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Anthony Bourdain, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 10, 2018
After Trip to Gaza, Anthony Bourdain Accused World of Robbing Palestinians of Their Basic Humanity Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in Strasbourg, France, as he was filming one of his episodes of his very popular show Parts Unknown. He traveled to Gaza. In 2014, he won an award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council. In his acceptance speech, he said, "The world has visited many terrible things on the Palestinian people, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity."
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Glenn Greenwald: Why the Obama Administration's Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All Military prosecutors have decided to bring the maximum charges against Manning after he admitted during a pretrial hearing last week to the largest leak of state secrets in U.S. history. They announced Friday they will seek to imprison Manning for life without parole on charges that include aiding the enemy.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2012
Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State, from DemocracyNow In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up for nearly six months.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Bernie Sanders on Resisting Trump, Why the Democratic Party is an "Absolute Failure" & More In terms of Trump, he is doing what demagogues have done throughout history. And that is, instead of bringing people together to confront the serious problems that we face, what he is doing is trying to divide us up by our religion, by our race, by our gender or where our families came from.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Seymour Hersh: Obama "Cherry-Picked" Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike Hersh argues that the Obama administration "cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad." The administration failed to disclose it knew Syrian rebels in the al-Nusra Front had the ability to produce chemical weapons. Evidence obtained in the days after the attack was also allegedly distorted to make it appear it was gathered in real time.
Seymour Hersh, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story on Bin Laden Killing & Responds to White House, Media Backlash Four years after U.S. forces assassinated Osama bin Laden, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has published an explosive piece claiming much of what the Obama administration said about the attack was wrong. The White House claims the piece is "riddled with inaccuracies."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 30, 2019
Michael Moore on Trump, 2020 & Why "the Old, Angry White Guy" Doesn't Represent the Working Class Michael Moore said the working class in the United States is mostly women, people of color and young people all groups who tend to vote Democratic. Moore, who supports Bernie Sanders, said Democrats can win if they focus on these voters and on bold proposals like Medicare for All.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As U.N. Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment, Bill McKibben on Vanuatu, Oxford Vote, California Water Crisis In the Northeast of the United States, we've seen over the last 50 years a 71 percent increase in the number of severe precipitation events, as the scientists put it--way more big rainstorms and way more big snowfalls. When it happens in the winter, as it is in Boston this time, we get snowbanks five stories high. This provides yet more impetus as we continue this climate fight.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2017
The Growing Case for Impeaching Donald Trump, From Lawlessness and Corruption to Abuse of Power Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire is the latest official to join the effort and is one of 12 House Democrats who represent a district won by Trump in 2016. This comes as a petition for impeachment launched in October by Democratic donor Tom Steyer has garnered more than 3.5 million supporters. At least 17 communities around the country are now on record calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump.
From flickr.com: Bill McKibben, From Images
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 9, 2017
"We Have Never Had Anything Like Them": Bill McKibben on Floods, Winds & Fires Devastating U.S. Trump is ascendant with the fossil fuel industry. They're getting their wishes in this country. But like many things that Trump touches, I think that this is a last gasp. People will come to associate, are coming to associate, the insanity of going full speed ahead into this greenhouse future with the most reckless and crazy president that we've ever had.
From flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/19825435041/: Bernie Sanders, From Images
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order The day after Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged his supporters to work to ensure his former rival wins the presidential race, we host a debate between Clinton supporter Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, and Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who backs Sanders.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" After the last seven months reporting, everybody should know by now that the goal of the NSA really is the elimination of privacy worldwide -- not hyperbole, not metaphor, that's literally their goal, is to make sure that all human communications that take place electronically are collected and then stored by the NSA and susceptible to being monitored and analyzed.
Ralph Nader, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Ralph Nader: Sanders Should Stay in Democratic Race, Is Only Losing Due to Anti-Democratic System Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton won West Virginia in a landslide, beating Barack Obama by 40 percentage points. But many polls project Sanders will win today. Clinton has faced widespread criticism in West Virginia after she recently said, quote, "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2014
Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived up to International Law Amy Goodman interviewed the world-renowned linguist and dissident before an audience of 800 people. Chomsky spoke at an event sponsored by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 28, 2017
Former Federal Judge: Trump Is Packing the Courts with Unqualified Conservative Extremists Early in his first year, Trump appointed conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. But legal experts say Trump's appointments to the lower courts will have the most impact on American life because they decide nearly all cases, ranging from voting rights and contraception to gay rights and immigration.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2018
Major New Investigation into Trump Real Estate Deals in India Reveals Corruption, Lawsuits, Fraud The Trump Organization has entered into more deals in India than in any other foreign country. These deals are worth an estimated $1.5 billion and produced royalties of up to $11 million between 2014 and 2017. Trump's India partners' long history of facing lawsuits, police inquiries and government investigations that contain evidence of potential bribery, fraud, and intimidation.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next Trump is continuing to threaten lawmakers who are pushing impeachment, and publicly admitted he is trying to find out the identity of the anonymous whistleblower, in possible violation of whistleblower protection laws.
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War Since the release of Senate findings earlier this month, the assumption that the CIA's torture program's sole motive was post-9/11 self-defense has gone virtually unchallenged. There has been almost no recognition that the George W. Bush administration also tortured prisoners for a very different goal: to extract information that could tie al-Qaeda to Saddam Hussein and justify the invasion of Iraq.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2019
The President is a Domestic Enemy of the Constitution: Ellsberg Slams Trump For Pardoning War Crimes Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. His ouster comes a week after President Trump overruled military leaders and pardoned three U.S. service members who have been accused of or convicted of war crimes.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2017
Mustafa Ali: Meet the Top EPA Environmental Justice Official Who Quit to Protest Pruitt & Trump A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency has resigned in protest of a Trump administration proposal to scale back severely the size and work of the agency. Mustafa Ali helped launch the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice in 1992 and served under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Glenn Greenwald: Why Did ABC Ignore Roseanne Barr's Hateful Tweets Against Arabs & Palestinians? The decision to cancel Roseanne was made by Channing Dungey, the first African-American president of a major TV network. The reboot of the hit 1980s sitcom Roseanne last year drew huge audiences and praise from President Trump, who once called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the show's success.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Jane Fonda Arrested: We Are in a Climate Emergency. I Have No Choice But to Put My Body on the Line We have the secure form of energy. It's called solar and wind and geothermal. It's there. It's not so expensive. It doesn't harm the environment. And that's what we have to move to.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
"Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More A Democracy Now! special, an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned dissident and father of modern linguistics. In April, Noam Chomsky visited his hometown of Boston, where he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than half a century. He now teaches at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Over 700 people packed into the Old South Church to hear him speak.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2019
Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism" Ed Snowden has just published a memoir. It's called Permanent Record. It tells the story of what led him to risk his life to expose the U.S. government's system of mass surveillance.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 5, 2019
Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth Edward Snowdeb is in Moscow, where he has lived in exile since leaking a trove of secret documents revealing the U.S. government's had built an unprecedented mass surveillance system to spy on Americans and people around the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2019
"This Is Our Time. This Is Our Future." Voices from the Historic Youth Climate Strike in NYC As many as 4 million people around the world took to the streets Friday in the largest day of action focused on the climate crisis. Students across the globe led climate strikes in hundreds of countries, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Nomination for CIA director, Gina Haspel's background raises questions, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2018
"She Tortured Just for the Sake of Torture": CIA Whistleblower on Trump's New CIA Pick Gina Haspel Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou personally knew CIA director nominee Gina Haspel when he worked at the CIA. But their careers have taken very different paths over the past decade. Haspel, who was directly involved in torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand, has been promoted to head the agency. Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the torture program, ended up being jailed for 23 months.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2018
Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S. As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a "troika of tyranny" and a "triangle of terror."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 21, 2019
Julia'n Castro: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Is "Nail in the Coffin" of Trump's Defense During Wednesday's impeachment hearing, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told lawmakers that he was ordered by Trump to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2016
Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Run on the Green Party Ticket & Continue Your Political Revolution In many ways, the Democratic Party creates campaigns that fake left while it moves right and becomes more corporatist, more militarist, more imperialist. This is why we say it's hard to have a revolutionary campaign inside of a counterrevolutionary party. That's why we're here as the Green Party to build a place where a revolutionary movement can truly grow with a political voice.
