New Toolkit Tallies Up Victories and Summarizes Strategies to Defund the Police

Jan 24, 2021 by

Over the past six months, organizers across the country have won significant victories in campaigns to defund police. Source: New...

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Biden to Finally Stop Support for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

Jan 24, 2021 by

The Trump administration had long overlooked and defended Saudi war crimes in exchange for massive arms purchases. Biden is reversing...

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Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors File Impeachment Petition Against Kentucky Attorney General

Jan 24, 2021 by

The jurors on Friday filed a petition with the state House of Representatives, arguing that Cameron breached the public’s trust and...

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Investigate Neolib Leaders Who Failed to Fight Covid-19 

Jan 24, 2021 by

It is time to impanel a citizens’ tribunal to investigate the utter failure of the governments of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Jair...

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Bad News: Lloyd Austin confirmed by Senate as first Black defense secretary 

Jan 24, 2021 by

The main point against Austin is that, as a rule, it is a bad idea to make any retired general the secretary of defense, a job...

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Michael Flynn’s brother admits to being part of call where National Guard were delayed on Jan. 6

Jan 24, 2021 by

If Charles Flynn was not the general who delayed the release of the Guard, the Army had better indicate who was the one to make that...

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Here are the names of more than 20 GOP lawmakers who attended Trump’s rally that led to the Capitol riots

Jan 24, 2021 by

more than 20 of the rallygoers were actually Republican state and local lawmakers from across the United States. Now, their names are...

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Alert: Jack Dorsey censors governments too

Jan 24, 2021 by

In 2019, Twitter censored accounts in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bangladesh and Spain in order to block the dissemination of...

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Big move for reproductive health: Biden ‘will be revoking the Mexico City Policy in the coming days’

Jan 24, 2021 by

The Mexico City policy, which is also known as the global gag rule, goes beyond the Helms Amendment, which forbids the use of federal...

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Progressives Gear Up to Fight for More Than Just “Unity” From President Biden

Jan 24, 2021 by

Unlike his fellow, more progressive candidates, Biden didn’t promise sweeping changes. In fact, in a quote that would somewhat haunt...

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Civil rights leaders vow to keep up pressure on Biden–and Harris

Jan 24, 2021 by

Civil rights activists welcome Harris’s prominent role in the Biden administration. But they say the White House cannot use her...

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Bad News: “Unprecedented” Anti-Protest Push in State Legislatures

Jan 24, 2021 by

Since the day of the Capitol insurrection, nearly a fifth of states moved bills that would crack down on protests. Source:...

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Bad news: Israel invites bids for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog 

Jan 24, 2021 by

“By doing so, Netanyahu is signalling to the new president that he has no intention of giving the new chapter in US-Israel...

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Watchdog Says Organizer of Capitol Protest Turned Riot ‘Received Explicit Support’ from 2 GOP Reps.

Jan 24, 2021 by

the Campaign for Accountability requested a probe to determine whether the alleged actions of Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar of...

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‘Hell, Even David Brooks Agrees’ Democrats Should ‘Absolutely Kill the Filibuster’ 

Jan 24, 2021 by

“Can’t believe David Brooks and I finally agree on a thing,” said one progressive organizer. Source: ‘Hell,...

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NIAC Applauds Biden for Plan to Review Impact of U.S. Sanctions on International COVID Response 

Jan 24, 2021 by

“We welcome President Biden’s directive to review whether sanctions have inhibited the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

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‘No More Broken Treaties’: Indigenous Leaders Urge Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

Jan 24, 2021 by

 “Biden has the right people in his team, but we don’t know yet if he’s going to break from Obama’s policy of domestic energy...

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D.C. circuit court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan back in place 

Jan 24, 2021 by

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Trump administration rule on carbon dioxide emissions, effectively restoring President...

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Revealed: Nearly 1 In 5 Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

Jan 24, 2021 by

NPR compiled a list of individuals facing federal or District of Columbia charges in connection with the events of Jan. 6. Of more...

