National Enquirer shredded Trump documents, Ronan Farrow book claims

Oct 15, 2019 by

In Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Farrow writes that the shredding happened in the first week of...

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Revealed: College admissions officers rank prospective students based on web browsing, family finances and other data

Oct 15, 2019 by

Records reviewed by The Washington Post show that at least 44 public and private universities in the United States work with outside...

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We found a ‘staggering’ 281 lobbyists who’ve worked in the Trump Administration

Oct 15, 2019 by

With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to K Street, Trump’s swamp is...

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Organizations Decry Cozy Relationship Between Amazon and Local Police

Oct 15, 2019 by

Last week, DRAD joined over 30 civil rights organizations on an open letter sounding the alarm about Amazon’s spreading Ring doorbell...

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Fort Worth officer who killed black woman in her home charged with murder

Oct 15, 2019 by

Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her eight-year-old nephew in the early hours of Saturday morning, her family’s lawyer...

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How Macron discovered the soft power of the working class 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Despite being on a different political and cultural wavelength, blue- and white-collar workers, job-seekers, pensioners and small...

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After Shell CEO Claims ‘We Have No Choice’ But to Invest in Fossil Fuels, McKibben Says, ‘We Have No Choice But to Try and Stop Them’

Oct 15, 2019 by

With “overwhelming evidence that we are on the brink of climate and ecological collapse,” executive’s comment...

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MSNBC Anchor Chris Hayes Praised for Denouncing ‘Path of Least Resistance’ Taken by Network Executives 

Oct 15, 2019 by

“Chris Hayes is modeling exactly where our journalism should be in 2019. Too many outlets bend to the powerful when the very...

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Why are Pennsylvania judges sentencing people on probation for debts they won’t ever be able to pay?

Oct 15, 2019 by

Jailing people and extending probation for failing to pay costs, fines, and restitution has, according to the ACLU “turned...

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RNC chairwoman raked over the coals for accusing others of nepotism — despite being Mitt Romney’s niece

Oct 15, 2019 by

Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and the niece of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) thinks that the...

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‘People don’t want to end up in jail’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains why Trump’s ‘evil deeds’ are about to be exposed 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“God, why is it that everybody around him ends up in jail? Is that a coincidence? Because it’s unbelievable, seriously, and his...

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Sanders Wants to Give Workers Corporate Board Seats and Reverse Trump Tax Cuts

Oct 14, 2019 by

The Sanders campaign estimated the proposal would raise $3 trillion in revenue over ten years. Source: Sanders Wants to Give Workers...

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Citing ‘Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,’ Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis

Oct 14, 2019 by

“We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and...

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Trump Isn’t Really Ending Endless Wars, He’s Making Them Worse 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Here’s what progressives should support in Syria. Source: Trump Isn’t Really Ending Endless Wars, He’s Making Them...

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Rep. Tlaib: There’ve been ‘serious discussions’ about jailing Trump allies who ignore subpoenas

Oct 14, 2019 by

So the White House is still refusing to cooperate with the ongoing impeachment inquiry, and the pr*sident has so far been even less...

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Power Up: ‘Just the tip of the iceberg.’ FEC chair warns charges against Giuliani associates highlight big dark money problems 

Oct 14, 2019 by

But the FEC is effectively paralyzed: It needs a quorum to function — and Trump has yet to appoint a fourth commissioner....

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Map: Making Indigenous Peoples Day official across the country

Oct 14, 2019 by

Indian Country Today created an interactive map showing all of the cities and states that have passed legislation recognizing...

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The United States is not a healthy democracy ⁠— here’s why

Oct 14, 2019 by

It is assumed we live in an eternal form of government, but we do not, nor did the people of the Roman Republic. Several things are...

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The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes

Oct 14, 2019 by

Imagine that instead of handing money to our billionaires, we are taxing away their wealth at the rate of 3.0 percent annually....

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Here’s an Idea: Don’t Pay Them 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Congressional Progressive Caucus cochair Mark Pocan has a great idea: If Trump appointees block congressional testimony, block their...

