Privacy Advocates Demand Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools in Response to Damning Study on the Technology 

Aug 10, 2020 by

A new publication warns that the surveillance technology in schools could exacerbate racial biases. Source: Privacy Advocates Demand...

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Bill Gates: America Offers The Most Worthless COVID-19 Test Results In The World 

Aug 10, 2020 by

“You can’t get the federal government to improve the testing because they just want to say how great it is,” the Microsoft...

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New Iran Envoy Faces Ticking Clock to Salvage Trump’s Policy

Aug 10, 2020 by

Elliott Abrams will simultaneously continue as the administration’s envoy for Venezuela, making him responsible for two defining...

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Cori Bush Is Set To Be The First Black Lives Matter Leader In Congress

Aug 10, 2020 by

The activist’s primary win against Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District is a milestone for the movement...

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Georgia school in viral photos will close for cleaning after nine people test positive for coronavirus

Aug 10, 2020 by

Six students and three staff members at North Paulding High School have reported infections. Source: North Paulding High School in...

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Why the officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor may never be arrested 

Aug 10, 2020 by

A tangled legal doctrine in Kentucky means a kind of self-defense stalemate that leaves a lot of questions over what charges a...

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America has no welfare state — but we sure have a warfare state

Aug 10, 2020 by

The animating force of American government is war. Every year, the United States bombs multiple countries, conducts special forces...

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‘Impossible to Stay Quiet’: With Nearly 100,000 Kids Infected by Covid-19 in Just Two Weeks, Medical Experts Warn Against Hasty Return to School 

Aug 10, 2020 by

“Rushing to reopen our schools will directly jeopardize the lives of our students and educators, and that is a risk we cannot...

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Newly Revealed Documents Show How the AFL-CIO Aided US Interference in Venezuela

Aug 10, 2020 by

The AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center has a long history of working hand in glove with the US government in undermining democracy and left...

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Baltimore Police ask legislature to help bring about police reform, more accountability in the wake of George Floyd 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Baltimore Police leaders, citing the death of George Floyd that sparked protests want substantial changes in how police officers in...

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Hawaii’s first all-mail primary produces turnout spike 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Hawaii’s first all-mail-in election produced the highest turnout in the state in almost a quarter century, with 51 percent of...

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Trump’s Threat to Press Freedom Is Global

Aug 10, 2020 by

Conservative filmmaker Michael Pack is a true believer in Trump’s version of a global war of ideas, which is likely why the Senate...

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Weeks After Voting for $740 Trillion Pentagon Budget, Ted Cruz Says ‘Magic Money Tree’ Isn’t Available to Struggling Families

Aug 10, 2020 by

“It’s not a goddamn joke, Ted,” Sen. Ed Markey said. Source: Weeks After Voting for $740 Trillion Pentagon Budget,...

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Within Healthcare USA, Risk and Reward Have Never Been More Out of Kilter

Aug 10, 2020 by

Nurses are losing lives and jobs while execs rake in million after million. Source: Within Healthcare USA, Risk and Reward Have Never...

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America’s PPE shortage could last years without strategic plan, experts warn 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic government intervention,...

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Trump’s social security payroll tax holiday could destroy the safety net for the elderly 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Trump is saying that he’ll eliminate Social Security tax next year, should he be reelected—and that would likely mean the end of the...

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Lebanon’s Government Has Resigned After the Port Explosion. That’s Not Enough.

Aug 10, 2020 by

The Lebanese public wants answers and accountability for last week’s port explosion—not scapegoats. Source: Lebanon’s...

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Private Company Moves to Profit From New York’s Police Reforms

Aug 10, 2020 by

Critics of Lexipol warn that the company is committed to its bottom line rather than transformed policing: The policies it sells tend...

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Oprah Buys 26 Billboards in Kentucky to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor 

Aug 10, 2020 by

The TV mogul also featured her image on the cover of the September issue of her magazine. Source: Oprah Buys 26 Billboards in...

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We Deserve Better Than Trump Versus Biden

Aug 9, 2020 by

In the past week, two videos have appeared showing the presidential nominees of the two major political parties in action. Each is...

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Top 100 economists call for new global economic system 

Aug 9, 2020 by

The experts—including Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz,...

