Investing $2 Trillion in US Clean Energy and Infrastructure Could Create Millions of ‘Good Jobs,’ Analysis Finds 

Oct 20, 2020 by

“We don’t have to choose between a strong economy or a healthy environment—we can have both,” says an EPI...

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Revealed: The Big Role That Big Donors Still Play, Quietly, for Joe Biden

Oct 20, 2020 by

The Biden campaign has trumpeted its success with small donations, but in the last six months it has raised almost $200 million from...

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Alert: Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse. 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal...

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New Orleans Public Defenders Are Mobilizing to “Flip the Bench” 

Oct 20, 2020 by

These candidates are highlighting the power of judges to challenge mass incarceration. Source: New Orleans Public Defenders Are...

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Alert: The US Still Uses Dozens of Hazardous Pesticides Banned in Other Countries

Oct 20, 2020 by

Phorate, for example—the “extremely hazardous” insecticide that is most used in the U.S.—is banned in 38 countries,...

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World Food Day Drives Home Need for Change in the US 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The pandemic has exposed the fragility of the current industrialized food supply system, which is nested in an unequal, racialized...

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Bernie Sanders Applauds People of Bolivia for ‘Year-Long Fight to Restore Democracy’ in Wake of Military Coup

Oct 20, 2020 by

“The Bolivian people made their voices heard in yesterday’s election,” said Sanders, who was among the first U.S....

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Global Reproductive Health on the Ballot this November 

Oct 20, 2020 by

If Democrats are elected, we can have a new president and a congress that will fight to repeal the Helms Amendment and safeguard...

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U.S., Russia Near Deal to Extend Nuclear Treaty and Freeze Warheads for a Year

Oct 20, 2020 by

Washington and Moscow are on the verge of an arms control deal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads on each side and extend the...

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Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S. 

Oct 20, 2020 by

Unless Congress and the Trump administration move past their deadlock over the contours of a new COVID-19 relief package and include...

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COVID-19 in Prisons Is Far Worse Than Previously Thought, Data Trackers Say

Oct 20, 2020 by

The public may never know the full extent of death and suffering of incarcerated people during the pandemic. Source: COVID-19 in...

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‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The phrase has poured into the nation’s rhetorical bloodstream. Organizations from the N.F.L. to art museums to colleges requiring...

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AMID WILDFIRES, COPS FOCUSED ON FANCIFUL “FOREST JIHAD” THREAT

Oct 20, 2020 by

Internal law enforcement documents from BlueLeaks show cops fixating on the specter of environmental attacks by foreign extremists....

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Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Oct 20, 2020 by

Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality...

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Cash-strapped Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report

Oct 20, 2020 by

According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump’s cash-strapped campaign is frantically attempting to collect settlements in...

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Diplomatic bullying: Israel won’t renew visas to UN workers in West Bank and Gaza 

Oct 20, 2020 by

Israel stopped renewing work visas for members of the international staff at the UN Human Rights Office, forcing them to leave the...

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Your Guide to 30 Sheriff and Prosecutor Elections That Could Challenge Mass Incarceration 

Oct 20, 2020 by

These are key local elections where criminal justice reform is on the line next month. Source: Your Guide to 30 Sheriff and...

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Denver journalists forced to wear protective gear, hire security as attacks on the media rise nationally

Oct 20, 2020 by

It is increasingly common for local news outlets to hire private security to protect their journalists covering their hometowns as...

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“Trumpcare” Does Not Exist. Nevertheless Facebook and Google Cash In on Misleading Ads for “Garbage” Health Insurance. 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The thousands of “Trumpcare” ads Facebook and Google have published show that the shadowy “lead generation” economy has a happy home...

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The Corporatization of Nursing Homes 

Oct 20, 2020 by

A tragic history of how we’ve treated elderly citizens, for profit Source: The Corporatization of Nursing Homes – The American...

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Trump’s Road to Tyranny Runs Through the Supreme Court

Oct 19, 2020 by

 He plans to win there 6-3 or 5-4. He could lose nationwide by millions of votes. He doesn’t care. Source: RSN: Trump’s...

