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The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret slides that provides a window into the inner workings of the U.S. military's kill/capture operations at a key time in the evolution of the drone wars -- between 2011 and 2013., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2015
Drone Papers: Leaked Military Documents Expose US "Assassination Complex" The source of the documents, who asked to remain anonymous due to the U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers, said the public has a right to know about a program that is so "fundamentally" and "morally" flawed.
Former White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein speaking with CNN's 'New Day' on Wednesday morning., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2018
WH Stenographer Who Resigned in Protest: Trump's "Not Even Trying to Tell the Truth" A former White House stenographer on Wednesday offered new details into why she resigned from the post, saying she felt President Donald Trump was "not even trying to tell the truth" to the American public.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
'Smoking Gun': White House Finally Admits Bannon and Kobach Were Racist Minds Behind Scheme to Rig 2020 Census "Big big deal," said journalist Josh Marshall, in reaction to the news. "So the white nationalists--Bannon and Kobach--are the guys behind the plan to rig the census to disenfranchise blue state voters."
protesters at anti-GMO March Against Monsanto 2014, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 13, 2014
Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO 'Right to Know' Powerful lobbyist groups claim 'free speech' as they file suit against law that says consumers should know what's in their food
FCC commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn joined protesters outside the panel's headquarters on Thursday before issuing a dissent to Republican chair Ajit Pai's proposal to end net neutrality protections. The repeal was passed with a 3-2 vo, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2018
Here Are the 19 Senate Democrats Still Not Committed to Defending Net Neutrality Now that the FCC has finally made public all 539 pages (pdf) of chairman Ajit Pai's order to repeal net neutrality, defenders of the open internet are warning that the time has come for members of Congress to make a choice -- either side with the American public and take action to stop Pai's attack on net neutrality, or be voted out of office.
Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 18, 2013
Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016 Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016 | Common Dreams
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Warren Calls Out Fellow Democrats for Helping GOP Ram Through "Wish Lists of Big Bank Lobbyists" Dubbed the "Bailout Caucus" by the advocacy group Rootstrikers, the Democrats backing the deregulation bill -- introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) last November -- have deep ties to the financial industry. Nine of the 12 Democrats supporting the deregulatory measure count the financial industry as either their biggest or second-biggest donor.
Julian Assange as seen in 2013., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2014
Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Assange said Google has been involved "since at least 2002 working with the NSA; in terms of contracts they are formally listed as part of the defense industrial base. Since 2009 they've been engaged in the PRISM system where information collected by Google, nearly all information collected by Google, is available to the National Security Agency."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Groups Appeal to UN for "Humanity" as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands Residents say the mass water cut-off of this vital service is especially unjust in a city already struggling with high unemployment, a poverty rate near 40 percent, and a foreclosure crisis that has devastated and displaced people across the city, hitting Detroit's African American community especially hard.
Mike Pompeo, seen here in 2011, said Thursday that the CIA is
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2017
Under Trump, Brags Mike Pompeo, CIA Will Be "Much More Vicious Agency" According to Mike Pompeo, the agency he leads -- which has supported coups across the globe, engaged in targeted killings, and led a detention and torture program -- has not been nasty enough.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 4, 2016
How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders & Helped Donald Trump Win Rarely do you hear a news personality on television admitting that they failed miserably in covering the Sanders campaign. The U.S. media effectively iced out a major-party candidate who consistently held the largest rallies, even without a media megaphone. Bernie Sanders has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for the Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.
Elizabeth Warren, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2018
Elizabeth Warren Rallies an "Army" for 2018 Midterms and Beyond In Malden, Warren's goal was clear: ramp up the army for 2018. With some success, 2018 will ramp up that same army for 2020, when progressives will have a chance to retake the government, and usher in an economy reminiscent of the New Deal and social democracies. That's the plan, anyway.
Activists stage a protest in January 2014 urging California Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in the midst of a historic drought., From ImagesAttr
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In Dry California, Thirsty Oil and Big-Ag Industries Exempt from Water Regulations California Governor Jerry Brown this week instituted the state's first-ever mandatory restrictions on water usage to combat its historic four-year drought, and environmental activists are pointing out two glaring exemptions from the order: the fossil fuel and agriculture industries.
Former President Barack Obama., From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Obama Privately Considered Leading "Stop-Bernie Campaign" to Combat Sanders 2020 Surge: Report Former President Barack Obama reportedly told advisers behind closed doors earlier this year that he would actively oppose Sen. Bernie Sanders if the progressive senator from Vermont opened up a big lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.
Trump's brand of populism was named as a major threat to scientific advances in a survey of 50 Nobel Laureates., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2017
Nobel Prize Winners Name Trump and His "Ignorance" as Top Threats to World Population It's not the first time some of the world's top scientists and doctors have publicly expressed disapproval of the president. Earlier this year, 62 Nobel Laureates signed a petition denouncing Trump's executive order directing U.S. agencies to ban travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Edward Snowden, From ImagesAttr
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 12, 2017
Snowden: "Finally: Irrefutable Evidence That I Never Cooperated with Russian Intel" U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to President Donald Trump -- who has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed. Snowden's ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, says they are unaware of any plans that would send him back to the United States. "Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern," he said.
President Donald Trump holds press conference at G20 summit., From YouTubeVideos
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"I'm Not Willing to Do That": Trump Says He Won't Take Climate Action Because It Would Threaten Corporate Profits Atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a record high, Europe is in the midst of a hellish heat wave, and extreme weather is ravaging large swaths of the globe, but President Donald Trump dismissed the need for climate action during the G20 summit in Japan on Saturday and falsely claimed that air and water in the U.S. are the "cleanest" they have ever been.
Free Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
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Warning Julian Assange "Could Die in Prison," 60+ Doctors Demand Immediate Medical Attention for WikiLeaks Founder More than 60 doctors from around the world Monday called on officials in the United Kingdom to act immediately to ensure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange receives proper medical attention.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Sanders Rips "Desperate" Right-Wingers for Taking His Tax Bill Comments "Completely Out of Context" Sanders wrote, "At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, 83 percent of the tax benefits in that bill go to the top one percent at the end of 10 years and 60 percent of the benefits go to the top one-tenth of one percent. On the other hand, by the end of the decade, 92 million middle-class Americans will actually be paying more in taxes, including 8 million in the first year alone."
Donald Trump, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 23, 2019
After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House to slash Medicare and Social Security -- the final part of a two-step plan progressives have been warning about since before the GOP tax bill passed Congress in 2017.
Bernie Sanders Addresses Delegates At The Democratic National Convention 7/25/16., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 25, 2016
Will DNC Give Sanders Supporters the Full Roll Call Vote They Seek? Bernie Sanders' name will be placed in nomination and there will be a full roll-call vote on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) floor on Tuesday night, according to reports. The Los Angeles Times noted Monday that Sanders supporters "fanned out across Philadelphia on Monday morning, collecting signatures to ensure the Vermont senator gets a roll call vote on the convention floor."
Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, seen here at the 2010 PopTech conference in Camden, Maine, is among those being sued for her part in highlighting Edward Snowden's NSA revelations., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 25, 2014
Citizenfour Producers Sued for "Aiding" Edward Snowden A retired naval officer and former government secretary is suing the producers of Citizenfour, the documentary chronicling NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's classified document release in 2013, for "profiteering" from the "theft and misuse" of government files.
Noam Chomsky speaking in May, 2014., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 19, 2015
Noam Chomsky: Obama's Drone Program "The Most Extreme Terrorist Campaign of Modern Times" Offering proof of what he describes as western hypocrisy towards terrorism, Chomsky takes at aim at Obama's drone program, which he describes as "the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern times." It "target[s] people suspected of perhaps intending to harm us some day, and any unfortunates who happen to be nearby," he writes.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 2, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Shulkin's Ouster Is Really All About Koch Brothers' Privatization Push U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump's ouster of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is rooted in a Koch brothers-led effort to hand federal agencies over to private corporations.
Flooding in Bangladesh has submerged a third of the country., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Climate Catastrophe We're All Ignoring The threat we're facing comes, not from enemies at war with us, but from the results of an economic system designed to exploit the earth and the most vulnerable humans living on it at an ever-increasing pace. As long as we measure ourselves and others by how much we consume, we're complicit in fueling the global system that's rapaciously devouring the earth.
Burger, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
The Amazon Is Burning Because the World Eats So Much Meat While the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest may constitute an "international crisis," they are hardly an accident. So, for those wondering how they could help save the rainforest, known as "the planet's lungs" for producing about 20% of the world's oxygen, the answer may be simple. Eat less meat.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2019
Joan Baez' 'Nasty Man,' a Protest Song for the Trump Era "Here's a little song/about a man gone wrong/while building up his evil empire" - Joan Baez.
Chuck Grassley and Diane Feinstein, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Feinstein Releases Complete Transcript of Intel Committee's Interview with Firm Behind "Trump Dossier" Feinstein said, "The American people deserve the opportunity to see what he said and judge for themselves. The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice. The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public."
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2015
Wesley Clark Calls for Internment Camps for "Radicalized" Americans Retired general and former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Friday called for World War II-style internment camps to be revived for "disloyal Americans." In an interview with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, Clark said that during World War II, "if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn't say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war."
President Trump lays out cruel immigration deal, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 12, 2019
Warnings of "Dire Humanitarian Impact" as Trump Finalizes Rule to Punish Immigrants for Using Public Benefits The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule that could deny permanent residency -- or "green cards" -- to immigrants who have received public benefits such as food stamps and housing assistance, a move rights groups condemned as an attack on low-income families that could have "a dire humanitarian impact."
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UN: Americans' Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump At least 19 U.S. states have introduced bills that attacks the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Correction: US Did Find Chemical Weapons in Iraq... The Ones They Sent There New reporting by the New York Times reveals the only chemical weapons found in Iraq were "designed in the United States, manufactured in Europe and filled in chemical agent production lines built in Iraq by Western companies." And because they didn't fit the pre-invasion narrative, it was all kept quiet.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos., From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 25, 2019
Betsy DeVos Held in Contempt of Court for Refusing to Stop Collecting Loan Payments From Defrauded Students A federal judge on Thursday held President Donald Trump's billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for failing to comply with an order to stop collecting loan payments from former students of Corinthian Colleges, a defunct for-profit college company that defrauded tens of thousands of borrowers.
From Money, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 6, 2018
Funding Platform to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Raises over $3 Million, Crashes From Traffic Surge A crowd-sourced fund to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020 crashed Friday afternoon after traffic spiked and donations surged as she was delivering a speech on the Senate floor explaining why she would join nearly all of her GOP colleagues in voting "yes" on controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The fund had already surpassed its $2,000,000 goal.
From Bernie Sanders, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Watch: Sanders Responds to Trump's "Reckless" Decision to Violate Iran Nuclear Deal Sanders said Trump's decision is the opposite of the kind of leadership that is needed in the world. "Real American leadership, and real American power, is not shown by our ability to blow things up," argued Sanders, "but by our ability to bring parties together, to forge international consensus around shared problems, and then to mobilize that consensus to address those problems. That is what this agreement did."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 4, 2016
Sanders to Clinton: Yes, Trump's Foreign Policy Ideas Are Scary. But So Are Yours Sanders agreed with Clinton that Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas are incredibly reckless and irresponsible. But he said when it comes to foreign policy, "we cannot forget that Secretary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history, and that she has been a proponent of regime change, as in Libya, without thinking through the consequences."
Sen. Bernie Sanders told a progressive convention Saturday that
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 16, 2017
Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as "The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever" Bernie Sanders spoke in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday where he issued a rallying cry for "a vibrant American democracy," and took aim at the Republicans' healthcare bill, which he called "the most anti-working class legislation" in modern history.
Bernie Sanders Sets The Record Straight On Single-Payer Healthcare, From YouTubeVideos
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Sanders: "We're Figuring Out How We Can Mount a National Campaign" for Single Payer Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that he will "absolutely" introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare now that the Senate GOP's bill to repeal ObamaCare has failed.
President Trump speaks from the Rose Garden, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 15, 2019
Asking Supreme Court to Shield His Tax Returns, Trump Claims He Is "Absolutely Immune" From Criminal Investigation President Trump late Thursday asked the right-wing Supreme Court to block the Manhattan district attorney's subpoena for his tax returns, arguing that he is "absolutely immune from all stages of state criminal process while in office."
The USS Lassen coming into view., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2015
"Reckless, Dangerous, Irresponsible": US Warship Provokes Beijing in South China Sea Retired Rear Admiral Yang Yi said "The act is reckless, dangerous and irresponsible. It shows the United States has the mentality of the big brother but the temper of a child. If it becomes a regular thing, military conflict in the region is inevitable and the U.S. would be the one who started it."
Children in cages denied rights, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 6, 2019
Trump Admin Condemned for Canceling Education, Recreation, and Legal Services for Detained Migrant Children Human rights advocates responded with outrage Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to start canceling education, recreation, and legal services for unaccompanied migrant children in federal shelters across the country, purportedly because of high detention rates and low funds.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has spoken out against a bill that he says would
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
Environmentalists Urge Democrats to Join Sanders in Opposing Dirty Energy Bill As Senate Democrats stay silent on an energy bill that environmental groups call "a pro-fracking giveaway to oil and gas interests that would commit America to decades more of dangerous fossil fuel dependence," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is receiving applause for speaking out against it.
