WFP Chief: Billionaires Should Donate Mere 0.36% of Pandemic Profits to Feed 42 Million Starving People

Oct 27, 2021 by

The head of the World Food Programme is urging U.S. billionaires to give just .36% of the increase in their collective wealth since...

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As US Makes Case for Extradition, Global Demand Rises For Assange’s Immediate Freedom

Oct 27, 2021 by

“Virtually no one responsible for alleged U.S. war crimes committed in the course of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars has been...

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The dirty dozen: meet America’s top climate villains

Oct 27, 2021 by

For too long, Americans were fed a false narrative that they should feel individually guilty about the climate crisis. The reality is...

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NIH Admits Funding Enhanced Coronavirus

Oct 27, 2021 by

Last week, the agency sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce stating that its grantee, EcoHealth Alliance,...

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What’s Driving the COVID Rapid Test Shortage? 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Market analysts have said it will likely be weeks to months before supply can finally catch up with demand — and that’s...

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Biden Administration Delays Release of JFK Assassination Records Using Paltry Excuses

Oct 27, 2021 by

My guess? The “intelligence community” is still covering up what it covered up in 1963. That would include what they knew about...

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Alert: Afghanistan faces worst hunger crisis since records began as children starve to death in Kabul 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Over five million children are now just a step away from facing the effects of famine in the country Source: Afghanistan faces worst...

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Alert: New redistricting group aims to use Florida to flip House 

Oct 27, 2021 by

A former Trump administration official is aiming to win the House back for Republicans with a new redistricting group focused on...

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In congressional testimony, Dr. Birx says Trump’s negligence likely led to 130,000 COVID-19 deaths

Oct 27, 2021 by

While Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under Trump, appears to have shaded the truth at times last year, she’s...

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‘Tax Them All’: Warren, Wyden Lead Push for Minimum Corporate Tax in Build Back Better Act

Oct 27, 2021 by

“Giant corporations have been exploiting tax loopholes for too long, and it’s about time they pay their fair share to...

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Merrick Garland needs to investigate Trump. 

Oct 27, 2021 by

One of the most difficult issues facing any democratic leader is whether to prosecute a predecessor for alleged wrongdoing....

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Alert: An Oath Keeper Was at the Capitol Riot. On Tuesday, He’s on the Ballot. 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Edward Durfee Jr. is a member of the far-right militia and was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is now running for office in New Jersey....

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‘Not Just Immoral, Deadly’: How Corporate Lobbyists Ramped Up Spending Ahead of COP26

Oct 27, 2021 by

“The fossil fuel lobby’s grimy fingerprints are all over yet another congressional deadlock on meaningful climate...

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WATCH: State Department says U.S. is ‘deeply concerned’ Israel settlement actions

Oct 27, 2021 by

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said it was “deeply concerned” about an Israeli government plan to advance thousands...

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Elon Musk Opposes Billionaire Tax While Making a Record $36 Billion in One Day

Oct 27, 2021 by

Musk’s net worth of over $288 billion is over 1 percent of the U.S. GDP of $22.7 trillion. Source: Elon Musk Opposes Billionaire Tax...

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NIAC Welcomes Commitment to Resume Nuclear Negotiations 

Oct 27, 2021 by

“The announcement that Iran will resume multilateral negotiations aimed at restoring the JCPOA in the coming weeks is a very welcome...

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‘So many lies told’: Judicial inquiry begins seven years after Eric Garner killed selling cigarettes

Oct 27, 2021 by

Some seven years after Eric Garner was killed after being targeted by police and put in a chokehold, a judicial inquiry into his...

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Charlottesville civil trial will explore where free speech becomes conspiracy to commit violence 

Oct 27, 2021 by

The internet made the alt-right, but in this lawsuit, it is also their undoing. The social media companies that let them...

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The Guns of North Carolina: Training for the Next January 6? 

Oct 27, 2021 by

The barrage of gunfire and explosions from this “Tactical and Cultural Training Center” in the North Carolina woods already has the...

