Alert: Ex-ethics director under Trump says the president is in the late stage of ‘an authoritarian coup’

Apr 9, 2020 by

Shaub served as director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics from 2013-2017. He resigned in the middle of Trump’s first year in...

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Warning: Emergency COVID-19 Laws May Become Permanent Features of the Security Landscape

Apr 9, 2020 by

Pandemic containment is giving states an excuse to extend modes of surveillance and control indefinitely. Source: Emergency COVID-19...

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Alert: ‘No One Independent Is Watching’: Lack of Oversight Fuels Fears of Trump Effort to Corrupt Coronavirus Relief

Apr 9, 2020 by

“Clearly he’s planning to corrupt the $2 trillion in spending Congress just approved, whether it’s by steering the...

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Can Trump Cancel the November Election?

Apr 9, 2020 by

A more realistic threat is that state officials could use the extraordinary powers available to them during a major public health...

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Bill Moyers: Republicans admit they lose when elections are fair and free 

Apr 9, 2020 by

This is a case of one side resorting to extraordinarily undemocratic means to try to hold a power. This is the story of the growing...

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Democrats Should Make Voting Reform a Nonnegotiable Baseline for the Next Stimulus Bill

Apr 9, 2020 by

Universal vote-by-mail is the only way to ensure free and fair elections in November. Source: Democrats Should Make Voting Reform a...

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After ‘Civic Catastrophe’ in Wisconsin, Congress Urged to Fully Fund National Vote-by-Mail for November 

Apr 9, 2020 by

“The disastrous election in Wisconsin is an urgent reminder of what could happen nationwide if Congress doesn’t...

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‘Extremely Alarming’: Coronavirus Stimulus Law Allows the Federal Reserve to Hold Secret Meetings on Corporate Bailouts 

Apr 9, 2020 by

“That provision’s a body blow to transparency when we need it most.” Source: ‘Extremely Alarming’:...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic, Like Other Global Catastrophes, Reveals the Limitations of Nationalism 

Apr 9, 2020 by

We live with a profound paradox. Our lives are powerfully affected by worldwide economic, communications, transportation, food...

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USA: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Authorities Must Release Immigration Detainees

Apr 9, 2020 by

ICE and its detention facilities have failed to adequately provide soap and sanitizer or introduce social distancing. Nor has it...

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Chicago’s Jail Is Top U.S. Hot Spot as Virus Spreads Behind Bars 

Apr 9, 2020 by

At least 1,324 confirmed coronavirus cases are tied to prisons and jails across the United States, according to data tracked by The...

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Very poor will get stimulus payments late if at all. Postal banking could have helped

Apr 9, 2020 by

Poor people get it in the neck coming and going. It’s not just that they don’t have direct deposit accounts. Many, if not most, are...

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‘A disastrous situation’: mountains of food wasted as coronavirus scrambles supply chain 

Apr 9, 2020 by

As US food banks handle record demand and grocery stores struggle to keep shelves stocked, farmers are dumping fresh milk and plowing...

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Alert: Inmates with ongoing innocence claims sit in prisons threatened by coronavirus as courts shut down 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Innocence claims are among the many legal matters potentially delayed by the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has brought the Cook...

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Senate Dems’ Relief Plan Falls Short Without Election Assistance Funding 

Apr 9, 2020 by

“While Congress works to provide economic relief to the American people and small businesses, lawmakers cannot ignore the impact this...

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Progressive Groups Demand Changes From Joe Biden After Bernie Sanders’ Withdrawal 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Eight youth-heavy progressive groups challenged former Vice President Joe Biden to adopt a host of left-leaning policy stances in...

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ACLU Ramps Up Advocacy to Release Vulnerable People in Prisons and Jails With National TV Ads 

Apr 9, 2020 by

The American Civil Liberties Union launched a nationwide television ad campaign, paired with a targeted ad buy in key states, urging...

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Dems Fret as Trump’s Huckster Leadership Blankets Biden’s Basement Tapes 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Trump, unburdened by conscience, is already claiming that 100,000 pandemic deaths would be a victory. Mix in some voter suppression...

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Ocasio-Cortez Decries Trump Halt to Federal Funding of Coronavirus Testing as ‘Completely Irresponsible’ Amid Pandemic 

Apr 9, 2020 by

“If anything, we should err on the side of testing ‘too much’—we’re *nowhere* near that.” Source:...