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Nancy Pelosi: Pandemic Relief Needs A Deal By Tuesday To Pass By Election Day 

Oct 19, 2020 by

The House speaker said the Trump administration’s desire to water down a plan for nationwide coronavirus testing and contact tracing...

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China leads major economies in post-covid recovery 

Oct 19, 2020 by

China reported third-quarter growth figures that will probably make it the only country to grow, rather than contract, in 2020....

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Ending Corporate Impunity Is at the Heart of a Sustainable Post-Pandemic Global Recovery 

Oct 19, 2020 by

Upcoming negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights provide a critical opportunity for governments and...

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Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting

Oct 19, 2020 by

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania’s Republican Party to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots...

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Nonwhite Georgia voters have to wait in line for hours. Here are 2 critical reasons why

Oct 19, 2020 by

Since 2010, when Kemp began his eight-year stint as secretary of state, the board has heard hundreds of cases. But it has taken no...

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Inside the Fall of the CDC

Oct 19, 2020 by

How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its...

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‘Democracy Has Won’: Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election

Oct 19, 2020 by

“Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted,” Morales declared from exile in Argentina. Source:...

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John King breaks down latest Electoral College projections between Trump and Biden – CNN Video

Oct 19, 2020 by

With Joe Biden holding his lead over President Trump in most battleground state polls, CNN’s John King breaks down the latest...

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Why Coroners Often Blame Police Killings on a Made-Up Medical Condition

Oct 19, 2020 by

Why are coroners often reluctant to implicate police in killings? To find out, I turned to Justin Feldman, a researcher at Harvard’s...

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How Donald Trump Is Vulnerable to Prosecution

Oct 19, 2020 by

Former presidents normally don’t go to jail, but few have committed so many obvious crimes unrelated to their duties in office....

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Goldman Sachs: Benefits of ‘Blue Wave’ and $2.5 Trillion Stimulus Outweigh Wall Street Concerns Over Tax Hike on the Rich 

Oct 19, 2020 by

“As right-wing hacks predict economic disaster if Biden wins, worth pointing out that private-sector analysts are remarkably...

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Victory for ‘Basic Human Decency’: Judge Strikes Down Trump Effort to Slash Food Stamps for 700,000 Americans 

Oct 19, 2020 by

“There’s a lot of competition for Vilest Policy Ever, but slashing food stamps during a pandemic that’s causing...

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Trump Administration Is Paying Big Pharma Billions in Rush for Vaccine

Oct 19, 2020 by

We must demand transparency to ensure the vaccine is as safe as possible. Source: Trump Administration Is Paying Big Pharma Billions...

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Amid US Sanctions, Venezuelan Oil Tanker at Risk of Spilling 1.3 Million Barrels and Devastating Caribbean Ecosystems 

Oct 19, 2020 by

The companies that own a Venezuelan oil vessel that’s been positioned off the country’s coast for nearly two years called...

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Alert: As the Housing Crisis Explodes, the Trump Admin Is Quietly Undoing Its “Eviction Moratorium”

Oct 19, 2020 by

Following a pressure campaign from landlords and real estate groups, the Trump administration is giving landlords more leeway to...

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Trump Has Stoked White Supremacy and Led Police to Act Outside the Law

Oct 19, 2020 by

Jeremy Scahill says that Donald Trump has opened the door for the most extremist views of the Republican Party. Source: Trump Has...

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Alert: Your Local Jail May Be A House of Horrors

Oct 19, 2020 by

But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man’s death in a notorious...

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Here’s why Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘originalist’ doctrine is completely incoherent: legal expert 

Oct 19, 2020 by

In a forthcoming article in the Harvard Law Review, I found that the tools originalists rely upon support false conclusions about...

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A Rapid Test Offers Hope for Community Screening

Oct 19, 2020 by

In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test. Source: A...

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Why New Zealand Rejected Populist Ideas Other Nations Have Embraced

Oct 19, 2020 by

“A huge reason that our politics is not so extremely polarised and so far out there is because we no longer have Murdoch-owned press...

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Sending armed police officers isn’t the right answer for every emergency 

Oct 19, 2020 by

Two lawmakers have a plan to support alternatives in calls involving mental health and social services. Source: Opinion | Sending...