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Alert: Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education

Oct 27, 2021 by

The United States is at war with itself, and education is one of its more recent casualties. The institutions crucial for creating...

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House Progressives: ‘When We Said These Two Bills Go Together, We Meant It’

Oct 27, 2021 by

  “Moving the infrastructure bill forward without the popular Build Back Better Act risks leaving behind working people,...

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Five Points for Anger, One for a ‘Like’: How Facebook’s Formula Fostered Rage and Misinformation

Oct 27, 2021 by

Facebook engineers gave extra value to emoji reactions, including ‘angry,’ pushing more emotional and provocative content into users’...

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Biden’s $500m Saudi deal contradicts policy on ‘offensive’ weapons, critics say 

Oct 27, 2021 by

  Arms contract will allow Saudi Arabia to maintain attack helicopters despite previous use against Houthis in Yemen Source:...

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McGovern, Bush, Tlaib Lead Call for DOJ To Review Case of Environmental Justice Advocate Steven Donziger 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Donziger helped win a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for deliberately discharging 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in the...

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Brazil Senate Panel Backs Indictment of Bolsonaro for ‘Terrifying’ Covid-19 Crimes

Oct 27, 2021 by

“It is evident that the president of the republic is the main culprit for most of the more than 600,000 deaths.” Source:...

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Alert: False Narratives Shaping Government Spending Legislation 

Oct 27, 2021 by

The contents of the Build Back Better bill are extremely popular. But the relentless conservative propaganda against the bill...

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War Is a Multi-Trillion-Dollar Racket and the Pentagon Knows It 

Oct 27, 2021 by

the trillions of dollars the defense industry made during the Afghanistan War is evidence that, while it may look to the rest of us...

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I Hope Everyone Is Prepared for Kyle Rittenhouse to Go Free

Oct 27, 2021 by

Even if Rittenhouse somehow draws an impartial jury, he already appears to have landed a very partial judge. Source: I Hope Everyone...

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Hunger Strike for Climate Justice Begins in DC 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Five youth climate activists working with the Sunrise Movement began a hunger strike in front of the White House, pushing President...

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Biden’s FCC Picks Are a ‘Dream Team’ for Broadband Advocates 

Oct 27, 2021 by

PRESIDENT BIDEN FINALLY made his picks for the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, ending a baffling delay that forced...

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U.N. appeals for fresh injection of funds for famine-threatened Yemen 

Oct 27, 2021 by

Funds needed to feed millions of people in war-ravaged Yemen could run out in a matter of weeks, a senior United Nations official...

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Rep. Mo Brooks walks back claims that his staff were not involved in planning Jan. 6

Oct 27, 2021 by

Brooks walked that statement back a critical distance. Speaking to CNN’s Melanie Zanona, Brooks continued to claim that he had not...

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US Issues First Passport With “X” Gender Designation 

Oct 27, 2021 by

The US has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the legal recognition of people who don’t...

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Biden needs to get rid of the Trumpers embedded in government, ASAP

Oct 27, 2021 by

President Joe Biden has picked roughly one-third of the nominees for positions in his administration that require Senate...

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Alert: Johnson & Johnson hides its 120-year-old baby powder business behind one-week-old company

Oct 27, 2021 by

What Johnson & Johnson spun off to LTL Management was even simpler: baby powder. Not just the product, but all the lawsuits and...

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Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a bus. She’s still on probation.

Oct 27, 2021 by

Claudette Colvin was 15 years old when she was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., and placed on indefinite probation, after refusing to...

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Is Biden’s Entire Agenda About to Shrink Into Nothingness?

Oct 27, 2021 by

Every senate Republican and at least two senate Democrats continue to assert that Biden’s agenda is too costly. That’s nonsense...

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Pelosi and Hoyer to Progressives: Just Pretend Democrats Are Winning (Even If Corporate Lobbyists Are)

Oct 26, 2021 by

“If we don’t act like we are winning, the American people won’t believe it either,” advised House Majority...

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Alert: Greenhouse gas emissions hit new record, while pledges to cut pollution are off pace: U.N. 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached another record last year, evidence there was no lasting impact from a drop...

