New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

Jul 29, 2021 by

Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience Source: New Zealand rated best...

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It’s Time for an Urgent Intervention in the Food System Ruining Our Climate

Jul 29, 2021 by

“No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come,” Victor Hugo once said. The time for the Farm System Reform Act is now. We...

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Analysis Shows GOP Can Take Control of Congress by Gerrymandering Just 4 States

Jul 29, 2021 by

Republicans might be able to take control of Congress in next year’s midterm races without needing to win over a single additional...

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‘Until the FTC Acts, No One Is Safe’: Groups Urge Ban on Corporate Facial Surveillance 

Jul 29, 2021 by

“For years now, the FTC has failed the public by abandoning their power and authority to address these dangerous surveillance...

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 Mr. President, You’re Just Plain Wrong on Voter Suppression 

Jul 29, 2021 by

Black people need their voting rights protected. The president won’t go all out to help them. Source: Opinion | Mr. President, You’re...

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Can DoJ Be Saved? 

Jul 29, 2021 by

 For those who believed with the passion of a million burning suns that Garland would “reimagine” the Department of Justice, it...

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Conservative Democrats Are Endangering Humanity. Exhibit A: Kyrsten Sinema.

Jul 29, 2021 by

Sinema’s announcement earned her high praise from low men such as Minority Leader McConnell. “I was certainly pleased,” said the...

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The Delta Variant: What Joe Biden Needs to Do Now

Jul 29, 2021 by

Joe Biden needs to do a lot more to stop the global spread of the covid virus and its Delta variant—and to prepare the world...

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House’s Resolve To Curb Surveillance State Faces Biggest Test Since Trump Presidency

Jul 29, 2021 by

The House is set to vote this week on a measure to rein in extrajudicial searches of Americans’ private communications under Section...

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Big Pharma Monopolies Make Cost of Global Vaccination Against Covid-19 5 Times Costlier Than Needed: Report 

Jul 29, 2021 by

“This is perhaps one of the most lethal cases of profiteering in history.” Source: Big Pharma Monopolies Make Cost of...

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Unpacking the DOJ Letters: No “Executive Privilege” for Trump-Era Witnesses on 2020 Election Machinations

Jul 29, 2021 by

The determination clears the way for more evidence, testimony to congressional committees, including on the Jan. 6 attack on the...

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Let’s Reinvent the US Military for Real National Defense

Jul 29, 2021 by

Ten ways to create a people’s military. Source: Opinion | Let’s Reinvent the US Military for Real National Defense |...

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Eliminating Carbon Emissions by 2050 Would Save 74 Million Lives This Century: Study 

Jul 29, 2021 by

There is “a significant number of lives that can be saved if you pursue climate policies that are more aggressive than the...

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Progressives Reject Watered Down Reconciliation Bill in Rebuttal to Sinema

Jul 29, 2021 by

After Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) threw a bomb into the Democrats’ plan to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, progressives...

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Three Americans create enough carbon emissions to kill one person, study finds

Jul 29, 2021 by

  The analysis draws on public health studies that conclude that for every 4,434 metric tons of CO2 produced, one person...

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As Delta Variant Spreads, the “Honor System” for Masking Hasn’t Worked

Jul 29, 2021 by

Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, says she supports the new CDC guidelines because an...

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Hours After Pelosi Comments, Pressley Says Biden Clearly ‘Has the Authority’ to Cancel Student Debt 

Jul 29, 2021 by

“Student debt cancellation is a racial and economic justice issue and President Biden should act,” said the Massachusetts...

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Justice Department Warns States About ‘Unusual’ Trump-Inspired ‘Audits’

Jul 29, 2021 by

  A DOJ official said that federal voting rights authorities are keeping a “close eye” on what is going on around the country....

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Alert: Texas GOP Bill Would Make It Harder For Nonprofits To Bail People Out Of Jail 

Jul 29, 2021 by

Now Texas lawmakers are considering a measure to limit charitable bail funds by restricting who they’re allowed to help. That...

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Why Mexico’s phaseout of glyphosate and GMO corn may help to reverse years of U.S. trade policy

Jul 29, 2021 by

Although NAFTA was heralded by the U.S. government for reducing barriers to trade, the pact devastated rural economies in Mexico,...

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‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power 

Jul 29, 2021 by

For the first time in more than two decades, fast food, retail, and hospitality workers have the leverage to resign from their jobs...

