Biden Must Drive a Stake Through the Heart of Dead-End “Centrism”

Jan 19, 2021 by

There is no middle ground between lies and facts. There is no halfway point between civil discourse and violence. There is no...

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Senate Democrats Prove ‘Democracy Reform Is a Top Priority’ by Putting ‘For the People Act’ First 

Jan 19, 2021 by

“From a violent insurrection at the Capitol to the countless attempts to silence the vote of millions of Americans, attacks on...

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Why We Published More Than 500 Videos Taken by Parler Users of the Capitol Riot 

Jan 19, 2021 by

This collection of clips from the insurrection, while incomplete, offers a unique experience of the historic event through hundreds...

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400,000 American Deaths In, Was Trump’s Coronavirus Response a Crime Against Humanity?

Jan 19, 2021 by

The Trump administration callously dismissed the deaths of the most vulnerable, including minorities. Source: 400,000 American Deaths...

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MLK: “Loving Your Enemies” Message for a Political System Based On Hate

Jan 19, 2021 by

US politics, both conservative & liberal is dominated by hatred. It’s the glue of the system. People don’t vote for...

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From Reconciliation to a ‘Nuclear Strike on the Filibuster’: Progressive Memo Details Steps Biden Can Take to Defeat GOP Obstruction 

Jan 19, 2021 by

“Biden was elected with a mandate to break gridlock and deliver results. He should use it.” Source: From Reconciliation...

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Will Coronavirus Variants Soon Dominate in U.S.?

Jan 19, 2021 by

CDC researchers see disturbing indicators Source: Will Coronavirus Variants Soon Dominate in U.S.? | MedPage Today

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The Most Common Coronavirus Vaccine Questions, Answered 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Do the COVID-19 shots prevent infection? How long does immunity last? Do they work against mutations? Here’s what to know....

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Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners. 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Steve Bannon broadcasts election denialism and apocalyptic calls to action several times a day via Apple’s podcast app. He’s not the...

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FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Jan 19, 2021 by

In light of — or perhaps despite — the increased scrutiny, FBI director James Comey told police officers at a national...

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Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

Jan 19, 2021 by

President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an...

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‘Right on Schedule’: Hours Before Biden Inauguration, GOP Backers of Tax Cuts for the Rich Resume Cynical Deficit-Mongering 

Jan 19, 2021 by

“With a Democrat about to become president, Republicans are now pretending to care about deficits and debts again. Let’s...

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As Kamala Harris Resigns Senate, Alex Padilla Becomes California’s First Latino Senator 

Jan 19, 2021 by

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Gov. Gavin Newsom also appointed Shirley Weber to be secretary of state, set to be the first Black...

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Sheriffs, the Capitol riot, and right-wing militias: Sheriffs helped lead this insurrection.

Jan 19, 2021 by

Sheriffs play a key role in right-wing white supremacist movements. Source: Sheriffs, the Capitol riot, and right-wing militias:...

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How the rioters who stormed the Capitol came dangerously close to Pence

Jan 19, 2021 by

About one minute after the vice president was hustled out of the Senate chamber and into a nearby room, members of the pro-Trump mob...

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‘Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big’: Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda 

Jan 19, 2021 by

“Instead of feel-good talk of unification,” said journalist John Nichols, “FDR called out the Wall Street...

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Alerlt: Trump approval remains stable in new NBC poll, with Republicans unmoved after Capitol violence

Jan 19, 2021 by

Eighty-seven percent of Republicans approve of how Trump is doing his job in a new NBC News poll, but half of all voters say he is...

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Twenty states raised their minimum wages on New Year’s Day: Federal action is still needed 

Jan 19, 2021 by

On January 1, minimum wages went up in 20 states. The increases range from an $0.08 inflation adjustment in Minnesota to a $1.50 per...

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As Biden takes office, key nuclear and missile defense decisions loom

Jan 19, 2021 by

The incoming administration must make several decisions fairly quickly, says outgoing official Rob Soofer. Source: As Biden takes...