Naomi Klein, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2021
Fossil Fuel Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on Deadly Deregulation & Why Texas Needs the Green New Deal Millions of Texans are still suffering after severe winter weather devastated the state's energy and water systems. About 8 million Texans remain under orders to boil water, and 30,000 homes still have no power.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 3, 2017
In Puerto Rico's Highlands, Hurricane Maria Has Exploded Fault Lines of Poverty & Austerity Six weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, millions of residents are still living without safe drinking water and electricity. Health experts say the storm's massive damage to Puerto Rico's water system is threatening to cause a public health crisis, as more and more people are exposed to contaminated water.
Facebook Icons, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Glenn Greenwald: Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State by Removing Palestinian Posts? Facebook is being accused of censoring Palestinian activists who protest the Israeli occupation. This comes as Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reportedly said in December that Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to Facebook over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed "incitement," and said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 29, 2019
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC to Fight "Biggest Crisis Humanity Has Ever Faced" After weeks of anticipation, the Swedish climate justice activist Greta Thunberg arrived on the shores of Lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon after a two-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in an emissions-free yacht.
From flickr.com/photos/55361146@N08/9260194206/: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 8, 2016
Julian Assange: Leaked DNC Emails Shows Democrats Waged "Propaganda" Campaign Against Sanders There's a galloping epidemic of abuse of national security law under this Democratic administration, which Hillary Clinton was part of. She and Obama were involved in placing one of my alleged sources, Chelsea Manning, into prison for 35 years, only for communicating truthful information to the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 19, 2017
U.N. Special Rapporteur Says Tax Bill Will Make the U.S. "World Champion of Extreme Inequality" The United States could eliminate poverty overnight, if it wanted to. What we're seeing now is the classic -- it's a political choice. Where do you want to put your money? Into the very rich or into creating a decent society, which will actually be economically more productive than just giving the money to those who already have a lot?
Migrant detention center, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 23, 2019
Sen. Merkley Condemns Trump's War Against Migrant Families as U.S. Moves to Indefinitely Jail Kids The Trump administration is moving to indefinitely detain migrant children and their families, reversing decades of U.S. policy. If the administration's new rule goes into effect, migrant children could be jailed for months, and even years, while their immigration cases are heard.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 9, 2019
Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history. The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 31, 2017
Is Trump Trying to Sabotage the Nuclear Deal to Lay Groundwork for War with Iran? The White House appears ready to abandon the landmark Iranian nuclear deal in favor of what experts say could lead to war with Iran. The New York Times reported last week that President Donald Trump has instructed his national security aides to find a rationale for declaring that Iran is violating the terms of the accord.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2019
"I Don't See Any Protests": Trump Cries "Fake News" as 75,000 March in London Trump's state visit comes just days before May is scheduled to resign her post on Friday after repeated failed attempts to strike a Brexit deal. Thousands took to the streets of London to protest Trump's visit -- a fact that Trump denied on Tuesday, calling the demonstrations "fake news." We speak with Cambridge professor Priya Gopal, who says Trump's claim about the protests is "an outright lie."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2019
U.N. Report Finds Over 7 Million Children Worldwide Are Being Held in Various Kinds of Detention A damning United Nations report says that 7 million children are deprived of their liberty worldwide, from children imprisoned on the U.S.-Mexico border to the missing children of ISIS fighters. The number of children detained in the context of armed conflict has dramatically risen.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2019
GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony.
Noam Chomsky, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
"Brutal and Sadistic": Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today's Refugee Crisis Federal officials say 711 children remain separated from their parents, despite Thursday's court-imposed deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all migrate children separated from their parents by immigration officials at the border. More than 400 of the children have parents who have already been deported from the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The Case Against Joe Biden: Former VP's Long Career Shows a Recurring Theme of "Appeasing the Right" Following his Super Tuesday wins, we look closely at the record of former Vice President Joe Biden, from his central role in supporting the Iraq War to expanding the so-called war on drugs
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 7, 2014
Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis In the old days, we used to get the stakeholders around the table. And it's got to be Putin, and it's got to be Obama, and it's got to be the head of Ukraine, past and present, and the stakeholders in the immediate vicinity. We should be able to work this kind of thing out. That seems to have been just kind of washed away from the considerations of politicians.
From flickr.com: Statue of Liberty, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 6, 2017
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor": Trump Admin Attacks Emma Lazarus's Iconic Poem on Statue of Liberty Opposition is growing to the Trump administration's new proposal to implement radical changes to U.S. immigration law and slash the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by half. The RAISE Act would create a so-called merit-based immigration system that would favor applicants who speak English, have advanced degrees or can demonstrate job skills.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda It's been six months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in as head of the Department of Justice. In that time, Sessions has managed to undo nearly every aspect of Obama's civil rights legacy. We look at how Sessions is using the Justice Department to roll back decades of progress on civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights and police reform.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Fueled by Climate Change, California's Raging Wildfires Are Threatening Vulnerable Communities First California is bracing for a day of strong winds as climate change-fueled wildfires continue to burn from Los Angeles to north of the Bay Area. Fires in California are typical this time of year, but the length and severity of the state's fire season has grown due to climate change.
03 .War Iraq., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 9, 2017
Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public We have things like the Constitution that are supposed to impose limits on what even a deranged leader can do. You have courts that are supposed to check that and Congress that is supposed to check that and the media that is supposed to check that -- all of which have failed. The only truly effective check against true abuse of power is popular revolt, popular protest.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2019
"Not the End of It": If GOP Senate Saves Trump, Rep. Al Green Says He Can Face Impeachment Again President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, with a historic vote set today on whether to formally accuse him of abusing his power in dealing with Ukraine to help himself politically, and then obstructing Congress by blocking their investigation.
Naomi Klein on Democracy Now., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 19, 2017
Klein: Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies Have Pushed Leaders Like Corbyn and Sanders into National Politics Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is now poised to possibly become the next British prime minister. For more on these insurgent progressive politicians, we speak with best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein, whose new book is "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 28, 2019
Michael Moore: Republicans Who Oppose Impeachment Are "Dying Dinosaurs," But Trump Could Win in 2020 Senator Lisa Murkowski said, in an interview in Alaska station KTUU in Anchorage, that she was "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise of "total coordination" with the White House.
Duck and Cover!, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation Could tension between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un bring us to the brink of nuclear war? As tensions ramp up, we discuss what nuclear war would look like with a former nuclear war planner and one of the world's most famous whistleblowers -- Daniel Ellsberg.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 3, 2019
"We Are Facing a Global Emergency": Greta Thunberg Arrives Back in Europe to Attend Climate Talks This year's recipients for the Right Livelihood Awards, include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal, after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2019
Anti-Racist Historian: Attacks on Rep. Omar Rooted in Belief "America Is for White People" President Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant of "send her back" about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday in North Carolina. The chants rang across the rally in response to Trump's own verbal attack against the congresswoman. He did nothing to intervene.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 2, 2017
Naomi Klein: The Worst Is Yet to Come with Trump, So We Must Be Ready for Shock Politics Part 2 of our conversation with best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Her new book is called No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.