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Bayer to Remove Cancer-Linked Glyphosate From Roundup for U.S. Lawn and Garden Market by 2023 

Jul 29, 2021 by

Bayer-Monsanto announced today that the company will no longer sell glyphosate-based herbicides to U.S. consumers as of 2023,...

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Israeli authorities inspect NSO Group offices after Pegasus revelations

Jul 29, 2021 by

Officials from the defence ministry visited the company’s offices near Tel Aviv on Wednesday, at the same time as the defence...

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Connecticut is first state to make prison phone calls free

Jul 29, 2021 by

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont and could go into effect as early as next month. It allows inmates a minimum of 90...

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Pfizer data shows vaccine protection remains robust six months after vaccination even as the company argues that boosters will be needed 

Jul 29, 2021 by

While company data showed a slight drop in efficacy against any symptomatic cases of covid-19, from 96 percent protection in the...

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Cuba: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise 

Jul 29, 2021 by

If you are salaried, poor, homeless or landless, Cuba is paradise. The Revolution will guarantee your three fundamental human rights:...

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Bad News: The Biden administration is responsible for the waste of 100,000 green cards

Jul 29, 2021 by

And almost no one is talking about it. Source: Opinion | The Biden administration is responsible for the waste of 100,000 green cards...

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Formerly Unhoused Rep. Cori Bush Introduces a Bill of Rights for the Unhoused

Jul 29, 2021 by

Housing advocates and experts on Wednesday applauded Rep. Cori Bush following her introduction of an Unhoused Bill of Rights, a...

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Fully-Vaccinated US And EU Citizens Will Be Allowed Quarantine-Free Travel To England 

Jul 29, 2021 by

Hopes raised that family and friends can finally meet up after months apart due to Covid travel restrictions. Source:...

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Endangered species’ recovery measured by IUCN’s new ‘green status’ 

Jul 29, 2021 by

The new standard from the IUCN highlights successful conservation work — and incentivizes future efforts. Source: Endangered species’...

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Israel is determined to Criminalize Boycott Movement, but Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream struck a blow for First Amendment

Jul 29, 2021 by

Ben & Jerry’s decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to...

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GOP’s Kinzinger Tells CNN “Nobody Actually Believes the Election Was Stolen”

Jul 29, 2021 by

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) said on CNN on Wednesday that nearly all of his colleagues in Congress don’t actually believe that...

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‘Poverty Is a Policy Choice’: Study Projects Covid Aid Will Cut US Poverty Nearly in Half

Jul 29, 2021 by

“Eradicating poverty is not a utopian fantasy, it’s a policy option.” Source: ‘Poverty Is a Policy...

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Biden Asks Congress to Act to Prevent Evictions—Just 3 Days Before Moratorium Expires 

Jul 29, 2021 by

“These calls should have come weeks ago, not 72 hours before the moratorium expires.” Source: Biden Asks Congress to Act...

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Congress Needs to Force Biden to End the Yemen War 

Jul 29, 2021 by

Activists say it’s not enough to trust Biden’s promises to end U.S. support for the war: Congress must compel him....

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First Biden Guantanamo Transfer: Too Little, Too Late

Jul 29, 2021 by

Biden should not just be releasing all Guantanamo detainees but shutting the place down altogether. Source: First Biden Guantanamo...

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Alert: The Number of People With IRAs Worth $5 Million or More Has Tripled, Congress Says 

Jul 29, 2021 by

After ProPublica revealed that more than 28,000 wealthy Americans hold Roth IRAs worth up to hundreds of millions — compared to...

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In Texas, Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off 27-Mile ‘March for Democracy’ 

Jul 29, 2021 by

“At this time, when our voting rights are being denied and when economic justice is being denied, we must call out the immoral...

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Journalist masterfully dissects the dishonesty and narcissism inherent in nearly all Christian theological work 

Jul 29, 2021 by

The liberal church is as infected with this disease as right-wing Christians who have twisted Jesus into a Rambo-like white, male...

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Here’s a Long List of Top Republicans the 1/6 Committee Should Question 

Jul 29, 2021 by

The much tougher task for the committee will be investigating what Trump and his minions did in the months, weeks, days, and even...