President Trump recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2018
Accusing Trump of Trying to "Subvert the Constitution to Protect Himself," Senators Sue to Block Whitaker Denouncing President Trump's appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker -- a fervent critic of the Russia probe -- as a blatant effort to "subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability," three Democratic senators on Monday filed suit against the White House and demanded that Whitaker be barred from temporarily serving as the nation's top law enforcement official.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2019
"Not Founded On Anything": The Epitaph for the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Era Sanders embraced a scorched earth strategy wherein a quite shameless effort to defend Trump -- she would gladly sacrifice core elements of democratic society, such as a free press. Sanders was doing precisely the job that she was asked, and loved, to do: lie, attack, deflect and question the very nature of reality, and undermine anyone or anything that threatened the power of the privileged.
Fukushima Radiation fallout map, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 7, 2016
Five Years After Fukushima, "No End in Sight" to Ecological Fallout Edwin Lyman, a UCS senior scientist and co-author of Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster said, "...the agency has failed to fully learn the lessons of Fukushima. It needs to go back to the drawing board and reconsider critical safety recommendations that it dismissed without good justification. The health and safety of the more than 100 million Americans living within 50 miles of a nuclear plant hang in the balance.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Yet Another Failed Attempt to Discredit Bernie Sanders, Courtesy of the New York Times Some commentators, in the face of a politician who seems genuinely determined to move forward with the agenda he has articulated throughout his campaign, have twisted themselves into knots to justify their emphatic rejection of the most progressive candidacy in recent history.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2015
National #BoycottIndiana Movement Drives Officials to Backpedal on Anti-LGBTQ Law Indiana lawmakers are scrambling to backpedal as a fierce backlash has taken hold against Republican Governor Mike Pence since he signed into law legislation that effectively permits discrimination against people thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2016
Prominent Scholars Decry TPP's "Frontal Attack" on Law and Democracy More than 200 legal and economic scholars -- including President Barack Obama's Harvard Law School mentor Laurence Tribe -- have penned a letter to Congress warning that the pro-corporate Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) regime enshrined in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) "threatens the rule of law and undermines our nation's democratic institutions."
Fossil Fuel Drilling, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
Merging "Loyalty to the Oil Industry" and "Grudge Against California," Trump Opens 725,000 Acres to Fossil Fuel Drilling The Trump administration on Friday moved to open more than 725,000 acres of California's central coast to potential oil and gas drilling, a decision environmentalists condemned as a disastrous handout to big polluters at a time when urgent action is needed to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta reached a deal with Jeffrey Epstein, an alleged serial child molester and associate of President Donald Trump's, allowing Epstein to walk free., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 8, 2019
Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking The arrest of financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on federal child sex trafficking charges elicited fresh demands for the resignation of Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who helped Epstein secure a "sweetheart plea deal" for previous allegations while serving as Miami's top federal prosecutor over a decade ago.
DACA protests, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 20, 2018
DACA Supporters Denounce GOP's "Racist Agenda" As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold As of Saturday morning, more than 1,000 White House and congressional staffers had been placed on furlough, and non-essential agencies including those that process small business loans and passport services were expected to be closed starting Monday, barring a deal.
Appearing on the reality show
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In Latest Absurdity in Trump's America, Omarosa Confesses: "It's Gonna Not Be Okay" Appearing on the reality show "Celebrity Big Brother," Omarosa detailed in a somber whisper how truly "haunted" she was by Trump's tweets and explained that no one around the president seemed willing to hold him back."It's gonna not be ok. It's not," Omarosa said. "It's so bad."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2020
New Campaign Prepares Mass Mobilization Should Trump Refuse to "Leave Willingly" If Defeated in November Since taking office in 2017, Trump has repeatedly floated the possibility of remaining in office beyond his constitutionally allotted term during rallies and on Twitter.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2015
Rachel Corrie's Family Denied Justice From Israel's Highest Court Corrie's family first filed a wrongful death civil suit in 2005. In 2012, Judge Oded Gershon of the Haifa district court sided with the military and charged that Corrie was responsible for her own death. "She did not move away as any reasonable person would have done," ruled Gershon. "But she chose to endanger herself."
Women Walk for Peace, From ImagesAttr
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International Peacemakers Announce Women's Walk for Peace and Reunification of Korea During the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting, leading global women peacemakers will announce plans for a women's peace walk calling for an end to the Korean War, which is technically unresolved without a peace treaty. Gloria Steinem, Abigail Disney, Ann Wright, Suzy Kim, Keum-ok Kim, Hyun-Kyung Chung and Christine Ahn will speak.
World's most wanted man responds to high-profile critics who just happen to be the two presidential frontrunners for their respective party's nomination., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2015
Not "Serious" and "Ridiculous": Edward Snowden Unimpressed with Both Trump and Clinton Asked by UpFront host Mehdi Hasan about comments made about him by the current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump -- who once called the whistleblower a "a bad guy" and insinuated he could be executed for the disclosures -- Snowden simply said it was "very difficult to respond in a serious way to any statement that's made by Donald Trump."
San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in Puerto Rico., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2017
"Disaster-in-Chief": San Juan Mayor Blasts Trump As Slow Recovery Drags On 100 Days After Hurricane Maria Residents of Puerto Rico are still struggling and thousands remain without electricity. Although nearly 70 percent of the island's electrical grid is generating power after being destroyed by the storm, the Associated Press reported this week that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority "has no way of knowing how widely electricity is being distributed because the system that measures that isn't working."
No To Climate Death!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2018
After 30 Years Studying Climate, Scientist Declares: "I've Never Been as Worried as I Am Today" There is dismay at the suicidally slow pace at which world leaders are working to confront the crisis that -- if immediate and bold action is not taken -- threatens to render the planet uninhabitable for future generations.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling on Democratic Congressional leadership to publicly oppose a
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 13, 2016
"Disappointed" in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Dems to Drop Lame Duck TPP Push Sanders said in his statement that he was "disappointed by the president's decision to continue pushing forward on the disastrous Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement that will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 19, 2018
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad The "authoritarian populist agenda" promoted by President Donald Trump along with lawmakers in several European Union countries, and those leaders' promotion of xenophobia and racism, has left a vacuum that leaders including Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China have taken advantage of, asserting their own anti-rights agendas.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
'This Is Pathetic': Progressives Furious as Schumer Rubber Stamps 15 More Right-Wing Judges for Trump Critics angrily denounced Senate Democrats for helping the Republican majority "shape our country in Donald Trump's brutal image for decades to come"
The Democratic Party platform, released in draft form Friday,
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 3, 2016
Sanders Organizing Grassroots Push Against TPP for DNC Platform Meeting Environmentalists oppose it. So do labor unions, medical professionals, and major religious groups, as well as every leading presidential candidate. So why hasn't the Democratic Party gone on record opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)? That's what Bernie Sanders wants to know.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2014
Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower In his review of the film, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Trevor Timm places the existence of a second leaker in the context of Snowden himself as he describes the possible interplay between how the actions of one whistleblower may ultimately lead to motivating others to follow suit.
