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The Supreme Court just paved the way for Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military to move ahead, at least pending other court challenges. The ban will harm the military and help no one, while doing nothing to address the nation’s real problems. I’m neither transgender nor in the military, but I count […]

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We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth

January 20, 2019           |                                       

As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 – people will be encouraged to make the day one of service. Such […]

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We speak to Antony Lowenstein, author of an article on “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance in the service of authoritarian governments around the world The post Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine appeared first on The Real News […]

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Government Mistakenly Wanted to Deport U.S. Veteran, Says ACLU

January 17, 2019           |                                       

DETROIT — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17 from a detention center in Calhoun County […]

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Russian Student Who Shredded Constitution To Spend New Year's In Jail

December 28, 2018           |                                       

A student who shredded the cover of the Russian Constitution in a protest inspired by British street artist Banksy has been sentenced to 12 days in jail for allegedly cursing after a court hearing. A St. Petersburg court issued the ruling on December 27, weeks after Timur Rasulov was ordered to perform 100 hours of […]

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It was not a confrontation with someone with right-wing points of view in the usual sense. No screaming… no denunciations… not even the hint of a physical threat was apparent in the huge, warehouse environment in which this unexpected confrontation occurred. The aisles were not even jammed as would be expected just a few, short […]

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Robert Reich: Privatization Can’t Solve Our Country’s Ills

December 14, 2018           |                                       

Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It’s all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world. Also public schools and national parks, majestic bridges, dams that generated electricity for entire regions, public libraries and […]

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Bush Celebrated With Praise and Humor at Cathedral Farewell

December 5, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON—George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad. […]

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The public service gamble: Councils borrowing billions to play the property market

December 3, 2018           |                                       

Some of the smallest councils in England have built up huge debts by buying supermarkets, business parks and offices, tying the future of their public services to the uncertainty of the property market. Councils across England have borrowed massive sums – in some cases the equivalent of ten times their annual budgets – to finance […]

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Why Is Johns Hopkins Enabling ICE?

November 25, 2018           |                                       

Bake Sales Can’t Fix School Funding Pinch Caused by Corporate Tax Cuts Silicon Valley Is Undermining Democracy With Its Dangerous Ideology White House Plans to Dump Major Climate Report on Black Friday Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trump’s Refugee “Invasion” Panic #BlackFridays Walkouts Turn Rage Into Action and Community Black Friday Isn’t the Only […]

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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service By Alex Lantier 20 November 2018 Yesterday, after hundreds of thousands of people across France donned yellow vests and blockaded roads and intersections to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax hike and his social attacks on working people, the French government announced the return to […]

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