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Congress and the States Are Constitutionally Empowered to Crack Down on Trump and His Seditionists

Jul 28, 2021 by

Just as Speaker Pelosi has excluded members of Congress’s “sedition caucus,” from the January 6 inquiry, so state officials have the...

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Infrastructure Deal: Wrong Priorities for the Crises We Face 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Proposal shortchanges our water needs while creating hundreds of billions in fossil fuel subsidies. Source: Infrastructure Deal:...

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America’s War Policy: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Jul 28, 2021 by

  U.S. military officials work very hard to discourage Americans from asking about America’s wars (don’t ask), and at the same...

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Pelosi Under Fire for Parroting ‘Right-Wing Lies’ Against Student Loan Debt Cancellation

Jul 28, 2021 by

“The truth is Biden can cancel 100% of your federal student loans with a signature.” Source: Pelosi Under Fire for...

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America Isn’t ‘Back.’ Here’s Why. 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Two decades of forever wars created a failing empire. Biden’s foreign policy is just continuing the destructive legacy. Source:...

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 Biden’s Climate Pledges Are Incompatible With His Belligerence Toward China 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Bipartisan belligerence and spiraling Pentagon budgets threaten to undermine global climate action just when we need it most. Source:...

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Alert: Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds 

Jul 28, 2021 by

A new study tracking the planet’s vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate crisis are getting...

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Israel’s War Crimes: Is the Tide Finally Turning?

Jul 28, 2021 by

Targeting and killing Palestinian children could not accomplish what a decision by an ice cream company has achieved. To be sure, the...

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As Delta Wreaks Havoc, Biden Faces Growing Pressure to Force Big Pharma to Share Vaccine Recipes 

Jul 28, 2021 by

“Millions of people have lost their lives waiting for such desperately needed action.” Source: As Delta Wreaks Havoc,...

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The FBI didn’t investigate Brett Kavanaugh. We deserve to know why.

Jul 28, 2021 by

This circus of FBI mismanagement and White House underhandedness cries out for congressional inquiry. Source: The FBI didn’t...

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Fox News covered the committee hearings uninterrupted (a good thing

Jul 28, 2021 by

‘The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful’: D.C. police officer condemns lawmakers downplaying Jan. 6 Source:...

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Nicaragua’s Sandinistas Battle ‘Diabolical’ US Empire and Poverty on 42nd Anniversary of Revolution 

Jul 28, 2021 by

42 years after the victory of the Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguans are still celebrating the gains of the leftist movement, and...

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House’s Resolve To Curb Surveillance State Faces Biggest Test Since Trump Presidency

Jul 28, 2021 by

The House is set to vote this week on a measure to rein in extrajudicial searches of Americans’ private communications under Section...

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Physicians Group Documents ‘Severe’ Health and Human Rights Impacts of US Expulsion Policy 

Jul 28, 2021 by

“With each passing day, the Biden administration is trampling on its professed commitment to science-based policymaking and a...

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Alert: Ecuador strips Julian Assange of citizenship that was provided in January 2018

Jul 28, 2021 by

Assange’s lawyer, Carlos Poveda said that the decision of Ecuadorian authorities was made in the absence of due process and the...

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This City Stopped Sending Police to Every 911 Call

Jul 28, 2021 by

Riding along with the civilian “crisis responders” of Olympia, Washington. Source: This City Stopped Sending Police to Every 911 Call...

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Alert: In 40 Days, 20 Million Workers in the US Will Lose Unemployment Benefits

Jul 28, 2021 by

Twenty-five Republican-led states have cut unemployment benefits, doing enormous damage to millions of workers. And in 40 days, 20...

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Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2billion in exchange for moon contract for Blue Origin to land astronauts in space

Jul 28, 2021 by

    The Amazon founder made his offer to administrator Bill Nelson in an open letter on Monday, a week after his own...

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Alert: Democrats Are Sticking to Trump’s Cuba Policies 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Party leadership blocked an amendment to roll back restrictions on the amount of money people in the US can send to their families in...

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Rev. Barber, Beto O’Rourke Launch 4-Day March For Voting Rights In Texas 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign is leading a 27-mile, multiday march against voter suppression, urging Congress to take...

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Bolsonaro’s Amazon Railway Will Cause Climate Chaos. It Must Be Stopped

Jul 28, 2021 by

This project would rapidly deforest large areas of the Amazon, which would wreak havoc on the planet Source: Bolsonaro’s Amazon...