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2021 Could Be The Year Women Get Full Constitutional Rights 

Jan 24, 2021 by

The Equal Rights Amendment, which would prohibit sex discrimination, was introduced nearly 100 years ago. With a new president and a...

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The Violent History of White Supremacy Is Rarely Taught in Schools. It Should Be

Jan 24, 2021 by

As Trump promotes 1776 project, educators say a more complete history of white vigilante justice taught in the classroom could...

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Forget About ‘100 Days.’ These Are the 10 Days That Will Define Biden’s Presidency. 

Jan 21, 2021 by

Biden should bury obstruction in a blizzard of executive orders. Source: Forget About ‘100 Days.’ These Are the 10 Days That Will...

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Joe Biden shouldn’t follow Lincoln’s lead in forgiving traitors

Jan 21, 2021 by

By forgiving the Confederates, Lincoln helped perpetuate another century of racial discrimination. Biden needs to punish those who...

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Biden Must Not Repeat Obama’s Mistakes 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The new president should avoid Obama’s mistakes and stick to a simple formula: big, fast, and simple. Source: Biden Must Not Repeat...

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In Must-See Clip, Democrats Told to End Era in Which ‘Only the Bad Guys Understand They’re in a Fight’

Jan 21, 2021 by

“Democrats are in a fight; they just often don’t act like they know it,” says analyst Anand Giridharadas....

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By Far the Worst Thing Trump Did Was Flirt With Nuclear War With North Korea

Jan 21, 2021 by

Trump’s actions on this one issue outweigh everything else, yet it’s received less attention than many of his tweets. Source: Trump...

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‘A Hugely Consequential First Move’: Biden Offers to Extend Nuclear START Treaty With Russia 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“After four years of efforts to kill arms control and chase the false security of nuclear dominance, the U.S. is coming back to...

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Iran’s Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear deal as he dubs Trump a ‘tyrant’ 

Jan 21, 2021 by

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called on United States President-elect, Joe Biden, to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and...

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Joe Biden Extends Eviction And Foreclosure Moratoriums 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The new president wasted no time in ensuring that millions of Americans were not forced out on the streets during the COVID-19...

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Get Ready to Fight Joe Biden

Jan 21, 2021 by

Our task now is to build a democratic socialist alternative to Joe Biden — and to oppose the Democratic establishment’s...

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‘The Last Administration Able to Act in Time’: Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Boldness of Biden 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“Our eyes are on you,” the group of campaigners said. “The time for lies is over.” Source: ‘The Last...

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Pelosi Responds to Claims that Trump Impeachment Goes Against Calls for “Unity”

Jan 21, 2021 by

It wouldn’t be unifying to “move on” from Trump’s “act of incitement” at the Capitol, the Speaker...

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Joining COVAX ‘Not Enough’: Biden Told to Compel Big Pharma to Share Vaccine Recipe With the World

Jan 21, 2021 by

“If the United States leads the way to expand production, we can overcome scarcity, rationing, and preventable death,...

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 A New Day for Human Survivial: On the Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jan 21, 2021 by

While activists in the United States take inspiration and encouragement from the TPNW, over the next several years, the most...

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Fauci: US to repeal anti-abortion rule on aid and join Covax vaccine scheme

Jan 21, 2021 by

US medical adviser’s speech to WHO signals major turnaround on global health policy by Biden administration Source: Fauci: US to...

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To Restore Trust After Years of Trump ‘Corruption and Self-Dealing,’ Biden Team Urged to Release Full Financial Disclosures 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“Directing his nominees and appointees to disclose detailed records of consulting work for businesses and foreign governments...

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‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump 

Jan 21, 2021 by

Members of the far-right group, who were among Donald Trump’s staunchest fans, are calling him “weak” as more of them were charged...

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Advocates Hail Biden Executive Order on LGBTQ Rights as the Most Far-Reaching in US History 

Jan 21, 2021 by

Human Rights Campaign applauded the directive as “a turning point in our fight for equality under the law.” Source:...

