‘What Real Action to Stop Gun Violence Looks Like’: New Zealand PM Announces Ban on Assault Rifles After Christchurch Massacre

Mar 21, 2019 by

“On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

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16 Years Ago Today — Bush Started A War Based on His Lies — Don’t Ever Forget!

Mar 21, 2019 by

Don’t forget what Bush, the Republicans, and some Democrats did to America. (and Iraq)16 years ago, a few days before the invasion (I...

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Russia’s top diplomat urges West to resume joint arms control efforts

Mar 21, 2019 by

Russia’s top diplomat urges West to resume joint arms control efforts Source: TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy –...

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Amnesty International Accuses US of War Crimes in Somalia

Mar 21, 2019 by

Amnesty International is accusing the U.S. of covering up civilian casualties in its secretive air war in Somalia. Source: Amnesty...

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Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

Mar 21, 2019 by

For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge...

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The Admissions Scandal Is About Parental Narcissism—and the Schools’ Complicity 

Mar 21, 2019 by

This is what college looks like for entitled parents who don’t care about education, and whose children don’t care either. Source:...

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33 California news outlets join forces to shine a light on ‘rogue police officers’

Mar 21, 2019 by

Police misconduct in California is about to come under a powerful spotlight. Not just one news organization but 33 of them have...

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“The Whole Internet Is Watching.” Internet Protest Planned Ahead of Key Net Neutrality Vote Next Week

Mar 21, 2019 by

Internet activists plan to make livestream of committee markup go viral to stop telecom lobbyists from gutting the Save the Internet...

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Could Washington State Be a Model for Native Voting Rights Reform? 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Bills securing native voting rights are destined to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, but might find success at the state...

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NIAC Applauds Senators Harris, Sanders for Joining Warren in Backing JCPOA Return 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Yesterday, reports emerged that 2020 presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders joined Elizabeth Warren in backing the...

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Petition to revoke Brexit article 50 exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 

Mar 21, 2019 by

The petition calls on the government to revoke article 50 and keep Britain in the EU. It states: “The government repeatedly claims...

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Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for 2020

Mar 21, 2019 by

O’Rourke is hardly eager for those upcoming voters to realize that the growth of his political career is rooted in an alliance with...

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Alert: Trump Wants More War Money Than Last Year and Democrats Don’t Seem to Mind

Mar 21, 2019 by

The Trump administration is asking for a $750 billion defense budget for next year. You might be shocked by the Democrats’...

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“Medicare for All” Should Include Incarcerated People, Too 

Mar 21, 2019 by

None of the current Medicare for All proposals under discussion explicitly addresses or eliminates the inmate exclusion policy. This...

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Even With New Disclosure Law, Fight Continues to Unseal California’s Secret Police Files 

Mar 21, 2019 by

One had sex in the front seat of his squad car, another stole thousands of bullets. Others used force illegally, cavorted with sex...

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Millennials Are the Most Indebted Generation. They Can Thank Joe Biden.

Mar 21, 2019 by

Joe Biden is trying to appeal to younger voters as he is expected to launch his bid for the presidency. However, for years, Biden...

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Reparations: Democrats renew debate over how to heal the legacy of slavery 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Discussion about the issue among 2020 presidential candidates marks a significant contrast to previous campaign cycles Source:...

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It’s Time for Democrats to Get Serious About Reforming the Supreme Court 

Mar 21, 2019 by

The scariest thing is that Trump has been more successful than any other president in stacking our federal courts with extreme,...

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Revealed: Jared Kushner uses private email and WhatsApp to conduct official government business

Mar 21, 2019 by

Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is expressing concerns over senior White House aide Jared Kushner’s...

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Right-wing Freakout Underway about the Popular Vote Compact

Mar 21, 2019 by

We need to push this one to the finish line.  And we can.  We just need to keep it simple.  The “Founding Fathers” (there apparently...

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Trump’s $34 Trillion Deficit And Debt Bomb 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Not surprising, the $2.7 trillion in social program spending cuts will finance spending for the military and defense related programs...