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Rep. Cori Bush’s ‘Unhoused Bill Of Rights’ Calls On Congress To End Homelessness

Jul 28, 2021 by

  The resolution from Bush, who experienced homelessness, demands Congress invest in affordable housing and services for...

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The Radical Courage of Simone Biles’ Exit From the Team USA Olympic Finals

Jul 28, 2021 by

Biles’s decision not to compete on Tuesday is, to many spectators, a heartbreak. It is also a welcome example of an athlete setting...

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Alert: The Courts Are Destroying America’s Ability to Fight Pandemics

Jul 28, 2021 by

The first court decision, written by a Donald Trump appointee to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, imposes...

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Belt and Road vs. New Quad for Afghanistan’s Coming Boom

Jul 28, 2021 by

In a sense, the US versus Russia-China competition in the Afghan theater totally fits the Build Back Better World (B3W) gambit, which...

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Arce-Castillo Socialist Alliance for South America

Jul 28, 2021 by

Castillo’s victory in Peru follows by eight months the swearing in of Luis Arce as President of Bolivia in November 2020, confirming...

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Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation 

Jul 28, 2021 by

“This is a landmark victory for the local communities who have stood up and held firm for over a decade to protect the climate,...

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Report: Real Estate Groups Paid GOP Lawmakers Huge Sums to Reinstate Evictions

Jul 28, 2021 by

The report by Accountable.US, which calls itself a government corruption watchdog group, finds that Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and...

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How a Respected N.Y.P.D. Officer Became the Accused Capitol Riot #EyeGouger 

Jul 28, 2021 by

  Thomas Webster once was part of Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail. As he awaits trial, the retired cop is on the other side of...

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Half of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza in May were Civilians and other War Crimes: HRW

Jul 28, 2021 by

deaths of Palestinians at Israeli hands were 21 times higher than Israeli deaths.Three of the Israeli airstrikes killed 62...

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Alert: Reappointing Powell to Chair the Fed Is a Bad Idea 

Jul 28, 2021 by

He’s terrible on everything other than monetary policy, and Biden gains nothing with Republicans by renaming him. Source:...

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Arizona audit leader Ken Bennett says Cyber Ninjas might be cooking the numbers.

Jul 28, 2021 by

on Friday the Arizona Senate point person for the audit, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett, was barred from his own...

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Democrats Must Control the Crime Narrative Before It Controls Them 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Democrats should offer their own 21st-century vision for reducing crime. Source: Democrats Must Control the Crime Narrative Before It...

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Nina Turner Opponent Facing Potential Ethics Probe for $17 Million in Contracts

Jul 28, 2021 by

Shontel Brown voted in 2017 to award a company closely affiliated with her partner $17 million in contracts. Source: Nina Turner...

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‘It’s time for Congress to act’: Over 80 mayors urge passage of citizenship through reconciliation

Jul 28, 2021 by

A group of more than 80 mayors spanning nearly 30 states is urging President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats to protect...

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Alert: In the Race Against Nina Turner, GOP Donors Fund Shontel Brown

Jul 28, 2021 by

With one week left in the Ohio primary, Republican donors have picked their Democrat — and the pro-Israel PAC supporting her. Source:...

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Revealed: 5% of Earth’s Power Plants Create 73% of the Energy Sector’s Emissions

Jul 28, 2021 by

A handful of “super emitters” are responsible for the vast majority of all emissions in the energy sector. Source: 5% of...

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Revealed: Joe Manchin Makes $500k a Year From One of the Dirtiest Coal Plants in West Virginia

Jul 28, 2021 by

That’s more than twice his salary as a U.S. senator. Source: Joe Manchin Makes $500k a Year From One of the Dirtiest Coal Plants in...

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Inside a KKK murder plot: ‘Do you want him six feet under?’

Jul 28, 2021 by

That investigation would unearth another secret: An unknown number of klansmen were working inside the Florida Department of...

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Indian Sports Mascots Don’t Just Mock Native Culture. They Erase It.

Jul 28, 2021 by

Inventions like Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo prevent Americans from seeing real human beings who are part of contemporary tribes Source:...

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Capitol Attack Inquiry Reveals the Extraordinary Influence of White Supremacist Ideology 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Without racism running deep in their DNA, Trump’s supporters would not have listened to a raving maniac president encouraging...