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Breaking: FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids 5 to 11

Oct 26, 2021 by

With just one abstention, the advisory panel voted 17-0 to approve the vaccine for younger children which scientific review has...

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Democrats Urged to Seize ‘Historic Chance’ on Billionaire Wealth Tax

Oct 26, 2021 by

Following Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s objection to raising the corporate tax rate, the party has turned to Sen. Ron Wyden’s...

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Alert: The Department of Justice Is Letting the Coup Plotters Get Away

Oct 26, 2021 by

While Congress is investigating the events of January 6, why isn’t the DOJ doing the same—and more? Source: The Department of Justice...

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Adam Schiff’s Feud With Merrick Garland Over Trump Prosecutions Is Probably Futile 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Congressman Adam Schiff wants the Justice Department to pursue prosecutions with a fervor that the attorney general has never...

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 A Few Early Thoughts On the American Coup of 2024 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Whether it’s a poor country like the Philippines or a superpower like the United States, democracy is a surprisingly fragile...

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Julian Assange: what to expect from the extradition appeal 

Oct 26, 2021 by

US has assured courts he could be jailed in native Australia and not held under maximum security Source: Julian Assange: what to...

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‘Bottom Line,’ Says Bernie Sanders, Deal Must Include Medicare Expansion, Lower Drug Prices

Oct 26, 2021 by

“Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma.” Source: ‘Bottom Line,’ Says...

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Israel calls the fight for Palestinian rights ‘terror’ – and so turns reality on its head

Oct 26, 2021 by

The aim is to embarrass Europe into defunding Palestinian human rights groups who have been effective at documenting Israeli war...

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Facebook Documents Offer a Treasure Trove for Washington’s Antitrust War

Oct 26, 2021 by

Documents collected by whistleblower Frances Haugen could give the company “a lot to regret” in its fights to prove...

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Climate Movement Hails ‘Mind-Blowing’ $40 Trillion in Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledges

Oct 26, 2021 by

“Institutions around the world must step up now and commit to joining the divest-invest movement before it is too late—for...

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Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing 

Oct 26, 2021 by

 We feature speakers from the tribunal, including writer Tariq Ali, Afghan political activist Selay Ghaffar, NSA whistleblower Edward...

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Rethinking Surveillance on the 20th Anniversary of the Patriot Act

Oct 26, 2021 by

many of the powers that initially were only granted on a temporary basis in the Patriot Act have been made permanent, and Congress...

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Alert: The Progressive Pieces of the Budget Reconciliation Bill Are Quickly Disappearing

Oct 26, 2021 by

Democratic leaders are moving to gut the parts of the budget reconciliation bill that would aid workers and fight climate change....

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Trump’s ‘get out of jail free’ card – Alternet.org

Oct 26, 2021 by

 If he can get back into the White House, he will be completely out of the law’s grasp for four years. And he knows it. Source:...

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Expand Medicare or Say Hello Again to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 

Oct 26, 2021 by

It is impossible to overstate how popular an expansion is across party lines and ideology. The only real opponents are Big Pharma and...

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If Congress Won’t Stand Up to Polluters, President Biden Must. 

Oct 26, 2021 by

If Congress isn’t going to rein in oil and gas climate pollution, President Biden must use the full power of his office to move us...

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Alert: Biden Administration Undermining Venezuela Dialogue 

Oct 26, 2021 by

The Trump administration imposed a “full economic embargo” right as talks were going on. Now, it’s the Biden administration’s turn to...

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Virginia Democrats Sue USPS Over Delays That Could Impact State Governor Race

Oct 26, 2021 by

The lawsuit cites a “significant delay in election mail,” calling the dysfunction “particularly egregious.”...

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Mobilizing Climate Finance to Avoid Catastrophe 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Without immediate, genuine transfers of wealth from Global North to Global South to enable just transitions around the world, we...

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House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups 

Oct 26, 2021 by

 The 60 employees found to have committed misconduct violated CBP’s Standards of Conduct, like posting offensive and...