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Trump’s Acting Defense Secretary Faces Ethics Investigation Over Boeing Ties 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon’s acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors. Source: Trump’s...

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Alert: Bloomberg Is Becoming a Marketing Tool for the Pentagon

Mar 21, 2019 by

You may not know it, but bloated military budgets are actually “progressive.” Or so says a recent opinion piece in Bloomberg News....

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Maduro Meets U.S. Anti-War Delegation, Says, ‘Humanity’s Battle Is Between Socialism And Capitalism’ 

Mar 21, 2019 by

The U.S. Peace Council delegates, Comité de Solidaridad Internacional Venezuela (COSI) and President Maduro met to discuss...

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Michael Tubbs on universal basic income: ‘The issue with poverty is a lack of cash’ 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Mayor of Stockton, California, is leading the way with a program involving 130 residents who will receive $500 a month over 18...

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French Unions Call General Strike For Better Pay, Retirement, Education

Mar 21, 2019 by

The CGT, Force Ouvrière, Solidaires and student unions Unef and UNL hope their demonstration will put further pressure on President...

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Facebook Announces Plans to Stop Discrimination in Housing, Employment, and Credit Advertising 

Mar 21, 2019 by

The company announced Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers of housing, jobs, and credit to target people based on...

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‘The victim becomes the criminal’: how prosecutors vilify those killed by police 

Mar 21, 2019 by

In reports on police killings, district attorneys dredge up negative details about victims and promote racist tropes, adding to...

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Andrew Gillum plans massive voter registration effort as FL Republicans try to undo Amendment 4.

Mar 21, 2019 by

Note how outrageous this attempt at voter suppression is. They are asking for court costs, even when the judge didn’t. Even if this...

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Chicago spent more than $113 million on police misconduct lawsuits in 2018 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Chicago taxpayers paid more than $85 million last year to settle police misconduct lawsuits, $28 million more for lawyers, records...

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Texas Billionaire John Arnold Gives $39 Million To Reform America’s Broken Bail System

Mar 21, 2019 by

About $14 billion is spent every year to jail Americans before their cases are tried. Billionaire John Arnold and his wife Laura...

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Alert: Supreme Court Backs Extreme Interpretation Of Immigrant Detention Law

Mar 21, 2019 by

Supreme Court ruled Trump administration has broad executive power to detain immigrants with prior convictions and deny bail hearings...

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Bernie’s Campaign Becomes 2020’s First to Promise to Offset Their Carbon Emissions

Mar 21, 2019 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pledged on Thursday that his 2020 presidential campaign will be carbon neutral, a promise similar to the...

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UN War Crimes Investigators Urge Israel To Stop Killing Unarmed Protesters

Mar 21, 2019 by

UN war crimes investigators yesterday called on Israel to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters in the Gaza Strip,...

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MST’s Stedile: “Venezuela Is the Battle of This Century”

Mar 21, 2019 by

So Venezuela is very important because it is the battle of this century. If the empire succeeds in overthrowing Venezuela, that means...

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Match in National Fingerprint Database Establishes Innocence of Baton Rouge Man after 36 years in prison

Mar 21, 2019 by

“There are many innocent people at Angola—guys who have served over 50 years. I’m happy to be cleared finally, but I’m...

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Alert: Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing 

Mar 21, 2019 by

Strawberries, spinach and kale among most pesticide-heavyConventionally farmed kale could contain up to 18 pesticides Source:...

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May Day 2019 – National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! 

Mar 20, 2019 by

We are calling a national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant...

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The Human-Rights Agenda Underlying the 2019 Medicare for All Bill 

Mar 20, 2019 by

The main questions is not how much universal health care will cost but how we provide for basic human rights. Source: The...

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Alert: Social Democratic Nations Rank Happiest on Global Index (Again). US Ranking Falls (Again).

Mar 20, 2019 by

Out-sized corporate power and wealth inequality were named as reasons for Americans’ chronic unhappiness in the UN’s...