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New ‘Appalling’ Rejection of Asylum-Seekers Shows Trump Admin Using Covid-19 to Do What It ‘Always Wanted’ 

Apr 9, 2020 by

“This is cruel and unnecessary.” Source: New ‘Appalling’ Rejection of Asylum-Seekers Shows Trump Admin Using...

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States forced to go their own way on testing after epic failures by the federal government 

Apr 9, 2020 by

That massive failure has left states to fend for themselves, but as The Washington Post points out, their ability to pick up the...

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Federal judge expands voting decision to apply to all ex-felons in Florida 

Apr 9, 2020 by

The ruling is the latest setback to Republican efforts to restrict the restoration of voting rights. Source: Federal judge expands...

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Five Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto’s Plans To Introduce GMO Crops 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Millions of Nigerians are urging the Nigerian government to reject Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GMO) cotton...

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After Covid-19, We Should All Be Cuba 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Today, and not for the first time, Cuba is winning international praise for extended support to humanity. This effort by Cuban...

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Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, not China, Genomes Show

Apr 9, 2020 by

Travelers seeded multiple cases starting as early as mid-February, genomes show. Source: Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From...

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Lost Your Job And Need Health Insurance? Here’s What You Can Do. 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Newly unemployed people may qualify for subsidized insurance or no-cost government benefits. Source: Lost Your Job And Need Health...

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Doctors and nurses demonstrate breathing techniques proven to help with coronavirus symptoms

Apr 9, 2020 by

.So, here are a few videos on breathing techniques that may improve lung health not only for COVID-19, but also for everyday life....

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Judge orders Miami jail to give inmates soap, ensure social distancing to curb coronavirus

Apr 9, 2020 by

A federal judge has ordered the Miami-Dade jail system to provide soap and cleaning supplies to those behind bars, ensure social...

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Leaked Home Office Call Reveals UK Government wants Economy to ‘Continue Running’ as ‘We Will All Get’ COVID-19 Anyway 

Apr 9, 2020 by

Leaked recordings of a Home Office conference call reveal that the UK government has all but given up in its fight against the novel...

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Warning: SkyGuardian Drone Takes Flight Over Southwest US

Apr 9, 2020 by

“If the FAA has given General Atomics approval for them to operate their newest drone over a major metropolitan area, this is one of...

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America last: Rep. Porter has receipts showing Trump chose a quick buck over American lives

Apr 9, 2020 by

The report, titled “EVERYONE BUT US,” charges Donald Trump with misapplying and mismanaging our nation’s medical supplies in the...

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro Is Out Of Power, Replaced By General Netto 

Apr 9, 2020 by

They let Bolsonaro keep his title but he no longer has any decision making power.  Keeping him in office avoids an uprising by the...

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‘Trump Virus,’ please–not ‘Chinese’ one 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Trump did not cause the virus. But he owns the crisis anyway. The average Chinese in any location had virtually zero responsibility...

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Warning: SCOTUS Just Set the Stage for Republicans to Steal the 2020 Election

Apr 8, 2020 by

In an election in which a record number of people may attempt to vote by absentee ballot, Republican state officials can choose...

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Bernie Sanders Ends 2020 Campaign With Vow to Continue Struggle for ‘What We Are Entitled to as Human Beings’ 

Apr 8, 2020 by

“Let us go forward together. The struggle continues.” Source: Bernie Sanders Ends 2020 Campaign With Vow to Continue...

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States and hospitals left in the dark as federal government seizes their medical supplies without explanation: report 

Apr 8, 2020 by

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the federal government is quietly seizing supply orders from states and hospitals,...

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To Have a People’s Government, We the People Must Build It 

Apr 8, 2020 by

This is not just a one-time, resist-and-dump Trump campaign we’re undertaking but the mobilization of a long-term grassroots...

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 High Courts Disgrace Themselves To Help GOP Rig U.S. Voting During Pandemic

Apr 8, 2020 by

Conservative majorities in the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Courts ruled separately on Monday to rig the April 7 elections in Wisconsin...

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Forget church-state separation: U.S. government to pay pastors’ salaries with relief funding

Apr 8, 2020 by

Well, here’s something we didn’t know was part of the $2 trillion federal relief package: a provision that makes it...