WikiLeaks is raising $100,000 reward for the Trans-Pacific Partnership 'TPP' missing chapters., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2015
WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters Despite the Senate vote approving a measure to give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, opposition to the deal continues to mount ahead of this month's House vote. Critics, including a number of Democratic lawmakers, oppose the TPP, saying it will fuel inequality, kill jobs, and undermine health, environmental and financial regulations.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 10, 2018
Marcy Wheeler: Mueller Probe Could Lead to Indictment of the Trump Organization Federal prosecutors have accused President Trump of committing a federal crime by directing illegal hush money to two women during the presidential election. The accusation was revealed Friday in filings made public by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, including a damning sentencing memo for Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 26, 2019
Despite Faulty Drugs And Racist Implementation, Trump Is Bringing Back the Federal Death Penalty Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday that the federal government is resuming the death penalty after nearly two decades. The execution of five death row prisoners were immediately ordered beginning in December. There are currently 62 prisoners on federal death row, including white supremacist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black worshipers at the historic Emanuel AME Church in June 2015.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2019
Death and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Democracy Now! Special Amidst a catastrophic immigration crisis at the border, ongoing family separation, and cruel and inhumane conditions at immigrant jails across the country, the government put humanitarian activist Scott Warren on trial here in Tucson. His crime? Helping migrants who had arrived on the doorstep of a humanitarian shelter in Ajo, Arizona, seeking help after a perilous journey across the Sonoran Desert.
Motivational Speech | Feminist Lawyer Gloria Allred NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED* This is a motivational speech from U.S Feminist Lawyer Gloria Allred. This was filmed on the T.V channel .Democracy Now!., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2018
Women's Rights Attorney Gloria Allred on Suing Donald Trump over Sexual Assault: "Truth Matters" The 16 women who have come out, speaking, charging President Trump with various allegations of assault and harassment and misconduct, are at it again. They're going around for a second shot to say, "Take us seriously." They want a congressional investigation.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Texas Primaries See Surging Democratic Turnout & Record Number of Female Candidates This year's midterm elections officially began on Tuesday as Democratic and Republican primaries were held in Texas. Democrats are hoping Texas could become a key state in the party's effort to retake control of the Senate and the House. A record 50 women were on the ballot in what many are calling the "year of the women."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Julian Assange on Roger Stone & Accusations About WikiLeaks and Trump Campaign Ties to Russia CIA Director Mike Pompeo has blasted Wikileaks as a hostile intelligence service that is often abetted by state actors like Russia, and Trump adviser Roger Stone declined to confirm to the House Intelligence Committee that he was directly in contact with WikiLeaks about damaging information on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Wray Confirmed as FBI Director as Questions Swirl over His Past Record & Close Ties to Big Business If you look closely at the career paths of people like Wray, Loretta Lynch and Andrew Weissman, it's astonishing but a sort of a network analysis of all the cross-reporting relationships since the 1990s show that there's a relatively small group of maybe a few hundred people who have been percolating around the Justice Department, and through the revolving-door system connecting them to major Wall Street firms.
Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Seymour Hersh Weighs In on Sanders vs. Clinton: "Something Amazing Is Happening in This Country" Hersh: Something that's amazing is happening in this country, and for the first time, I do think it's going to be very hard for a lot of the people who support Sanders to support Hillary Clinton. ... There's a whole group of young people in America, across the board, all races, etc., etc., who have just had it with our system."
Robert Jay Lifton, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 9, 2015
Robert Jay Lifton, Author of "The Nazi Doctors": Psychologists Who Aided Torture Should Be Charged the order for torture being acceptable and advised, comes from above, comes from the highest sources in the administration. That has to be uncovered by an investigation, and there has to be a legal context. At a minimum, there must be confrontation and revelation of what was done, who did it, what the consequences were and how to prevent it in the future.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 4, 2014
Jeremy Scahill on Obama's Orwellian War in Iraq: We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting The United States, through its policies, created the very threat that it claims to be fighting now, and in continuing this policy, what President Obama is doing is embracing the very lies that made the Cheney-Bush Iraq War possible. This is sort of an epic formula for blowback.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 23, 2017
ACLU Investigation Reveals Texas Troopers Are Turning Traffic Stops of Immigrants into Deportations In Texas, a shocking new investigation has revealed how state troopers are essentially acting as deportation officers. After poring through public records of traffic stops by the Texas Highway Patrol, the ACLU of Texas has uncovered what amounts to a deportation machine operated by the state's Department of Public Safety, or DPS.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Meet the Miss USA Contestant Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct as Senators Call for Him to Resign Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women, and 56 House lawmakers with the Democratic Women's Working Group are calling for a congressional investigation into the allegations. This comes as three of the 16 women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment held a press conference Monday in New York, demanding that Congress take action.
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Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is Not a Radical, He Has Mass Support for Positions on Healthcare & Taxes During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a "New Deal Democrat" than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him. Chomsky said Sanders' positions on taxes and healthcare are supported by a majority of the American public, and have been for a long time.
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The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still "Obstructing Any Progress" As the climate summit heads into its final days, representatives from the Global South say that the United States and other rich countries are obstructing the talks and trying to avoid their obligation to assist poorer countries already facing the worst effects of the climate crisis.
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Amid Tensions with North Korea, 51 Countries Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons Despite U.S. Opposition Amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, 51 countries have signed the world's first legally binding treaty banning nuclear weapons. It prohibits the development, testing and possession of nuclear weapons, and using or threatening to use these weapons. None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons signed the measure, including Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.
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Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil A political crisis in Brazil is growing in the wake of The Intercept's investigation into a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Ina'cio Lula da Silva. The Bolsonaro administration announced Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Se'rgio Moro has been granted a leave of absence from July 15-19 to "deal with personal matters.
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid mounting scandals., From YouTubeVideos
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As Scott Pruitt Resigns, Former EPA Officials Warn His Radical, Anti-Science Agenda Harmed Nation At the time of his resignation, Pruitt was facing more than a dozen federal investigations into ethical misconduct, ranging from lavish spending to asking subordinates to help his wife find a job. Just earlier this week, CNN reported Pruitt kept a secret calendar and schedule in an attempt to hide his meetings with many industry executives.
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Progressives Urge Elizabeth Warren to Rally Behind Bernie Sanders After She Drops Out of 2020 Race Senator Warren's decision to end her campaign comes after she failed to perform as well as she had hoped in early primary states and on Super Tuesday, including placing third in her home state of Massachusetts. Warren gave no indication whether she'll endorse either of her former rivals, Sanders or Biden.
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Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States -- the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter -- will become the only country outside the accord.
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An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North Thousands of migrants from countries as far away as Angola, Eritrea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border, in a permanent state of limbo. With President Trump's new restrictions on asylum seekers, including the "Remain in Mexico" policy, thousands of African migrants are also stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Toxic Coal Ash Being Dumped in Puerto Rico, Which Already Suffers Worst Drinking Water in the Nation Even before Hurricane Maria struck the island nearly six months ago, the majority of Puerto Rico's residents lived with water that violated health standards set by the U.S. law. Since the storm, residents say the situation has only gotten worse.
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Noam Chomsky: Decades of "the Neoliberal Plague" Left U.S. Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak The U.S. coronavirus death toll has topped 150,000, the highest of any nation by far. The hardest hit states per capita are Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, Alabama, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Idaho, Tennessee and Georgia, a list that includes all seven of the original Confederate states.
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Meet Ahed Tamimi, 17-Year-Old West Bank Activist Jailed for 8 Months for Slapping Israeli Soldier AHED TAMIMI: There is a huge difference between Judaism and Zionism. Judaism is a religion. You know, it's just like Islam. It's just like Christianity. But Zionism, that's the occupation. That's the killing. That's what closes checkpoints. That's what detains innocent people. That's all Zionism that's causing this conflict with Palestinians.
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As Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston, Fears Grow of Pollution from Oil Refineries & Superfund Sites There was this old legacy pollutants from a paper mill that has sort of just left their toxins in the ground. And eventually, it was flooded. And there it remains. And the EPA and other agencies are in the process of cleaning that up. But as they go through their long, lengthy process of doing that, we have had several rain events.