U.S. Senator and White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday slammed Exxon on social media, writing:
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Exxon Targets Journalists Who Exposed Massive Climate Cover Up ExxonMobil has launched a full-throttled "bully" campaign against the graduate students who recently unmasked its scandalous climate change cover-up threatening to pull funds from the university that helped bring to light its dangerous and "most consequential" lies.
Bernie Sanders %2848036980607%29., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2020
'Not Done Yet': Bernie Sanders Campaign Mobilizes Donors for Coronavirus Relief and Raises $2 Million "The Bernie Sanders campaign puts its fundraising prowess to another purpose." "Bernie Sanders supporters have contributed more than $2 million in 2 days to charities helping people whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus," tweeted political strategist Tim Tagaris. "Not done yet."
Elizabeth Warren, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 9, 2018
Warren Leads Probe into Half a Billion in Suspect Loans to Kushner Companies As President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner faces mounting scrutiny about conflicts of interest regarding his family real estate business and his role in government, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is spearheading a congressional inquiry into half a billion dollars in loans that Kushner's company received after he met with finance executives at the White House.
Edward Snowden, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Obama Pushed to Pardon Snowden Before Leaving Office The latest news isn't good for Snowden: on Monday, Norway announced that it was dismissing a lawsuit from Snowden's lawyers seeking safe passage for the whistleblower so that he could receive a free speech award in the country. The U.S. government filed espionage charges against Snowden in response to his 2013 leaks, and he faces extradition if he travels outside of Russia.
Disenfranchisement is growing around the country, a new report finds., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 12, 2016
After SCOTUS Gutted Voting Rights, An Explosion of Democratic Suppression In North Carolina, which has served as a ground zero for the voting rights debate after Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed some of the most restrictive voter ID rules in the nation, hundreds of thousands of voters reported difficulties casting ballots or even getting accurate poll location information. Approximately 318,000 registered voters, majority Black and Latino, did not have photo IDs as of the March 2016 primaries.
A lone Ukrainian stands in the streets of a smoke-filled Kiev street on Thursday holding the national flag., From ImagesAttr
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In Ukraine, Chaos and Violence Hide Nefarious Role of US Experts on the situation in Ukraine say that most western media outlets are performing a disservice to the overall situation by casting Russia and Yanukovych as the source of blame for the bloodshed while glossing over key facts about the manner in which Europe and the U.S. have added to the recent instability.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, From YouTubeVideos
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"Corruption": Inspector General Ousted by Trump Was Investigating Whether Pompeo Used Staffer for Personal Chores The State Department inspector general was reportedly investigating whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo required a staffer to carry out personal chores when President Donald Trump fired him Friday night, a move that sparked widespread outcry and a probe by congressional Democrats.
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Bill McKibben: We "Don't Trust" Obama on Climate Change According to McKibben, the climate movement does not trust Obama to do the right thing on the pipeline, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and outpouring of opposition to the tar sands project. He will be remembered at the moment, as the president who produced more carbon than anybody thought possible, unless he begins to act now with real power."
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Will Trump Pardon Notorious Sheriff Arpaio? Trump Rally Raises Tensions in Phoenix Trump told Fox News last week that he is "seriously considering a pardon" for 85-year-old Arpaio, who was convicted last month by a federal judge of criminal contempt for violating a 2011 court order requiring him to stop racially profiling Latinos with traffic stops and detentions. According to the ACLU, if Trump pardons Arpaio it would be "an official presidential endorsement of racism."
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As Republicans Hide From Voters, Sanders Rallies Trumpcare Resistance Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) spoke in two deeply red states -- Kentucky and West Virginia -- on Sunday in an effort to emphasize the devastating consequences the Republicans' plan would have on the poor, the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, and those struggling with opioid addiction.
Members of the Democratic party Platform Committee, including (from left to right) American Federation of State, County, and Muncipal Employees executive assistant to the president, Paul Booth, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), former White House Energy , From ImagesAttr
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Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation Despite its claims to want to unify voters ahead of November's election, the Democratic party appears to be pushing for an agenda that critics say ignores basic progressive policies, "staying true" to their Corporate donors above all else.
John Bolton - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
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As Trump-North Korea Talks Falter, South Korea Says "Landmine" John Bolton to Blame North Korea has condemned Bolton and his "Libya model" remarks last week as a "sinister" regime change threat in a statement last week. Bolton has a long history of calling for both regime change and a U.S. first strike on North Korea, warmongering that led Pyongyang to call him a "bloodsucker" when he was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
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Suspected Radiation Leak in Military's Nuclear Dumping Ground A New Mexico deep-earth repository for the U.S. military's nuclear waste has likely sprung an underground radiation leak, sparking concern among Native American communities and other residents who "carry the burden" of this state's nuclear legacy.
Zarif's address comes just days after Netanyahu delivered a
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Denouncing US Imperialism, Iran Charges It Is Trump Who Has "Consistently Violated" Nuclear Deal As President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continue to plow ahead with "cartoonish allegations" in an effort to undermine the Iran nuclear deal -- which most Americans support, despite the disinformation campaign against it -- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in a video on Thursday that the U.S. has "consistently violated" terms of the accord and the agreement will not be renegotiated.
Leaked NSA slide that details a program called RAMPART-A which has help create the spy agency's global communications dragnet., From ImagesAttr
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"Politically Explosive" Docs Show How NSA Wiretaps Earth New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to global communication systems and the private information of the world's citizens that travel through them.
Water protectors attached themselves to construction equipment and brought the pipeline's construction to a stop on Tuesday., From ImagesAttr
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Dakota Access Construction Will Continue, Pipeline Corp CEO Vows The heated, ongoing battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline continued Tuesday as the billionaire CEO of the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners issued a memo to employees and outside media promising to "reiterate our commitment" to the pipeline's construction.
.As horrific as Trump's systematic perversion of reality is, it is a symptom of the problem, not the underlying problem,. writes Lofgren. .A distorting misrepresentation of evident facts, deliberate or unconscious, already suffused public life in America., From YouTubeVideos
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"In Front of Your Nose" -- A Sequel to Orwell in the Trump Era Trump has never been sincere about anything in his life other than his own ambition. His "skepticism" about climate change is actually an awareness of the fossil fuel interests that fund him and the Republican Party, as well as his (probably unfounded) belief that the unemployed coal miners who voted for him can be rewarded with jobs in the mines if the climate issue can be made to go away.