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Trump’s Former Russia Adviser to Testify She Objected to Ukrainian Ambassador’s Removal

Oct 14, 2019 by

House investigators are hearing testimony Monday from Fiona Hill, the former White House adviser on Russia, who is appearing in...

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Trump impeachment: Esper indicates Pentagon will cooperate with inquiry

Oct 14, 2019 by

Donald Trump’s secretary of defense said on Sunday the Pentagon would cooperate with the House’s impeachment inquiry, while...

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How Twelve Years of Warning and Six Years of Plodding Reform Finally Forced FBI to Do Minimal FISA Oversight 

Oct 14, 2019 by

After 12 years, we finally are beginning to put the common sense measures on FBI’s use of Section 702 surveillance to show that...

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Facebook CEO Cozies up to Conservatives at Private Dinners

Oct 14, 2019 by

A new report from Politico suggests that Zuckerberg may be if not outright favoring conservatives, than at least giving them more...

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The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Equation of antifa with its antagonists is a problem that unites conservative and centrist media. A CNN report (8/14/19) obscured the...

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Warren Wants to Close the Loophole Through Which Brett Kavanaugh and Maryanne Trump Barry Crawled 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Kavanaugh ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court and Trump Barry descended from a federal appeals court—moves which enabled them to...

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Developmental psychologists and experts on middle-school bullies reveal the secret to beating Trump at his own game 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“Bullies have very vulnerable egos,” Juvonen said. “What gets them angry the most is when someone makes fun of them.”Coloroso...

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Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the...

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Alert: U.S. nuclear weapons are now being held as ‘essentially Erdogan’s hostages’ in Turkey: report 

Oct 14, 2019 by

State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United...

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In Victory for People’s Movement, Ecuador Protests End With Government Capitulation on Fuel Subsidies 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“We want peace for our brothers and sisters in this country. We don’t want more repression.” Source: In Victory for...

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Warren plays by Facebook’s rules and buys ad claiming Zuckerberg endorsed Trump

Oct 14, 2019 by

Playing by Facebook’s own rules. A new Warren ad states that Zuckerberg endorsed Donald Trump. Then, it goes on to acknowledge that...

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Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work’s Real-World Impact 

Oct 14, 2019 by

The work of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer “has great potential to further improve the lives of the...

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Doctors Demand Trump Close ‘Inherently Immoral’ Immigrant Detention Centers Ahead of Mass Protest on Capitol Hill 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“We are here to say that it is not enough to ask to improve the conditions in the detention centers. We must demand that they...

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Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government to Battle Turkey’s Offensive After Trump Orders Evacuation of Remaining US Troops

Oct 14, 2019 by

“About 130,000 people have been displaced in Syria… with at least 60 civilian casualties in Syria and 18 dead in...

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The More Joe Biden Stumbles, the More Corporate Democrats Freak Out 

Oct 14, 2019 by

A key problem for the Democratic establishment is that the “electability” argument is vaporizing in the political heat....

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As Trump Lies About The Bidens, Jared And Ivanka Made $82 Million While Working In The White House

Oct 14, 2019 by

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 million in outside income while...

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White House finally puts out mild statement on video of ‘Trump’ slaughtering the media — but nobody’s buying it 

Oct 14, 2019 by

The White House has finally put out a “statement” of sorts in response to a vile video depicting a fake “Donald Trump” violently...

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Iraqi Blood Is on All of Our Hands

Oct 14, 2019 by

In a rather macabre instance of déjà vu, Iraq is again coming apart at the seams. Iraqi security forces have killed more than 100...

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Adam Schiff Says Whistleblower May Not Testify, Safety ‘Primary Interest’ 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during...

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What INGOs Can Learn From Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate Strikes

Oct 14, 2019 by

Combining analysis, outrage and active citizenship can build and sustain large-scale public engagement. Source: What INGOs Can Learn...