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Biden executive order reverses Trump diversity training ban on Day 1

Jan 21, 2021 by

In one of his first executive orders after being sworn in as the 46th president, Joe Biden reversed his predecessor’s diversity...

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They call themselves ‘Patriots’: Trump’s scheme for a new third party rooted in far-right extremism

Jan 21, 2021 by

Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal reports, is mulling the idea of forming a third party in his own political image, and calling...

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Biden and Democrats have a powerful weapon to overturn some of Trump’s last acts. They should use it. 

Jan 21, 2021 by

Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the presidency for the first time in a decade, they can — and...

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‘Now Let’s Cancel Them,’ Demands AOC as Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“Biden can cancel all $1.7 trillion of student debt by executive order,” said The Debt Collective. Source: ‘Now...

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What’s Next for the Militias?

Jan 21, 2021 by

The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America’s militant groups. Source: What’s Next for the Militias?

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Biden’s Uphill Battle To Unmake Trump’s Immigration Agenda

Jan 21, 2021 by

Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work. Source: Biden’s Uphill Battle To Unmake Trump’s Immigration...

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Trump hands out 143 last minute pardons, but doesn’t appear to have tried to grant a ‘self pardon’

Jan 21, 2021 by

With reports earlier in the week that Rudy Giuliani was offering up pardons at $2 million each, this might be the greatest Trump...

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Deaths in ICE Custody Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 21, 2021 by

ICE regularly posts updates about COVID-19 cases in detention centers online and has been forced to release some detainees during the...

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Biden fires Michael Pack, Kathleen Kraninger, and Peter Robb, three awful Trump appointees.

Jan 21, 2021 by

Many of Donald Trump’s most notorious appointees, including his Cabinet secretaries, resigned shortly before Joe Biden took office....

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Full ICUs May Double Death Risk of COVID-19 

Jan 21, 2021 by

— VA study raises concerns for overflowing hospitals Source: Full ICUs May Double Death Risk of COVID-19 | MedPage...

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Newly-elected GOP members deny giving ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol attack. So who did? 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The lawmakers — Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia...

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‘Sedition Caucus’ leader Ted Cruz is the Lincoln Project’s latest target: report 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The Lincoln Project has already released ads against Cruz, calling him and Republicans like him “unpatriotic and...

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NY Bar Association Giving Rudy The Boot 

Jan 21, 2021 by

“NYSBA’s bylaws state that ‘no person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States, or of any state, territory...

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If Biden wants to reform criminal justice, he needs public defenders on his team 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The president-elect can rewrite his legacy as a senator, but loading up with former prosecutors such as Merrick Garland isn’t...

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Why Police Diversity Won’t Fix the Problems of Policing

Jan 21, 2021 by

 many people are reluctant to call the police because they don’t view it as an effective way to resolve personal and communal...

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How the Fossil Fuel Industry Funds Fascism

Jan 21, 2021 by

The oil, gas, and coal industries support and fund white supremacy and far-right politics. Source: Opinion | How the Fossil Fuel...

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A Face Lift by Tony Blinken and the Biden Administration Can’t Fix the State Department

Jan 21, 2021 by

The Biden administration plans a quick reform of American diplomacy—but fixing the rot requires going much bigger. Source: A...

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Biden Must Face the Facts: Israel Is an Apartheid Regime 

Jan 21, 2021 by

The leading human rights organization B’Tselem has now joined others in making that claim—one that will be difficult for the Biden...

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As Biden Axes KXL Pipeline, Water Protectors Urge Him to Reject DAPL and Line 3

Jan 21, 2021 by

As President Joe Biden moved to kill a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office Wednesday, Indigenous Water...

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Amanda Gorman left Anderson Cooper absolutely speechless in her post-Inauguration interview 

Jan 21, 2021 by

If you found her poetry performance impressive, wait till you see her brilliance off-the-cuff. Source: Amanda Gorman left Anderson...

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Freeing People Who Don’t Belong in Prison Is Praiseworthy, No Matter Trump’s Motives – Reason.co

Jan 21, 2021 by

The president’s final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders. Source: Freeing...