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Biggest Obstacle to Passage of Green New Deal? Democratic Lawmakers.

Mar 20, 2019 by

If the Green New Deal came up for a vote in the Democrat-controlled House, it would have trouble passing. Because of the Democrats....

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The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

Mar 20, 2019 by

And no, ‘he’s just not worth it’ is not an acceptable excuse. Source: The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh |...

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‘Momentum Is Shifting’: MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference

Mar 20, 2019 by

“This is a huge step in the right direction. AIPAC upholds the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and second class...

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In Wake of Mass Shooting, New Zealand’s Ardern Calls for Global Fight Against Racism

Mar 20, 2019 by

In an interview with the BBC, Ardern said that while the attacker was Australian, “that is not to say that we do not have an...

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Alert: Regulators move to gut ‘last line of defense’ against Wall Street gambling — with the help of Democrats

Mar 20, 2019 by

In a move policy analysts and progressives warned could drastically increase the risk of another financial collapse, two Democratic...

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Support Continues To Pour In For Julian Assange And Chelsea Manning

Mar 20, 2019 by

Workers and young people across the world continue to speak out against the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who...

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Landmark Climate Victory: Federal Court Rejects Sale of Public Lands for Fracking

Mar 20, 2019 by

In a landmark victory for climate, health, and public lands, a federal judge late yesterday rejected the sale of public lands for...

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Revealed: The Trump Administration Is Detaining Migrant Children in Clandestine Shelters 

Mar 20, 2019 by

The federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules...

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Stoking Fear: We Must Remember How the Iraq War Was Sold

Mar 20, 2019 by

History shows that fearmongering has long been a standard tactic used to rally public support and acquiescence for military...

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Top Democrat Rips Trump White House For ‘Stonewalling’ Congressional Probes

Mar 20, 2019 by

The White House has missed a string of deadlines to produce records for House Democrats’ investigations into the president and his...

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Iraq Prepares to Evict U.S. Troops

Mar 20, 2019 by

Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back. Source: Iraq Prepares to Evict U.S....

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US Killing Civilians With ‘Impunity’ in Hidden War on Somalia: Report

Mar 20, 2019 by

“The attacks appear to have violated international humanitarian law.” Source: US Killing Civilians With...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Wall Street’s Stranglehold on the Rental Housing Market

Mar 20, 2019 by

The senator is targeting Recession-era private-equity practices. Source: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Wall Street’s...

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Veterans Call On U.S. Troops To Resist Illegal Orders To Invade Venezuela In Response To Trump 

Mar 20, 2019 by

Veterans For Peace President, Gerry Condon states, “While President Trump speaks of supporting democracy in Venezuela and Latin...

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Why Did Bush Go to War in Iraq? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think

Mar 20, 2019 by

No, it wasn’t because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. Source: Why Did Bush Go to War in Iraq? The Answer Is More Sinister Than...

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Alert: 1963 Supreme Court decision transformed the U.S. justice system. Now it’s threatened 

Mar 20, 2019 by

Without free lawyers to represent them, many more criminal defendants would be unjustly convicted in U.S. courts. Source: A 1963...

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The Secret to Funding a Green New Deal

Mar 20, 2019 by

Public banks, including a central bank operated as a public utility, could generate billions without raising taxes or driving up the...

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Alert: The Supreme Court Is Doing What It Was Rigged to Do

Mar 20, 2019 by

The 5-4 majority ruled that the government can detain non-citizens indefinitely, even years after they went to jail. Source: FOCUS:...

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Report Finds Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was Adopted, with Financing on the Rise Each Year

Mar 20, 2019 by

Findings reveal U.S. banks dominated fossil fuel funding, with JPMorgan Chase the worst on climate change by an astonishingly wide...

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Alert: Trump and Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela

Mar 20, 2019 by

Both leaders criticized what they called the “fake news” and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás...

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Donald Tusk: Short Brexit extension only if Parliament backs May’s deal 

Mar 20, 2019 by

Tusk’s position — at least right now — effectively forces the U.K. to choose between May’s deal and no deal...

