Why Can’t the Media Admit the Democratic Party Has a Right Wing?

Jul 21, 2019 by

The 2020 presidential candidacy race is in full (absurdly early) swing, and there is a clear and obvious internal battle currently...

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Why are progressive Democrats backing an anti-BDS bill that was introduced at an AIPAC conference?

Jul 21, 2019 by

Despite concerns about the bill being unconstitutional, it’s currently supported by 70% of the Democratic Caucus. Source: Why are...

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A Game of Tankers: Multiple ships seized as situation in Middle East edges toward conflict

Jul 21, 2019 by

Tensions in the region remain very high, and the possibility of a military strike on Iran from the U.S., the U.K., or both would...

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National Strike Against Ecuadorian Government Demands Assange’s Freedom 

Jul 21, 2019 by

The strike constitutes the first major industrial action in the world demanding the freedom of Julian Assange. The demand is...

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Shame: Just Hours Before Trump Unleashed More Racist Attacks at Rally, 137 House Democrats Joined GOP to Kill Articles of Impeachment 

Jul 21, 2019 by

“House Democrats are working with Republicans to avoid launching an impeachment inquiry. Let that sink in. A. Day. After. They....

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Nicaragua Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Revolution Against Samoza 

Jul 21, 2019 by

Nicaragua celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Day of Happiness when the US-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza fled Nicaragua in the...

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Honduran Girl Hanged Herself After ICE Rejected Father’s Asylum Claim for Third Time

Jul 21, 2019 by

Heydi, who had been despondent about being separated from her father, attempted to hang herself earlier this month in the suburban...

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Lori Garver: Forget new manned missions in space. NASA should focus on saving Earth. 

Jul 21, 2019 by

Climate change is today’s existential threat. Source: Lori Garver: Forget new manned missions in space. NASA should focus on saving...

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NBC News releases cringeworthy footage of Trump and Epstein gawking, grabbing a woman at a party

Jul 21, 2019 by

Donald Trump claimed he was “never a fan” of Jeffrey Epstein, but the men, who were neighbors in both New York City and Palm Beach,...

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With Petition to Congress, 100,000+ People Demand Green New Deal ‘That Fixes Our Food System’ 

Jul 21, 2019 by

A coalition of environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy groups on Thursday delivered to Congress a petition...

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What ‘Metering’ Really Looks Like in South Texas

Jul 21, 2019 by

The current practice of metering began under the Obama administration, when thousands of Haitians arrived in Tijuana, Mexicali and...

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Beware Progressive Masquerading 

Jul 21, 2019 by

Typically the candidates campaign on a progressive agenda and then just accept the status quo once in office. The big donors...

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Panama deregisters oil tanker that strayed into Iranian waters 

Jul 21, 2019 by

Country says MT Riah, which stopped transmitting location on 14 July, ‘deliberately violated international regulations’ Source:...

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Nearly 100,000 in Puerto Rico Protest Demanding Gov. Rosselló Resign over Lewd Texts & Corruption 

Jul 21, 2019 by

Close to 100,000 Puerto Ricans took to the streets Wednesday chanting “Ricky Renuncia!” as they called for the resignation of...

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Former ‘nonprofit’ CEO received $3.6 million salary for jailing separated migrant children

Jul 21, 2019 by

What’s in the jailing of vulnerable migrant children? Money. Lots and lots of it. The former CEO of a “nonprofit” that has won...

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Russia offers to sell Su-35 jets to Turkey after U.S. ends F-35 deal 

Jul 21, 2019 by

On Wednesday, the White House confirmed in a statement that Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems has led to...

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Angry About Low Pay and Sweltering Heat, These Amazon Warehouse Workers Are Organizing

Jul 21, 2019 by

housands of Amazon workers struck on “Prime Day” this week in what was perhaps the largest multinational action to date against the...

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In Trump’s Vision of a White America, Immigrants Should Be Grateful and Servile

Jul 21, 2019 by

Trump’s comments last weekend, that four congresswomen should ‘go back’ to their ancestors’ countries if they...

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Are Veterans Finally Through With Forever War?

Jul 21, 2019 by

So consider this a plea to Congress, to the corporate media establishment, and to all of you: when even traditionally more...