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Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced the Senate will vote next week on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement -- even though the bill currently lacks enough Republican support to pass. McConnell's announcement came after President Trump invited all 52 Republican senators to the White House for lunchtime talks aimed at reviving stalled efforts on healthcare.
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Prisons Worldwide Face Coronavirus Crisis: Overcrowding, Lack of Sanitation & Labor at Slave Wages The United Nations confirmed that coronavirus had reached Iran's prisons, as the number of cases there continues to soar. Iran has temporarily freed some 70,000 prisoners in response to the coronavirus. In the U.S., New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after announcing Monday that New York state would respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak here by producing its own hand sanitizer made by prisoners.
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Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton and Pompeo Continue to Push for War After threatening to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly approved, and then abruptly called off, military strikes. The move came after the operation was already underway in its initial stages, with warships and planes already being put into position.
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"Pence Is Not a Medical Expert": Is the Trump Admin Ready to Stop a U.S. Coronavirus Pandemic? The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency. President Trump sought to play down the threat from coronavirus and announced Vice President Mike Pence would be his point person to coordinate government efforts to prevent a widespread outbreak.
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Trump's Most Alarming Foreign Policy Move Yet? Warmonger John Bolton Named National Security Adviser President Trump has tapped John Bolton to become his next national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster. Bolton is known for his ultra-hawkish views. He has openly backed war against Iran and North Korea, and was a prominent supporter of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Just three weeks ago, Bolton wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal titled "The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First."
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Bernie Sanders: The Democracy Now! Interview In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia in late November in his most extensive broadcast interview since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton just weeks earlier.
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Massive Case of Denial: COVID Surges in US, Tops 10M Globally, as Pence Touts "Remarkable Progress" As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide and spikes are being reported in 36 states, Vice President Mike Pence has touted "truly remarkable progress" on the pandemic.
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"Disruptor on Road to Reconciliation": Trump Doubles Down on Rally in Tulsa, Site of 1921 Massacre President Donald Trump says he will push ahead with a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, even as COVID cases are surging there as the state reopens.
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U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing "Psychological Torture" The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of "psychological torture" due to his ongoing detention and threats of possible extradition to the United States. The U.N. expert, Nils Melzer, also warned that Assange would likely face a "politicized show trial" if he were to be extradited to the United States.
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Russell Brand on Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain's most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain's political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous.
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Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn't About Trade, But Corporate Control The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed "Investment Chapter" highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company's claimed future profits.
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Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, "The Terms of My Surrender," Trump, Puerto Rico & the Media We're all somebody. We're all from somewhere. And the thing that the wealthy elite establishment is afraid of is that if we ever figure out that there's more of us than there are of them, they're in big trouble. There's only so many of them. There's a hell of a lot more of us. And if we take that power in our hands, they're in a boatload of trouble.
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Judges Across U.S. Are Halting Trump's Mass Deportations & Ruling Immigrants Have Due Process Rights In every deportation case, the government's principal argument is the court lacks jurisdiction to do anything. And so that's the common theme around the country: The courts don't have authority to do anything. And that's what the courts have rejected so far, and hopefully will continue to reject.
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Could the 2016 Election Be Stolen with Help from Electronic Voting Machines? At midnight or whenever it is on election night, those two guys can go in there with an IT person and flip the outcome of an electronically counted vote within about 60 seconds. So all this millions and millions of dollars, people out campaigning and so on, can be negated by an electronic vote flip late at night on election night, and there is no way to verify what's happened.
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Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump We may end up with a situation, worst-case scenario, where Europe or other players succeed in watering down the Paris Agreement in order to get the U.S. back, and actually fail at that, but, from the interests of the oil industry, it's a great scenario, because it means that this agreement, which is--has been signed by the vast--by almost every country on Earth, becomes weaker.
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"House of Absolute Horrors": Mary Trump's Book Reveals How Trump Family Gave Rise to a "Sociopath" In a new book, Mary Trump the president's niece describes Donald Trump as a "sociopath" who grew up in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed and cruelty.
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Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will He Act Like One? Under new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions by 32 percent from the 2005 levels by 2030. In addition, new power plants will be required to be far cleaner, which could effectively prevent any new coal plants from opening. President Obama defended the regulations, which are expected to be challenged in court.
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"The World's Most Dangerous Man": Mary Trump on Her Uncle, President Trump, & Why He Must Be Ousted Mary Trump is the niece of President Donald Trump, a clinical psychologist, author of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. She describes Donald Trump as a "sociopath" who grew up in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed and cruelty, which he is now inflicting on the world.
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Senate Begins Confirmation Hearings for Trump FBI Pick Tied to Torture, Gitmo You mentioned torture. He is known to have gone to Gitmo. Wray is known to have been involved in torture. But the details about his role in torture are all still redacted. They're all over these ACLU documents they got in a FOIA, but we don't know what the substance of it is.
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CIA-Linked Military Contractor Used Arizona "Black Site" to Secretly Jail Dozens of Migrant Children A major U.S. military and CIA contractor has been detaining dozens of migrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets, according to a new investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal learned about what some are calling the "black site" for migrant children.
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Will John Bolton's Dream to Bomb Iran Come True? Ex-Iranian Ambassador Warns About U.S. Escalation Iran has announced it will stop complying with parts of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and resume high-level enrichment of uranium within 60 days if other signatories of the deal do not take action to shield Iran's oil and banking sectors from U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has attempted to cut Iran off from the global economy even though Iran has remained in compliance with the nuclear deal.
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Migrant Children Detained in Shelters Being Drugged, Told Not to Hug, Forced to Bathe in Sinks The Trump administration has less than a week to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under its "zero tolerance" policy. This comes as advocates say some migrant children have been released from federally contracted shelters with scabies and lice.
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Greg Palast Sues Georgia's Brian Kemp for Purging 340,000 from Voter Rolls Ahead of Election A new investigation has found Georgia secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has overseen the removal of more than 340,000 current Georgia residents from voting rolls.
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"Our Squad Is Big": Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump's Racist Attack Congress-members Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump's spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
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On Veterans Day, Advocates Warn Against Pence And Trump-Led Attacks on VA Healthcare On Veterans Day, we take a closer look at the issue of veterans' healthcare. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence wrote an article for Fox News touting Trump's record on veterans' health and the passage of a policy known as "Veterans Choice," which is seen by veterans' advocates as an attempt to drain the Veterans Health Administration of needed resources and eventually force privatization of the system.
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"They Repress Us Because We're Poor": Immigrant Rights Activist Speaks from Sanctuary in Colorado As President Trump continues his crackdown on immigrant communities, a growing number of people are taking sanctuary in churches across the country to avoid deportation. A new report called "Sanctuary in the Age of Trump" says more people are now taking sanctuary than at any time in the United States since the 1980s.
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The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a NY Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror In his new piece for The Intercept, James Risen also describes meetings between top Times editors and officials at the CIA and the White House. Risen was pursued by both the Bush and then the Obama administrations as part of a six-year leak investigation into his book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. His refusal to name a source would take him to the Supreme Court.
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In Warmongering First State of the Union, Trump Doubles Down on Gitmo & Escalates Nuclear War Threat President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday, claiming this is, quote, "our new American moment." He focused heavily on immigration, renewing his call for a border wall, while linking immigration to terrorism.
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Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.
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Jeremy Scahill: Obama Paved Way for Haspel to Head CIA by Failing to Hold Torturers Accountable On Capitol Hill, President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, announced she would not restart the CIA's interrogation program. But she repeatedly refused to call the CIA's post-9/11 treatment of prisoners torture, and declined to state whether she believes torture is immoral.
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Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Internationally, the ramifications of Bush's foreign policy in the Middle East are still being felt. In 1991, Bush launched the Gulf War in Iraq.