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Sandy Hook Lawsuit Could Change How We Prosecute Mass Shootings

Mar 20, 2019 by

The Connecticut court’s 4-3 decision in favor of the plaintiffs offers a blueprint for overcoming a federal law that offers sweeping...

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China Traces A New Line Through Europe

Mar 20, 2019 by

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Rome tomorrow ready to plant a flag in the heart of Europe. Italy is expected to break...

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New Zealand Wants Answers From Mark Zuckerberg Over Mosque Attack Video

Mar 20, 2019 by

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been vocal about her distaste of the social media platform allowing the live stream and subsequent...

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Alert: Genetic editing of animals has dangerous side effects

Mar 20, 2019 by

The next step that biotech companies are racing to bring to the not-so-proverbial table is gene-edited farm animals. Unlike GE foods,...

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Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance

Mar 20, 2019 by

The Boston City Council’s move follows similar food purchasing policies taken by Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Oakland...

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Christchurch shooting: gun owners begin to hand in their weapons 

Mar 20, 2019 by

New Zealanders have begun handing in their firearms to police in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch which resulted in...

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Another College Cheating Scandal: Personal Essay ‘Editors’ Reveal How They Cheat for Rich Kids

Mar 20, 2019 by

But while test scores are completed by the student alone—barring bribed proctors, that is—any number of people can alter...

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Alert: Child gun deaths: Shooting accidents killed 73 children in 2018

Mar 20, 2019 by

Children were killed more than once a week last year under similarly tragic circumstances — a loaded gun and an adult’s...

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Another guilty verdict for Monsanto as jury finds weed-killer was a ‘substantial factor’ in causing man’s cancer

Mar 20, 2019 by

“Today’s verdict reinforces what another jury found last year, and what scientists with the state of California and the World Health...

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Alert: Marsy’s Law Is a Gift to Bad Cops

Mar 20, 2019 by

.Officers claiming they have a victim’s right to privacy after shooting someone is another unintended consequence of...

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Alert: Another Migrant Has Died in CBP Custody – the 4th in Recent Months

Mar 20, 2019 by

 Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday, saying agents arrested the 40-year-old man early Sunday for re-entering...

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The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ‘strongly opposes’ mandatory vaccines 

Mar 20, 2019 by

Vaccines are necessarily risky, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and by Congress. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has...

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Bloomberg’s Armsmaker-Funded Columnist Wants You to Know: Military Spending Is Woke

Mar 20, 2019 by

They can call it whatever they wish—“think tank,” “nonprofit,” “Center”—but by any...

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Christian Charity Gave Over $50 Million to Hate Groups, Report Reveals 

Mar 20, 2019 by

Under the “expert guidance” of the National Christian Foundation, wealthy right-wingers get anonymity and immediate tax breaks....

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Goats, cows and Devin Nunes’ mom: how a Republican’s Twitter lawsuit backfired 

Mar 20, 2019 by

But in filing the lawsuit, Nunes ultimately fell victim to the Streisand effect: when an attempt to censor something ends up bringing...

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Alert: Kale Is One of the Dirtiest Vegetables, According to the EWG’s 2019 “Dirty Dozen” List

Mar 20, 2019 by

The Dirty Dozen list for 2019 contains many of the same items as in 2018, with one notable exception: kale. The dark, leafy superfood...

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Jacinda Ardern is showing the world what real leadership is: sympathy, love and integrity 

Mar 19, 2019 by

The New Zealand prime minister has reacted to the Christchurch shootings with steel, compassion and absolute clarity. And she has...

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The Death of Peace: How the US Empire Starts Wars, But Refuses to End Them

Mar 19, 2019 by

America’s senior generals find no exits from endless war Source: The Death of Peace: How the US Empire Starts Wars, But Refuses...

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How, Since Reagan, Republican Administrations Always Lead To An Economic Meltdown–in 10 Easy Steps

Mar 19, 2019 by

Here’s the standard Republican Economic Playbook ever since Reagan took office in 1981 Source: How, Since Reagan, Republican...

