy and the ICC has the legal right and moral duty...

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Campaign Conventional Wisdom Is Dead

Jun 12, 2019 by

After the disaster of 2016, the 2020 election race represented an opportunity for the press to win back some credibility. The fastest...

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Corporate Media Enable Industry War Against Medicare for All

Jun 12, 2019 by

Given the massive financial advantage the health industry has over advocates, the country depends on an adversarial media to confront...

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Alert: The Koch Brothers Want to Prevent Future AOCs 

Jun 12, 2019 by

In a memo obtained by CNBC, Emily Seidel, CEO of the Koch-affiliated political-action committee Americans for Prosperity, announced...

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Brazil Prosecutors Plotted Against Lula’s Party in 2018 Election

Jun 12, 2019 by

A massive archive exclusively provided to The Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of...

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‘This Is Sick’: Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp 

Jun 12, 2019 by

“It feels as though history can’t yell any louder than this.” Source: ‘This Is Sick’: Horror as Trump...

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Alert: US Officially Files Extradition Request for Julian Assange

Jun 12, 2019 by

Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in a London jail for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy in 2012....

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Forget Russiagate, now it’s US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain 

Jun 12, 2019 by

US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo was caught promising a group of British Jewish leaders that the US would act behind the scenes to...

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A Soldier’s Defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

Jun 12, 2019 by

Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange exposed what we on the ground already knew to be true. My platoon and hundreds just like it, spent...

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Social Media Platforms Increase Transparency About Content Removal Requests, But Many Keep Users in the Dark When Their Speech Is Censored, EFF Report Shows 

Jun 12, 2019 by

While social media platforms are increasingly giving users the opportunity to appeal decisions to censor their posts, very few...

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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto /Bayer’s “RoundUp” Are Driving US Policy in Venezuela 

Jun 12, 2019 by

With Juan Guaidó’s parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political...

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Saudi Arms Deal Must be Stopped!

Jun 12, 2019 by

This transaction will give the Saudis access to U.S. technology to produce its own version of these high-tech bombs. The Trump...

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US policies at the root of massive demonstrations in Honduras 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Since late April, teachers and medical workers have been demonstrating across Honduras against the privatization of education and...

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‘The Ocasio-Cortez Effect’: Democratic Grassroots Ignoring Establishment Threats as Yet Another Progressive Announces Plan to Primary Incumbent 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Andom Ghebreghiorgis is, as of Wednesday, the latest young, left-leaning Democrat to challenge an incumbent member of Congress in a...

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House Oversight holds AG Bill Barr, Wilbur Ross in contempt over Census documents 

Jun 12, 2019 by

The House Oversight Committee has voted 24-15 to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt...

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‘We Don’t Have Time for This’: Activists at Party Headquarters Demand DNC Hold Climate Debate 

Jun 12, 2019 by

“We’re not giving up—and we’re not settling for soundbites. We demand action.” Source: ‘We...

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The Palestinian women standing up against Israeli incursions at Al-Aqsa 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Activists fighting against efforts to Judaise the Old City of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque compound have found themselves in the...

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Southern Baptists are supposed to talk about sexual abuse. But right now they’re discussing whether one woman can preach. 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Southern Baptist teaching prohibits women from holding the position of pastor but does not bar women from preaching in front of men....

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Congress finally votes to replenish 9/11 victim fund after getting ripped by Jon Stewart. 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Jon Stewart may have left “The Daily Show” behind several years ago but he continues to serve as an unofficial ombudsman of American...

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Most ‘meat’ in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Consultants say 60% will be grown in vats or plant-based products that taste like meat Source: Most ‘meat’ in 2040 will...

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Democrats Push Bill To Allow Victims To Hold Gun Industry Accountable In Court 

Jun 12, 2019 by

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would end special legal protections for firearm manufacturers, sellers...

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Why this doctor lost faith in insurance companies and realized they were ‘machines of unappeasable greed’

Jun 12, 2019 by

When I talk to friends, family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like their...

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Meet the 2019 National Teacher of the Year 

Jun 12, 2019 by

He teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center, in Richmond, Virginia. The school is inside a juvenile detention center. That’s a...

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How Citizen Scientists Could Help Rescue Public Health From Polluters –

Jun 12, 2019 by

Chemical fingerprinting research and map-making can be time consuming, but when citizen scientists help gather data, it’s not...

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Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao’s empire of corruption: Is this what “normal” looks like, Joe Biden? 