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Exposing ‘Folly of Tying Health Coverage to Jobs,’ New Study Estimates 7.3 Million More Uninsured in US by June 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Employer-based health insurance during the current coronavirus outbreak, said one researcher behind the study, “is like an...

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‘We Can’t Wait’: Congress Urged to Open Medicare to Every Uninsured Laid-Off Worker 

Apr 8, 2020 by

“Millions of workers and their families have been stripped of health insurance during a pandemic. Inaction is not an...

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Warning of ‘Cramped and Unsanitary Conditions,’ Advocates Urge US Governors to Release Inmates at Risk for COVID-19 

Apr 8, 2020 by

The letter comes as calls mount globally for urgent government actions to limit the spread of the coronavirus in jails and prisons....

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‘Return to Normalcy’ Not Going to Be Enough to Win Our Support, Young Progressives Tell Joe Biden 

Apr 8, 2020 by

“Why would we want a return to normalcy? We need a vision for the future, not a return to the pas Source: ‘Return to...

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Watchdog’s Troubling Findings About FBI FISA Application In Line with Longer History of FBI Abuse 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Yet again, the FBI has failed to uphold basic safeguards to protect US persons from illicit surveillance. The Department of Justice’s...

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Many triage plans prioritize pregnant women, health care workers, even politicians over the elderly and disabled 

Apr 8, 2020 by

States and hospitals scramble to set guidelines that could prioritize pregnant women, health-care workers — and even some...

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Grocery Workers Are Beginning to Die of Coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 by

Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths, leading to store closures and...

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Alert: Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Slash Crucial Funding for Social Security

Apr 8, 2020 by

Yesterday Trump called once again for slashing the payroll tax — the primary funding mechanism for Social Security. Source:...

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Ex UN anti-narcotics chief & mob expert says US Treasury running ‘mafia racket’ against Venezuela 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Pino Arlacchi, the former Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Prevention, says US is behaving like...

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Democratic Senators Demand Answers on Trump’s Secretive Border Expulsions 

Apr 8, 2020 by

 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ask the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it thinks emergency powers...

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The United States Is Where COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Under-reported 

Apr 8, 2020 by

While The United States Government And Corporate Media Point Fingers At China, Accusing The Chinese Government Of Under-Reporting The...

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Fox News analyst blasts Jared Kushner’s coronavirus ‘surveillance’ system: ‘It terrifies us’

Apr 8, 2020 by

Napolitano said that Kushner’s proposal “terrifies those of us who believe the Constitution and believes what it says. The Fourth...

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‘Catastrophic’: UN Labor Agency Warns Coronavirus Crisis Could Wipe Out 195 Million Full-Time Jobs Worldwide

Apr 8, 2020 by

The new study estimates 1.25 billion workers in the hardest-hit sectors “are facing a drastic and devastating reduction in...

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Top Sanders Aide David Sirota Explains Why Billionaire Class Will Support “Coronavirus Care for All” But Never “Medicare for All” 

Apr 8, 2020 by

The affluent political class supports Coronavirus Care For All because they fear getting COVID from poor people, but that same...

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‘It’s Absolute Hell.’ Coronavirus Derails Parole Hearings Across U.S. As Health Risks To Prisoners Grow 

Apr 8, 2020 by

In Alabama and elsewhere, canceled hearings and new procedures are complicating the parole process for people hoping to be freed....

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‘We Must Act’: Warren Proposes Billions to Fund 2020 Election Protections in Time of Coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 by

“We must not allow Republicans to exploit the pandemic to engage in voter suppression.” Source: ‘We Must...

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Response To President Maduro’s Letter To The People Of The United States 

Apr 8, 2020 by

The Network in Defense of Humanity – US Chapter expresses our heartfelt solidarity with the people of Venezuela and its only...

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Alert: Trump is staging ‘an authoritarian coup’ with his war on inspectors general: Ex-White House ethics chief

Apr 8, 2020 by

Former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub this week called Trump’s latest move against government IGs as “late-stage...

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Almost a Third of Renters Missed This Month’s Payment

Apr 8, 2020 by

 There was a massive drop in the number of U.S. apartment renters who managed to pay their April rent in the first week of the month....

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Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to throw away absentee ballots in gift to Republicans.

Apr 8, 2020 by

The conservative majority just approved one of the most brazen acts of voter suppression in modern times. Source: Supreme Court...

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How Many Trillions? We’ve been Tazed® on 5th Ave. 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Four trillion dollars to the President’s minions. And the Special Inspector General has been “removed” from his...

