Qualified immunity: Supreme Court doubles down on nonsensical rule

Oct 25, 2021 by

Police don’t know the law, and SCOTUS sticks to bizarre rule that there must be nearly identical facts to recover for...

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‘Everybody’s Excited’: Amazon Workers in Staten Island to File for Union Vote 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Amazon Labor Union bids to create independent group — but workers say the company has openly opposed their effort Source:...

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Alert: The Supreme Court is Poised to Put Politics Ahead of Gun-Violence Prevention 

Oct 25, 2021 by

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at...

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DeSantis to offer unvaccinated police who relocate to Florida bonuses

Oct 25, 2021 by

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans Sunday to “hopefully sign” legislation to provide a $5,000 bonus to police officers who...

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Heroes or Parasites: Europe’s Selfish Refugee Politics

Oct 25, 2021 by

Instead of developing a unified global strategy that places the welfare of the refugees of these conflicts as a top priority, many...

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The White Supremacists Behind The Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Going To Court. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Oct 25, 2021 by

“This really will be the first time the entire story of Charlottesville will be told out loud,” said Karen Dunn, co–lead...

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Taxi driver released from Gitmo after 17 years of torture, with no charges 

Oct 25, 2021 by

A Pakistani taxi driver will leave US detention at Guantanamo Bay after 17 years behind bars. Mistaken for a wanted terrorist, the...

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White House delays release of JFK assassination files “to protect against identifiable harm” 

Oct 25, 2021 by

The White House said Friday it would delay the release of long-classified documents related to the assassination of former President...

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Alert: New US-Mexico Agreement Under Biden Leaves Failed Drug War Policies Intact

Oct 25, 2021 by

Despite the shifts in packaging and rhetoric between the previous versions of the Mérida Initiative and the new Bicentennial...

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Biden admin releases first national strategy to promote gender equality

Oct 25, 2021 by

The Biden administration’s plan in part focuses on improving economic security for women by strengthening laws that prohibit...

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AOC Joins India Walton at Buffalo Rally 

Oct 25, 2021 by

The two progressives joined striking hospital workers on the picket line at Mercy Hospital after the early voting rally. Source: AOC...

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CA weather: Heavy rain helps water supply, won’t cure drought 

Oct 25, 2021 by

  The main problem is that the drought, coupled with climate change, has dried out the soils of Northern California —...

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America’s anti-abortion movement has a secret dirty weapon: gerrymandering 

Oct 25, 2021 by

The majority of Americans support legal abortion. Redistricting has allowed extremism to flourish without fear of repercussion...

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Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action

Oct 25, 2021 by

After losing the centerpiece of his climate agenda just a week before heading to a major global warming summit, President Joe Biden...

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Alert: Israel to build 1,300 settlement units in occupied West Bank 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Palestinian PM Shtayyeh urged nations to confront Israel on settlement policy, which is illegal under international law. Source:...

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Socialists Are Rebuilding Bolivia

Oct 25, 2021 by

In 2019, a right-wing coup deposed Bolivia’s elected government. But the people fought back — and now the socialist government...

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New Research Says Police in Schools Don’t Reduce Shootings but They Do Increase Expulsions and Arrests 

Oct 25, 2021 by

While police in schools “do effectively reduce some forms of violence,” they intensify the use of school discipline and...

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Oregon Governor Grants Clemency To Dozens Of People Who Committed Crimes As Kids

Oct 25, 2021 by

A recent juvenile justice reform bill excluded hundreds of people facing long prison sentences for crimes they committed before they...

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The Psychological Tolls and Moral Hazards of Drone Warfare

Oct 25, 2021 by

Two new books shed light on what remote warfare does to military operators, the standing of the U.S., and societies abroad. Source:...

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‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters 

Oct 24, 2021 by

The US president hoped to be a transformational figure like FDR but inaction on voting rights, the climate crisis and social policy...

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All eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote 

Oct 24, 2021 by

5 seconds of 52 secondsVolume 90% The decision on whether to prosecute former White House strategist Steve Bannon for defying a...