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‘Going full white supremacy’: Internet drags Pompeo for saying ‘multiculturalism’ is ‘not who America is’ 

Jan 19, 2021 by

In a shocking tweet barely 24 hours before he will no longer be the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo unleashed a disturbing tweet...

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It Is Biden’s Historic Task to Reverse Reagan’s—and Trump’s—Reckless Radicalism

Jan 19, 2021 by

Reagan’s failed radicalism has now run its course, and the United States, while culturally as divided as ever, is at an...

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Joe’s Winning Strategy: Raise Wages, Tax the Rich 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Despite our sharp divisions, a majority of Americans are united behind many policies to combat poverty and reduce inequality. Source:...

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LA County residents 65 and older can get coronavirus vaccines starting Thursday 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday, Jan. 18 delivered a rare executive order widening the county’s...

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“Sense of Entitlement”: Rioters Faced No Consequences Invading State Capitols. No Wonder They Turned to the U.S. Capitol Next. 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Armed far-right mobs met little law enforcement resistance when they repeatedly attacked state capitols. You can draw a direct line...

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Here Is What Biden’s Foreign-Policy Agenda Will Look Like on Day One

Jan 19, 2021 by

From climate change to China to ending the forever wars, here are 10 of the biggest challenges facing the Biden foreign-policy team...

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Majority of Europeans fear Biden unable to fix ‘broken’ US 

Jan 19, 2021 by

A majority of Europeans believe America’s political system is broken, that China will be the world’s leading power within a decade,...

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Europe Sees a Narrow Window for Biden to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal

Jan 19, 2021 by

Iran has been ramping up its breaches, while June elections may complicate diplomacy. Source: Iran nuclear deal: Europe hopes for...

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The Georgia Dad Who Said That He Wanted to Kill Nancy Pelosi

Jan 19, 2021 by

On Facebook, Cleveland Meredith, Jr., parroted The Gateway Pundit, Trump’s Twitter feed, Fox News, and, eventually, QAnon. Then he...

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Time for Biden to Dial Down the Lincoln and Dial Up the FDR 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Inaugural appeals to unity and “better angels” are nice. But this is the moment to rally America to chase money changers and fascists...

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Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

Jan 19, 2021 by

On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority...

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Hypersonic Superweapons Are a Mirage, New Analysis Says 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Two scientists find revolutionary claims about the evasion of detection and defenses to be “nonsense.” Source: Hypersonic...

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Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks 

Jan 19, 2021 by

The nation’s military has a history of downplaying white nationalism and right-wing activism, but the siege of the Capitol has...

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Alliance Between Vigilantes and Law Enforcement: A US Tradition 

Jan 19, 2021 by

On the continuity between the early 20th century American Protective League and today’s violent “patriots.” Source: Alliance Between...

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Trump Administration’s ‘1776 Report’ Justifies Slavery, Three-Fifths Compromise

Jan 19, 2021 by

The report excuses America’s founders for owning slaves and defends the racist Three-Fifths Compromise as necessary to form a...

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L.A. project shows homeless housing can be done quickly, cheaply 

Jan 19, 2021 by

When L.A. County nixed a plan to build a new jail, Supervisor Hilda Solis saw an opportunity to use the land for homeless housing. In...

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Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo claims Democrats infiltrated Capitol wearing MAGA clothing — and Twitter fires back 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Twitter users quickly fired back at Bartiromo for the baseless claim. One Twitter user also noted how right-wing media reports would...

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Trump’s Last Power Grab Will Involve Around 100 Pardons in Massive “Influence Peddling” Operation 

Jan 19, 2021 by

The president is reportedly gearing up for one last pardon spree—one of the few unilateral actions still available in his waning...

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Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020 

Jan 19, 2021 by

Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communities Source: Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border...

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New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved in Fred Hampton’s Murder

Jan 19, 2021 by

Recently released FBI documents shed new light on the 1969 conspiracy to assassinate Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Source: New...

