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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) speaks with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (R) during a presidential election debate at Olimpiyski stadium in Kiev on April 19, 2019 (Photo by Sergei CHUZAVKOV AFP, Getty Images) With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. […]

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Omar Says More Death Threats Coming Since Trump Pushed Video

April 15, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by […]

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Take Down ‘Dangerous’ Tweet of Ilhan Omar Video, Pelosi Tells Trump

April 14, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. Soon […]

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Labor sector maintains political clout as 2020 presidential campaign heats up

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Last year, the Carpenters & Joiners Union came out on top giving over $20 million. The National Education Association followed closely with $18 million. Since super PACs can accept unlimited union contributions post-Citizens United, money to these outside groups ballooned after 2010. About 90 percent of contributions from labor go to Democrats’ coffers. So it’s […]

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The extreme weather of the last year has been so terrifying, and so very extreme, that it is tempting to look at the string of disasters around the world and think: Climate change is here. Certainly that’s what Jerry Brown meant when he described the wildfires ravaging California in the fall as “the new abnormal.” […]

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Stripping Social Programs Leads to Lower Life Expectancy

February 6, 2019           |                                       

The True State of the Union Here’s What a Green New Deal Looks Like in Practice Stripping Social Programs Leads to Lower Life Expectancy Climate Activists Shut Off Valves at Enbridge Lines 3 and 4 US Prisons Are Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints More Salt in Our Water Is Creating Scary New “Chemical […]

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Akhmad Kadyrov’s move to support Russian forces paved the way for a new “hard” peace in Chechnya. (c) Bai Xueqi/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved. On 11 January, 2019, Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported a new wave of Chechen LGBT community arrests. Three days later, the Russian LGBT Network posted “New wave of persecution […]

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Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela’s Oil as US Ratchets Up Pressure

January 30, 2019           |                                       

As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the US has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela’s state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist […]

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The US Celebrates King’s Nonviolence But Not His Antiwar Politics

January 21, 2019           |                                       

Shutdown Exposes How Many Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheck Enough “Free Trade.” We Need Solidarity Economies and Reparations. Jump-Starting the Dam Removal Movement in the US The Radical Worker Politics of the Los Angeles Teacher Strike Pain From the Government Shutdown Spreads. This Time It’s Food Stamps. DC Has Been Consistently Out of Touch With […]

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Judge Denies TransCanada Request for Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

December 8, 2018           |                                       

GREAT FALLS, MT – Today, a federal judge reaffirmed that TransCanada cannot conduct any pre-construction field activities on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This ruling means that construction on the controversial tar sands pipeline will continue to be delayed. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled that the Trump […]

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Adekan mural, 2015. All rights reserved. Thirteen human rights defenders were detained in Turkey on November 16 and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, an activist working on children rights, was imprisoned related to charges against Anadolu Kültür, a cultural association founded by philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala himself has been in prison for more than a year without an […]

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Britain's Hunt In Iran For Talks On Nuclear Deal, Yemen, Jailed Aid Worker

November 19, 2018           |                                       

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed ways of easing international financial transactions during a meeting with British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in Tehran, Iran’s state media report. Hunt arrived in Iran on November 19, less than two weeks after the United States imposed sanctions on key sectors of Iran’s economy. Iran’s IRNA news […]

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The radical attack on our constitutional right to protest in Washington, DC needs to be stopped. The National Park Service (NPS) has published proposed rules that would curtail First Amendment rights to assemble, petition the government and exercise free speech in the nation’s capital. Together, we can stop this proposal from going forward. Popular Resistance […]

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<!– –> (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file) Political advertising on the internet is an increasingly popular and powerful tool for candidates and political groups to spread their messages with little oversight. Unlike traditional advertising mediums — TV, radio and print — online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google don’t follow Federal Election Commission regulations. This has […]

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