Wednesday evening, Sanders and other Our Revolution leaders
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"Our Revolution" Kick-Off Signals New Phase for Movement Sanders Built With the goal of carrying the progressive vision far past Election Day, Bernie Sanders and his supporters Wednesday evening are formally launching the next phase of the political revolution. Our Revolution is officially kicking off at 9pm EDT, when Sanders will address the tens of thousands expected to gather at the more than 2,600 launch events and house parties being held across the country.
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Bernie Sanders: Hillary, GOP Won't Take on Corporate Power Republicans and Democrats, they say, oh, we'll create all these jobs by having a trade agreement with China. Well, the answer is, they were wrong, wrong, wrong. Over the years, we have lost millions of decent paying jobs. These trade agreements have forced wages down in America so the average worker in America today is working longer hours for lower wages.
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Amphibian Apocalypse: Caused by Illegal Pet Smuggling "If it were a human pathogen, it'd be in a zombie film."
The report will raise new concern that US officials attempted to cover up evidence that might have implicated the Saudis., From ImagesAttr
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28 Pages Raise "Scores of Troubling Questions" on US-Saudi Ties Sen. Bob Graham who led the charge to publish the documents, said the findings "point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia," and Congressman Rick Nolan said they "confirm that much of the rhetoric preceding the U.S. attack on Iraq was terribly wrong." Among the new revelations is the fact that Saudi officials apparently refused to cooperate with U.S. investigators seeking information about the attack.
Cricket legend and politician Imran Khan (C) is surrounded by his supporters during a campaign rally in Karachi., From ImagesAttr
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In Protest Against Unending Drone Attacks, Pakistani Party 'Unmasks' CIA Station Chief According to AP, "Shireen Mazari, the party's information secretary, called for the station chief and CIA director John Brennan to be tried for murder and waging war against Pakistan in connection with a recent drone strike in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She claimed the station chief did not enjoy diplomatic immunity."
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Guccifer 2.0? Lone Hacker Takes Credit for DNC Cyber Attack, Publishes Docs After stating that the attack was "easy, very easy" to accomplish, the hacker wrote in their email to the Smoking Gun that "Guccifer may have been the first one who penetrated Hillary Clinton's and other Democrats' mail servers. But he certainly wasn't the last. No wonder any other hacker could easily get access to the DNC's servers."
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New Scorecard Shows Only 12 House Democrats Have Fully Embraced Game-Changing Progressive Agenda With the momentum and energy within the Democratic Party clearly tilting towards those willing to embrace a bolder, progressive set of policies and priorities, a new congressional scorecard released Tuesday reveals that only 12 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have put their support behind five specific bills.
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Naomi Klein: Radical Solutions Only Proper Response to "Unyielding Science-Based Deadline" Klein said it won't just be the poor and disenfranchised who pay the price of global warming. "Wealthy people think that they are going to be OK, that they will be taken care of. But we all will be affected." She said even as global warming and its attendant crises present perhaps the great challenge humankind has ever confronted, the situation should also be seen as a great opportunity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 28, 2016
Emails Show TPP "Collusion" Between Big Banks & Obama Administration A series of emails released Friday show what activists describe as "collusion" between U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Wall Street executives to push for the passage the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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"Whoa, Whoa, Whoa": Sanders Says Democrats' Intransigence Is Solution, Not Problem The collapse of the AHCA has now opened the door for Democrats to go on the offensive when it comes to solving the real shortcomings of the nation's healthcare system and a growing number of progressive organizations and labor unions are now actively calling for, and organizing around, a demand for Medicare for All.
Stop Brett Kavanaugh Rally Downtown Chicago Illinois, From FlickrPhotos
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Nationwide Walkout Planned to Show Solidarity with Sexual Assault Survivors as Ford Reaches Tentative Deal to Testify Thousands of people across the country have pledged to walk out of their workplaces and schools on Monday at 1:00pm EST
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over "Kafkaesque" Harassment Poitras has spoken openly about her harassment at U.S. borders, which included reportedly being placed on the government's No Fly List after returning home from filming My Country, My Country, a 2006 documentary which profiled Iraqi critics of the U.S. occupation. She has also had her laptop, camera, mobile phone, and reporter notebooks seized and their contents copied, according to the suit.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii., From ImagesAttr
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DNC Vice-Chair Resigns, Throws Support Behind Bernie Sanders U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced Sunday that she will resign as vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee and endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Gabbard told her fellow DNC officers that "after much thought and consideration, I've decided I cannot remain neutral and sit on the sidelines any longer."
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GOP Tax Plan Would Give 15 of America's Largest Corporations a $236B Tax Cut: Report By running up a $1.4 trillion deficit, the Republicans are paving the way for massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid," Bernie Sanders concluded. "This is a tax bill written for wealthy Republican campaign contributors, not for the average American. It must be defeated."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 13, 2016
Democrats Against Democracy, Self-Styled Progressives Against Progress Those who attempt to blame Sanders are looking for a cheap, painless way to avoid addressing the deeper flaws that are consuming their party from the inside. They are also attempting to divert attention from the fact that Sanders has not created these flaws -- he has exposed them.
President Donald Trump announced late Friday that his administration planned implement a ban on transgender servicemembers in the military, months after he first threatened a new policy that was rejected by federal courts and the majority of Americans., From ImagesAttr
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LGBTQ Rights Groups Denounce Trump's "Reckless" New Proposal Banning Transgender Service Members The Trump administration's late Friday announcement that it would move ahead with a ban on transgender service members in the military -- which has previously been rejected as unconstitutional in court rulings -- was met with anger and condemnation by LGBTQ rights groups on Saturday.
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Clinton Sheds Progressive Facade with Bold Rightward Lurch Clinton has only moved further in the militarist direction after exiting the administration, expressing skepticism of the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, escalating her rhetoric towards Russia, and proclaiming an "unbreakable bond" with the widely-reviled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Bannon's Ouster Welcomed, but Much Bigger Problem Remains in White House: Trump It is unclear whether Bannon resigned or if Trump, who has of late been under pressure to remove the "nationalist wing" of his administration, ultimately decided to fire him. White House officials, for their part, don't seem worried that his departure will cause any internal turmoil.
Sen. Bernie Sanders can't hide his surprise after the former Secretary of State accuses him of propagating falsehoods., From ImagesAttr
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No "Artful Smear." Clintons Paid $153 Million in Speaking Fees, Analysis Shows $153 million, CNN concludes, is the amount the power couple raked in between February 2001 and the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in May 2015. What's more, the Clintons received an average pay of $210,795 for each of the 729 addresses given during that time period.
If extradited to the US Julian Assange could get up to 170 years imprisonment, From YouTubeVideos
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Assange's Extradition: Incarceration in the Time of Covid-19 Threatens His Life Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world screeched to a halt, the prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange continues. At the case management court hearing on Tuesday, April 7, Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange's extradition hearing would resume in May as previously planned.