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‘We have to pay the price’: Oslo’s plan to turn oil wealth into climate leadership 

Jul 28, 2021 by

The mayor of the Norwegian capital argues that the ‘moral’ duty to cut emissions from burning waste can be met by carbon capture...

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We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress 

Jul 28, 2021 by

Rather than force hospitals to be up front with patients about their costs, we should strip them of the power to set them. Source:...

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‘A Hitman Sent Them,’ Capitol Police Officer Says of January 6 Attackers

Jul 27, 2021 by

“I want you to get to the bottom of that,” Officer Harry Dunn told lawmakers. Source: ‘A Hitman Sent Them,’...

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Alert: Republican Voter Suppression Laws Are Surgically Targeting Voters Who Helped Dems Win in 2020

Jul 27, 2021 by

It’s “a coordinated attack.” Source: Republican Voter Suppression Laws Are Targeting Democratic Voters | Teen Vogue

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COVID’s Taken 3 Million Lives as Rich Nations Blocked Vaccine Patent Waiver

Jul 27, 2021 by

More than three million people across the globe have died of Covid-19 in the roughly nine months since India and South Africa first...

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Pfizer And Moderna To Expand Studies Of Vaccines In 5- To 11-Year-Olds

Jul 27, 2021 by

At the request of the FDA, the vaccine makers are expanding their trials with young children, seeking to better detect very rare...

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Sleight-of-Hand in Baghdad: The Biden Pull-Out from Iraq that Isn’t

Jul 27, 2021 by

The Biden-Kadhimi announcements were in some ways just for show. US troops haven’t been involved in combat in that country for some...

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4 Democrats Suggest Blacklisting Israeli Spyware Firm Over Hacks of Journalists, Activists

Jul 27, 2021 by

The Democrats’ statement was in response to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners into a list of phone...

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CDC: Vaccinated people in COVID hotspots should resume wearing masks

Jul 27, 2021 by

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance on Tuesday recommending that vaccinated people wear masks in...

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Alert: Republicans poised to rig the next election by gerrymandering electoral maps

Jul 27, 2021 by

A supreme court justice described the last round of gerrymandering as ‘dishonoring US democracy’. Another round is about to start...

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Ocasio-Cortez Warns Republicans Are Laying the Groundwork to ‘Overturn Results’ of Elections 

Jul 27, 2021 by

“The time to fight like hell for democracy is right now. We may not get another chance.” Source: Ocasio-Cortez Warns...

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US Pentagon head calls for ‘constructive, stable’ China relations 

Jul 27, 2021 by

On Monday, after meeting Sherman, top Chinese diplomats accused Washington of creating an “imaginary enemy” in Beijing to divert...

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Democrats call for possible action against NSO over Pegasus revelations

Jul 27, 2021 by

Four Democrats in Congress tell Biden administration that such firms ‘should be sanctioned, and if necessary, shut down’ Source:...

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DOJ delivers ‘significant’ blow to Trump’s claim of ‘executive privilege’ as Capitol riot hearings open 

Jul 27, 2021 by

Former president Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to get Justice Department officials to overturn the results of the 2020...

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‘Recess Can Wait’: 23 Groups Demand Senate Stay in DC to Pass For the People Act 

Jul 27, 2021 by

“It would be unconscionable for the Senate to break for recess without addressing the ongoing assaults on our democratic...

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Unless Congress Acts, 20 Million People Will Lose Unemployment Aid in Just 41 Days: Analysis

Jul 27, 2021 by

“Democrats should do whatever it takes to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring.” Source: Unless Congress Acts, 20...

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California Will Require State Employees, Health Care Workers To Get Vaccinated

Jul 27, 2021 by

The new order, which also mandates weekly testing for anyone who doesn’t get vaccinated, affects upward of 2.25 million people in the...

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‘Vile’: Biden DHS to Turn Away Migrant Families Under ‘Expedited Removal’ Policy 

Jul 27, 2021 by

“This administration continues to seek efficiency over safety and due process for migrant families.” Source:...

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Alert: Trump Org. witness under gag order after speaking with investigators about alleged tax fraud scheme 

Jul 27, 2021 by

“What we have here is a concerted effort to keep my client quiet” Source: Trump Org. witness under gag order after...

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