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Man Arrested in Connection to Threat to Kidnap the Mayor of Wichita Over Face Mask Ordinance

Oct 19, 2020 by

 On Friday, police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a man for threatening to kidnap and kill Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple. Source: Man...

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Unions Are Starting Discussions of How to Resist a Trump Coup

Oct 19, 2020 by

Unlike most of the world, American unions have almost no history of waging political mass strikes. But with Donald Trump’s...

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‘Demented’: Oil Giant Refreezing Rapidly Melting Permafrost So It Can Keep Climate-Killing Arctic Drilling Alive 

Oct 19, 2020 by

The effort represented such “mindless idiocy” for many that 350.org ran a “help us out with this caption”...

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Standing Rock’s Surprising Legacy: A Push for Public Banks 

Oct 19, 2020 by

The effort to divest from Wall Street—and stop environment-killing projects gained momentum after the historic pipeline...

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Rewild to Mitigate the Climate Crisis, Urge Leading Scientists

Oct 19, 2020 by

Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate...

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This low-income Mississippi county is a favorite IRS target — and residents pay more than Trump in taxes

Oct 19, 2020 by

according to ProPublica, the Internal Revenue Service audited Humphreys County, Mississippi at a higher rate than any other county in...

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‘An Appalling Environmental Crime’: Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean 

Oct 19, 2020 by

“The moment that I hear the word ‘treated’ being used instead of ‘contaminated,’ I can’t think...

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Almost Two Dozen COVID-19 Infections Tied to Trump’s Minnesota Rallies

Oct 19, 2020 by

Public health officials in Minnesota have traced a total of 23 COVID-19 cases to the two rallies that President Donald Trump held in...

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Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself

Oct 19, 2020 by

The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem? Source: Why Facebook Can’t...

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Fauci Says Trump’s Refusal to Wear Mask Is Due to Belief It Makes Him Look Weak

Oct 19, 2020 by

One model predicts there would be 79,000 fewer deaths between now and February if 95 percent of the public wore masks. Source: Fauci...

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Death Row Exonerees: behind a powerful photo project on injustice 

Oct 19, 2020 by

Martin Schoeller’s devastating new exhibition captures the faces and stories of Americans accused of crimes they didn’t commit...

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Fed sits on mountain of untapped funds despite Congress, White House clash over stimulus 

Oct 19, 2020 by

Hundreds of billions of dollars from the Cares Act remains uncommitted and may go unspent despite scramble by White House to produce...

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How Trump Got Played By The Military-Industrial Complex 

Oct 19, 2020 by

The president promoted defense jobs in swing states, pushed through arms sales and gave industry figures top jobs. He didn’t get the...

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El Salvador: The Rise Of The US Christian Right And US Imperialism 

Oct 19, 2020 by

Since the late 1970’s, the Christian Right is a consistent and influential voting block for the Republican party. They also helped...

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America is Complicit, as Yemen Spirals toward Mass Starvation

Oct 19, 2020 by

The humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen largely stems from the war on that country launched in 2015 by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab...

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Black man serving life sentence for stealing hedge clippers granted parole

Oct 19, 2020 by

Fair Wayne Bryant was sentenced in 1997 under the state’s habitual offender law. On Thursday, a parole committee voted for his...

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U.S. Reaches 8 Million Coronavirus Cases As Flu Season Begins 

Oct 18, 2020 by

Experts have long worried about the pandemic coinciding with flu season. Source: U.S. Reaches 8 Million Coronavirus Cases As Flu...

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As White House Embraces Dangerous ‘Herd Immunity’ Strategy, Covid-19 Deaths Predicted to Spike 80% in US by February 

Oct 18, 2020 by

“This is the time when we could be entering one of the worst periods of our epidemic and one of our worst periods in modern...

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More than half of Americans ‘plan to stockpile food and other essentials’ for the chaotic months ahead

Oct 18, 2020 by

Many Americans believe that another wave of the coronavirus pandemic is coming, others believe that our ongoing economic depression...