Jun 12, 2019 by

Joe Biden thinks Republicans “know better.” But Mitch McConnell’s venality goes back well before Donald Trump...

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Mark Zuckerberg deepfake video tests Facebook’s policy on altered clips

Jun 12, 2019 by

The “deepfake,” a term used to describe sophisticated computer-altered videos, was uploaded to Instagram and appears to show...

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UK Unveils Plan To Become First G7 Country To Go Net Zero By 2050: ’Now Is The Time’ 

Jun 12, 2019 by

“Standing by is not an option,” Theresa May, who will soon be replaced as prime minister, said late Tuesday. Source: UK Unveils Plan...

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Trump Waves Around Folded Piece of Paper He Claims Contains “Secret” Mexico Deal Mexico Denies Exists

Jun 12, 2019 by

“In here is everything you want to talk about. Done. It’s done. It’s all done.” Source: Trump Waves Around Folded Piece of Paper He...

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Review: ’16 Shots’: A Chicago PD Cover-Up, Exposed 

Jun 12, 2019 by

In many ways, the 17-year-old McDonald’s death mirrors several other high-profile recent killings of young African Americans by...

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Grocery store urges customers to rethink plastic with embarrassing bags 

Jun 12, 2019 by

East West Market hopes humorous bags like ‘Wart Ointment Wholesale’ will persuade shoppers to shun single-use plastic bags Source:...

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‘We Have to Fight Back’: Progressives Call for Mobilization as Koch Brothers Open Their Pockets to Protect Corporate Democrats

Jun 11, 2019 by

“While we might not have millions of dollars from fossil fuel barons or wealthy elites, we have thousands of grassroots...

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House votes to allow committees to enforce Barr, McGahn subpoenas in court 

Jun 11, 2019 by

The resolution authorizes House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to “initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce...

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Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump’s Path to War With Iran 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Today, NIAC Action, Win Without War, MoveOn, J Street, Daily Kos, and CODEPINK delivered 249,000 petition signatures to the House...

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Bring Troops Home and Send More Kids to College 

Jun 11, 2019 by

It aids the ambitious children of low-income families in rural and urban areas to lift themselves above their circumstances Source:...

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Democractic debate lineup: Which candidates have qualified for the first debate stage? 

Jun 11, 2019 by

The debates are scheduled for two nights, June 26 and 27th, and the DNC will cap the number of candidates at 20. Candidates have...

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Elizabeth Warren Is Proving Her Doubters Wrong

Jun 11, 2019 by

The presidential race is better with her in it. Source: Elizabeth Warren Is Proving Her Doubters...

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Seriously Want a Green New Deal? Demand Trump’s Climate-Based Impeachment 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Willingness to impeach Trump for climate terrorism is an almost infallible CURRENT litmus test for serious GND support. Source:...

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Sanders is only 2020 candidate speaking truth on Israel 

Jun 11, 2019 by

But with the exception of Bernie Sanders, the leading contenders couldn’t muster the nerve to offer any substantive criticism of...

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On One-Year Anniversary of Net Neutrality Repeal, Over 100 Groups Demand McConnell Immediately Allow Vote on Save the Internet Act 

Jun 11, 2019 by

“With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it’s only a matter...

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Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the ‘Israeli Model’ 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Kushner thinks he is capable of arranging the future of the Palestinian people without the inclusion of the Palestinian leadership...

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Nadler Says DOJ Agrees to Turn Over Mueller Evidence, Postpones Contempt Moves Against Barr

Jun 11, 2019 by

he Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, said on Monday he has reached a deal with the...

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Wall Street expects a Trump win in 2020, but a new poll points to a different outcome

Jun 11, 2019 by

The Quinnipiac Poll showed the top Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, leading Trump by a double-digit margin in a...

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First Assange. Then Us.

Jun 11, 2019 by

His character assassination was championed by the Democratic Party establishment after WikiLeaks published 70,000 hacked emails...

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Democratic Leadership Shoots Own Feet, Reloads, Shoots Own Feet Again

Jun 11, 2019 by

The hearing held on Monday by the House Judiciary Committee was titled, “Lessons From the Mueller Report.” It should have been...

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The U.S. Empire’s Long, Disturbing History Of Fabricating North Korean Atrocities

Jun 11, 2019 by

Capitalism is the root cause of the disinformation campaign against the DPRK, because the existence of the DPRK represents a threat...