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Becoming Typical Mideast Dictatorship, Apartheid Israel Declares Palestinian Human Rights Groups “Terrorists”

Oct 24, 2021 by

on Friday, the Israeli government declared six human rights organizations active in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank to be...

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Trump’s executive privilege claim in Capitol riot case gets Nov. 4 hearing 

Oct 24, 2021 by

A U.S. judge will consider on Nov. 4 former President Donald Trump’s claim of executive privilege in response to a document...

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Senate Democrats Reportedly Near Agreement on Plan to Raise Taxes on Billionaires

Oct 24, 2021 by

Democrats in the U.S. Senate appear to be closing in on an agreement to create a new tax system for the country’s richest...

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CDC signs off on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters and says people can get a shot different from their original one

Oct 24, 2021 by

The decision means that those eligible for boosters can choose any of the three now authorized in the United States. Source: CDC...

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Alert: Secretive House Caucus Is Appointing Corporate Democrats to Key Committee Seats

Oct 24, 2021 by

How did Democrats in the House of Representatives decide that the top House recipient of corporate PAC money should run the tax...

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How Developing Countries Can Make mRNA Covid Vaccines 

Oct 24, 2021 by

Wealthy nations are failing to vaccinate the world, health experts say. Here are 10 companies outside the US that have the production...

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Alert: Opponents of Voting Rights Compete in GOP Primary for Arizona Secretary of State

Oct 24, 2021 by

The leading contenders for the GOP nomination for Arizona secretary of state, whose agency oversees elections and certifies election...

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NIH ADMITS to funding gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses

Oct 24, 2021 by

The National Institutes of Health has finally admitted to funding gain of function research on bat coronaviruses in it’s Wuhan...

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Foolish Provocation Against China Is the Opposite of What the World Needs Right Now 

Oct 24, 2021 by

Calling for a “reckoning” and “retaliation” against a nuclear-armed superpower is foolish and...

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‘In the Spirit of Mandela’: International Tribunal Seeks to Charge U.S. Government with Crimes Against Humanity 

Oct 24, 2021 by

Though the growth of the prison industry has been well documented, there is virtually no documentation and even less news about the...

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Fate Of Anti-War Journalism Lies in Upcoming Assange Hearings 

Oct 24, 2021 by

The press still has the power to challenge and prevent U.S. wars. However, this power hangs in the balance in the form of Julian...

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US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, report finds

Oct 24, 2021 by

Revealed: documents released after six years of legal tussles uncover over 160 cases of misconduct and abuse Source: US border agents...

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Sinema Is the Dying Scream of the Corporate Democratic Party

Oct 24, 2021 by

Sinema’s subservience to big moneyed interests is a holdover from an era of politics that is fading noisily into the past. Source:...

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There Are No Real Climate Leaders Yet – Who Will Step Up at Cop26?

Oct 24, 2021 by

Because all it would really take is one — one world leader or one high-income nation or one major TV station or leading...

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Alert: Capitol Rioters in Jail’s ‘Patriot Wing’ Have Their Own Rituals and a Growing Fan Base

Oct 24, 2021 by

Experts worry that a lack of de-radicalization efforts in jail could mean inmates falling further into the narrative that led to the...

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‘The State’s gambit has worked’: Justice Sotomayor decries the court’s refusal to lift the Texas abortion ban 

Oct 24, 2021 by

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a lone dissent on Friday as her colleagues once again refused to block the Texas...

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Watchdog Exposes Huge Conflicts of Interest Missteps With DeJoy Appointment

Oct 24, 2021 by

The documents detailing DeJoy’s conflicts of interest — as well as his failure to stay out of decision-making processes in the...

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Report: How Pfizer Silences World Governments in Vaccine Negotiations

Oct 24, 2021 by

Contracts Show Pfizer Controls Vaccine Donations and Delivery Schedules, Bars Governments’ Public Discussion of Agreements Source:...

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Top Dem Calls on Biden to Toss Legally ‘Erroneous’ Trump Memo and Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Oct 24, 2021 by

U.S. House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to rescind the former Trump...