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Bernie Sanders Responds to Trump's Border Wall Address, Debunking President's Lies About Immigration We need to acknowledge that immigrants and immigration has been a true benefit for the country, a net asset in our nation -- and also for their countries of origin. And we also need to acknowledge, once and for all, that the policies that we have in place need to be brought in sync with the realities of the 21st century.
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"Circus of Hypocrisy": Jeremy Scahill on How World Leaders at Paris March Oppose Press Freedom Jeremy Scahill said, "While horrifying and reprehensible, these incidents represent a relatively minor threat to Western society. In terms of the actual threats facing our society, this doesn't even rank in the top five. And so, to have this kind of a reaction is not only a waste of a tremendous amount of money, but it is going to encourage, I think, future acts of terrorism."
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Is Trump Sabotaging U.S. Postal Service Ahead of Election as Part of His Attack on Mail-in Voting? Democratic lawmakers say the Trump administration is sabotaging the United States Postal Service ahead of the November election, when a record number of votes are expected to be cast by mail.
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Economist Jeffrey Sachs: Trump "Understands Nothing, Listens to Nothing" as Pandemic Surges in U.S. After four days of negotiations on Monday, Senate Democrats stopped Republicans from advancing a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that critics say is a massive bailout for corporate America, that does little to aid hard-hit workers amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump Chooses "Relationship with Saudi Arabia" over Accountability for Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Despite overwhelming evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Trump stood by Saudi Arabia Tuesday in an extraordinary written statement riddled with exclamation points and subtitled "America First," writing, "It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn't!
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Reclaiming Gotham: Juan Gonza'lez on Cities Leading the Revolt Against Trumpism & Neoliberal Policies The fight to save DACA marks just the latest example of cities pushing back against the Trump administration's agenda. From climate change to sanctuary cities to police accountability to affordable housing, cities are increasingly pushing a far more progressive agenda than their counterparts in Washington.
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"It's a Humanitarian Crisis": Texas Lawyer Describes Chaos, Terror of Family Separation at Border At least 2,000 migrant children remain separated from their parents, after the families were forcibly separated by immigration officials under President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy. A federal judge has ordered all these children must be reunited with their parents within 30 days -- but immigration advocates say the administration does not have a clear plan for how to reunite the families.
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"A Source of Positivity All the Time": Remembering Palestinian Medic Razan al-Najjar, Killed by IDF Israeli soldiers shot dead 21-year-old Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar as she ran toward the border fence to provide medical aid to a wounded protester. Since nonviolent protests began at the end of March, Israeli soldiers have killed at least 119 people, including 14 children. More than 13,000 have been wounded.
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17 Arrested Outside Super Bowl, Capping NFL Season of Racial Justice Protests On and Off Field The Super Bowl game capped an historic season for the National Football League, in which African-American players staged league-wide protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking the knee during the national anthem before games.
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Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico In a statement Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "President Trump undermined America's preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south. Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy," she said.
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From EPA to TSA, Agencies Devoted to Nation's Health and Safety Are Going Unfunded During Shutdown The shutdown has left 380,000 workers furloughed and another 420,000 forced to work without pay. The Food and Drug Administration has announced it has suspended all routine food inspections. At the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 13,000 employees have been furloughed, forcing the agency to halt work on air quality monitoring, enforcement of toxic polluters and clean-ups at Superfund sites.
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Trump Replaces Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo at State; Torturer Named New Head of CIA President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump announced the news on Twitter this morning. He also said CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will be tapped to succeed Pompeo at the CIA. Both would need to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Gina Haspel will become the first woman to head the CIA.
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"The Battle for Paradise": Naomi Klein on Disaster Capitalism & the Fight for Puerto Rico's Future Six months since Hurricane Maria battered the island of Puerto Rico, the island is the site of a pitched battle between wealthy investors -- particularly from the technology industry -- and everyday Puerto Ricans fighting for a place in their island's future.
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Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in "Assault" on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities Bipartisan opposition is growing to President Trump's proposal to greatly expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The reversal of the Obama-era restrictions would open more than a billion acres of water in the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico to offshore oil and gas drilling.
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WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide The Assange case has been closely followed by advocates for press freedom. Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch tweeted, "Deeply troubling if the Trump administration, which has shown little regard for media freedom, would charge Assange for receiving from a government official and publishing classified information -- exactly what journalists do all the time."
A Year Without a President -- Robert Reich, From YouTubeVideos
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Robert Reich: Morality & the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting Trump's Economic Agenda Trump's conflicts of interest, his narcissism, his sort of inability to understand that there is something called America that is greater and more important than flag salutes and standing for a national anthem or securing the borders, is symptomatic of something that is much deeper that's gone wrong in America.
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As Kamala Harris Makes History as VP Pick, Her "Top Cop" Record Faces New Scrutiny Amid BLM Protests Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his vice-presidential running mate. Harris endorsed Biden in March after challenging him for the nomination.
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After Santa Fe Highschool Shooting, Texas Lawmakers Have "Focused on Anything But Guns" A student entered his Santa Fe High School, outside of Houston, wearing a trench coat, and shot dead 10 people -- eight fellow students and two teachers. Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis used a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver taken from his father to carry out the attack, which officials said he planned to end by committing suicide, but instead he surrendered to police.
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Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump's Rhetoric The nation is continuing to grieve the 11 Jewish worshipers who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday in what's being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Funerals were held Thursday for three more victims of the shooting: husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, and Richard Gottfried.
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Attorney for "Frozen Trucker": Neil Gorsuch May Have Been Most Hostile Judge I've Ever Encountered As confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrap up and Senate Democrats vow to filibuster his nomination, we look at Gorsuch's ruling in a case known as the "frozen trucker."
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As Mueller Finds No Collusion, Did Press Overhype Russiagate? Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston We don't know what's in the Mueller report. We only know the brief interpretation offered by Bill Barr. But that interpretation opens whole new cans of worms. The standard here should not be beyond a reasonable doubt. That's the criminal standard. The standard is the constitutional requirements, which are faithful execution of the office and high crimes and misdemeanors.
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U.S. Passes 2 Million Coronavirus Cases as States Lift Restrictions, Raising Fears of a Second Wave The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has officially topped 2 million in the United States, the highest number in the world by far, but public health officials say the true number of infections is certain to be many times greater.
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Bernie Sanders Calls for Trump to Ax Bannon; Urges New Admin to Reject Racism, Sexism & Homophobia On Wednesday, he was named to a leadership post in the Senate -- chair of outreach -- and was reappointed ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. During his speech, Sanders said he hopes to work with the president-elect on a number of issues, and called on Trump to rescind his decision to make Steve Bannon his chief strategist. Bannon is the former head of Breitbart News.
Puerto Rico death count was wrong, From YouTubeVideos
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Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Were "State-Sponsored Mass Killing" Puerto Rico is not a natural disaster. It's not just a tragedy. It's state-sponsored mass killing. And the cost of this is counted in thousands and thousands of lives. FEMA is evacuating people instead of rebuilding. In many different ways, the federal government is failing the people of Puerto Rico.
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"Somebody Is Going to Die": Lawyer Describes Chaos, Illness & Danger at Migrant Child Jail in Texas At least 250 migrant infants, children and teenagers have been locked up for nearly a month without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near the city of El Paso. Lawyers who visited the facility described a scene of chaos and sickness, with children unable to shower or change into clean clothes for weeks on end.
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"The Virus Is Still Out There": Infectious Disease Expert Warns Against Reopening States Too Soon Despite strong objections of public health officials, governors in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina still plan to reopen parks, beaches and nonessential businesses. Even Trump reversed his support.
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Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a "Terrifying" Step in State Assault on Press Freedom Highlighting the Obama administration's targeting of government whistleblowers, Hedges says: "Talk to any investigative journalist who must investigate the government, and they will tell you that there is a deep freeze. People are terrified of speaking, because they're terrified of going to jail."
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Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen.