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Vindictive court rulings prove British state wants Assange dead 

Apr 8, 2020 by

In a London court hearing yesterday, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared that the extradition show trial of Julian Assange will...

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‘Fascism is eyeing this republic like lunch’: Expert warns Trump attack on Inspectors General is ‘late-stage corruption’ 

Apr 8, 2020 by

President Donald Trump has fired two top Inspectors General since Friday, and freely admitted Tuesday he is targeting for firing at...

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As Coronavirus Pandemic Ravages Earth, Trump Announces Push to Mine the Moon 

Apr 8, 2020 by

An executive order quietly signed Monday makes clear the president. does not feel bound by international treaties on space...

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British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies

Apr 8, 2020 by

Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee — based on interviews with all of the...

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NYPD: 19.3% of department on sick report; 2,228 members test positive for coronavirus 

Apr 8, 2020 by

The NYPD saw a .7% increase of its uniformed workforce on sick report since a day ago. Source: NYPD: 19.3% of department on sick...

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Can Recovered Coronavirus Patients Test Positive Again? Here’s What To Know.

Apr 8, 2020 by

One of the major obstacles that’s prevented us from gathering more evidence on how long the virus sheds is the ongoing lack of...

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Could U.S. Slaughterhouses Spread COVID-19? 

Apr 8, 2020 by

The Bronx Zoo tiger testing positive for COVID-19 is alarming news. Slaughterhouse workers are also stricken Source: Article: Could...

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On the Perils of Ignoring Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Claim 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Democrats cannot simply hope that charges levied at Joe Biden will be ignored by Donald Trump. Source: On the Perils of Ignoring Tara...

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Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Donald Trump hunted for a new scapegoat on Tuesday in an increasingly frantic attempt to shift blame for thousands of American deaths...

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Staples refuses to pay landlords for April rents amid coronavirus crisis 

Apr 8, 2020 by

Multiple landlords tell Axios that Staples didn’t propose any sort of deferred payments, nor would it pledge to pay May rents....

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Yes, Trump Hotels Do Appear to Qualify for Coronavirus Bailout Benefits. 

Apr 8, 2020 by

President Donald Trump’s hotels in D.C., New York and Chicago all seem to qualify for benefits from the coronavirus bailout. So does...

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Italy: 1 in 3 Patients Are Discharged Thanks to Cuban Doctors

Apr 8, 2020 by

“For 60 years, you have been an example and an invaluable resource for all the peoples of the world… A nation that is...

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The People’s Bailout: New Center of Gravity for the Resistance 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The conveners of the People’s Bailout have gained political initiative by crafting an empowering framework and pushing it out to tens...

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It’s time for Democrats to start playing hard ball against the GOP’s threat to the 2020 election

Apr 7, 2020 by

President Donald Trump is more forthright about this than most. He recently dismissed Democrats’ calls to empower the whole country...

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‘One of the Most Brazen Acts of Voter Suppression in Modern Times’ as US Supreme Court Blocks Absentee Ballot Extension in Wisconsin

Apr 7, 2020 by

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned in a scathing dissent that the right-wing majority’s ruling “will result in massive...

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Follow the money on Dr. Trump’s medicine show: Is it paranoid to suspect the president is working a side hustle? That’s basically all he’s got 

Apr 7, 2020 by

Trump’s businesses are under duress like everyone else’s, motivating him to grab whatever cash is nearby. Apparently there’s good...

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The COVID-19 Outbreak Has Enabled Trump to Advance His Right-Wing Agenda

Apr 7, 2020 by

The pandemic has helped green-light plans and projects that encountered opposition before the crisis. Source: The COVID-19 Outbreak...

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National Civil Rights Group and Hundreds of Medical Professionals Call on the Trump Administration and States to Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Tests, Cases and Outcomes 

Apr 7, 2020 by

“We are deeply concerned that African American communities are being hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that racial bias may...

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As the World Economy Grinds to a Halt, the U.S. War Machine Churns On 

Apr 7, 2020 by

Weapons manufacturers get a life raft while the rest of us drown. Source: As the World Economy Grinds to a Halt, the U.S. War Machine...

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Letter to Governors: Use Your Executive Authority to Release Vulnerable People From Incarceration Who Pose No Threat to Public Safety 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The Brennan Center submitted a letter to the Governors of the fifty states urging them to use their Executive Authority as Governor...