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SAG-AFTRA Board Moves to Expel Donald Trump 

Jan 21, 2021 by

President faces disciplinary hearing after Hollywood union finds he “violated the union’s Constitution”. Source: SAG-AFTRA Board...

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Italy’s Mediterranean Belt and Road

Jan 21, 2021 by

Taking a page from Beijing, Rome is positioning itself as the center of trade, energy, and transportation in Southern Europe and...

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Former President Trump did not attend the ceremony. He departed Washington on Air Force One for the last time on Wednesday morning,...

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‘Rhetoric used for good’: Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem is exactly what the U.S. needed today

Jan 20, 2021 by

Poet Amanda Gorman was featured in the ceremony as the sixth poet to perform at a presidential inauguration. As the youngest poet to...

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Facing damning whistleblower allegations and new admin, Census Bureau boss will retire 1 year early

Jan 20, 2021 by

NPR reports that U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham announced on Monday that he will leave the agency on Wednesday, just...

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‘Even Nixon Didn’t Pardon His Cronies on the Way Out’: Trump Grants Clemency to Bannon on Final Day of Presidency 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“Amazingly, in his final 24 hours in office, Donald Trump found one more way to fail to live up to the ethical standard of...

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A Future of Lies or Truth: Why Biden Can’t Govern from Center

Jan 20, 2021 by

Robert Reich: There is no longer a “center” but a future based either on lies, violence and authoritarianism or on unyielding truth,...

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Georgia Lawyer Said He Kicked in Pelosi’s Door, She Could’ve Been ‘Torn Into Little Pieces’

Jan 20, 2021 by

Georgia lawyer boasted that he and fellow rioters “kicked in Nancy Pelosi’s office door” and the House speaker...

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Time for Biden to end the Forever Wars and bring Iran in from the Cold

Jan 20, 2021 by

As a result of Trump’s crazed careening from bombing to bluster, the Biden team has a lot of diplomacy before it. Turkey is a...

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Biden’s day one immigration bill, explained 

Jan 20, 2021 by

On his first day as president on Wednesday, Joe Biden will send an ambitious immigration reform bill to Congress that would create an...

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Trump Is Walking Out of the White House Into a Minefield of Legal Perils

Jan 20, 2021 by

Trump will likely face a barrage of criminal indictments and high-profile civil lawsuits in multiple states. Source: Trump Is Walking...

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Human Rights Challenges Remain in Biden Executive Actions on Restoring the Right to Seek Safety in the U.S. 

Jan 20, 2021 by

First steps on protecting the rights of people seeking safety should include releasing people from detention and ending family...

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Warning Against Further ‘Erosion’ of Civil Liberties, Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake of this attack, we must emphasize that we have...

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The Trial of Donald Trump Must Tell the Full Story of the Capitol Insurrection 

Jan 20, 2021 by

We need a truth-finding mission rather than just a punitive undertaking, and it requires the support of President-elect Biden....

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Janet Yellen just gave progressives a lot to be happy about as Biden’s Treasury secretary pick 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“Right now, with interest rates at historic lows, the smartest thing we can do is act big,” said Yellen, an economist and...

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2021 Is the Year the Internet Gets Rewritten

Jan 20, 2021 by

As Silicon Valley flails to combat an insurrection at home, Europe is marching ahead with a plan to revise the web’s basic rulebook....

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Don’t be Scared of Prosecuting Trump

Jan 20, 2021 by

Republicans are arguing that going after him will do irreversible damage to American democracy. Don’t believe them. Source: Of Course...

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CIVIQS poll shows most Republicans are now Trump supporters first, party supporters … not at all

Jan 20, 2021 by

In 2016, Donald Trump infamously said that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue without losing the support of his fanatical...

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Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for ‘Untold Death and Devastation’ 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“Biden must take urgent action to restore the right of all countries to have sovereign relations with the world, untrammeled by...

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McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

Jan 20, 2021 by

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol,...