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Donald Trump’s new ‘social media platform’ isn’t a Twitter rival. It’s an investment scam

Oct 24, 2021 by

The real point is that this is a scheme through which Trump can collect several hundred million dollars, even if his new social...

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Alert: Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling 

Oct 24, 2021 by

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no...

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Management by Metrics Is Upending Newsrooms and Killing Journalism

Oct 24, 2021 by

Designed to discipline workers into producing clickable and profitable content, newsroom analytics are radically changing the nature...

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AT&T has yet to answer for its support of OAN, and customers have had it

Oct 24, 2021 by

OAN head Robert Herring Sr. revealed in a 2019 deposition obtained by Reuters that AT&T executives were the ones who approached...

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The Many Crimes of Colin Powell

Oct 24, 2021 by

Colin Powell’s death is an opportunity to question the inclination to respect the Black face in a high place. Powell’s...

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Report Reveals European Firms Have More Than $255B Entwined in Illegal Israeli Settlements

Oct 24, 2021 by

The continuous settler takeover of Palestinian land has prevented Palestinians from developing and utilizing their resources and...

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Haugen claims backed by new Facebook whistleblower filing with SEC

Oct 24, 2021 by

The latest complaint to the SEC blames top leadership for failing to warn investors about serious problems at the company. Source:...

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Alert: Insurance Companies Are Trying Desperately to Stop Medicare Expansion in the Budget Reconciliation 

Oct 24, 2021 by

The health insurance industry is spending big to halt efforts to expand Medicare benefits — and running false ads claiming...

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Tribunal of activists puts US on trial in effort to protect Assange – YouTube

Oct 24, 2021 by

Supporters of Julian Assange held a people’s tribunal in London to examine allegations of U.S. war crimes and how uncovering...

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Chuck Schumer Endorses Socialist India Walton in Heated Buffalo Mayoral Race

Oct 24, 2021 by

Though Walton, a socialist, won the Democratic primary for the position in June, the New York state’s Democratic Party establishment...

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Twitter Admits Algorithm Bias for Rightwing Politicians and News Outlets 

Oct 24, 2021 by

Twitter examined political bias in its algorithm in seven countries. In six of seven countries tweets from rightwing politicians and...

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Alert: In Historic United States First, National Guard Soldiers Start Arresting Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Oct 24, 2021 by

Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw confirmed to the Center for Immigration Studies that the first of some 3,000 policing-trained...

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China’s overseas coal ban raises pressure on developing countries to go green

Oct 24, 2021 by

The approach, while welcomed by climate activists, leaves poorer nations in even greater need of a quick transition to renewable...

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Reform District Attorneys Aim to Boost Police Accountability With Brady Lists

Oct 24, 2021 by

Newly elected prosecutors won’t take cases from unreliable officers—but are these no-call lists fair? Source: Reform District...

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Happy Striketober. Let’s Restore the Legal Right to Strike.

Oct 24, 2021 by

Now’s the perfect time to fight for the right to return to a job once a strike is over. The United States is experiencing a wave of...

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Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Convicted of Campaign Finance Crimes

Oct 24, 2021 by

A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign...

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As COVID Travel Restrictions Ease, It’s Past Time to Repeal Title 42

Oct 24, 2021 by

But it’s along the southern border with Mexico that the full irrationality and cruelty of the pandemic-era travel restrictions remain...

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Cinematographer’s Death by Prop Gun Is Not Just a Tragedy. It’s a Labor Issue.

Oct 24, 2021 by

The entire camera crew, except Hutchins and one other crew member, walked off the job the morning Hutchins was shot, resigning over...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had to pay out his first voter fraud bounty to a progressive poll worker in Pennsylvania who caught a Republican voting illegally

Oct 24, 2021 by

The poll worker who received the prize said he was told he only received the minimum reward as larger ones were reserved for...

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Are lobbyists trying to gut Biden’s budget? No one knows – and that’s the problem

Oct 23, 2021 by

Our campaign finance system makes it nearly impossible to track money in politics or hold our representatives accountable Source: Are...

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GOP is planning a ‘coup’ for 2024 — and Democrats aren’t doing enough to prevent a ‘constitutional crisis’: reporter

Oct 21, 2021 by

“What is clear is that the administration has not lobbied Manchin, Sinema, or other members of Congress to support voting...