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3 of the 4 ‘executive orders’ Trump signed weren’t actually executive orders 

Aug 9, 2020 by

To recap: 1/ Evictions: No eviction moratorium or new rental $, asks HUD to “consider” if evictions should stop 2/...

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 Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One 

Aug 9, 2020 by

The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war. Source:...

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Revealed: ICE Resisted Covid-19 Testing to Avoid Releasing Detainees

Aug 9, 2020 by

Emails from a California detention center show ICE limited testing because it didn’t have space to isolate detainees. Source: ICE...

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Trump Just Admitted on Live Television He Will ‘Terminate’ Social Security and Medicare If Reelected in November 

Aug 9, 2020 by

One progressive critic called the president’s promise “a full-on declaration of war against current and future Social...

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Bernie Sanders Proposes 60% Tax on Billionaires’ Gains During Pandemic

Aug 9, 2020 by

Known as the Make Billionaires Pay Act, the tax would be effective until the end of the calendar year. If adopted, the proposal would...

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Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Aug 9, 2020 by

The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access...

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US coronavirus: Cases top 5 million, with five states making up more than 40% of tally 

Aug 9, 2020 by

The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths...

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300,000 Deaths by December? 9 Takeaways From the Newest COVID-19 Projections

Aug 9, 2020 by

By Dec. 1, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 could reach nearly 300,000. That’s the grim new projection from researchers at the...

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‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials 

Aug 9, 2020 by

Government watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a “Friday Night Massacre” for the...

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Prosecutors reportedly get Trump’s financial records from bank

Aug 9, 2020 by

The Times’ article added, “The bank’s cooperation with Mr. Vance’s office is significant because other...

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Alert: Illinois just made it a felony to record the cops without consent

Aug 9, 2020 by

In most states it is completely legal to record police when they are on duty. It’s a basic right that keeps the government...

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Venezuela And Trump’s Irrational Electoral Policy 

Aug 9, 2020 by

In the distorted view of reality that Trump and his advisors have of the current conjuncture, there is a belief that hard line,...

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Joe Arpaio loses sheriff’s race in second failed comeback bid

Aug 9, 2020 by

As metro Phoenix’s sheriff from 1992 through 2016, Arpaio is most well known for launching immigration crackdowns, some of which...

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Lincoln Project only needed 19 words to show these 4 fatal flaws with Trump’s payroll tax holiday – Alternet.org

Aug 9, 2020 by

@ProjectLincoln This defunds Medicare. This defunds Social Security. Tax collection is just deferred. You’ll still owe these taxes...

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After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support

Aug 9, 2020 by

Sanders hit back at Musk, calling him out for criticizing programs that help the vast majority of Americans when he and his companies...

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‘People are ready to see Black women lead’: US sees wave of progressive victories by people of color 

Aug 9, 2020 by

Wins are due to energy from the Black Lives Matter movement, failure of conventional policy and the solid infrastructure of...

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The disgusting hypocrisy of journalists and media over Julian Assange 

Aug 9, 2020 by

Journalists like to think they would go to jail to protect a source. Well Assange is in jail, in failing health in London’s Belmarsh...

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Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Blocked Bernie Sanders’s Push to Label Israel an Occupying Power

Aug 9, 2020 by

The Sanders wing has scored a lot of victories in the Democratic platform—but didn’t get all it wanted on Israel. Source: Presumptive...

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Nine people test positive for the coronavirus at Georgia school where photos of packed hallways went viral

Aug 9, 2020 by

Six students and three staff members at school have reported infections. Source: Nine at North Paulding High School in Georgia test...

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Trump can’t stop defamation lawsuit by E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of rape, judge says 

Aug 9, 2020 by

President Donald Trump cannot delay or stop a defamation lawsuit by a former advice columnist who has accused him of rape, a judge in...

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55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study

Aug 9, 2020 by

Mounting evidence suggests COVID-19 could cause brain damage in adults and kids Source: 55% of coronavirus patients still have...

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White House Walks Back ‘Permanent’ Payroll Tax Cut Amid Social Security Concerns

Aug 9, 2020 by

White House advisors on Sunday walked back President Trump’s statement that he would make “permanent cuts” to the payroll tax if...

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U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves challenges the Supreme Court to say Black Lives Matter.