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Georgia Does Not Have Enough Backup Paper Ballots Ready if Voting Machines Fail

Oct 18, 2020 by

Georgia needs to quickly supply poll places with more paper ballots in case of voting machine or software problems. Source: Georgia...

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Warning: The US Is On A Path To War With China 

Oct 18, 2020 by

As we approach elections, the possibility of an October surprise increases. Remember: Information war precedes, justifies, and...

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NANCY PELOSI IS TALKING TO THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT A CORONAVIRUS DEAL, BUT WON’T TELL ANYBODY WHAT’S IN IT

Oct 18, 2020 by

House Democrats haven’t spoken out one way or another, in part because no one has actually seen the text. Source: Nancy Pelosi Won’t...

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Judges used to stay out of elections — now they may decide the presidency 

Oct 18, 2020 by

since the Supreme Court’s 2000 Bush v. Gore decision, which effectively decided that year’s presidential election,...

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Alert: IMF Seizes On Pandemic For Privatization In 81 Countries 

Oct 18, 2020 by

76 Of The 91 Loans The IMF Has Negotiated Since The Beginning Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Come Attached With Demands For Deep Cuts To...

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No Pressure, Pennsylvania, but the World’s Fate Rests on You

Oct 18, 2020 by

Pennsylvania has returned to its rightful place as the tipping point state, where everything will be decided. It is because of...

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The Squad Is Growing: A New Crew of Left Challengers Is Bringing Movement Politics to Congress 

Oct 18, 2020 by

It’s not just AOC, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib. This crop of organizers-turned-politicians—alongside the Squad—plans to...

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Alert: greatest transfer of wealth in history 

Oct 18, 2020 by

Billionaire wealth has hit a record of 10.2 trillion dollars during 2020. This video is about the greatest transfer of wealth in...

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US scientists worry as more say they’ll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

Oct 18, 2020 by

A Pew Research poll from late September showed that about half of US adults (51 percent) wouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine if it was...

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Pennsylvania’s Rejection of 372,000 Ballot Applications Bewilders Voters and Strains Election Staff 

Oct 18, 2020 by

Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The...

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Feinstein’s Embrace of Graham Casts Doubt on Court Expansion

Oct 18, 2020 by

Ash writes: There’s a lot of pressure on Joe Biden right now to state his position on ‘court packing.’ In reality...

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‘These Two Things Are Related’: As Big Oil Ups Donations to Dems, Biden Says Banning Fossil Fuels Within Next Decade ‘Not Possible’ 

Oct 18, 2020 by

“Yes it is. And we’re going to do it,” countered Jamie Henn of Fossil Free Media. Source: ‘These Two Things...

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Elizabeth Warren Demands an Investigation Into Whether Elite Investors Profited From the Trump Administration’s Private Warnings About COVID-19

Oct 18, 2020 by

 Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding an investigation into whether Wall Street investors violated trading laws by acting on White...

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No surprise: The State Department engages in yet another coverup of money funneled to Donald Trump

Oct 18, 2020 by

Assembling the full list of all the ways Trump has tapped his position to line his pockets over the past four years, is a project...

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How China returned to normal while coronavirus pummels US, Europe 

Oct 18, 2020 by

China, where the novel coronavirus was first discovered, is now by most measures in the clear, with much of life returning to normal....

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Alert: Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

Oct 18, 2020 by

Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well...

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How Big Oil Weaponized The Judicial System 

Oct 18, 2020 by

The Epic Battle By Steve Donziger To Get Chevron To Pay A $9.5 Billion Judgment He Won In 2011 For Its “Mass Industrial Poisoning” Of...

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Alert: Agribusiness Interests Hijack 2021 UN Food Systems Summit 

Oct 18, 2020 by

This World Food Day (October 16) amidst the ongoing pandemic and the devastating impact of the climate crisis, a Food Systems Summit...

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Senate Judiciary Sets Oct. 22 Vote On Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination

Oct 18, 2020 by

The Senate Judiciary Committee convened on Thursday set an Oct. 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination as...

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And so it begins – YouTube purges THOUSANDS of channels to silence dissent 

Oct 18, 2020 by

YouTube used to be the “great equalizer” where one could propel to “stardom” based on the popularity of the content produced. That...