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Puerto Rico: top US politicians join chorus calling for governor’s resignation

Jul 21, 2019 by

Support for Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, continued to plunge on Friday, as influential members of Congress followed...

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Lawsuit Could Force For-Profit Detention Centers to Pay Detainees Minimum Wage

Jul 21, 2019 by

People in CoreCivic’s detention centers are paid $1 a day for their labor. CoreCivic is paid $95 a day to detain them. Source:...

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Becomes the First American Jurisdiction to Ban Common Chemical Sunscreens

Jul 21, 2019 by

The new law, passed unanimously in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ legislature on June 25th, targets three UV-blocking chemicals found in...

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‘I Stand With Ilhan’: Outpouring of Support for Rep. Omar Counters Racist ‘Send Her Back’ Chant by Trump Crowd 

Jul 18, 2019 by

“Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society. And that very hatred and racism fuels him. We...

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How Corporate Media Are Fueling a New Iran Nuclear Crisis

Jul 18, 2019 by

The U.S. news media’s coverage of the Iran nuclear issue has been woefully off-kilter for many years. Now, however, those same...

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The Green New Deal Must Include Regenerative Agriculture and an End to Factory Farming 

Jul 18, 2019 by

A millennial perspective on why the way we farm and how we consume food must be part of the conversation when it comes to the climate...

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Democrats Split as House to Vote on Whether to Consider Impeachment

Jul 18, 2019 by

Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) forced Democratic leaders to confront the issue immediately, filing articles of impeachment Tuesday night...

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Could an Elizabeth Warren Administration Really Prosecute Trump Immigration Officials? 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is promising that if elected president next year, she will empower a commission to hold the...

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States Lock In Fair and Just Redistricting Despite Supreme Court Decision

Jul 18, 2019 by

Voting rights advocates and litigators in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and other key states are fighting against...

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Activists Blocked Census Citizenship Question. Now They Have To Repair Trump’s Damage. 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Activists fear the 2020 census has been tainted by the Trump administration’s aggressive attempt to add a question on citizenship...

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Top executives from ‘nonprofit’ federally contracted to jail migrant kids got $1 million paychecks

Jul 18, 2019 by

In addition to Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez’s $3.6 million salary from 2017-2018, The Washington Post has identified five other top...

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Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf 

Jul 18, 2019 by

The vessel that Iran towed to its waters after receiving a distress call was later seized with the order from the court as we found...

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At Last, Legislation to Stop Private Equity Abuses

Jul 18, 2019 by

The bill to break the back of the worst thieves on Wall Street is sponsored by—no surprise—Elizabeth Warren. Source: At...

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Beware Facebook’s Libra: A Corporate Surveillance Leviathan With No Precedent Outside the Realm of Science Fiction

Jul 18, 2019 by

It would be foolish to trust Facebook about anything. It would be equally foolish to trust any giant corporation with the mission of...

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UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution rejecting US sanctions 

Jul 18, 2019 by

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning the imposition of sanctions by the United States and its...

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Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Are a Voter Suppression Strategy

Jul 18, 2019 by

Disenfranchisement isn’t just about creating barriers to Election Day or registration — it’s also about intimidation and...

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A Year After Nicaragua’s Coup, The Media’s Regime-Change Deceptions Are Still Unraveling

Jul 18, 2019 by

 The regime-change attempt was a battle for people’s minds as well as for control of the streets. Violence was used to terrorize...

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DOJ Releases Strong Evidence of Trump’s Campaign Finance Violations But No Explanation of No Charges

Jul 18, 2019 by

The evidence released today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) by order of a judge strongly suggests that Donald Trump violated...

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Elizabeth Warren Means Business: A Letter in Support of the ‘Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2019’

Jul 18, 2019 by

“This bill addresses serious problems with the private equity business model, without getting in the way of firms that actually...

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E.U. Ministers, Scrambling to Save Iran Nuclear Deal, Play Down Breaches 

Jul 18, 2019 by

“There is no alternative” to the 2015 deal that President Trump has rejected and Iran is backing away from, the European Union’s...

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Ranked Choice Voting Is On a Roll: 6 States Have Opted In for the 2020 Democratic Primary 

Jul 18, 2019 by

We can get rid of the “spoiler” effect and make our elections more democratic. In fact, it’s already happening in states across the...