Aug 9, 2020 by

A remarkable new opinion connects a doctrine protecting abusive police officers to America’s racist history. Source: U.S....

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Believing ‘Wall Street Journal’ Op-Eds Can Be Deadly 

Aug 9, 2020 by

The newspaper’s own reporters are challenging the Trumpian opinion section. Source: Believing ‘Wall Street Journal’ Op-Eds Can Be...

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US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua 

Aug 9, 2020 by

An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government’s plan to interfere in...

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Photos Show Some Prison Beds Are Only Three Feet Apart

Aug 9, 2020 by

How the sick and elderly are held despite coronavirus concerns. Source: Photos Show California Prison Crowding Before COVID-19 | The...

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Landmark case filed against US Federal Communications Commission on 5G and wireless health concerns

Aug 9, 2020 by

these technologies, like 5G and its predecessors, may be harmful to not only human health, but environmental health as well. The...

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While Bolivia’s Coup Regime Let’s People Die, Cuba Has Nearly Defeated COVID-19

Aug 9, 2020 by

 As Latin America becomes the new focal point for the devastating spread of Covid-19, Cuba stands virtually alone in having saved its...

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Young People Are Leading the Growing Movement for Police-Free Schools

Aug 9, 2020 by

Youth across the U.S. are organizing for police-free schools and resources that prioritize their well-being. Source: Young People Are...

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On Climate Policy, Biden’s Advisers Reveal More Than His Proposals Do

Aug 9, 2020 by

Several of Biden’s informal advisers and confidants are Obama administration veterans who have embraced fossil fuels and fracking....

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Trump Blasted for Naming ‘War Criminal’ and Iran-Contra Convict Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy

Aug 9, 2020 by

“Elliott Abrams has made a career of lying and committing criminal acts that have led to the death and suffering of innocent...

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Reality Winner’s Mom Says Daughter Got COVID-19 As Convicted Trump Aides Went Free

Aug 9, 2020 by

Former Trump aides are out of prison during the pandemic, while the woman who leaked information about Russian election interference...

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Outraised 250-1, Progressive Marquita Bradshaw Upsets Establishment Opponent

Aug 9, 2020 by

Despite being outraised 250-1 by her establishment-backed opponent, progressive environmentalist Marquita Bradshaw scored a stunning...

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New Zealand Passed Law To Ensure Equal Pay Between Men And Women

Aug 9, 2020 by

New Zealand has enacted a new law that will guarantee pay parity between men and women, ensuring that no individual should be paid...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking ‘Indefinite Leave Of Absence’ As Liberty University President

Aug 9, 2020 by

The evangelical Christian personality had faced pressure to resign after he posted a photo on Instagram in which his pants were...

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There goes your DNA, as Ancestry sells to Blackstone Group 

Aug 9, 2020 by

Genealogy and DNA-testing giant Ancestry.com announced Wednesday it is selling 75 percent of the company to asset manager Blackstone...

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Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Under House Arrest

Aug 9, 2020 by

The Latin American right-wing leader became the first former president to receive this type of arrest order, suspected of trying to...

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Angry Canadians Are Hunting Down Illegal U.S. Visitors, Says Report

Aug 9, 2020 by

In fact, there have been so many reports of intimidation by Canadians toward people with U.S. license plates the premier of British...

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‘Self-Centered Nationalism’ Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster, Hiroshima Mayor Warns on 75th Anniversary of Attacks

Aug 6, 2020 by

“We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself.” Source: ‘Self-Centered Nationalism’ Could Lead to...

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The US Has the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the World: ‘The Numbers Don’t Lie,’ Dr. Fauci Says

Aug 6, 2020 by

White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci agreed on Wednesday that the United States has the worst coronavirus outbreak in...

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A 2020 Imperative: Why the Left Must Reject and Elect Biden at the Same Time 

Aug 6, 2020 by

To make a progressive future possible, beating Trump is absolutely necessary while very far from sufficient. Source: A 2020...

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Trump Isn’t “Failing” on COVID Testing. He’s Carrying Out a Brutal Plan.

Aug 6, 2020 by

Both COVID testing and the census have been thwarted to benefit those in power, to help them stay in power. Source: Trump Isn’t...