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House Votes to Hold Bannon in Contempt; Nine Republicans Support Resolution

Oct 21, 2021 by

The contempt charge will now be forward to the Department of Justice, which ultimately decides if Bannon should be prosecuted. If...

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Is The Final Stage for the GOP & Democracy the 2022 election?

Oct 21, 2021 by

Nineteen states have already changed thirty-three voting laws to accommodate Trump’s and John Eastman’s 6-point-plan to...

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Alert: The Biden Administration Is Building Back to the Brink of a New Cold War

Oct 21, 2021 by

Before it’s too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with...

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Schiff ‘vehemently’ disagrees with Attorney General Garland’s reluctance to pursue Trump

Oct 21, 2021 by

House intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says he “vehemently” disagrees with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s failure so...

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Republicans filibuster bill to save fair elections. Democrats keep filibuster in place

Oct 21, 2021 by

 A White House statement about the bill didn’t say anything about filibuster reform or whether it came up in Biden’s discussions with...

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Bad News: 11th Circuit rejects Black women’s challenge to Florida felon voting law

Oct 21, 2021 by

A unanimous panel ruled that a Florida law requiring felons to pay fines, fees and restitution before regaining the right to vote...

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Civil rights group files complaint on behalf of nearly 50 Haitian families abused in U.S. custody

Oct 21, 2021 by

Nearly 50 people who fled threatening conditions in Haiti, only to be detained under a bridge by Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...

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Bolivian Government Says Haitian President’s Assassins Were Part of a Plot to Kill Its Own Leftist Leader

Oct 21, 2021 by

Citing a previous Intercept investigation, the Bolivian government said it has evidence of a plan to kill Luis Arce, a protégé of Evo...

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Leaked Docs Reveal Fossil Fuel-Soaked Nations Lobbying to Sabotage Climate Action

Oct 21, 2021 by

“They are using every opportunity to protect their corporate interests and continue with business as usual while the planet...

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Texas congresswoman wants to take asylum seekers out of CBP custody and into new ‘humanitarian centers’

Oct 21, 2021 by

The new Humanitarian Processing Centers would limit the presence of CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on the...

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NFL Agrees To End Race-Based Brain Testing In $1 Billion Settlement

Oct 21, 2021 by

The revised testing plan follows public outrage over the use of “race-norming,” a practice that came to light only after two former...

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Revolving doors of FDA and Big Pharma

Oct 21, 2021 by

Have an experimental drug that needs rapid authorization from the FDA in order to be sold to the masses? Looking to siphon billions...

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Alert: Big Pharma, Rich Nations Have Delivered Just 14% of Vaccine Doses Promised to Poor Nations

Oct 21, 2021 by

“It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical...

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‘Historic Victory’: US Judge Rules Guantánamo Detainee’s Imprisonment Illegal

Oct 21, 2021 by

“This is a landmark ruling. For 20 years, successive U.S. administrations have asserted their right to imprison people...

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Child tax credit: Joe Manchin wants to add a work requirement to the child tax credit. Here’s what that would do

Oct 21, 2021 by

The senator’s office did not return a request for comment, but experts said the simplest way to mandate that households work to...

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A dire warning from Florida election officials

Oct 21, 2021 by

The Florida Supervisors of Elections, the association that represents the officials who actually run the state’s elections, is...

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Amazon and Google: partners in Israeli apartheid

Oct 21, 2021 by

But while Israel risks becoming a pariah among some cultural producers, it is being aggressively embraced by globe-spanning...

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Fossil fuel producing countries pushing back against climate action in landmark UN report, leaked documents show

Oct 21, 2021 by

Some of the world’s biggest coal, oil, beef and animal feed producing nations are attempting to strip a landmark UN climate report of...

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Biden’s DOJ uses a Trump tactic: Federal prosecutors label Black Lives Matter protesters terrorists

Oct 21, 2021 by

This time last year, during the final presidential debate, Joe Biden promised to “fundamentally change” the administration of...