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Kamala Harris Might Be Surging – but Her Record Will Soon Catch Up With Her

Jul 18, 2019 by

A leftward moving party is hungry for change. Just like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris’ past will prove to be a liability Source: Kamala...

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Half a Century Before Colin Kaepernick, Jackie Robinson Refused to Stand for the Anthem

Jul 18, 2019 by

A segregationist senator tried to use Robinson to destroy Paul Robeson. Instead, Robinson called out racism. Source: Half a Century...

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Bernie says Biden has been lying about Medicare For All

Jul 18, 2019 by

Joe Biden said people would lose coverage if we move to #MedicareForAll. That is absurd. Source: Bernie says Biden has been lying...

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Why are billionaires like Jeff Bezos so interested in going to space?

Jul 18, 2019 by

It starts with ownership models. There’s an interesting paradox of futuristic 24th-century economic visions in space being built on...

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Activists Shut Down ICE Office In Washington, DC 

Jul 18, 2019 by

“As Jews, we know from our own history what happens when a government targets, dehumanizes, and strips an entire group of people of...

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‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Sentenced to Life in Prison, Ending Notorious Criminal Career 

Jul 18, 2019 by

He sent hundreds of tons of drugs to the United States from Mexico and caused the brutal deaths of dozens of people. Source: ‘El...

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Venezuela Guaido Security Arrested For Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, Juan...

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Ethiopian-Israelis Protest Police Violence in a Divided Israel 

Jul 18, 2019 by

The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Ethiopian-Israeli, 18-year-old Solomon Tekah, on June 30th in the northern city of Haifa...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Has Created “Threads” to Weave a Computer Into Your Brain

Jul 18, 2019 by

It’s called “neural lace,” says Musk. And yes, it’s “going to sound pretty weird.” Source: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Has Created...

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Protect at All Costs: How the Maker of the World’s Bestselling Drug Keeps Prices Sky-High 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Humira has turned AbbVie into a global pharma giant—and the company has aggressively blocked competition to protect its sales....

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Alert: Thiel’s Data Company Directly Powers Immigration Raids in Workplace 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Palantir Technologies, co-founded by a Trump advisor in Silicon Valley, has created a smart-phone app that helps ICE round up...

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The debate over heat in state prisons has raged for years. Now Texas is paying the price 

Jul 18, 2019 by

But as the long battle over installing air conditioning in state prisons shows, the state Legislature often chooses to spend millions...

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A New Law in Portugal Makes Housing a Right 

Jul 18, 2019 by

The Basic Housing Law is a reaction to a significant and rapid escalation of housing prices and dearth of affordable homes. Source: A...

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Rape Case Judge Resigns Over ‘Good Family’ Remark; State Orders Training 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Judge James Troiano’s resignation came as New Jersey officials ordered mandatory training for judges in the areas of sexual...

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Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail 

Jul 18, 2019 by

Epstein will remain in prison until his trial begins. Judge Berman was reportedly swayed by prosecutors, who argued that Epstein...

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 No Surprise: No Federal Charges in Eric Garner Case

Jul 18, 2019 by

So not just the Garner case, but really all such cases are now, by design, likely to be reviewed even less frequently by the federal...

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Jon Stewart Bashes Rand Paul for Blocking 9/11 Victim Bill 

Jul 18, 2019 by

“This is about what kind of society we want to have,” said the former Daily Show host. “At some point we have to stand up for the...

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Revealed: Steve Ricchetti, Top Biden Campaign Aide, Was a Health-Care Lobbyist

Jul 18, 2019 by

The vice president’s former chief of staff once represented hospitals and drug companies. Now he is part of a campaign that is...

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‘QBaby’: Meet Parents of Star of Trump Rally, New QAnon Mascot 

Jul 18, 2019 by

For the uninitiated, the “Q” on the baby’s onesie refers to “QAnon,” a wide-ranging conspiracy theory asserting that leading...

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Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls – The New York Times

Jul 18, 2019 by

Signs and plaques honoring a donation from the family, which has been linked to the opioid crisis in the United States, were taken...

