LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault could surpass Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates can clearly afford a lot of leather wallets from Louis Vuitton and little blue boxes from Tiffany. But the...

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Revealed:How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed A Right-Wing Massacre In Bolivia 

Nov 26, 2019 by

While some may be surprised by its response to the Bolivia crisis, Human Rights Watch’s support for a U.S.-backed right-wing coup is...

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The Cost Of The Global War On Terror: $6.4 trillion And 801,000 Lives 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Nearly two decades after New York’s Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the estimated cost of America’s counterterrorism efforts stands at $6.4...

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Maduro’s military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

Nov 26, 2019 by

But one key factor makes the Bolivia playbook a difficult one to carry out against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: Venezuela’s...

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Create a Public Option for Simple Banking 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Under current authority, the post office can expand its financial services options. A major postal workers union even has it in their...

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PROGRESSIVE ISRAEL NETWORK CALLS ON ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO RESCIND DEPORTATION ORDER AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH DIRECTOR OMAR SHAKIR

Nov 26, 2019 by

As American Jewish organizations deeply concerned about the future of Israel’s democracy, we are disturbed and saddened by the...

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The apocalyptic myth that helps explain evangelical support for Trump 

Nov 26, 2019 by

The president may be joking when he calls himself the “chosen one,” but many of his supporters are serious. The legend of...

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In Bolivia As In Palestine

Nov 26, 2019 by

First and foremost these are two native peoples who not only face an implacable enemy but also a religious factor that is among the...

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Americans Now Support Life in Prison Over Death Penalty

Nov 26, 2019 by

Although the majority of Americans still favor the death penalty in general, for the first time a majority say life imprisonment is...

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New Forms of Worker Organization to Free Democracy From Corporate Clutches

Nov 26, 2019 by

To rebalance our democracy and economy, a real system of economic checks and balances must exist to ensure that working people have...

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Chile Despertó! Chile Has Woken Up! The Rising Fight Against Neo-Liberalism in Chile 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Today in Chile the working class and oppressed people are under brutal attack, economically, politically and socially, by the...

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The US Has Tried to Divide Iraqis. Now Protests Are Uniting Them.

Nov 26, 2019 by

Demonstrators are protesting corruption and lack of jobs and basic services, including clean water and electricity. Source: The US...

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Bloomberg’s Press Cheerleaders Conveniently Ignore His Scandals 

Nov 26, 2019 by

If the media are going to celebrate the former New York mayor’s achievements as a private and public executive, they also to...

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Cyprus Launches Cell Phone & Wireless Radiation Awareness Campaign 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Cyprus has launched an awareness campaign to educate the public on how to reduce wireless radiation exposures.  The campaign...

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House Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill Outlawing Animal Cruelty 

Nov 26, 2019 by

The PACT Act would outlaw the intentional crushing, burning, drowning or other violence causing “serious bodily injury” to animals....

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Climate Expert Says UN Emissions Report Makes Clear Only Solution Is to ‘Cut Off Supply of Fossil Fuels at Their Source’

Nov 26, 2019 by

“Climate policy proposals that do not squarely confront the issue of supply are not making a serious attempt to avert...

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Jesuit Coup in Bolivia: How Anez Nullified 13 Years of Morales’ Achievements in 1 Week

Nov 26, 2019 by

Over the first week of her tenure Jeanine Anez, the self-proclaimed interim president of Bolivia, has managed to nullify many of the...

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Trump-loving evangelical leaders are only speaking for ‘flatlining’ white Christians whose worldview is dying: religious scholar

Nov 26, 2019 by

Addressing recent comments by supporters of Donald Trump who maintain that the three-time divorced, the non-church-going president is...

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Democrats Don’t Need Mike Bloomberg’s Kinder, Gentler Plutocracy 

Nov 26, 2019 by

If the Democrats trade a faux billionaire for a legit billionaire, then they haven’t learned much from the last four years. Source:...

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Athena vs. Amazon: New Coalition Debuts on Eve of Holiday Shopping Season to Call Out Company’s “Long Line of Abuses” 

Nov 26, 2019 by

Three dozen grassroots advocacy groups opposed to retail giant and tech conglomerate Amazon announced the formation of a new...