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Ten times as many New Yorkers are dying in their homes than normal and they aren’t being tested for COVID-19 

Apr 7, 2020 by

As of this writing, 12,242 people have died in the United States as a result of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease...

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‘Cruel, Reckless, and Deadly’: Amnesty Warns of Looming Covid-19 Disaster for Detained Immigrants and Refugees in US 

Apr 7, 2020 by

“We are adrift, about to sink, because if there is one person to be infected, in our unit we would all perish.” Source:...

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Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Unemployment ‘May Go To Depression Levels’ 

Apr 7, 2020 by

“So this is a huge, unprecedented, devastating hit,” she said. “I think the total is continuing to rise, and how bad it gets, I think...

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‘A Day That Will Live in Infamy’: This Is What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During a Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 by

“People are being forced to risk their lives to place their vote or fulfill their right as an American to vote.” Source:...

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Health Experts Call for Roosevelt-Style Programs to Kill Virus, Revive Economy

Apr 7, 2020 by

 A first-of-its-kind program that will deploy almost a thousand people across Massachusetts may be a small-scale test of what public...

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Revealed: FBI investigated Americans for supporting Palestinian rights 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The FBI conducted “terrorism” investigations into Americans for supporting Palestinian rights, documents obtained by The Intercept...

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Alert: Pentagon Shuts Down Coronavirus Reporting 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The Pentagon has ordered all its commands, bases, and personnel to stop reporting statistics on COVID-19 infections and deaths in the...

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UN Chief Condemns ‘Horrifying Global Surge’ In Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic 

Apr 7, 2020 by

COVID-19 lockdowns are putting people with abusive partners at greater risk for domestic violence, Secretary-General António Guterres...

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Worried that $2 trillion law wasn’t enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package 

Apr 7, 2020 by

Barely a week after the enactment of a $2 trillion economic rescue package, Congress is already preparing for more, as the needs of...

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The Pandemic Makes the Bernie 2020 Campaign More Vital Than Ever

Apr 7, 2020 by

There’s no doubt that Bernie Sanders will do all he can to help defeat Donald Trump. That imperative would not be served by...

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Alert: COVID19 Threatens Seasonal Farmworkers At The Heart Of The Food Supply

Apr 7, 2020 by

These farmworkers play an essential role in U.S. agriculture. They pick fresh fruits and vegetables, which are often difficult or...

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Nearly 140 US Jewish leaders urge Gantz, Ashkenazi to block annexation

Apr 7, 2020 by

As Blue and White leader reportedly acquiesces to annexing West Bank to form unity government, American Jewish signatories warn move...

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Alert: Oversight of $4.5 Trillion Corporate Bailout in ‘Grave Jeopardy’ as Trump Fires Independent Watchdog

Apr 7, 2020 by

“A direct insult to the American taxpayers—of all political stripes—who want to make sure that their tax dollars...

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How the Coronavirus Bailout Repeats 2008’s Mistakes: Huge Corporate Payoffs With Little Accountability

Apr 7, 2020 by

As the government rushes to aid the economy, how that’s done, who benefits and who is left behind matter. So far, the signs are...

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New Zealand isn’t just flattening its coronavirus curve. It’s squashing it. 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment....

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We Put Too Many People Behind Bars. This Pandemic Shows Why That’s Not Necessary.

Apr 7, 2020 by

. In response to fears of further contagion, many harsh criminal justice policies that were once seen as essential strategies for...

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The Koch machine is taking over college campuses, but one group is determined to stop them

Apr 7, 2020 by

Grassroots groups like UnKoch My Campus will continue to fight the Koch machine and their efforts to take away academic freedom. At...

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A Nurse Bought Protective Supplies for Her Colleagues Using GoFundMe. The Hospital Suspended Her. 

Apr 7, 2020 by

She raised more than $12,000 to buy and distribute protective gear for her colleagues, who say they felt inadequately protected...

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Mississippi governor takes break from global pandemic to declare ‘Confederate Heritage Month’

Apr 7, 2020 by

Reporters in the state learned of the proclamation after the neo-Confederate group Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a...

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Alert: Coronavirus Scammers: Another Thing to Fear 

Apr 7, 2020 by

The authorities say there has been a surge in fraud and cons seeking to capitalize on fears of the virus. Source: Coronavirus...

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