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Ronan Farrow Depicts a Chilling Cover-Up at NBC

Oct 14, 2019 by

The reveal in Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill is not that there are corrupt people; it’s that corrupt people are in control...

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As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Tell the debate moderators that climate solutions, including soil health, are topics of critical importance to Ohio and the nation,...

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Telemedicine doctors are getting licenses in all 50 states

Oct 14, 2019 by

Blake McKinney is a doctor with medical licenses in 49 states and a 50th likely on the way. That would put him into a small but...

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Racial profiling analysis: LAPD searches blacks and Latinos more. But they’re less likely to have contraband than whites

Oct 14, 2019 by

An L.A. Times analysis found a black person was more than four times as likely to be searched by police as a white person, and a...

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How Housing Wealth Transferred From Families to Corporations 

Oct 14, 2019 by

The Great Housing Reset has led to growing numbers of single-family homes shifting from owner-occupied housing to investment vehicles...

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John Oliver Forecasts 100% Chance Of ‘Bulls**t’ About Trump’s National Weather Service Plan 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“Everything Trump does is designed to destroy government from the inside,” Oliver said, calling NWS a “terrible government agency” to...

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‘Demand Justice in Her Honor’: Outrage After Police Fatally Shoot Atatiana Jefferson in Her Own Home 

Oct 14, 2019 by

“Black people shouldn’t have to live every day with the pain of knowing we are not safe even in the comfort of own...

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Nepotism and partisanship in the US civil service is reaching a crisis point 

Oct 14, 2019 by

Here is how we can reform the political appointments process to protect government decision-making from political patronage or...

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Digital dystopia revealed: how algorithms punish the poor 

Oct 14, 2019 by

In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the tech revolution transforming the welfare system worldwide — while...

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Revealed: Research group that discounted risks of red meat has ties to program partly backed by beef industry

Oct 14, 2019 by

The nutrition research group whose recent study drew heavy attention for downplaying the risks of red meat has received funding from...

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The Senate is likelier to remove Trump after impeachment than you think 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The history of past acquittals isn’t as helpful to Trump as naysayers believe. Source: The Senate is likelier to remove Trump after...

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Britain’s First 5G Court Case — And The People Won

Oct 13, 2019 by

After a city council attempted a silencing campaign, a UK judge has declared that the people have a right to know about the harmful...

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How ‘Citizens United’ Decision Paved Way for Giuliani’s Clients Parnas and Fruman to Buy influence in America 

Oct 13, 2019 by

.. As I pointed out last week, the most powerful intervention in US politics allowing foreign influence in US elections, which...

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“A Decision Between Sickness and Death”: Wall Street Tries to Get Its Mind Around a Warren Presidency 

Oct 13, 2019 by

At least she’s a capitalist, unlike Bernie. And in a pick-your-poison election, many Wall Streeters see her as much, much better than...

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Democrats Must Acknowledge Biden’s Family Has Cashed in on His Career 

Oct 13, 2019 by

“If an investigator sees the son of the vice president of the United States is part of the management of a company … that...

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New revelations about Trump test Pelosi’s narrow impeachment strategy

Oct 13, 2019 by

The president’s comments on China and other developments have caused some Democrats to wonder if they should expand their probe....

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Appeals Court Rules House Democrats Can Subpoena Trump’s Financial Records 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The 2-1 ruling went against the president, who was seeking to block a subpoena for documents, including tax returns, held by his...

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Trump’s Impeachment Plan: Fool America Into Blaming Congress

Oct 13, 2019 by

Trump loves to lob attacks back at his accuser, even if it makes no sense. That’s the aim of the White House’s cynical, misleading...

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Tracking Foreign Interference In Hong Kong 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Lawyer Lawrence Ma claims the US has been supporting the protests via groups such as the NEDLawrence YK Ma is the executive council...

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Science just confirmed it — being materialistic makes us less happy and is bad for the planet 

Oct 13, 2019 by

“The key is to reduce consumption and not just buy green stuff. Having less and buying less can actually make us more satisfied...