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First task for Biden’s CDC director: Fix everything Trump broke 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Dr. Rochelle Walensky will take over as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and one of her top...

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A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements 

Jan 20, 2021 by

In a new book, Alicia Garza writes, “We can’t be afraid to establish a base that is larger than the people we feel comfortable with.”...

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FBI Vetting Leads to Removal of 12 National Guard Members From Inauguration Duty

Jan 20, 2021 by

Two were removed due to their ties with far-right militias. Source: FBI Vetting Leads to Removal of 12 National Guard Members From...

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‘This is not freedom’: militarized US Capitol a sign of forever wars coming home 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Gallagher, the army veteran, said that one of the deepest similarities between the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the wars in...

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Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A New Chance 

Jan 20, 2021 by

The 70-year nuclear gloom begins to lift on January 22, 2021. The nine countries that have held the world captive to the threat of...

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Democrats Urged to Reject ‘Desperate’ McConnell Effort to Preserve Filibuster and Kneecap Biden’s Agenda 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Progressives denounced McConnell’s call to uphold the legislative filibuster as a “blatant attempt to undermine the...

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‘The People Are Demanding Action’: Incoming Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders Lays Out Visionary First 100 Days for Biden 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“We cannot allow Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership to sabotage legislation that would improve the lives of millions...

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Bad News: Avril Haines confirmed as director of national intelligence

Jan 20, 2021 by

Haines will be the first woman to serve as DNI and is the first of Biden’s nominees to be confirmed. Source: Avril Haines...

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My Father, Martin Luther King Jr., Had Another Dream

Jan 20, 2021 by

If he saw the issues of poverty and income inequality that exist today, he would be greatly disappointed. Source: My Father, Martin...

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NYPD Criticized After Arresting Dozens at Martin Luther King Day March

Jan 20, 2021 by

Videos were posted online of clashes between the police and protesters at night during the march with an activist claiming the police...

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Bernie Sanders, Lady Gaga and ‘How it’s going’: Here are the best inauguration memes

Jan 20, 2021 by

Many of the memes Wednesday were biting and snarky, but one heartfelt genre showed just how far many of those attending the...

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Hours before leaving office, Trump undoes one of the only measures he took to ‘drain the swamp’ 

Jan 20, 2021 by

The president provided no rationale for overturning the executive order limiting lobbying that he signed in his first month in...

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President Biden Signs 17 Executive Orders On First Day 

Jan 20, 2021 by

The promised actions span from the substantive to more symbolic. Some repeal key parts of former President Donald Trump’s agenda;...

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57% of US Voters Want Trump Barred From Seeking Office Ever Again: Poll 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“After what he has done, the consequences of which we were all witness to, Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for...

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A Blueprint for Social Movements During the Biden Presidency 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Insurgent tactics and demands may irritate party leaders, but that friction still serves to move politics toward greater freedom and...

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A Chorus of Voices Warns Against Creating a “Domestic Terrorism” Charge 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“We are concerned that a new federal domestic terrorism statute or list would adversely impact civil rights and — as our...

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Trump’s Pardons Show The Process Has Always Been Broken 

Jan 20, 2021 by

Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change. Source: Trump’s...

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FBI Has Received More Than 200,000 Tips on Capitol Rioters

Jan 20, 2021 by

The FBI has received more than 200,000 digital tips from the public about the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, as friends, relatives...

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Pence chooses Biden inauguration over Trump’s petty sendoff

Jan 20, 2021 by

I suppose this would surprise me if Trump hadn’t sent a mob to kill Pence and then neglected to call or check on him while said mob...

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Press Freedom and Human Rights Advocates Lament Trump’s Denial of Pardons for Assange and Snowden 

Jan 20, 2021 by

“Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now Biden must decide if he wants to continue...

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Uganda Accuses US of ‘Subverting’ Presidential Election

Jan 20, 2021 by

US Ambassador Natalie E Brown was stopped from visiting Bobi Wine who is effectively under house arrest. Source: Uganda Accuses US of...

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