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sets out progressive vision for the UK, which he says will be for the benefit of everyone., From ImagesAttr
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Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bold Progressive Vision to Transform UK Like Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign in the U.S., Corbyn has been seen as a progressive champion fomenting a populist insurgency against entrenched interests of powerful elites. He rejects the impulse to leave the EU but also argues that those who voted for Brexit earlier this summer -- frustrated by lack of jobs and a government beholden to corporate interests -- could no longer be ignored by the nation's leaders.
Not only had Donald Trump previously touted those very same jobs, but they were the result of a deal that predated his election victory., From ImagesAttr
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Trump Takes Credit for New Sprint Jobs He Had Nothing To Do With President-elect Donald Trump wasted no time taking credit for the thousands of new and returning American jobs announced by Sprint on Wednesday -- opportunities which, as many are pointing out, the real estate mogul had very little to do with.
Betsy DeVos, From FlickrPhotos
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Betsy DeVos Unveils Proposal to Make It Harder for Students Defrauded by Predatory Schools to Get Loan Relief In a development critics deemed a sign of the administration once again serving corporate interests, Trump's Education Department, headed by billionaire Betsy Devos, on Wednesday rolled out a proposal that would make it harder for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to be given debt relief.
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Chelsea Manning Files Appeal Against "Grossly Unfair and Unprecedented" Conviction Whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Wednesday filed an appeal of her conviction and sentence for releasing a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks. The appeal argues for a 10-year sentence rather than the 35-year sentence she is currently serving at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Trump signs executive order to reverse his immigration policy, From YouTubeVideos
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Trump's Mean Boy Nation Trump and his crowd are dedicated to curdling the milk of human kindness. They fill their pockets while destroying America in a misbegotten attempt to take it back to a time of ethnic purity that never really was while establishing a new Gilded Age where only a handful can prosper at the expense of everyone else. We are becoming a mean boy nation. Only we can fix it.
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Argentina President Blasts US Bank "Extortion" Argentina was able to restructure their debt with roughly 92 percent of their bond holders. However, U.S. "vulture funds" that owned the remainder of the debt took the South American nation to court demanding full repayment before the other bond holders are recompensated.
Anti-fracking protesters unfurled a banner outside the California capitol building Saturday calling on Governor Jerry Brown to put a halt to fracking in the state., From ImagesAttr
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Thousands Confront Governor Jerry Brown: "Don't Frack with California!" Thousands of families, farm workers, students, Native Americans and environmentalists from across California descended on the capitol building in Sacramento on Saturday united under a single message to Governor Jerry Brown: "Don't frack with our state!"
Michael Moore's newest documentary, Where to Invade Next, presents uncharacteristically optimistic outlook., From ImagesAttr
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Michael Moore Says His New Movie Will Change America After seeing working-class Italians with two months paid vacation, Finnish schools with no homework and the world's best test scores, Slovenians going to college for free, and women seizing unprecedented power in Tunisia and Iceland -- you may realize that the entire movie is about how other countries have dismantled the prisons in which Americans live.
Streaming live on Facebook at 7pm EDT on Monday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Michael Moore, along with other advocates and experts, as they explore inequality, the rise of oligarchy, and the deat, From ImagesAttr
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Watch Tonight: Sanders, Warren, Moore Headline National Town Hall on Inequality and Oligarchy On Monday night, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is hosting a nationally televised town hall tonight focused on U.S. inequality and the threat posed by an increasing powerful oligarchy that has corrupted the nation's economy and politics.
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Gaza Cut Off From All Sides As "Collective Punishment" Deepens Despite widespread calls for increased humanitarian aid and economic activity, the approximately 1.8 million people living in the Gaza Strip have been further isolated from the outside world following Israel's closure Sunday, and Egypt's closure last week, of border crossings into the Palestinian territory.
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As Rule 41 Quietly Passes, Trump to Inherit Expanded Hacking Powers President Barack Obama spent much of his time in office expanding and building upon controversial policies that saw civil liberties eroded on many fronts -- and now all that unchallenged power will be in President-elect Donald Trump's hands.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren back similar agendas that include breaking up big banks, reducing the role of money in politics, and a $15 minimum wage., From ImagesAttr
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No Endorsement Yet, But Plenty of Clues from Sen. Elizabeth Warren With days to go before the critical Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, pundits are abuzz about one potential endorsement in particular -- one they say could actually sway voters: that of progressive luminary Elizabeth Warren. In speech lambasting big money in politics, "Warren came as close as she has -- or perhaps will -- come to officially endorsing Sanders."
The National Rifle Association has spent roughly $17 million backing gun-friendly candidates in races around the country., From ImagesAttr
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Washington Voters Stand Up to NRA ... And May Just Win On the eve of the 2014 midterm elections, voters in Washington state appear poised to make history -- despite spending by the nation's powerful gun lobby -- in passing by popular vote an initiative that will strengthen gun control measures across the state.
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ACLU Says Less Than Half of Kids Trump Ripped From Parents Will Be Reunited Before Court Deadline Last Friday, the Trump administration complained that the deadline imposed by a federal judge was too "extreme" and could not be met. The judge didn't buy this argument, and the ACLU denounced the Trump administration's efforts to push back the deadline as a shameful attempt to "further prolong the suffering of these families."
Millions remain without water and power in Puerto Rico, From YouTubeVideos
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The Deal That Puerto Rico Didn't Ask for and Didn't Want Relief efforts have been reluctant, underfunded, and painfully slow-moving. Puerto Rico remains devastated, but few in Congress or the White House seem to consider its reconstruction a priority. They presumably understand that Puerto Rico is part of the United States and that its residents are American citizens, but nonetheless they treat the island like a foreign country that Washington has no obligation to help.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announce a free tuition plan in Queens, New York on January 3., From ImagesAttr
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Alongside Sanders, New York Governor Announces First-in-Nation Free Tuition Plan New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a plan to offer free tuition at state and city colleges for middle- and low-income New Yorkers. Under the Excelsior Scholarship, described as the first of its kind in the nation, students whose families make $125,000 or less per year would be eligible to attend all public universities in New York for free.
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Millionaire Senators Vote Against Popular Minimum Wage Raise That Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty Eight members of the Democratic caucus joined all 50 Republicans in the Senate to kill an amendment reattaching a $15 minimum wage provision to the Senate's coronavirus relief package. Nearly every one of the lawmakers who voted against the raise for low-paid workers nationwide is a millionaire.