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How to Tax Our Way Back to Justice

Oct 13, 2019 by

The good news is that we can fix tax injustice, right now. There is nothing inherent in modern technology or globalization that...

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Federal Court Strikes Down Trump’s ‘Racist Wealth Test’ Designed to Punish Low-Income Immigrants 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Trump’s proposed rule was “repugnant to the American dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard...

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Here are some biting — but totally legitimate — Trump-related questions 2020 candidates can use to tar and feather the GOP 

Oct 13, 2019 by

 in swing states like Colorado, Iowa, Arizona and Pennsylvania, Democratic candidates will be likely to use Trump’s policies as a...

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‘All the Way Up to POTUS’: Ousted Ambassador to Ukraine Names Trump in Testimony Over Smear Campaign Led by Giuliani 

Oct 13, 2019 by

“This is why Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t want former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to tell...

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Affirming Trump ‘Is Not a King,’ Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding

Oct 13, 2019 by

“Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity...

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Alert: US to Send an Additional 1,800 Troops to Saudi Arabia to Boost Defenses Against Iran

Oct 13, 2019 by

 The Pentagon will deploy an additional 1,800 U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia, senior defense officials announced Friday, a modest...

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Celebrities Recite Statue Of Liberty Poem In Stirring New Video 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The video features Lizzo, Whoopi Goldberg, Monica Lewinsky and Andy Cohen reciting “The New Colossus,” inscribed at the base of the...

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 The House Can Play Hardball, Too. It Can Arrest Giuliani. 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Two ways that Democrats in the House can match the White House’s aggressive tactics. Source: Opinion | The House Can Play Hardball,...

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‘Tip of the iceberg’: Prosecutors allege vast criminal conspiracy by Giuliani associates to funnel foreign cash to Trump and GOP 

Oct 13, 2019 by

“To a prosecutor’s eye, this really looks increasingly like one big scheme, overseen by Trump and Giuliani, to obtain illegal...

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Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Firm’s public calls for climate action contrast with backing for conservative thinktanks Source: Revealed: Google made large...

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Press Freedom, National Security and Whistleblowers: From Julian Assange to the White House 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The case against Julian Assange, who published troves of classified US documents in 2010, constitutes a litmus test for press freedom...

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Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies Of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint 

Oct 13, 2019 by

US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying...

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CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at the Ecuador’s...

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin Is Helping Venezuela Evade Oil Sanctions and Preparing for a Conflict With the United States

Oct 13, 2019 by

With Moscow propping up Maduro, evading oil sanctions, and moving its troops around the coast, Washington needs to rethink its own...

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Russia’s oil giant Rosneft ditches US Dollar 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Russia’s Rosneft has set the euro as a default currency for all its new export contracts. This includes crude oil, oil products,...

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A Radical Approach to Helping Former Prisoners Start Over: Let Them Into Your Home

Oct 13, 2019 by

Oakland’s Homecoming Project is sort of like Airbnb—but for people getting out of prison. Source: A Radical Approach to Helping...

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Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds’ Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology – YouTube

Oct 13, 2019 by

As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive...

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California power shutoffs: when your public utility is owned by private investors

Oct 13, 2019 by

PG&E invested millions in state lobbying, paid out $4.5bn in profits to shareholders over the last five years, and millions in...

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Why this ‘genius’ scholar is mapping out the world’s largest jail system

Oct 13, 2019 by

Kelly Lytle Hernández, who received the MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, views prison abolition through the eyes of rebels Source: Why this...

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Let’s Not Wait for the Next Crisis to Nationalize Wall Street Banks

Oct 13, 2019 by

It’s time for quantitative easing, but for the people instead of the powerful. Source: Let’s Not Wait for the Next Crisis to...

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From delicate teens to fierce women: Simone Biles’ athleticism and advocacy have changed gymnastics forever

Oct 13, 2019 by

Simone Biles is both the greatest gymnast ever, and unlike any gymnast the world ever has seen. Source: From delicate teens to fierce...