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Trump Blames Media for Inciting "Anger" After Bombs Sent to CNN & High-Profile Democrats Federal authorities have launched an investigation after pipe bombs were sent to a number of prominent Democrats, all critics of President Trump. The targets identified include President Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressmember Maxine Waters and former CIA Director John Brennan. The packages listed Democratic Congressmember Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2020
"Top Priority Is Release": Will Rikers Island Free More Prisoners as 60+ Test Positive for COVID-19? As COVID-19 begins to spread in the U.S. prison system, calls are growing in the New York City epicenter of the pandemic to release people from Rikers Island, the second-largest jail system in the country. At least 39 prisoners and 21 staff at Rikers Island have tested positive.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Public Health vs. Politics: White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID-19 Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 155,000, there is still no national testing program, with widespread shortages and delays hampering efforts to contain the pandemic.
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James Risen Prepared to "Pay Any Price" to Report on War on Terror Amid Crackdown on Whistleblowers Risen now faces years in prison if he refuses to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer, Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of giving him classified information about the agency's role in disrupting Iran's nuclear program, which he argues effectively gave Iran a blueprint for designing a bomb.
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Juan Gonza'lez: My 92-Year-Old Mother's COVID-19 Experience Shows Me How Rotten Our Health System Is "Why, in a country that spends so much money on healthcare, are we still having problems producing the most basic equipment, [such as masks, gowns and tests]," says Democracy Now! co-host, Juan Gonza'lez,
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"The Damage Has Been Done": Historian Says Trump's Postmaster Has Undermined Faith in 2020 Election The battle over the future of the United States Postal Service is intensifying, with a record number of mail-in ballots expected to be cast in the 2020 presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans locked in a fight over the future of the agency.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib: I Won't Apologize for My Comments About Trump -- I Still Want to Impeach Him A wall is dehumanizing. We have to be a nation of compassion and some sort of humanity when it comes to the treatment of other human beings. And they can compare walls after walls, but we all know when a wall is put up, violence increases, separation increases.
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Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis On Capitol Hill Thursday, Democratic lawmakers accused President Trump of neglecting millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York Congressmember Nydia Vela'zquez, who was born in Puerto Rico, said the White House showed far more urgency responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which devastated parts of Texas and Florida -- two states that voted for Trump.
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The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More Mueller outlined at least 10 instances where Trump attempted to impede the special counsel's investigation, but Mueller came to no definitive conclusion on whether Trump broke the law by obstructing justice. In the report, Mueller suggests that this is a decision for Congress to make.
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Can Mueller Get Former Trump Associates Michael Cohen & Paul Manafort to Flip on Trump? Robert Mueller has indicted 25 Russians. They're all in Russia. There's no extradition treaty. They're not coming here. So how's he going to build this case other than through former Trump campaign aides? And that's what he's trying to do.
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Bruce Springsteen's Trump Warning: Nominee's Narcissism Threatens Democracy In an interview with Channel 4 in Britain, Bruce Springsteen shared his thoughts on the race. "Donald Trump's going to lose, and he knows that. He knows he's going to lose. And he's such a flagrant, toxic narcissist that he wants to take down the entire democratic system with him if he goes," Springsteen said. "And the words that he's been using over the past several weeks really are an attack on the entire democratic proces
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"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA The two White men who were caught on film shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, in February, were arrested and charged with murder, two days after the video was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage.
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"The Assassination Complex": Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Probe Secret US Drone Wars in New Book The documents undermine government claims that drone strikes have been precise. Part of the book looks at a program called Operation Haymaker in northeastern Afghanistan. During one five-month period, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. The book is based on articles published by The Intercept last year.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 24, 2020
Trump Brags About Withholding Evidence as Democratic Impeachment Managers Lay Out Case in the Senate House impeachment managers spent about eight hours on Wednesday laying out their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. While the impeachment trial was taking place in the Senate, President Trump was across the Atlantic at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he tweeted more than 140 times and dismissed the impeachment trial as a hoax.
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Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty Before Monday's highly anticipated joint press conference with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the reporters was forcibly removed from the room. Sam Husseini was credentialed to cover the summit for The Nation magazine, and earlier in the day he tweeted, "The issue isn't Trump. The issue isn't Putin. The issue is the issues: Nuclear threats, Syria, etc."
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How Fascism Works: Trump's "Law & Order" Is Lawlessness, Fueling Racist Violence & Chaos Trump built a cult of personality within the Republican Party, as evident during the Republican National Convention, and has moved the United States steadily into authoritarianism during his term.
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Trump Fires AG Sessions, Installs New Loyalist Whitaker to Oversee Mueller Probe President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Trump loyalist who has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt." Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, will now take charge of the Russia inquiry, prompting questions about the future of the Russia investigation and whether Trump will target Robert Mueller next.
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NFL Bans National Anthem Protests on Same Day Video of Police Tasering of NBA Player Is Released The National Football League has announced it will fine teams if players refuse to stand for the national anthem before games. But under the new rules adopted by the league's 32 owners, players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem. The on-field protests began in August 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
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Harvard Doctor: As States Rush to Reopen, Lack of COVID-19 Testing Is "Achilles Heel" for U.S. As the COVID-19 death toll tops 90,000 in the United States, President Trump claimed Monday he's been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, even though multiple studies show the drug can be dangerous, is not effective in treating COVID-19.
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Tear Gassing Central American Migrants Is Inhumane, Unconstitutional, Immoral US border patrol officers fired tear gas into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum-seekers Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico as some tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Mothers and small children were left gagging and screaming as the tear gas spread.
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As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Epidemiologist Warns "The Road to an Uncertain Vaccine Is Paved in Death" As the U.S. reports its highest one-day spike in infections and 11 states report record hospitalizations, the Trump administration is demanding states stop sending COVID patient data to the CDC, which then releases it to the public.
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Meet Dulce Garcia: DREAMer & Immigration Lawyer Who Is Suing Trump for Ending DACA Six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program sued the Trump administration in a San Francisco federal court over its plans to rescind the program. The lawsuit argues the Trump administration failed to follow proper administrative procedures in rescinding DACA and that revoking the program violates due process laws.
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"Donald Trump Is the Wrong President for Our Country": Michelle Obama Slams President at DNC On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a searing critique of President Trump, accusing him of being "in over his head" and incapable of carrying out the duties of the office.
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"The Year of Our Awakening": Global Protests Mark Anniversary of Women's March & Trump Inauguration Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country this weekend to mark the first anniversary of last year's historic Women's March protesting President Trump's inauguration. As Democracy Now! broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, protesters braved freezing temperatures and a snowstorm to take part in a Respect Rally.
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"A Declaration of War Against Americans": Trump Threatens to Deploy Military to Quell Protests As a historic week-long uprising against police violence continues and curfews are in place across the United States, President Trump has declared himself "the president of law and order" and threatened to send thousands of heavily armed soldiers into the streets.
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Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks as Much of World Pushes for Diplomacy Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are again ratcheting up as the Trump administration accused Iran of orchestrating an attack Thursday on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denied any involvement and accused the Trump administration of trying to sabotage diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accused Iran of attacking the oil tankers.
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As COVID Spikes in California, Latinx Workers Who "Keep the State Going" See Up to 5x the Deaths Latinx Californians between the ages of 50 and 64 have died at more than five times the rate of white people of the same age.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2018
Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Kill 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy Protests against the U.S. Embassy's opening in Jerusalem -- at least 1,000 people have been injured. Israeli soldiers are currently firing live ammunition into the crowd of tens of thousands of Palestinian protesters, who have gathered in Gaza near the heavily fortified border with Israel. The Israeli military has also been dropping tear gas from drones over Gaza.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2021
Dr. Peter Hotez: "Globalized Anti-Science Movement" Threatens Pandemic Response & Public Health The Biden administration has vowed to increase the rate of vaccinations as COVID-19 continues to spread uncontrollably across the entire U.S., with 90,000 people predicted to die in the next four weeks.