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The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires 

Jul 18, 2019 by

a wealthy few who are all press release and no cheque and who rely on thousands of ordinary French people to stump up instead, even...

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Trying to Exploit Tension With Iran for 2020

Jul 18, 2019 by

Any concern about Iranian weapons of mass destruction could be alleviated by the single means of heeding Iran’s call to establish a...

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Showing Fired-Up Small-Dollar Donors, Democratic Fundraising Platform ActBlue Processed Record $420 Million So Far This Year

Jul 17, 2019 by

“We’re seeing millions of donors, record-breaking totals every quarter, and a rapidly-growing small-dollar army that is...

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‘Can’t change a corrupt system by taking its money’: Sanders urges 2020 Democrats to reject insurance, and Big Pharma cash 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Arguing that fundamental changes to America’s profit-driven and deadly healthcare system will be impossible to enact as long as...

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‘No, I’m not coming outside’: ‘Know Your Rights’ facts helped protect some families from ICE

Jul 17, 2019 by

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents carried out some enforcement actions across the U.S. last weekend, but in a number of...

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The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea 

Jul 17, 2019 by

It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives. Source: The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea – Foreign...

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‘An Insanely Bad Move’: Experts Sound Alarm as Trump’s Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections 

Jul 17, 2019 by

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said one member of Congress, “needs to do more—not less—to ensure nuclear...

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Alert: Trump’s Drilling Leases on Public Lands Could Release 4.7B Metric Tons of Carbon—More Than All 28 EU Countries Emit in a Year

Jul 17, 2019 by

“Americans have been kept in the dark” about the effects of Trump’s drilling leases on public lands, says the...

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Draft NATO-affiliated report reveals number & location of US nukes in Europe

Jul 17, 2019 by

A published — and later amended — draft report, prepared by a member of a NATO-affiliated body, went into a bit of extra...

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As Amazon Faces Grilling in Congress, EU Launches Antitrust Probe of Online Behemoth 

Jul 17, 2019 by

“If you believe in competitive markets, you cannot ignore the problem Amazon presents.” Source: As Amazon Faces Grilling...

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We’re Spending Trillions on Weapons and War. Let’s Spend It on Health Care.

Jul 17, 2019 by

The money needed to fund Medicare for All is there. It always has been. Source: We’re Spending Trillions on Weapons and War. Let’s...

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A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

Jul 17, 2019 by

His colleagues, he said, wore surgical masks and rubber gloves because there was “sickness and filth everywhere.” And he said the...

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Democrats Have Facilitated Trump’s Racist Attacks

Jul 17, 2019 by

Speaker Pelosi opened the door for Donald J. Trump to enter into this debate. And so once again, you see leading Democrats paving the...

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 A Case Could Be Made That Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the World 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Today, farming is done in order to squeeze every cent of profit out of the land. Over-utilization exhausts the soil. Chemicals take...

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Oakland Approves Face Recognition Surveillance Ban as Congress Moves To Require Government Transparency 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Congress and multiple cities are taking action to bring face recognition surveillance technology under democratic control. Source:...

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Unsealed Database Reveals How Drug Companies Embarked on ‘Reckless Pursuit of Profit’ as Thousands Died From Opioid Epidemic 

Jul 17, 2019 by

For the first time, a previously secret federal database of all opioid painkiller sales reveals what the pharmaceutical industry knew...

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So Much for Mueller

Jul 17, 2019 by

Over the past few weeks, it has become clearer that each of the two frayed findings of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S....

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Militarized Fossil Capitalism Is The Problem; There Are Solutions

Jul 17, 2019 by

 Schwartzman says the problem is that right now the earth is for sale and it shouldn’t be. He discusses what he calls...

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‘Groundbreaking’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Praised for New Resolution Affirming Right to Engage in Boycotts 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Minnesota Democrat and co-sponsors, says Jewish Voice for Peace, have shown “unwavering support for human rights, free speech,...

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Alert: Why Are Progressive Democrats Backing an Anti-BDS Bill That Was Introduced at an AIPAC Conference? 

Jul 17, 2019 by

three of them are presidential hopefuls: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Sen. Cory Booker...

