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Mitch McConnell Is a Master Troll

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Mitch McConnell Is a Master Troll Trump Hasn’t Pardoned the War Criminals Yet, But His Message Is Clear New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns With No Wage Growth, Study Shows Trump Tax Cuts Are for Oligarchs Why Abortion Polling Is […]

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Right-to-Counsel Programs Prevent Evictions

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report Nurses Are […]

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Hundreds Starve Themselves for Peace in Turkey

April 4, 2019           |                                       

In the early months of 2019, hundreds of Kurds around the world implemented a hunger strike to protest the ongoing assaults they face at the hands of the Turkish government. An article by Dougie Gerrard for RedPepper explains how Leyla Güven, a member of the Turkish Parliament, started this strike. Güven began starving herself after […]

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We can draw on a plethora of examples that showcase the importance of including women in transitions and post-conflict situations. In Northern Ireland, women like Monica McWilliams and May Blood played key roles in the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement. They created the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, which directly influenced the content […]

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Howard Schultz, the CEO of America’s most lukewarm new political startup, the Howard Schultz campaign for president, is laying out his new firm’s mission statement. Fresh off a multi-city Texas tour, he’s now on stage at the South by Southwest festival, in a heavily air conditioned ballroom on top of the Austin Convention Center full […]

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CIA-backed Afghan unit accused of atrocities is able to call in American air strikes

February 8, 2019           |                                       

He dismissed claims that the Nangarhar unit was killing over 100 civilians a month as an exaggeration, but accepted that roughly one in every ten raids did result in civilian casualties. “Both international forces and the Afghan security forces are committed to saving civilian lives, but unfortunately the enemy are using civilians as a human […]

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Poverty should not be defined simply by the number of dollars that an American can scrape together each year. But poverty deniers won’t look deeper, because they don’t want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world. It’s easier to blame the poverty-stricken for their own […]

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On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sylvia Rivera Law Project founder Dean Spade talks about the lack of federal protections for trans people and how communities are fighting back at the local level The post Transgender Day of Remembrance: To Fight For Trans Lives, Think Local appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Jessica Ramirez in front of the storefront that houses Detroiters Helping Each Other (DHEO). Credit: Kevon Paynter for YES! Magazine. All rights reserved. A multitude of voicemails and text messages from desperate neighbors flooded Jessica Ramirez’s cell phone on a brisk morning in October 2013. Winter was coming. Using social media to reach potential donors […]

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Deported by Trump, Migrants Press Mexican President-Elect for Support Oklahoma Could Execute Potentially Innocent Prisoners With Nitrogen Gas Myths About “Violent Offenders” Compromise True Safety Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich? A Win for Net Neutrality Activists: First House Republican Backs Effort to Reinstate Protections ICE and Border Patrol Unions […]

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An entire block of homes remains uninhabitable in the working class neighborhood of Curtis Bay in Baltimore one year after a fire destroyed an entire block.  Activists say the lack of rebuilding points to the need for an equitable affordable housing fund The post One Year After A Devastating Fire, a Community Demands Relief From […]

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‘The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!’ Corporate news is consumed with covering the Trump/Russia affair, but it pales in comparison to the real threats in people’s lives–climate change, underemployment, poverty, lack of health care, lack of clean water–just to name a few. How should independent news cover the most pressing issues of our […]

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