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Press Freedom Fight: Reporter James Risen Faces Subpoena in CIA Whistleblower Case Risen has vowed not to testify at the trial next month of Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of giving him classified information that revealed a botched CIA plot to disrupt Iran's nuclear program. If he refuses, Risen could face jail time.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders & Fight for a Progressive Future As millions hope to receive support as soon as possible from the massive coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress without adequate oversight mechanisms, we look at who will benefit from "extraordinary asymmetrical assistance" that went to corporations instead of working people.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28-year-old from the Bronx, defeats Rep. Joseph Crowley in N.Y.'s 14th., From YouTubeVideos
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28-Year-Old Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary, Backing Medicare for All & Abolishing ICE In a stunning upset and the biggest surprise of the primary season this year, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley in New York in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Crowley is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, and he'd outraised Ocasio-Cortez by a 10-to-1 margin.
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Going "Full Dictator"? Trump Claims He Has Right to End Mueller Investigation or Pardon Himself When you look at everything Trump has done -- his violations of the emoluments clause, his selling our foreign policy to the highest bidder, whether it's Russia, whether it's Saudi Arabia, whether it's the United Arab Emirates, and now his obstruction of justice in the Mueller case -- if Trump can't be impeached, then why do we even have an impeachment provision in the Constitution? Because he's just a prima facie case.
President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, From YouTubeVideos
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Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as psychological warfare, saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn.
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"We Cannot Wait for Change" -- Freed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Iraq, Prison & Running for Senate Chelsea Manning, Army whistleblower, transgender activist, who spent seven years in military prison after leaking a trove of documents about Iraq and Afghan wars to WikiLeaks in 2010, now running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
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Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700 At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned six-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
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Burying Fetal Remains: Court Strikes Down Indiana Law Signed by Mike Pence We have to be concerned about this theocratic record that Pence has in Indiana that we're now seeing nationwide. I think we're, unfortunately, with Pence at the helm, you know, marching closer and closer toward theocracy in this country. It's a real concern, especially when you hear people talking about impeachment.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 29, 2018
Glenn Greenwald on Bolsonaro: Brazil Has Elected "Most Extremist Leader in the Democratic World" Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro has been elected Brazil's next president, marking the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro, a former Army officer, openly supports torture and dictatorships, has a history of making racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, and has threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents.
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"Trump Creates Crises & Preys on Fear": Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents Outrage continues to grow over the Trump administration's separation of children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border. On Monday, the news outlet ProPublica released audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in which children, estimated to be between the ages of four and 10 years old, are heard crying "mama'" and "papa'" after being separated from their parents.
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Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement Must Mobilize to Support Diplomacy in Iran & North Korea President Trump says, "When I make promises, I keep them." When the U.S. makes promises, he breaks them. Trump cannot be trusted. It sends the message to the world community, though, that you are in a better position to negotiate if you already have nuclear weapons, so you better get them quickly.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Detained, Abused and Denied Medical Care: How Trump Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border They not only don't want more legal immigrants coming into the country, but they are strengthening the militarization of the border. We have more military, police officers, Border Patrol, like never before. And they still want to reject asylum seekers. The Trump administration is going against history and against our American values.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 13, 2013
Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate with Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone Edward Snowden's decision to leak a trove of secret documents outlining the NSA's surveillance program has elicited a range of reactions. Among his detractors, he's been called "a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison. To supporters, Snowden is a hero for showing that "our very humanity [is] being compromised by the blind implementation of machines in the name of making us safe.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2018
Without Notifying Anyone, ICE Dumps Hundreds of Migrants at El Paso Bus Station Around Christmas It's unfortunate that we've got to the point where there have been the deaths of two children before the government is starting to act. It's sad that it had to come to this. But we need institutional reform now. We need actions on the part of CBP to guarantee the safety and security of the families and children in their custody.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2020
WHO Adviser on Meat Plants: If We're at War, the Weapons We Need Are Tests and PPE, Not Pork Lawrence Gostin, professor of global health law at Georgetown University and director of the World Health Organization Center on National and Global Health Law Gostin discusses why he joined 40 leading center directors in a declaration this week that urges Trump and Congress to restore and increase WHO funding.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2020
What If Trump Refuses to Accept a Biden Victory? A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide Nation Trump will still control the levers of power, even if he loses the election, for 10 or 11 more weeks. And this allows him to get up to all sorts of mischief in terms of deploying the Department of Justice, the Post Office, Department of Homeland Security, in ways that can disrupt the transition process.
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"They Don't Care About Our Health": Hunger Striker at Otay Mesa ICE Jail Speaks Out as COVID Spreads conditions at the for-profit jail, run by private prison company CoreCivic, which has seen a mass outbreak of COVID-19, leading to at least 167 infections and one death.
Millions of New Yorkers Disenfranchised from Primaries, From YouTubeVideos
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New York Primary: Chaos at Polling Sites, Broken Scanners & Whole Blocks Purged from Voter Rolls Tuesday's voting in the New York primary was marked by chaos, particularly in Brooklyn, as tens of thousands of voters found their names had been removed from the polling rolls or that they were unable to vote at their polling station. The New York City Elections Board has confirmed that more than 125,000 Brooklyn voters had been removed from the voter rolls since November 2015.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2018
CIA Nominee Gina Haspel May Testify for First Time in Public About Her Role in Torture at Black Site There is no publicly available document that even tells you what were Gina Haspel's duty stations during her 30-year career at the CIA. If we put in place a person who is an acknowledged torturer, then the message that we are sending the world is that America is not your friend, America is not someone that you want to cooperate with.
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As Trump Admin Misses Deadline to Unite Families, HHS Head Calls Jailing Kids an Act of "Generosity" No one concerned with child welfare would take young children away from their parents. These are legitimate asylum seekers doing a really brave thing: looking for safety and refuge for their children.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Norman Finkelstein: Palestinians Have the Right to Break Free of the "Unlivable" Cage That Is Gaza There's a consensus that the proximate cause of the horror in Gaza, the proximate cause, is the Israeli blockade. It's not Hamas. There might be some Hamas responsibility, but it's so marginal, so minimal, as compared to that blockade. Gaza is the only place on Earth where the place is unlivable and the people can't move. They can't leave. They're trapped.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Teachers in Revolt: Meet the Educators in Kentucky & Oklahoma Walking Out over School Funding Teachers continue their strike demanding more funding for education and increased pay. Oklahoma's public education budget has been slashed more than any other state since the start of the recession in 2008, and its teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation. Scores of teachers are planning to begin a 123-mile protest march today from Tulsa to Oklahoma City.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2015
A New Snowden? Whistleblower Leaks Trove of Documents on Drones & Obama's Assassination Program In "The Drone Papers," The Intercept reveals drone strikes have resulted from unreliable intelligence, stemming in large part from electronic communications data, or "signals intelligence," that officials acknowledge is insufficient. The documents were leaked to The Intercept by an unnamed U.S. intelligence source.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Greg Palast: By Rejecting Recount, Is Michigan Covering Up 75,000 Ballots Never Counted? Trump won Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes out of nearly 4.8 million votes cast. Green Party presidential contender Dr. Jill Stein attempted to force Michigan to hold a recount, but a federal judge ordered Michigan's Board of Elections to stop the state's electoral recount. One big question remains: Why did 75,335 ballots go uncounted?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 12, 2015
Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says "I Would Do It All Again" to Expose Torture In a wide-ranging interview, Kiriakou says, "I would do it all over again," after seeing the outlawing of torture after he came forward. Kiriakou also responds to the details of the partially released Senate Committee Report on the CIA's use of torture; argues NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden did a "great national service," but will not get a fair trial if he returns to the United States.