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Alert: Federal prison officials got large bonuses despite guard shortage

Jul 17, 2019 by

The federal prison system paid $1.6 million in bonuses to its top executives and wardens during the past two years despite chronic...

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Colbert Gives Trump A Reminder Of His Own Ugly History: ‘Racism Is Your Brand!’

Jul 17, 2019 by

“Racism is your brand!” Colbert said. “It’s like Col. Sanders saying, ‘I don’t have a finger-lickin’ bone in my body.”  Source:...

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Iran and North Korea aren’t our military’s biggest concerns. This is. 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Multiple vacancies present the Defense Department with a leadership vacuum. Source: Iran and North Korea aren’t our military’s...

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John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment 

Jul 17, 2019 by

To enact real gun control, we need to change the Constitution. Source: Opinion | John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment...

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Jack Dorsey Maxed Out His Donation to Tulsi Gabbard After the First Debate 

Jul 17, 2019 by

The Twitter CEO gave the controversial Democratic congresswoman $5,600—and donated $1,000 to Andrew Yang. Source: Jack Dorsey Maxed...

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Puerto Rico’s Privatizers Are Finally Getting What They Deserve 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education, exploited the island’s post-hurricane crisis to close...

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Kamala Harris Tells Trump To Go Back Where He Came From And Leave Office

Jul 17, 2019 by

The California senator and 2020 presidential candidate said Trump’s remarks on congressional Democrats are un-American and ‘defile’...

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Dozens Arrested as Over 1,000 Jewish Activists and Allies Shut Down Entrances to ICE Headquarters Demanding Closure of Trump Detention Camps 

Jul 17, 2019 by

“It’s not just symbolic—we’re actually shutting down ICE,” said one organizer Source: Dozens Arrested...

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Resisting the Wall Industry, From Mexico to Palestine 

Jul 17, 2019 by

The institutions responsible for harming people operate across borders far more than most people realize, yet many groups are joining...

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Russia ready to fill China’s food gap left by US in trade war fallout 

Jul 17, 2019 by

As African swine fever devastates local industry, China has been turning to other sources of protein.  Russian meat producer looks...

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Five Men Sentenced to Life for Operation Condor Killings Trained at School of the Americas 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Revelation comes after Italian court sentences 24 men to life behind bars for roles in U.S.-backed state terror campaign Source: Five...

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Eric Garner Family Outraged DOJ Won’t Prosecute His Murder by Police

Jul 17, 2019 by

A medical examiner testified that the chokehold led to Garner’s death, which was ruled a homicide. Source: Eric Garner Family...

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Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year

Jul 17, 2019 by

The company’s decision to deliver new self-driving technology to hundreds of thousands of drivers has rivals and regulators on edge...

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An Update on Abortion Pills From the World Health Organization Undermines How the U.S. Regulates Them 

Jul 17, 2019 by

Abortion pills should be widely available and affordable, and don’t need to be dispensed by highly trained specialists or in...

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A San Francisco 49er Is Carrying Colin Kaepernick’s Torch

Jul 17, 2019 by

Exum’s single, “Officer Kaepernick,” dropped on July 12. But the track isn’t so much an out-and-out ode to Kaepernick as it is a...

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All-male boards among S&P 500 companies are nearly extinct

Jul 17, 2019 by

After being stuck at 16 percent for several years, the percentage of women-held board seats in the S&P 500 now reaches nearly 27...

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So few kids know about the Holocaust, Oregon had to pass a law requiring schools to teach about it. 

Jul 17, 2019 by

The atrocities committed during WWII are fading from history because we’re failing to teach future generations about them. Now, a new...

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Lashana Lynch Will Make History as First Black Woman to Play ‘007’

Jul 17, 2019 by

It would make Lashana Lynch the first woman and the first person of colour to play the iconic role. Source: Lashana Lynch Will Make...

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DNA Testing Identifies Actual Perpetrator in 1996 Idaho Falls Rape and Murder, Confirming Christopher Tapp’s Innocence

Jul 17, 2019 by

“The system thought that I could be thrown away. They thought that I’d never amount to anything,” said Tapp. “They were wrong. I want...

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Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S. –

Jul 17, 2019 by

With obesity levels skyrocketing, Americans can learn an important lesson from Latin America on promoting healthier eating habits....

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