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Here’s the ‘gaping loophole’ in federal law that other countries can exploit to legally influence the 2020 election

Jun 11, 2019 by

A “gaping loophole” in federal law, Levy explains, could “allow substantial foreign spending on the 2020 presidential election, fully...

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Why Is NPR Carrying Water for Trump on Venezuela?

Jun 11, 2019 by

NPR, like every other major US media outlet, is towing Donald Trump’s line, perpetuating propaganda, half-truths, and outright lies...

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Most American Women Prefer Socialism to Capitalism: Poll

Jun 11, 2019 by

Now a new Harris poll conducted for the show “Axios on HBO” reveals 40% of Americans would take socialism over capitalism. Perhaps...

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No, climate action can’t be separated from social justice

Jun 11, 2019 by

Elites who divorce climate policy from social justice are almost as out of touch as those who deny climate science altogether Source:...

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Will Sanders and Warren Defeat Each Other?

Jun 11, 2019 by

With Sanders, Warren, and Biden all running for the nomination and the Progressive vote divided, the policies the voters are most...

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Medicare for All Is Coming… Because Even the “Insured” Are Not Safe in This For-Profit System

Jun 11, 2019 by

So-called “experts” tell us that Americans love this system and it would be too costly or too complicated to change it....

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This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured

Jun 11, 2019 by

Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. Source: This Is...

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The War Crimes That Don’t Get Punished

Jun 11, 2019 by

While participating in the first ‘Battle of Fallujah’ in early 2007, by Hunter’s own account he and his fellow...

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As He Blocks Election Security Bills, McConnell Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists 

Jun 11, 2019 by

The bills McConnell is blocking would subject the voting machine vendors to new cybersecurity regulations and could reduce their...

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Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader, ‘was a CIA informant’ 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was a CIA informant before he was assassinated in Malaysia in...

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The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth 

Jun 11, 2019 by

In this video, former WHO employee, Olga Sheean, exposes WHO’s cover-up of the truth about wireless radiation—from WiFi, cell...

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How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Sen. Marco Rubio is one of the biggest beneficiaries. Source: How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking...

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Prisoners in Maine and Vermont Can Vote. Here’s Why Few Do 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Only two states in the country allow incarcerated people to vote: Sanders’ home state of Vermont and its neighbor, Maine. Sanders is...

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Alert: ‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees 

Jun 11, 2019 by

“We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from...

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China invents ‘mind-reading chip’ called Brain Talker that ‘sends your thoughts to a computer’

Jun 11, 2019 by

The breakthrough device is called Brain Talker and allows a person to control a computer with just their brainwaves. Source: China...

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Alabama Becomes Seventh State to Approve Castration for Some Sex Offenses

Jun 11, 2019 by

The new law requires the procedure for anyone convicted of sex crimes with children under 13 as a condition of parole. Source:...

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‘Wake-Up Call’ Report Shows Black Drivers in Missouri 91 Percent More Likely to Be Pulled Over by Police 

Jun 11, 2019 by

“The data should serve as a wake-up call for law enforcement officials, who have spent years lobbying against efforts to combat...

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Alert: How Anti-Immigration Policies Are Leading Prisons to Lease Convicts as Field Laborers 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Under lucrative arrangements, states are increasingly leasing prisoners to harvest food for American consumers at a rate not seen...

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In Israel, Netanyahu’s political crisis is due to the fight between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews 

Jun 11, 2019 by

The disputed role of religion in Israel doomed Netanyahu’s coalition. Will it imperil the nation? Source: In Israel,...

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Legal Expert Says ‘Congress Must Repeal the AUMF’ After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man’s Appeal for Release From Gitmo 

Jun 11, 2019 by

“The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn’t put a stop to this...

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Australian Police Raid Network for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan

Jun 11, 2019 by

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists. On Wednesday, Australian federal police swept...

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Paid Vacation In The U.S. Is Embarrassing. Just Look At This Chart. 

Jun 11, 2019 by

The United States “continues to be the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation.” Source: Paid...

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How male supremacy fueled Scott Paul Beierle’s incel attack on Florida yoga studio 

Jun 11, 2019 by

An attack on a Florida yoga studio offers a chilling window into the world of male supremacy and its ties to other hate groups....

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GOP’s Justin Amash steps down from House Freedom Caucus after criticism of Trump 

Jun 11, 2019 by

Republican Rep. Justin Amash was one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus, the ultra-conservative faction of the GOP best known for...

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