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Can We Crack the Right’s White Bloc? These Organizers Say Yes 

Jan 18, 2021 by

Deep canvass conversations, storytelling, acknowledges people’s experiences while suggesting a different way to understand and...

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Activists Are Mobilizing to Create an Eviction-Free United States 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Rent strikers and people at risk of losing their shelter are doing all they can to stop the violence of evictions and promote a...

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MLK Day demands that Capitol rioters and white supremacists face swift justice

Jan 18, 2021 by

By not quickly stamping out the ‘massive resistance’ to the civil rights movement, America paved the way for it to...

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Feds vetting 25,000 National Guard troops ahead of Biden inauguration for fear of possible ‘insider attack’ 

Jan 18, 2021 by

Concerns of an attack by National Guard members come in addition to growing fears of violence by outside right-wing extremist groups...

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Bad news: Worried about Earth’s future? Well, the outlook is worse than even scientists can grasp

Jan 18, 2021 by

The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a stark summary of the state of the natural world. We outline...

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The Capitol riot wasn’t a fringe ‘uprising’. It was enabled by very deep pockets 

Jan 18, 2021 by

That siege was just one battle in a decades-long assault on democracy, funded by billionaire donors and corporate interests Source:...

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Trump May Be on Trial, But You Can Bet the System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted

Jan 18, 2021 by

Trump is too small and limited of a target to be considered the true and deepest enemy we face. Source: Opinion | Trump May Be on...

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Sunrise to Hold Rallies Demanding “No Compromise, No Excuses” to Top Democratic Leaders 

Jan 18, 2021 by

These rallies are intended to push leaders to enact the Sunrise Movement’s current legislative priorities in an effort to enact: 1)...

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Police Command Structure Crumbled Fast During Capitol Riot

Jan 18, 2021 by

As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight them off. There was no...

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Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says

Jan 18, 2021 by

An FBI special agent made the claim in an affidavit as part of a criminal complaint against 43-year-old Dominic Pezzola, who is...

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Yes, Trump can be impeached, convicted, barred from ever holding office again—even after he’s gone

Jan 18, 2021 by

 “The Constitution provides that the President ‘shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of,...

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Biden Cannot Govern From the Center – Ending Trumpism Means Radical Action

Jan 18, 2021 by

This Republican party traffics in conspiracy and thuggery — the new president must be bold on healthcare, equality and more...

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America Needs a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Jan 18, 2021 by

America needs to investigate the lies, and the illegal activity alleged, and be empowered to tell the truth.  Upon the revelation of...

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

Jan 18, 2021 by

Although several Republican representatives acknowledged that the violence at the Capitol on January 6th was terrifying, condemnable,...

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Inside the Capitol riot: What more than 500 Parler videos reveal 

Jan 18, 2021 by

Not only had we not seen something like this, but we had never been able to see any major civil clash in the way we did this one,...

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Progressives Push Back as Trump, Pentagon, and ICE ‘Hijack’ MLK’s Message 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism, and the death...

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Biden’s plan could cut child poverty in half in 2021

Jan 18, 2021 by

Scholars at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy did a quick analysis of President-elect Joe Biden’s...

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From Paul Ryan to Nikki Haley: GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large...

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‘I Answered the Call of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On 

Jan 18, 2021 by

The defense from Trump supporters arrested in the Capitol assault is emerging in court papers and interviews — and could play a role...

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Trump’s Final Attempt to Sabotage the Census Has Officially Failed

Jan 18, 2021 by

On Friday, the Justice Department told a federal judge that the Census Bureau would not release data on the number of undocumented...

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Giuliani associate told ex-CIA officer a Trump pardon would ‘cost $2m’ – report 

Jan 18, 2021 by

John Kiriakou, who was jailed in 2012 for identity leak, said his pursuit of a pardon came up in a meeting with Giuliani last year...

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The Part About MLK White People Don’t Like to Talk About

Jan 18, 2021 by

Dr. King was widely disliked for his message of liberation for oppressed people in this country—Black people, Brown people, Native...