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Sanders Bill to Tax ‘Obscene’ Pandemic Windfall of Billionaires Would Empower Medicare to Cover Every American for One Year

Aug 6, 2020 by

“By taxing 60% of the wealth gains made by just 467 billionaires during this horrific pandemic, we could guarantee healthcare...

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Alert: Former clients of acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf get millions in DHS contracts

Aug 6, 2020 by

Wolf, who became the acting chief of the department late last year, was a lobbyist for over a decade at Wexler & Walker before he...

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The Police Lie. All the Time. Can Anything Stop Them?

Aug 6, 2020 by

Prosecutors have been slow to challenge police who lie on the stand. That may be changing. Source: How to address police...

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‘Dangerously Bad’: Coalition Accuses Adam Schiff of Throwing Dreamers Under the Bus to Ensure Trump Retains Unaccountable Spying Powers 

Aug 6, 2020 by

“Schiff has been trying to sneak ratification of such surveillance through Congress.” Source: ‘Dangerously...

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Alert: Tennessee Justices Say Voters Can’t Request Mail-In Ballots Due To COVID-19 Fears

Aug 6, 2020 by

Tennessee’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the option for all eligible voters to cast their ballots by mail due to the ongoing...

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Saying ICE Has ‘Lost the Right to Be Trusted,’ Federal Judge Orders Mandatory Testing at Detention Center Hit by Covid-19 

Aug 6, 2020 by

Court order follows an outbreak at the Mesa Verde Detention Center and evidence that officials opted not to test detainees for fear...

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All 4 Native candidates in Kansas win their primaries

Aug 6, 2020 by

All four Native candidates running for office in Kansas won their primary elections Tuesday, including one who is the presumptive...

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BREAKING: JULIAN ASSANGE ORDERED TO TESTIFY IN SETH RICH LAWSUIT

Aug 6, 2020 by

Imprisoned leader of Wikileaks Julian Assange has been ordered to testify in a lawsuit concerning Seth Rich’s death. Assange...

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Trump’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Effort to Hike Tensions with Iran 

Aug 6, 2020 by

This might be the final stretch for his failed policy of maximum pressure. Source: Trump’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Effort to Hike...

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Trump Campaign Account Barred From Tweeting Until It Deletes False COVID-19 Claim

Aug 6, 2020 by

Facebook and Twitter both penalized the campaign for posting video from a Fox News interview in which Trump says children are “almost...

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Alert: As Prisons Across US Report Surge in Covid-19 Cases, Supreme Court Rules Jail Does Not Have to Provide Basic Protections to Inmates 

Aug 6, 2020 by

“There is no legal principle justifying this stay. The only ‘principle’ animating it is the belief of the...

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Why We’re Demanding No Cops for Veep 

Aug 6, 2020 by

If Joe Biden wants to signal his commitment to the message of the Black Lives Matter movement, he shouldn’t pick a former police...

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‘Heads will explode’: Twitter roars over ‘a Black woman taking down the NRA’ after NY AG reveals lawsuit 

Aug 6, 2020 by

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit on Thursday that seeks to “dissolve” the National Rifle Association...

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Trump issues order banning TikTok if not sold within 45 days 

Aug 6, 2020 by

Americans and U.S. companies will be banned from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, in 45 days,...

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Warning of GOP Voter Suppression, Progressives Urge Democrats to Reject Any Covid-19 Deal Without Election Assistance

Aug 6, 2020 by

“Republicans cannot be allowed to suppress the vote in the middle of a pandemic.” Source: Warning of GOP Voter...

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As Bolivian Regime Delays Elections a Third Time, Media Continue to Ignore Coup 

Aug 6, 2020 by

US media have a well-documented history of supporting right-wing coups and regimes around the world, and not much seems to be...

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Neuroscientist explains why Christian evangelicals are wired to believe Donald Trump’s lies 

Aug 6, 2020 by

For Christian fundamentalists, being taught to suppress critical thinking begins at a very early age. It is the combination of the...

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Dropping Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Was Unnecessary 

Aug 6, 2020 by

U.S. leaders knew we didn’t have to drop atomic bombs on Japan to win the war. We did it anyway. Source: Dropping Atomic Bombs...