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Revealed: Facebook Ranks Countries Into Tiers of Importance: Report

Oct 26, 2021 by

Rather than applying resources equally across the planet, company leaders reportedly decide where to focus the most resources —...

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Senate Urged to Quickly Confirm Net Neutrality Advocates to FCC Posts

Oct 26, 2021 by

Rosenworcel’s and Sohn’s confirmations would allow the FCC to restore net neutrality rules through Title II of the...

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Officers to Testify About Eric Garner’s Death in Long-Delayed Inquiry 

Oct 26, 2021 by

“What really happened on that day?” Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, asked about her son’s death on Staten Island seven years ago....

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Alert: Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Texas’s First Statewide Anti-Trans Bill

Oct 26, 2021 by

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill that would ban K-12 transgender students from playing on sports teams that match their...

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The Facebook Papers reveal staggering failures in the Global South 

Oct 26, 2021 by

From India to Ethiopia, Rest of World breaks down how Facebook’s neglect put millions at risk around the world. Source: The...

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Alert: Hate crimes against Asians rose 76% in 2020 amid pandemic, FBI says 

Oct 26, 2021 by

More than 60% of hate crimes in the United States were carried out on the basis of an individual’s race, according to FBI data...

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GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Reportedly Promised ‘Blanket Pardons’ To ‘Stop The Steal’ Planners 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Two organizers of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rallies say the Arizona congressman repeatedly dangled the pardons in order to inspire their...

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Most Americans Distrust Partisan Redistricting, Prefer Independent Commissions

Oct 26, 2021 by

Despite most desiring independent commissions, a majority of states let partisan legislatures redraw their maps. Source: Most...

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Ex-head of Trump’s COVID response team says 40 percent fewer Americans would have died if he’d supported basic protocals

Oct 26, 2021 by

Trump White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told congressional investigators behind closed doors between 30...

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Here’s how Facebook’s algorithm works 

Oct 26, 2021 by

The evolution of what posts get top billing on users’ news feeds, and what gets obscured. Source: Here’s how Facebook’s algorithm...

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The World ‘Has Found a Way to Do This,’ but America Lags on Paid Leave

Oct 26, 2021 by

The U.S. is one of six countries with no national paid leave. The Democrats have cut their plan to four weeks, which would still make...

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What Could a Financial Transactions Tax Do? 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Better is to tax the transactions that lead to that wealth accumulation instead of the level of the wealth. A financial transactions...

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Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution 

Oct 26, 2021 by

Groups call for end to decades-long amnesty for factory farm polluters Source: Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm...

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New Poll Finds Broad Support for Strikes Across the Country

Oct 26, 2021 by

New polling finds that a majority of likely voters across parties are supportive of recent major labor actions as a strike wave...

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Why the Super-Rich Are Flocking to South Dakota 

Oct 26, 2021 by

South Dakota has become a tax haven for the wealthy. Here’s how the trust industry gained a foothold. Source: Why the Super-Rich Are...

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Is Stock Market Rigged? Insider Trading by Executives Is Pervasive, Critics Say 

Oct 26, 2021 by

New research shows insider trading is everywhere. So far, no one seems to care. Source: Is Stock Market Rigged? Insider Trading by...

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Deadly US Sanctions Are Exacerbating the Pandemic Globally

Oct 26, 2021 by

But over the past few decades, the United States has increasingly issued its own so-called sanctions outside of any legal process as...

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“Prison is a Real-Life Example of the World White Supremacists Want” 

Oct 26, 2021 by

In prison, I’m surrounded by racists all day long. Everything in here is about race — and I mean everything. Whites have...

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Yale professor and expert on authoritarianism says 2024 Trump coup is ‘underway’

Oct 25, 2021 by

What the administrative resource means is that, sure, you have an election, but the people who are running the election are going to...

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Not all Wars are Planned: China and the U.S. need to Stop Playing Chicken in the Taiwan Strait

Oct 25, 2021 by

U.S. policy toward China remains as provocative today as it was under Trump. Tariffs and economic sanctions against Beijing remain...