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Warning: US life expectancy: Americans are dying young at alarming rates 

Nov 26, 2019 by

A massive study of U.S. mortality shows a grim trend in life expectancy across racial lines. Source: US life expectancy: Americans...

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‘They’re in deep trouble’: Texas GOP’s secret 2020 strategy emailed to Democrats in a bizarre political mishap 

Nov 26, 2019 by

“Starting after the Primary, the RPT will generate microsites for negative hits against the Democrat candidates in our twelve target...

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Why Bernie Sanders may be the most electable Democrat running in 2020

Nov 25, 2019 by

 Democrats who want to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 should not assume that Sanders is a politically risky choice — even though that is...

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Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism 

Nov 25, 2019 by

As distinct as the protests seem, the uprisings rocking Bolivia, Lebanon, and scores of other countries all share a common theme....

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Sanders Campaign Charges Bloomberg 2020 Run ‘Is Against Bernie, Not Trump’ 

Nov 25, 2019 by

“Multi-billionaires like Michael Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election,” Sanders said Sunday. Source:...

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Report: Parnas Gave Tapes of Trump, Giuliani to House Intel Committee 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The materials were handed over as part of a congressional subpoena by Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. Source: Report: Parnas Gave...

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New Ukraine Documents Expose Clear Paper Trail From Giuliani to Trump to Pompeo

Nov 25, 2019 by

The documents come just days after Gordon Sondland testified that “everyone was in the loop.” Source: New Ukraine...

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Media Refuse to Ask Where the ‘War on Terror’ Is Going 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been an opportune time for corporate media to reflect on the 18-year-long war. Source:...

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Not ‘Free Stuff,’ But Public Goods: Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Neoliberal Talking Points on Publicly-Funded Education and Housing 

Nov 25, 2019 by

“I never want to hear the term ‘free stuff’ ever again.” Source: Not ‘Free Stuff,’ But Public...

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Hong Kong voters deliver landslide victory for pro-democracy campaigners 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Carrie Lam says she will ‘listen humbly’ after almost 90% of district council seats go to pro-democracy candidates Source: Hong Kong...

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This way to expulsion: A timeline of Devin Nunes on the House Intelligence Committee

Nov 25, 2019 by

As the machinery of the House cranks toward an another inevitable appearance of Nunes before the Ethics Committee—and Fox News...

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If Trump is acquitted, it will be necessary to impeach him again … and again

Nov 25, 2019 by

Democrats really will have no choice. It’s either that or acquiesce to someone who is essentially going to consider himself a...

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U.S. Faces Calls to End Support for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Regime 

Nov 25, 2019 by

More than 800 academics, activists, and public figures published an open letter Sunday demanding that the United States and the...

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Contract for the Web: Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle ‘Digital Dystopia’ 

Nov 25, 2019 by

“The power of the web to transform people’s lives, enrich society and reduce inequality is one of the defining...

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Surprise! MSM spins OPCW leak as Russian disinfo 

Nov 25, 2019 by

So you know that Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons scandal we’ve been talking a lot about lately? The one where...

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+15 Groups Call for a Full Congressional Investigation Into Amazon as Senators Demand Answers About Nonexistent Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Security Protections 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Today, more than a dozen civil rights organizations, launched InvestigateAmazon.com, a major new campaign petitioning lawmakers to...

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Sanders’ Green New Deal: A Realistic Response to the Emergency That Will Define Our Lifetimes 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Contrary to what the New York Times recently suggested, Bernie’s plan is the only one put forward by a major candidate that...

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Alert: For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The analysis sets the stage for a new book by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman on tax avoidance among the rich. Source:...

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The End of the Rule of Law: The 12 Impeachable Offenses Committed By Trump

Nov 25, 2019 by

“If we take a narrow approach to impeachment, that will mean that all the more egregious violations will be viewed as having...

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Stacey Abrams Hires Palast Investigations Team for Massive Federal Suit to Restore Voting Rights

Nov 25, 2019 by

Stacey Abrams’ non-profit Fair Fight has retained Palast team experts to provide testimony in Fair Fight’s federal law suit to...