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Over 50 House Democrats Rip Fed for Allowing Mass Public-Sector Layoffs by Favoring Big Corporations Over Local Governments

Aug 6, 2020 by

“The Federal Reserve could prevent massive public sector layoffs. Instead, they’ve structured their lending so it’s...

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Warning: Theoretical Physicists Say 90% Chance of Societal Collapse Within Several Decades

Aug 6, 2020 by

Two theoretical physicists specializing in complex systems conclude that global deforestation due to human activities is on track to...

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To understand how rich billionaires really are, use this calculator 

Aug 6, 2020 by

Jeff Bezos is richer than hundreds of countries, and earns my entire salary in under a minute Source: To understand how rich...

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Over 60 People Have Driven Their Cars Into Protesters Since May 

Aug 6, 2020 by

At least 68 people have driven their cars into Black Lives Matter protesters since May 25. The incidents, most incited by civilians...

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Alert: Corporate Lobbyists Vote to Keep Corporate Lobbyists in the DNC

Aug 6, 2020 by

A proposal to change the DNC charter to bar corporate PAC donations and ban corporate lobbyists was hastily rejected. Source:...

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‘Nobody can find them’: Trump admin has been expelling migrant kids without a trace, advocates say

Aug 6, 2020 by

We know the Trump administration has been unlawfully expelling unaccompanied minors, or children who come to the U.S. by...

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Judge ‘fast-tracks’ Census lawsuit against Trump administration — tells DOJ attorney ‘it is what it is’

Aug 6, 2020 by

In July, the Trump Administration issued a memo calling for the exclusion of undocumented immigrants “from the apportionment base...

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‘Thoughts and prayers’: ‘Pissed-off’ Parkland teens and others dance on NRA’s grave

Aug 6, 2020 by

Gun safety organization March For Our Lives, founded by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting in 2018, claimed credit for...

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Another Rogue Cop Just Got Qualified Immunity. The Judge Who Gave It to Him Isn’t Happy About It.

Aug 6, 2020 by

“The Constitution says everyone is entitled to equal protection of the law—even at the hands of law enforcement,”...

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Progressives Score New Wins in Prosecutor Elections, Adding to the Movement’s Breadth

Aug 6, 2020 by

“Maybe we do teach the liberal bastions how things can be done by these county bumpkins over here,” said one winning candidate....

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Alert: Biden Bucks Progressives, Won’t Denounce Israeli Occupation

Aug 6, 2020 by

The Sanders wing has scored a lot of victories in the Democratic platform—but didn’t get all it wanted on Israel. Source:...

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Retirees Vow to ‘Fight This Attempt to Gut Social Security’ as Trump Announces Executive Order to Suspend Payroll Tax 

Aug 6, 2020 by

“President Trump just betrayed seniors, ordering cuts in Social Security funding because Congress wouldn’t go along with...

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Trump visit

Aug 6, 2020 by

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19 and plans to quarantine at his home for the next 14 days, his office announced...

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Deutsche Bank gave Donald Trump financial records to New York prosecutors – report 

Aug 6, 2020 by

The German bank, which has been a longstanding source of financing to Trump’s real estate empire, obeyed the subpoena and handed over...

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WATCH: CNN fact checker shows how Trump campaign ‘egregiously altered’ Biden photos in new ad 

Aug 6, 2020 by

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale on Thursday showed how President Donald Trump’s campaign has been blatantly manipulating photos of...

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Wall Street’s Newest Way to Part Investors From Their Money 

Aug 6, 2020 by

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, have become a hot product. As usual, that’s good news for the big guys and bad news...

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Whistleblower: LA sheriff deputies threw party, got ‘executioner’ tattoos after shooting suspects

Aug 6, 2020 by

The Compton division of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department are under investigation after one deputy blew the whistle on fellow...

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He Got Life for Stealing Hedge Clippers. The Louisiana Supreme Court Says It’s a Fair Sentence.

Aug 6, 2020 by

Last week, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied a request from Bryant to hear a review of his life sentence. Six of the seven justices...

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‘Don’t Let Anyone Fool You,’ Says Sanders. Primary Wins Show Progressives ‘Transforming American Politics’

Aug 5, 2020 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders maintains progressive candidates won because they campaigned “not only against Trump, but for an agenda...

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