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Elizabeth Warren’s New Facebook Ad Brutally Owns Mark Zuckerberg 

Oct 13, 2019 by

The candidate said the company “already helped elect Donald Trump once through negligence,” adding, “Now, they’ve changed their...

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Revealed: Burisma Paid Joe Biden $900,000 For Lobbying – Ukrainian MP

Oct 13, 2019 by

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada...

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Minnesota Democrats united against unhinged Trump and his sick attacks on Somali Americans

Oct 13, 2019 by

Omar tweeted “His hate is no match for our movement.” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey responded immediately in a tweet:...

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Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’

Oct 13, 2019 by

Hollywood has finally given us a blockbuster movie with a protagonist willing to fight for common people against the economic system...

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Return To Russia: Crimeans Tell The Real Story Of The 2014 Referendum And Their Lives Since 

Oct 13, 2019 by

Because Western media insisted the referendum was a sham held under duress, and because they bandy about the term “pro-Russian...

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Plans to Privatize National Parks Outlined in Trump Admin Memo, Would Enrich Donors & Special Interests

Oct 13, 2019 by

A new memo from a Department of the Interior’s industry-ladened “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee proposes...

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Builders of Israel’s apartheid walls profit from US border militarization 

Oct 13, 2019 by

A major Israeli weapons company has been named as one of the top profiteers of US border militarization. Source: Builders of...

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Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism

Oct 13, 2019 by

How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far-right ideologies and populists around the world? Source: Henry A. Giroux on...

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Dig Beneath the World’s Far-Right Governments—You’ll Find Fossil Fuels

Oct 13, 2019 by

From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on...

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Dear Mr. Trump: According to Fox Poll, Majority of Americans Want You REMOVED From Office

Oct 10, 2019 by

Moore writes: This morning a FOX NEWS poll revealed that the majority of the American public (51%) not only wants you impeached, they...

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The Washington Post Goes to War With Elizabeth Warren

Oct 10, 2019 by

Establishment Democrats and their big donors are suddenly looking at Elizabeth Warren’s rising poll numbers as a sign that her...

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‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Prosecutors Allege Vast Criminal Conspiracy by Giuliani Associates to Funnel Foreign Cash to Trump and GOP

Oct 10, 2019 by

“To a prosecutor’s eye, this really looks increasingly like one big scheme, overseen by Trump and Giuliani, to obtain...

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The U.S. Arming of Ukraine Is a Scandal on Its Own

Oct 10, 2019 by

Under Trump, U.S. military assistance has prolonged a bloody proxy war with Russia, killing thousands in Ukraine and enabling...

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GOP’s Pete Sessions implicated by indictment of Rudy Giuliani’s foreign henchmen

Oct 10, 2019 by

The two Soviet-born men who have been helping President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani find dirt on former Vice President Joe...

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Right-wing columnist blasts the GOP for standing by Trump: ‘Conservatives have sold their souls for the sheer pleasure of partisan hatred’ 

Oct 10, 2019 by

The Bulwark, launched in December 2018 by two Never Trump conservatives —Charles Sykes and neocon Bill Kristol — has become a go-to...

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How Venezuela Defeated Washington’s Coup Attempt At The United Nations

Oct 10, 2019 by

An Inside Look At How Venezuelan Diplomats Stymied A US Attempt To Revoke Their Credentials At The UN And Shatter Their Nation’s...

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The Plot Against Medicare for All

Oct 10, 2019 by

The political establishment rediscovers the benefit of Red-baiting and xenophobia to preserve the health care industry’s...

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Law Professor offers sage advice to House Democrats: Arrest Rudy Giuliani 

Oct 10, 2019 by

“The House should instead put back on the table the option of using its sergeant-at-arms to arrest contemnors—as the person in...

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Revealed: Company Working For CIA Targeted Journalists Who Visited Assange

Oct 10, 2019 by

A Spanish security company was apparently enlisted by the Central Intelligence Agency to compile reports on journalists, attorneys,...

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