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Warning Julian Assange ‘Could Die in Prison’, 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder 

Nov 25, 2019 by

“Tortured to near death for publishing truthful information.” Source: Warning Julian Assange ‘Could Die in...

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Political scientist: The chaos of Trump’s reign could be a prelude to an ‘era of reform’ — and we’re already seeing the signs

Nov 25, 2019 by

“Eras of reform follow a general pattern,” wrote Drutman. “First, a mood of impending crisis prevails. Unfairness and inequality feel...

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When Progressives in Congress Let Us Down, We Should Push Back

Nov 25, 2019 by

: Last week, the Democratic leadership put an extension of the Patriot Act into a ‘continuing resolution’ that averted a...

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Judge rules Don McGahn must comply with House impeachment subpoena 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The ruling could open the door for cooperation from other top Trump officials. Source: Judge rules Don McGahn must comply with House...

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“Like Watching a Child Without Training Wheels”: Biden’s Debate Performance Is a Warning to Democrats

Nov 25, 2019 by

Biden is occupying the central space in the race, freezing things in place. For Democrats, it’s a dangerous situation. Source: “Like...

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Another Failed US-Backed Coup Attempt In Venezuela 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Fresh off a successful military coup deposing leftist President Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States attempted to overthrow the...

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Corporate Media Ignore Historic Inequality in Reports of “Strong Economy”

Nov 25, 2019 by

Almost half of U.S. families can’t afford basics like rent and food, even as corporate media talk of a “strong economy.”...

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Analyses Claiming That Taxes on Millionaires and Billionaires Will Slow Economic Growth Are Fundamentally Flawed

Nov 25, 2019 by

Highly stylized output of models that assume supply-constraints on growth are the norm, and which are presented as effects on...

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There’s a Philosophy Behind Trump’s Lies 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The president’s falsehoods are dizzying in number, but they follow a predictable, time-honored tradition of how totalitarians rule....

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Revealed: Israeli Spyware Targeted Americans 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The NSO Group’s spy software used a security vulnerability in WhatsApp to hijack the phones of at least 1,400 people in the spring, a...

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White House review turns up emails showing extensive effort to justify Trump’s decision to block Ukraine military aid 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The hold and what motivated it is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Source: White House review turns up emails...

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Three former federal prosecutors call for Rudy Giuliani to be disbarred and indicted

Nov 25, 2019 by

As it becomes clearer with each news report that President Donald Trump sent his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to Ukraine for the...

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California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions 

Nov 25, 2019 by

California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its...

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On 20th Anniversary of Battle in Seattle, Activists Honor History and Today’s Movements 

Nov 25, 2019 by

This Saturday November 30th marks twenty years since the historic grassroots uprising that shut down the World Trade Organization...

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‘Trump’s base is a cult’: Rick Perry slammed after saying Donald Trump is ‘the Chosen One’ during Fox News interview 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Rick Perry shocked some Fox News viewers when he announced during the weekend that Donald Trump was ‘sent by God’ to lead the...

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“Who’s Next?” Israel Expels Human Rights Watch Director for Opposition to Illegal Israeli Settlements 

Nov 25, 2019 by

“A government that expels a leading human rights investigator is not likely to stop its systematic oppression of Palestinians...

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Arrested as teens, three men are set to be exonerated after 36 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction 

Nov 25, 2019 by

Baltimore prosecutor’s Conviction Integrity Unit finds men are innocent in 1983 slaying of 14-year-old, shot in school hallway for...

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The Whole Damn System Is Guilty As Hell: Taking Control Of Police 

Nov 25, 2019 by

The entire system of policing in the United States is in crisis. Police murdering civilians has become a too common nightmare across...

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Netanyahu’s Real Crimes 

Nov 25, 2019 by

In today’s Israel Netanyahu can’t be found guilty of his most serious crimes—treason, incitement, destroying peace,...

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Pentagon Chief Says He Was ‘Flabbergasted’ by Navy Secretary’s Attempt to Make a Private Deal With Trump

Nov 25, 2019 by

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said on Monday he was ‘flabbergasted’ that his Navy secretary tried to make a secret deal...