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Bad news: Trump team orders installation of notorious pro-Trump saboteur into top NSA position

Jan 18, 2021 by

Acting secretary of defense Miller demanded the immediate installation of Ellis, despite widespread skepticism as to his...

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How Facebook Became a Tool of the Far-Right 

Jan 18, 2021 by

Right-wing influencers embraced extremist views, and Facebook rewarded them. Source: Opinion | How Facebook Became a Tool of the...

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‘A Fearless Champion for Consumers’: Warren Applauds Biden Pick of Rohit Chopra to Head CFPB 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Financial predators, watch out.” Source: ‘A Fearless Champion for Consumers’: Warren Applauds Biden Pick of...

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Warning World Is on ‘Brink of a Catastrophic Moral Failure,’ WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“The price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world’s poorest countries.” Source:...

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‘A Jim Crow Relic That Must Be Abolished’: Demand to End Filibuster Grows 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Do Senate Democrats want to keep the filibuster or do they want to pass comprehensive democracy, anti-corruption, and voting...

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Illinois to End Cash Bail and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration

Jan 18, 2021 by

Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different....

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How a growing Christian movement of self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ gave religious motivation for the US Capitol riot 

Jan 18, 2021 by

Independent Network Charismatic, or INC, has played a unique role in providing a spiritual justification for the movement to overturn...

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Will States Use the Capitol Riot to Crack Down on Pipeline Protests?

Jan 18, 2021 by

Ohio quietly became the 13th state since 2017 to legislate harsher penalties for trespassing on or otherwise interfering with energy...

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Historian Timothy Snyder explains how Donald Trump fits into America’s post-truth, pre-fascist continuum 

Jan 18, 2021 by

the Republican Party has, both before and after Trump’s election loss and the subsequent violence of Jan. 6, essentially...

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Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With ‘Huge Victory’ as Biden Plans to Rescind Keystone XL Permit on Day One 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Our communities have been fighting KXL for over a decade, tooth and nail, in the dirt and in the courts.” Source:...

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Manhattan DA Expands Probe Into Trump Company to Include Family Estate: Report

Jan 18, 2021 by

probe into the Trump Organization’s business dealings led by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has...

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Trump Can’t Be Permitted To Wiggle Off The Hook With An Unjustifiable Self-Pardon

Jan 18, 2021 by

SMU Law professor Dale Carpenter insists that the Constitution doesn’t allow Trump to pardon himself. Noting some of...

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Big Oil Is Backing Off Election Denial – but Has Deep Ties

Jan 18, 2021 by

The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the “Stop the Steal” movement....

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Muslim Advocates Hails End of Muslim Ban on Wednesday 

Jan 18, 2021 by

On Saturday, news broke that President-elect Joe Biden will sign an executive order rescinding the Muslim Ban on Wednesday, January...

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Should Fossil Fuels Be Treated Like Nuclear Weapons?

Jan 18, 2021 by

“New fossil fuel projects are coming online, even as the world already has more fossil fuels developed than it can possibly extract...

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Meet the GOP State AGs Who Spread Election Lies That Fueled an Insurrection

Jan 18, 2021 by

Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) never acknowledged its role in fueling Trump supporters’ ire by sharing...

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Lindsey Graham blames Nancy Pelosi for Capitol riot, because they’re totally out of ideas now

Jan 18, 2021 by

GRAHAM: “It was horrendous to see people come and take over the Capitol, the House and the Senate, beat officers, defile the seat of...

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‘No One Can Censor Reality’: Human Rights Group Pushes Back After Israel Retaliates Against ‘Apartheid’ Label 

Jan 18, 2021 by

“Israel cannot be considered a democracy, for it works to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group of people, Jews,...

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Capitol rioter plotted to sell stolen Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence

Jan 18, 2021 by

A Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters told a former “romantic partner” she planned to steal a...