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Worst of US pandemic likely behind us but we can’t drop our guard, experts say 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Vaccines and new antiviral drugs cause for optimism as deaths and cases fall but Americans urged to be careful amid variant threat...

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NIH letter appears to conflict with Fauci, Collins claims about Wuhan lab 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Fauci repeatedly insisted that the NIH “has not ever, and does not now fund, gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of...

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Longer, more frequent outages afflict the U.S. power grid as states fail to prepare for climate change

Oct 25, 2021 by

State officials are reluctant to ask ratepayers to foot the bill for investments experts say are needed to fortify the grid against...

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The Belmarsh Tribunal is right – Washington, not Assange, should be on trial 

Oct 25, 2021 by

As Jeremy Corbyn told the hearing — and as supporters of a free press will make plain as they march for his freedom tomorrow...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Says 5- To 11-Year-Olds Could Get Pfizer COVID-19 Shot By Early November 

Oct 25, 2021 by

“If you look at the data that’s been made public, the data look good,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert said...

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Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels?

Oct 25, 2021 by

Critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against...

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Alert: Over Half of US Households Are Having Trouble Paying Their Bills

Oct 25, 2021 by

Things may not be trending in the right direction for workers in the United States. Source: Over Half of US Households Are Having...

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How Biden is trying to rebrand the drone war

Oct 25, 2021 by

The White House is touting an ‘over-the-horizon’ capability as the new face of US counterterrorism, but it’s actually just repackaged...

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls to Expel Members Who Aided Jan. 6 Plot After Fiery Report

Oct 25, 2021 by

The organizers named Greene, Representatives Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado), Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), Madison...

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Not just Sinema: This Democratic senator took $1M from pharma — and shoots down bill to lower drug costs 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., one of the top recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, said last week that...

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Facing Prison, Steven Donziger Refuses to Be Silenced 

Oct 25, 2021 by

The environmentalist lawyer says Chevron has “to try and destroy what I represent.” Source: Facing Prison, Steven Donziger Refuses to...

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‘Under the gun’: Columnist argues that Trump’s biggest reason to run in 2024 is staying ‘out of jail’

Oct 25, 2021 by

“Trump remains under the gun,” McManus explains. “He’s still in search of escape routes. A House committee is...

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Lee Camp: The Four Layers of Reality — and Why We’re Only Allowed to Talk About One 

Oct 25, 2021 by

We are left at level one because it serves as a beautiful distraction. Never talk about the deeper economic system. Never talk about...

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Patience with Biden wearing thin among Black leaders 

Oct 25, 2021 by

Now, after nine months during which not a single voting rights bill made it to the president’s desk, pressure is mounting on Biden to...

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‘This Is an Emergency’: Oxfam Says Rich Nations’ $100 Billion Climate Pledge Not Good Enough

Oct 25, 2021 by

“Time is running out for rich nations to build trust and deliver on their unmet target.” Source: ‘This Is an...

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Alert: Trump’s judges will call the shots for years to come. The judicial system is broken

Oct 25, 2021 by

In just one term, Trump was able to appoint 33% of US supreme court justices and 30% of US appellate judges. They’ll serve for life...

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The Facebook Papers Spur More Calls to ‘Break Them Up!’

Oct 25, 2021 by

Other critics are demanding a “full, independent, outside investigation” of the tech titan as whistleblower Frances...

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The Secretive Group Steering the Dems 

Oct 25, 2021 by

How did Democrats in the House of Representatives decide that the top House recipient of corporate PAC money should run the tax...

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Progressives Vow to ‘Push Very Hard’ to Keep Agenda From Being Gutted Beyond Recognition

Oct 25, 2021 by

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said House Democrats “are fighting to tackle the climate crisis, expand Medicare to cover dental,...

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The PATRIOT Act Has Threatened Freedom for 20 Years

Oct 25, 2021 by

In passing the PATRIOT Act, Congress enacted a “solution” to preventing another 9/​11‐​like debacle without having any evidence that...

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Biden ‘positive’ on budget deal; Manchin OK with wealth tax

Oct 25, 2021 by

Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain...

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