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Nuclear Lies and Broken Promises 

Nov 25, 2019 by

From Carter on, every U.S. president has covered up the Israeli violation of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, as well as the 1968...

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Lebanon’s Uprising Remains United Against Political Elite

Nov 25, 2019 by

Demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Source:...

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New trove of Ukraine docs exposes ‘clear paper trail from Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo’ 

Nov 24, 2019 by

A trove of State Department documents obtained late Friday by watchdog group American Oversight provided new details on Secretary of...

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Ukrainegate 13,000 Times Worse Than You Think 

Nov 24, 2019 by

There are crimes and there are misdemeanors. Guess which ones are impeachable? The charge that the CIA and Democrats have concocted...

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POLL: 42 Percent of Americans Want Congress to Expand the Scope of the Impeachment Inquiry Beyond Ukraine 

Nov 24, 2019 by

New poll shows growing support for expanded articles of impeachment covering the full range of President Trump’s abuses of power....

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Warning: Moving Impeachment to Senate by Christmas Equals Democratic Party Suicide 

Nov 24, 2019 by

If Nancy Pelosi decides to end the impeachment hearings by Christmas, as has been discussed, she will be engaging in one of the worst...

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#NunesResign trends after indicted Giuliani associate implicates House Republican in effort at heart of Trump’s impeachment inquiry 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Calls for Republican Rep. Devin Nunes to resign spread rapidly on social media Friday night following reports that Lev Parnas, an...

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‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia 

Nov 24, 2019 by

“Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected...

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Conference at European Parliament defends Julian Assange

Nov 24, 2019 by

At a meeting on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels last Thursday, MEPs, prominent public figures, and significant...

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Evo Morales Calls for ‘Truth Commission’ to Expose Deceitful Role of US-Backed OAS in Bolivia Coup 

Nov 24, 2019 by

“We invite international organizations, Pope Francis, to form a truth commission about the October 20 elections.” Source:...

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Wrapping Up Impeachment Early Is an Exceptionally Bad Idea

Nov 24, 2019 by

Without hearing from Giuliani, John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (who reportedly wants to resign because...

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Beaten and Blinded, Chile’s Protesters Face “Policy of Punishment,” Says Amnesty International

Nov 24, 2019 by

“Instead of taking measures to curb the very grave human rights crisis, the authorities, under the command of President...

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“I’m Disgusted”: Sanders Says Bloomberg’s $30 Million Ad Purchase Just Latest Example of Billionaire Trying to Buy an Election 

Nov 24, 2019 by

“If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American...

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I was fired from the New York Times for a proposed edit that was deemed unfair to Trump. I know firsthand about the paper’s insidious double game

Nov 24, 2019 by

While The Times tries to reinforce liberal illusions about the paper, in its actual news coverage or corporate actions it is not...

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Barack Obama, conservative 

Nov 24, 2019 by

The left and the right still misunderstand his politics. Source: Barack Obama, conservative – The Washington...

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Sanders demands dignity for Palestinians in US leadership debate

Nov 24, 2019 by

Bernie Sanders said he would champion Palestinian dignity if he became president Source: Sanders demands dignity for Palestinians in...

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Iran’s ‘Only Crime Is We Decided Not To Fold’ 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Just in time to shine a light on what’s behind the latest sanctions from Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in...

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No Time Like the Present for Mr. Rogers’ Radical Kindness

Nov 24, 2019 by

Who would have figured Fred Rogers for the most effective, fast-acting corrective to the toxic Trump years? Last year there was...

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Wake Up AARP! A Message to Seniors: Medicare “Disadvantage” Is a Corporate Trap 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Medical Disadvantage would be a more accurate name for the quasi-private programs referred to as Medicare Advantage, as insurance...

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China Signs Defence Agreement With South Korea As US Angers Seoul With Demand For $5bn Troop Payment 

Nov 24, 2019 by

  The defence ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in north-east Asia,...

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Is Pete Buttigieg Just a Shill for Corporations and the Donor Class? 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Why has Buttigieg flipped from being a putative progressive to being perhaps the most conservative, pro-corporate Democrat remaining...

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UN Adopts Eight Resolutions In Condemnation Of Israeli Crimes In Palestine 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Through the resolutions, UN is “expressing grave concern at the especially difficult situation of the Palestine refugees under...