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Supporters Around The World Rally, Crying ‘Hands Off Venezuela’ 

Mar 19, 2019 by

From Argentina to South Africa, Malaysia to Peru, New Zealand to Canada and the U.S., supporters of the Bolivarian revolution marched...

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It’s Time to Confront the Threat of Right-Wing Terrorism

Mar 19, 2019 by

As the attack in New Zealand has shown, we are now faced, around the world, with the rise of a hateful ideology that targets...

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Washington Post fact-checker gets skewered for its botched attack on Bernie Sanders’ trillion-dollar bailout claim 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Progressive critics accused Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler of cherry-picking evidence, playing semantic games, and...

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Alert: Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers, particle beams, and other new forms of...

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The planet’s premier health agency has announced drastic reforms. Critics say they aren’t drastic enough 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Tedros, who’s Ethiopian, is the first African head of WHO; and in a series of reforms laid out in the same speech, he is trying to...

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The New Zealand Mosque Shooting Is a Stark Reminder That Most Terrorism Victims Are Muslim 

Mar 19, 2019 by

The Christchurch shooting continues a global pattern: Around the world, the majority of victims of terrorist attacks are Muslim....

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Why Climate Action is the Antithesis of White Supremacy 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of...

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Seriously Ill Federal Prisoners Released Under New Compassionate Release Law 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Judges are beginning to limit the sentences of cancer sufferers and other badly ailing prisoners after a law passed last year by...

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‘A Poll Tax By Any Other Name’: Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights For 1.4 Million People

Mar 19, 2019 by

Four months ago, Florida voters passed Amendment 4 in a state referendum to allow many of the state’s former felons to vote....

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‘Why Educate the Public When You Can Give Billionaires Tax Cuts’: Trump Budget Would Slash All Federal Funding for Media, Arts, Libraries, Museums

Mar 19, 2019 by

“We should be spending more, not less,” argued one critic Source: ‘Why Educate the Public When You Can Give...

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What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’

Mar 19, 2019 by

If you ask the Koch brothers and their buddies—who slap those words on pretty much everything they do—you’d get a...

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Okinawa Rally Urges Japan, US Gov’ts To Scrap Base Relocation Plan

Mar 19, 2019 by

A rally of thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a...

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‘Inappropriate and irresponsible’: State Department draws criticism by refusing to provide transcript of Pompeo’s call with ‘faith-based media’ 

Mar 19, 2019 by

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a secret conference call on Monday and invited only “faith-based” media outlets. All mainstream...

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Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank under heavy scrutiny, and bank fraud may be the least of it

Mar 19, 2019 by

During the past two decades, the bank has channeled more than $2 billion to Trump. Just why the German bank was willing to loan Trump...

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ACLU reaches settlement with Facebook over discriminatory ads 

Mar 19, 2019 by

As part of the nearly $5 million settlement, Facebook has agreed to make major changes to its ad platform. Source: ACLU reaches...

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Civil Liberties Groups Urge Judiciary Committee to Press NSA on Surveillance Programs

Mar 19, 2019 by

Several dozen civil liberties groups are pressing the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings about a domestic surveillance power...

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Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at ‘Off-the-Books’ Detention Facilities

Mar 19, 2019 by

Immigrant rights advocates were horrified Tuesday by a new report which confirmed that the Trump administration is sending some...

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Exxon’s Climate Denial Comes Under Scrutiny in EU Parliament on Thursday

Mar 19, 2019 by

On Thursday, March 21, the EU Parliament will hold the first-ever hearings by a major body of lawmakers focused on ExxonMobil’s...

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Trump Hotel Emoluments Case Is at Federal Appeals Court as President Asks for It to Be Thrown Out

Mar 19, 2019 by

The attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia contend that the president is illegally profiting from the Trump...

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Kirsten Gillibrand Has Led the Fight to Maintain Civilian Control of the Military 

Mar 19, 2019 by

As a presidential contender, the New York senator can and should highlight her vital struggles for Pentagon accountability. Source:...

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