President-elect Trump names Betsy DeVos education secretary | 2016 ..., From GoogleImages
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Democrats Aim to Slam Brakes on Key Members of Trump's "Rigged Cabinet" "President-elect Trump is attempting to fill his rigged cabinet with nominees that would break key campaign promises and have made billions off the industries they'd be tasked with regulating," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Sunday reported by the Washington Post.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room with journalist Glenn Greenwald in a scene from Laura Poitras' new documentary film Citizenfour, which opens in theaters across the U.S. on Friday., From ImagesAttr
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Stranger Than Fiction: "Citizenfour" Is a Dire Parable of Whistle-Blowers and Government Spying It is a testament to our unique digital age that not only has the government found it easy to sweep up as much information as possible, but that people have found swift ways to undermine that power through whistle-blowing actions such as Snowden's and through rapid-fire journalism based on those revelations by Greenwald and his colleagues.
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"Merciless War Criminal" and Ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dead at 88 Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. congressman, aide to several Republican presidents, and two-time defense secretary whose ruinous legacy was defined by his lies in service of an unending war that's killed at least hundreds of thousands of people, died Tuesday at age 88.
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Sanders, Warren Lead Call for Biden to Embrace "Historic" Medicare Expansion "Lowering the Medicare eligibility age is not only the right thing to do from a public policy perspective," stated a letter to Biden on Sunday, "it is also what the overwhelming majority of Americans support."
James Risen speaking with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Sunday., From ImagesAttr
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Journalist Risen: "Mercenary Class": Now Permanent Fixture in National Security State According to New York Times journalist James Risen, the American people should ask themselves if what they really want is a "mercenary class that feeds off unending war and makes sure that the United States never stops finding new threats to go after."
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We Will "Never Be Broken": Facing Imminent Eviction, Water Protectors Stand Their Ground Throughout the months-long resistance effort, pipeline opponents have protested through legal channels as well as peaceful civil disobedience. In return, they have faced dog attacks, water cannons in subzero temperatures, and tear gas, in addition to arrest and trumped up charges.
Family separation crisis, From YouTubeVideos
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While Child Detention Crisis Has Faded From Headlines, Horror and Cruelty of Family Separation Remains Just 364 families out of about 2,500 have been reunited under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, with children as young as five still in detention centers across the country while their parents are incarcerated for the misdemeanor of illegal entry.
Several states have already rejected a voter data demand from Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, calling it an effort to suppress voters., From ImagesAttr
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Refusing to Abet Suppression, States Reject Trump Demand for Voter Data A request the commission sent Wednesday to the 50 states and District of Columbia requesting voter names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, felony convictions, military status, and their voting history dating back to 2006 was met with swift rebuke.
Blimp Will Greet President When He Visits London, From YouTubeVideos
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Why We're Protesting Trump's Visit by Flying an Inflatable Trump Baby Over London It's on everyone who knows the difference between right and wrong to resist this grotesque excuse for a president when he comes here. He needs to be run out of town, figuratively at least. But how? This is a man who lacks the capacity for moral shame. Liberal outrage just makes him smirk harder.
Map shows the path the boat took through the Mediterranean before it was stopped by the Israeli military., From ImagesAttr
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Israeli Military Blocks Female Flotilla From Reaching Gaza The Israeli navy on Wednesday stopped a boat carrying international female activists, preventing them from breaking the blockade of Gaza. Among the 13 people on board the Women's Boat to Gaza, a mission of the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire of Ireland, retired U.S. army colonel Ann Wright, New Zealand politician Marama Davidson, and Malaysian doctor Fauziah Hasan.
Five members of Pussy Riot performed at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow in 2012., From ImagesAttr
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An Open Letter from P*ssy Riot We belong to leftist anti-capitalist ideology -- we charge no fees for viewing our art-work, all our videos are distributed freely on the web, the spectators to our performances are always spontaneous passers by, and we never sell tickets to our "shows."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2016
A Peaceful Stand at Standing Rock The Standing Rock people urge us not just to reject the pipeline, honor their land, and protect our water, but to reclaim our common nonviolence and shared oneness with the earth. They are showing us the way forward, and it's time for more and more of us to follow their lead. Everyone can get involved to help build this movement, support their nonviolence, and reach that good outcome and transformation.
Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd in Charleston, West Virginia, where he is projected to win the May 10th primary., From ImagesAttr
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Sanders Vows to Fight DNC for Progressive Agenda that Voters Want The rift between Democratic elites and Bernie Sanders may come to a head at the convention in July, as the presidential hopeful has promised a "fight" if the party refuses to include "bold" progressive initiatives on the Democratic platform. Such a move, Sanders said, would be tantamount to "silencing" the "9 million voters who, during this nominating process, have indicated that they want to go beyond establishment politics.
Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Almond Ice Cream, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Rights Groups Urge Ben & Jerry's to End All Sales in 'Apartheid Israel' While welcoming the decision by Ben & Jerry's to stop selling their ice cream in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in Palestine, a coalition of progressive groups on Wednesday implored Unilever, the frozen dessert-maker's parent company, to end all business with Israel.
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Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put "Stake in Internet's Heart" Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." And speaking with Time magazine, Lauren Weinsten, a veteran tech-policy expert and prominent Net-neutrality advocate, said: "This is a stake in the heart for Internet openness."
Homeless flock to shelters amid deep freeze, From ImagesAttr
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Icy Cold and Cut Services Create Dangerous Perfect Storm for Homeless A report released in December by the U.S. Conference of Mayors showed that homelessness rates grew across the country in 2014, a trend driven by lack of affordable housing, widespread unemployment, chronic poverty, and a lack of needed services for those struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. There are now more homeless children in the U.S. than anytime in the nation's history.
Kellyanne Conway's comments came a day after the president tweeted his outrage over Nordstrom treating
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Experts: Top Aide "Plain and Simple" Broke Ethics Law by Promoting Trump Brand White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, it seems, "crossed a very bright line" when she openly encouraged people to "go buy Ivanka's stuff" after President Donald Trump slammed Nordstrom department store for dropping his daughter's fashion line. It appears several other retailers, including T.J. Maxx, are also preparing to drop the Ivanka's fashion line prompting many to wonder what more the White House will do in return.
The average class of 2015 borrower will graduate college with just over $35,000 in debt., From ImagesAttr
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Citing Soaring Student Debt, Sanders to Pitch Tuition-Free Higher Education With student debt figures continuing to climb, Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to unveil legislation this week to provide tuition-free higher education for students at four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The proposal, which Sanders plans to introduce on Tuesday, would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and universities and expand work-study programs.