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Greenwald: FBI-Apple Fight Tied to U.S. Effort to Access the Communications of Everyone Everywhere There is now a serious wedge between the U.S. government, on the one hand, and Silicon Valley, on the other -- not because these companies suddenly care about privacy. They don't care about privacy at all. It's because they perceive it as being within their self-interest to demonstrate a commitment to privacy.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Chicago to Shutter 50 Public Schools: Is Historic Mass Closure an Experiment in Privatization? this is not about children. It's not about education. Rahm Emanuel actually does not have an educational plan; he has an economic development plan. And this is where the schools fit in, which is to close public schools and to open more and more privately managed charters.
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Feminism Not Militarism: Medea Benjamin on the Movement to Oppose Michèle Flournoy as Pentagon Chief Biden has yet to announce his defense secretary, but progressives are already raising alarm over reports that he intends to nominate Michèle Flournoy, a hawkish Pentagon veteran with close ties to the defense industry
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"The Paragraph Began to Self-Delete": Did NSA Hack Computer of Snowden Biographer & Edit Book Draft? Is the National Security Agency breaking into computers and tampering with unpublished manuscripts? Award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding says paragraphs of his writing mysteriously disappeared when he was working on his latest book, "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 26, 2018
8-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy Dies in Border Patrol Custody Days After High Court Rejects Asylum Ban For the second time this month, a Guatemalan child has died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Eight-year-old Felix Gomez Alonzo died in New Mexico on Christmas Eve, after being detained since December 18. This follows the death of a 7-year-old indigenous Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal Maquín, who died on December 8, two days after she and her father presented themselves at the border in a bid for asylum.
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"Victory for People's Uprising": Bill McKibben on U. of California Divesting from Coal and Tar Sands 2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released a report showing that July was the single warmest month on planet Earth in history. Nine of the 10 hottest months since record keeping began in 1880 have occurred since 2005. Bill McKibben says time is running out.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Federal Employees' Union Sues Trump Administration as 420,000 Work Without Pay During Shutdown The government shutdown continues as President Trump prepares to meet with congressional leaders just one day before Democrats take control of the House. President Trump has insisted on including $5 billion for border wall funding before he'll agree to sign any spending measure.
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As Death Toll Tops 410,000, Biden Pushes "Wartime Effort" to Fight COVID. But Could More Be Done? On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden unveiled a 198-page national plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. death toll tops 410,000.
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Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies have removed President Trump from their platforms, after years of debate about the disinformation he shared to millions of followers from his accounts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 2, 2019
Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017 There was a crisis, for sure, before Trump came to office, but the idea of the Trump administration, from the start, has been to overthrow Maduro. That's not a hypothesis. Trump was very explicit in discussions with presidents of Latin America, where he asked them, "Why shouldn't the U.S. just invade?"
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With Rousseff Out, Brazil's Interim President Installs Conservative All-White, All-Male Cabinet Rousseff called the move a coup. Temer is a member of the opposition PMDB party and has been implicated in Brazil's massive corruption scandal involving state-owned oil company Petrobras. He was sworn in Thursday along with a new Cabinet that is all white and all men, making this the first time since 1979 that no women have been in the Cabinet.
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"The Election That Could Break America": Inside How Trump & GOP Could Steal the Vote "Trump's strategy is never to concede. He may win, he may lose, but under no circumstances will he concede this election," says journalist Barton Gellman.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 17, 2020
"No Reason to Let Up" on Masks as U.S. COVID-19 Deaths & Infections Skyrocket During Vaccine Rollout The United States has once again shattered global records for daily coronavirus cases and deaths, with nearly a quarter-million infections reported on Wednesday alone. More than 3,600 Americans died of COVID-19 Wednesday, by far the worst one-day death toll for any nation since the start of the pandemic.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2021
Biden "Illegally" Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria, Jeopardizing Nuclear Talks with Tehran The Biden administration is facing intense criticism from U.S. progressives after carrying out airstrikes on eastern Syria said to be targeting Iranian-backed militia groups.
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Pandemic Profiteers: How U.S. Billionaires Like Amazon's Jeff Bezos Saw Wealth Grow by $1.3 Trillion A new report reveals that as a record number of people in the United States lost their jobs and struggled to put food the table during the past year of the pandemic, the combined wealth of the 657 billionaires in the country grew more thonan $1.3 trillion.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Dahlia Lithwick: Trump's Ridiculous Coup Attempt Will Fail, But It Will Hurt Democracy in Long Run As President Trump continues to launch baseless accusations of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election, Democratic and Republican election officials across the United States have told The New York Times they uncovered no evidence to support Trump's claims
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Police Remove Greenpeace Activists from Portland Bridge After They Forced Shell Ship Back to Port Even the Department of the Interior's own scientists have said that if an oil company drills in this region where Shell wants to drill, that there is a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill. And I thought, my gosh, would you get on an airplane with a 75 percent chance of crashing? I mean, it is just crazy for this project to go forward.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Justice for Jakelin: Lawmakers Demand Answers in Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in Border Patrol Custody Outrage is mounting over the death of a 7-year-old indigenous Guatemalan girl in Border Patrol custody, as lawmakers demand answers for the conditions that led Jakelin Caal Maqun to die after being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Maquin died on December 8, two days after she and her father presented themselves at the border alongside 161 other Central American asylum seekers.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha Blain on Impeachment, White Supremacist Violence & Holding Trump Accountable Donald Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Now the question is if he will be convicted in his Senate trial. And if he is, will they prevent him from running again for federal office?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 14, 2020
Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is "Speeding in the Wrong Direction" on Climate Five years ago, world leaders signed the Paris Agreement, and they promised to keep the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue 1.5 degrees to safeguard future living conditions. Since then, the action needed is still nowhere in sight.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2020
Remembering RBG: Legal Giant's Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death just 46 days before the November election sets up a major political battle over her replacement, with President Trump and many Senate Republicans vowing to nominate and confirm a right-wing judge to fill her seat by Friday or Saturday.
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Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Arrested in London; Faces U.S. Charge Related to Chelsea Manning Leaks London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement that Assange was arrested on behalf of the United States authorities. The U.S. has charged Assange with helping Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning hack a government computer. The indictment was unsealed shortly after his arrest.
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Is Far-Right QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene the New Face of the GOP? Greene is a far-right conspiracy theorist who has promoted QAnon, supported the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and claimed the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, were staged as was the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.
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Kenosha Police Under Scrutiny for 2018 Case of Chrystul Kizer, Black Teen Jailed for Killing Abuser Kizer says she shot and killed Volar in self-defense after he drugged her and tried to rape her. Kizer was freed from jail on $400,000 bail in June but is still fighting her case.
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"Don't Be Afraid of COVID": Trump Removes Mask & Fuels Misinformation Effort After Leaving Hospital Shocking medical experts, President Trump has returned to the White House while still infectious with the coronavirus and after more than a dozen people in Trump's orbit have already tested positive for COVID-19.
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Pandemic of Repression: Modi Government Crushes Dissent While Ignoring India's 6 Million COVID Cases The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 1 million this week, and the World Health Organization warned the actual toll is likely much higher. More than half the deaths occurred in just four countries: the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
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Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Makes a Comeback Under Trump Selling Mercenary Armies Around the World The House Intelligence Committee has sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater. House Democrats are accusing Prince of lying to Congress during his November 2017 testimony before the committee, when he described a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian banker before Donald Trump's inauguration as a chance encounter.
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"Frankenstein's Monster": Judge Slams Trump Team's Efforts to Overturn Election Results As President Trump's unprecedented campaign to overturn the results of the presidential election drags on, over two dozen lawsuits filed by his legal team have been dismissed or withdrawn. The Trump team is now focusing on delaying or blocking the certification of the election in several states while trying to toss out votes in cities with large Black populations, including Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
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Teacher Unions: We Want to Reopen Schools as Well, But We Need Vaccines & Resources to Do It Safely Years of underfunding and privatization have left many school districts ill-equipped to meet the needs of students, as well as educators. "It's not just the context of opening schools. It's reopening schools safely with the resources that are necessary to keep people safe.

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