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Revealed: DEA approved more than 50 requests for covert surveillance of racial justice protests last summer

Oct 21, 2021 by

The Drug Enforcement Administration approved at least 51 requests from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies to conduct...

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Report Details ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Abuse of Asylum Seekers by US Border Agents

Oct 21, 2021 by

The accounts of 160 asylum officers portray “DHS as an agency that appears to have normalized shocking abuses at the U.S....

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Phil Knight: A Case Study in how to Dodge Over $3.6 Billion in Taxes

Oct 21, 2021 by

Using public SEC filings and other publicly available data, Lord “reverse engineered” an analysis of Knight’s tax planning...

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States can save us from the Supreme Court’s brutal qualified immunity rulings

Oct 21, 2021 by

 With our federal government now having failed to affirm the rights of victims of police abuse, it’s now fully up to the states to...

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Biden Faces Deadline on Release of JFK Assassination Papers

Oct 21, 2021 by

John F. Kennedy was assassinated 58 years ago, but the U.S. government has balked at the full release of some secret CIA documents....

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Trump faces new criminal investigation into New York golf club

Oct 21, 2021 by

Prosecutors in Westchester County have subpoenaed tax records related to Trump’s club. Source: Trump faces new criminal investigation...

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How Israeli Squatter-Settlers attack Palestinians and their Olive Harvests with Impunity

Oct 21, 2021 by

As happens each year during the Palestinian olive harvest, Israel’s illegal settlers are destroying olive trees and attacking...

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Activism Uncensored: 400 Arrested as Environmentalists Target Biden

Oct 21, 2021 by

News2Share crew document five days of “People Versus Fossil Fuels” protests outside the White House. Over 400 were arrested over the...

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In World First, New Zealand Law Will Force Banks to Disclose Climate Impacts of Investments

Oct 21, 2021 by

“This is a landmark day.” Source: In World First, New Zealand Law Will Force Banks to Disclose Climate Impacts of...

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Montana Refuses to Gerrymander

Oct 21, 2021 by

An American Indian woman heads the country’s oldest bipartisan redistricting commission, and she’s determined to set an example for a...

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Bad News: Assange to Get Same Judge Who Sided with US on Appeal Over Medical Issues

Oct 21, 2021 by

After learning Holroyde would indeed oversee the hearing next week, Mercouris said it was “extremely disturbing news” and “very...

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‘Hanging Your Constituents Out to Dry’: 5 Sinema Advisers Quit in Protest

Oct 21, 2021 by

“You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people.”...

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Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

Oct 21, 2021 by

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection,...

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Behind the Fortenberry scandal: Another member of secretive Christian network goes down

Oct 21, 2021 by

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., who was indicted Tuesday on charges of lying to the FBI, has deep connections to The Family, the...

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Donald Trump Announces Launch of Media Company, Social Platform

Oct 21, 2021 by

Trump says his goal in launching the Trump Media & Technology Group and its “TRUTH Social” app is to create a rival...

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Column: The IRS wanted a new tool to go after tax cheats. Republicans and bankers blocked it

Oct 21, 2021 by

Latest case in point: a provision in the Build Back Better bill, the Biden administration’s omnibus spending package, that...

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Alert: Imperialists apply Africa destabilization model to Latin America

Oct 21, 2021 by

Now that U.S. imperialism has not just entered into a tailspin of decline in geopolitical influence, but suffered a series of defeats...

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‘Nightmare scenario’: Substantial majority of Americans don’t trust Supreme Court, want reforms

Oct 21, 2021 by

The latest such survey, conducted nationally by Selzer & Company for Grinnell College, shows that 62% of Americans view...

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‘Haitians are kidnapped every day’: missionary abductions shed light on growing crisis

Oct 21, 2021 by

Kidnappings of 16 Americans and a Canadian in Port-au-Prince come as hundreds of local residents face similar targeting, with at...

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Wisconsin Imprisons 1 in 36 Black Adults, the Highest Rate in the US

Oct 21, 2021 by

A 2021 Sentencing Project report confirms the state’s deep racial disparities in incarceration, which one advocate calls a...

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