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Yellen: ‘Good reason to worry’ about US economy sliding into recession

Nov 24, 2019 by

Pronounced wealth inequality that has built up for decades poses a major threat to a U.S. economy that is in otherwise “excellent”...

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Mike Pence all of a sudden can’t recall if he talked with Sondland about Ukraine aid being withheld

Nov 24, 2019 by

Ambassador Gordon Sondland lied, Vice President Mike Pence’s office said in a statement released after Wednesday...

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Ukrainian MP Claims $7.4 Billion Obama-Linked Laundering, Puts Biden Group Take At $16.5 Million 

Nov 24, 2019 by

A Ukrainian MP says a document leaked from the Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General contains claims against Burisma owner...

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‘We Cannot Continue to Live Like This’: Mass Protests in Colombia Latest in Latin American Uprisings 

Nov 24, 2019 by

“What happened in Chile sent a forceful message.” Source: ‘We Cannot Continue to Live Like This’: Mass...

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Article: What Does Fraud and Bribery Trial of Israeli PM Netanyahu Tell Us About Trump Impeachment?

Nov 24, 2019 by

Both came to power in part through the backing of billionaires and their fake news organs. Both men are being investigated for...

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Top Economist Robert Pollin Answers Key Questions on the Emerging Divide Between Sanders and Warren on Medicare for All 

Nov 24, 2019 by

“I clearly don’t think it is premature to have detailed discussions on funding Medicare for All,” says co-author of...

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Russia and China Are Increasingly Able to Attack U.S. Bases and Logistics Networks, Which Will Undermine the U.S. Way of War

Nov 24, 2019 by

New technologies enable Russia and China to destroy U.S. bases and logistics networks—including those on the homeland. Source: Russia...

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Neil Young Quits Facebook Because of Its “Obvious Commitments” to Right-Wing Politics

Nov 24, 2019 by

It was Facebook’s sponsorship of the Federalist Society — a key booster of Brett Kavanaugh — that convinced Young...

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Students swarm field at Harvard-Yale football game, chant ‘OK boomer’ in climate change protest

Nov 24, 2019 by

About 500 people participated at the demonstration’s peak, protesters said. Some were arrested, and 42 were issued summonses...

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BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION KICKED OUT OF INDIA

Nov 24, 2019 by

Back in 2009, the Gates Foundation funded the trial of Gardasil (Merck and co.) on nearly sixteen thousand poor and vulnerable tribal...

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Biden Under Fire for Telling Immigrant Rights Activist Demanding End to Deportations to ‘Vote for Trump’ 

Nov 24, 2019 by

The former vice president also told climate activists that they “listen to Bernie too much” after they demanded he reject...

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FBI Readies Plan to Interview Prince Andrew, as Unedited Version of That Photo Emerges

Nov 24, 2019 by

The FBI is close to interviewing Prince Andrew over Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, the queen cancels his 60th birthday party, and how his...

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A major democracy fights to maintain the rule of law – this time, it’s Israel

Nov 24, 2019 by

Netanyahu is expected to request that the Israeli parliament grant him immunity from the prosecution.While it is possible he could...

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In Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Pope Francis calls for abolishing nuclear weapons 

Nov 24, 2019 by

The demand moves beyond those of his predecessors that allowed the weapons for purposes of deterrence. Source: In Nagasaki and...

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Hard Numbers: Most US men not so comfortable with a woman president 

Nov 24, 2019 by

Less than half of American men say they’d feel “very comfortable” with a woman as head of government, according to...

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Alabama Jury Convicts White Officer in Shooting Death of Black Man

Nov 24, 2019 by

“An Alabama jury on Friday convicted a white police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in...

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US Taxpayers Spent Almost $1 Billion Incarcerating Innocent Black People

Nov 24, 2019 by

Mye”Over the last few weeks, the Rodney Reed case has ignited a firestorm of interest, as celebrities, activists, and...

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Suburban voters in Virginia defeated the NRA this fall. Next stop: Texas

Nov 24, 2019 by

Voters in Virginia this year told pollsters again and again that their top issue was gun safety. They voted on it, and the...

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