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Alert: Air Pollution Linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Damage in Young Brains

Oct 18, 2020 by

Tiny air pollution particles make their way up to the brainstems of young people where they accumulate, new research published in the...

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Warning: New Polling Shows Ever More Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

Oct 18, 2020 by

New polling shows that a growing share of U.S. citizens want leaders who wouldn’t “bother with” elections. Source: New Polling Shows...

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Ammon Bundy is building a far-right theocratic army under the guise of defending ‘rights’ 

Oct 18, 2020 by

A disturbing new in-depth report by Devin Burghart at the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights reveals that all the...

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Alert: Supreme Court will review Trump plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from calculations for congressional seats 

Oct 18, 2020 by

A lower court blocked the plan, which would have the effect of shifting both political power and federal funds away from urban states...

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Revealed: As Paul Singer Donated Millions to Republican Governors Association, Public Funds Flowed Into His Hedge Funds

Oct 18, 2020 by

Singer, however, is not a typical partisan billionaire looking to lower tax rates and beat back the creep of socialism: Singer’s...

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‘It Needs to Stop’: Whitmer Condemns Rhetoric at Trump Rally, Chants of ‘Lock Her Up’

Oct 18, 2020 by

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Saturday slammed President Trump’s rally in her state where people chanted ‘lock...

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Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Creates Divisions 

Oct 18, 2020 by

This coming Sunday represents Bolivia’s best chance to secure lasting peace, with a widely anticipated MAS victory expected to be a...

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Bibi’s Henchmen Threaten to Turn Israel Into a Mafia State

Oct 18, 2020 by

A top Netanyahu consigliere threatened to release incriminating evidence about the attorney general if corruption charges against the...

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Alert: Amid Widespread Hunger and Poverty, Republicans in Alabama Divert Covid Relief Funds to Donors 

Oct 18, 2020 by

As Covid-19 shuttered the U.S. economy last April and May and unemployment wreaked havoc across the country, the national rate was 12...

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Death Sentence: Why 4,998 Died in US Jails Without Getting Their Day in Court

Oct 18, 2020 by

The U.S. government collects detailed data on who’s dying in which jails around the country — but won’t let anyone see it. So,...

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With ‘Absolute Drubbing’ of Right-Wing, Progressive Champion Jacinda Arden Wins Historic Landslide Reelection in New Zealand 

Oct 18, 2020 by

The incumbent prime minister’s Labour Party received a higher share of the vote than at any time in more than half a century....

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 Republicans Have Been Packing the Courts for Decades

Oct 18, 2020 by

.McConnell and his Senate Republicans blocked 110 Obama nominees, but have confirmed 218 Trump judges. McConnell wouldn’t even...

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Which States Are Taking on Police Reform After George Floyd? 

Oct 18, 2020 by

Lawmakers in 16 states have introduced bills to improve police oversight and accountability. Source: Which States Are Taking on...

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Alert: Trump Is Charging Ahead With Cataclysmic Deregulation in Case of Election Loss

Oct 18, 2020 by

Many of the changes reflect the agendas of powerful corporate interests whose key players have donated heavily to Trump. Source:...

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Reports: Japan to Release Fukushima’s Contaminated Water Into Sea

Oct 18, 2020 by

 Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of...

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There’s a reason Republicans are pretending they don’t know how to say Kamala Harris’ name

Oct 18, 2020 by

Yet because she’s Black, because she’s Indian, because she’s a woman, and because she’s a Democrat about to be vice...

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Alert: OSHA Doesn’t Expect Employers To Report COVID-19 Hospitalizations Anymore 

Oct 16, 2020 by

Safety experts warn that the Trump administration move will leave regulators oblivious to workplace coronavirus clusters. Source:...

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With 170+ ‘Protect the Results’ Events Planned for Nov. 4, Pro-Democracy Groups Vow to ‘Ensure Voters Have the Last Word’ 

Oct 16, 2020 by

“We will honor the valid results of the 2020 election, ensure that every vote is counted, and show up to demand that the losing...

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