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Alert: These Textbooks In Thousands Of K-12 Schools Echo Trump’s Talking Points

Jan 18, 2021 by

Their religion-centered, anti-Democrat, anti-science, anti-multicultural message mirrors the Christian nationalism seen at the U.S....

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Martin Luther King Day 2021 

Jan 17, 2021 by

  King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.From the King Center on the family’s civil trial that found the US government guilty in...

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Watch A Reporter’s Video from Inside the Capitol Siege

Jan 17, 2021 by

On January 6th, 2021, Luke Mogelson followed Trump supporters as they forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, using his phone’s...

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New virus variant may not be stopped by current vaccines, as American lifespans drop by 1.1 years

Jan 17, 2021 by

This should be sounding a global red alert at the highest level. In a very real sense, this might be considered a whole new...

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Max Blumenthal: Breach of Capitol Security Was Like a Military Operation 

Jan 17, 2021 by

The Grayzone founder notes that “such a disproportionate percentage” of the Capitol building attackers were former military, former...

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Rallies ahead of Capitol riot were planned by established Washington insiders

Jan 17, 2021 by

Described as a grass-roots uprising, the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol followed events planned by establishment Republicans and...

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America now has its own Green Zone, as Trumpian Fascism erects Racist Red Zone

Jan 17, 2021 by

America now has its own Green Zone in downtown Washington, D.C., where the Mall is closed, the city is locked down, and protective...

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Mass Media Finally Admitting that COVID-19 was a Lab Release

Jan 17, 2021 by

For decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …? Source: Did...

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Lynch Mob: Evidence mounts that the Capitol Insurrection was an “inside job”

Jan 17, 2021 by

The FBI frankly, used to be known as “Trumplandia” so it’s not totally surprising that they took no action and didn’t spread the...

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A Shocking List of 30+ Elected Officials at Trump’s Rally, Capitol Insurrection (It Keeps Growing)

Jan 17, 2021 by

This list is being updated right here as more names come in! Rep. Paul Gosar (Arizona)Rep. Andy Biggs (Arizona)Rep. Lauren Boebert...

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Federal Prosecutors: Capitol Rioters Meant to ‘Capture and Assassinate’ Elected Officials

Jan 17, 2021 by

Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters...

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White Supremacist Trump Backers to Storm state capitols on Jan. 20: How Defenseless are We?

Jan 17, 2021 by

State capitols were already attacked multiple times in 2020. Armed anti-maskers stormed the Michigan Statehouse in April to protest...

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Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

Jan 17, 2021 by

House members openly accuse far-right representatives of threatening their health and safety after the Capitol riot. Source: Some...

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Bernie’s Plan to Give Everyone Health Care During the Pandemic Could Transform Our Health System

Jan 17, 2021 by

Bernie Sanders’s proposal to create a national emergency health insurance plan could have a transformative effect on the national...

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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in 

Jan 17, 2021 by

In recent years, the conversation around free speech — and arguments to protect it — have been dominated by the right....

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Why We need to prepare for ongoing insurrectionary violence and address its root causes

Jan 17, 2021 by

Trump, enabled by GOP officials and members of Congress, planned on social media, and buoyed by deeply entrenched white supremacy and...

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U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches nearly 400,000: The invisible victims of covid-19 

Jan 17, 2021 by

It took 12 weeks for the death toll to rise from 200,000 to 300,000. The death toll has leaped from 300,000 to almost 400,000 in less...

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Far-Right Extremism Is a Global Problem—and the World Needs to Come Together to Address It

Jan 17, 2021 by

And it is time to treat it like one. Source: Far-Right Extremism Is a Global Problem—and the World Needs to Come Together to Address...

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MLK/FBI review – startling study of the war against Martin Luther King 

Jan 17, 2021 by

This documentary throws the bureau’s appalling dirty-tricks campaign into sharp focus but is frustratingly reticent on other, more...

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What Biden wants to do on immigration, briefly explained 

Jan 17, 2021 by

Biden’s immigration plan would include a pathway to citizenship. But it could face an uncertain future in Congress. Source: What...

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