Beef. Maybe it's not what's for dinner anymore., From ImagesAttr
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To Avert Climate Chaos, Meat Consumption Must Drop: Study There is an "awareness gap" amongst the global public of the link between eating meat and climate change, and that presents a real obstacle to keeping global warming under the 2-degree threshold, a new study finds.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Texas GOP Finalizes "Ruthless" Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action Texas state senators passed a voter supression bill that was condemned by rights advocates and plitical figures across the United States and sparked calls for Congress to urgently combatRepublican attacks on democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2018
Dismantling Democracy, One Word at a Time The very idea that the government can control what words we use and don't at a university-related event seems to violate everything we as a country hold dear about the independence of educational institutions from government control, not to mention the sanctity of free speech and the importance of public debate.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 7, 2017
GOP Plan Targets Poor, Sick, Elderly While Providing Tax Cuts for Wealthy The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) "will do active harm to millions of people, particularly low-income people and seniors;" includes tax breaks for wealthy insurance CEOs; and is generally "a nastier, more consumer-unfriendly proposal than even close followers could have expected."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2016
US Transfers 15 Guantanamo Detainees as Rights Groups Push for Full Closure The Pentagon on Monday announced that 15 men would be transferred from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, in the largest single detainee shuffle under President Barack Obama's administration. Amnesty International hoped the move indicated that the Obama administration would step up its efforts to close the controversial site.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking to MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Tuesday about her just introduced Equal Employment for All Act., From ImagesAttr
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Sen. Warren Aims to Fix "One More Way the System Is Rigged" Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would ban the widespread practice of employers using prospective employees' credit ratings as a basis for hiring, a practice she said is "one more way in which the system is rigged."
Tortured and held in solitary confinement., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2016
Chelsea Manning Supporters Launch Last-Ditch Call for Clemency With mere weeks left under an Obama presidency, advocates have launched what they describe as a last ditch effort to save national security whistleblower Chelsea Manning before Donald Trump and his team of pro-torture, anti-LGBTQ war hawks ascend to power.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 30, 2021
"This Is the Climate Emergency": Dozens of Sudden Deaths Reported as Canada Heat Hits Record 121┬░F Dozens of sudden-death calls that Vancouver authorities have received this week are believed to be tied to the dangerous heatwave currently scorching Canada and pushing temperatures to record levels.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 10, 2014
Remorseful Jurors Plea to Judge: No Prison Time For OWS Activist It was a trial riddled with injustice, in which Judge Ronald Zweibel showed repeated favoritism towards the prosecution. Zweibel imposed a gag order on McMillan's lawyers, excluded key physical evidence, and ruled that information about Bovell's past violent behavior, and violence the night of McMillan's arrest, was not relevant to the case.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2014
Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture Though the report has been completed for many months, the members of the Senate Intelligence committee have been fighting with the White House, which allowed CIA officials to review its findings, over the scope of redactions to the report's summary before it's made public.
Hillary Clinton speaking Wednesday night at a CNN presidential town hall., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2016
Clinton Brushes Off Wall Street Ties, But Are Voters Buying It? Hillary Clinton's deep ties to Wall Street are under the spotlight again following her defense of taking large speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, as well as campaign finance records showing the tens of millions her campaign and super PACs have received from the financial sector.
Demonstrators take part in a rally in support of
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2018
Trump's Easter Morning Tweets Affirm His "Anti-Immigrant Agenda," Say Rights Groups Human rights groups on Sunday said that President Donald Trump affirmed his "anti-immigrant agenda" when he tweeted that there would be no legislative deal to help a group of immigrants known as Dreamers, said that a border wall is urgently needed, and implied that Mexico and Democrats are allowing "caravans" of undocumented people to arrive in the United States.
The Trump administration's latest move to invalidate the legal justification for imposing mercury emissions limits on oil- and coal-fired power plants could have broader implications for imposing future federal public health regulations., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2018
With "Unconscionable Rollback," Trump EPA Lays Groundwork for Coal Industry to Release More Mercury Into the Air Ignoring public health benefits, a Trump EPA analysis that could set a dangerous precedent for future regulations claims mercury emissions limits for dirty energy power plants aren't "appropriate and necessary," disputing the agency's conclusions under former President Barack Obama.
Demonstrators hold signs at a rally to stop the appointment of Scott Pruitt for the EPA., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2017
Scott Pruitt Vows Rapid, "Aggressive" Attack on EPA Regulations Pruitt -- who's been described as "a lackey for the big energy companies" and whose "confirmation shows once again that Republicans will deny climate change and protect the interests of Big Oil at all costs" -- sued the agency he now leads more than a dozen times during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general.
Code Pink Protesters Against Gina Haspel, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 27, 2018
Reflections on Gina Haspel's Confirmation It is appalling that the Senate would approve for CIA Director someone who was directly involved in carrying out torture. Haspel should have been disqualified from the beginning, no matter what she told the Senators during and after her confirmation hearing. Torture is a war crime. The Senate is now on record for approving a war criminal to run an agency with a long record of engaging in unlawful acts.
Texas Snow, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Role of Climate Crisis "Can't Be Hand-Waved Away": Scientists Say Freezing Texas Linked to Warming Arctic Some scientists are arguing -- the bitterly cold weather currently contributing to suffering and death in Texas and other states accustomed to mild winters is connected to the rapid warming of the Arctic.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 19, 2017
Trump Sends Hate Group to Represent US at UN Women's Rights Conference Earlier this week, the State Department announced that representatives from infamous anti-LGBTQ hate group the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) and from the far-right Heritage Foundation will represent the U.S. at a United Nations conference on women's rights later this month.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"Damn Right": Sanders Calls for Stopping Dakota Access as Obama Waffles Sanders has made his opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) known for months, he reiterated his opposition during a campaign rally on behalf of Hillary Clinton at Plymouth State University on Tuesday. "Stop the Dakota pipeline!" someone yelled from the crowd during the speech, to which Sanders quickly responded: "Damn right."
Sen. Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
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Sanders' Focus Not Clinton, But Whether 2016 Run Could Mobilize the Masses Though he was reluctant to be specific in his critique of the former Secretary of State's record and admitted he "may be surprised" by Clinton's ability to tap into the populist angst in the country, when asked by the Post about what he's heard from Clinton regarding economic inequality and related issues, Sanders responded with, "Not much."
Andrew Cuomo, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Cuomo Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will resign from office in 14 days as he faces an accelerating impeachment push -- over allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women, including current and former government employees.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2016
Victory for Young Voters in Ohio as Judge Rules in Favor of Sanders Campaign Young voters in Ohio were handed a victory on Friday -- one that also bodes well for Bernie Sanders -- when a state court judge ruled that 17-year-olds who will be eligible to vote in November's general election have the right to vote in this Tuesday's primaries.
Bernie Sanders, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sanders Bill Will Hike Taxes on Big Corporations That Pay CEOs Over 50 Times More Than Median Workers Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would hike taxes on large corporations that pay their CEOs over 50 times more than the median worker, an effort to combat the decades-long trend of skyrocketing inequality in the United States.
Nightly News Covers Donald Trump 23X More Than Bernie Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 13, 2015
As Trump Surges, New Polls Underscore Corporate Media's "Bernie Blackout" New Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling numbers out Sunday showed that Donald Trump continues to lead the wide and varied Republican presidential field and -- despite increasingly inflammatory rhetoric -- reached a new high with 27 percent support. There appears to be a concerted "blackout" of news about Bernie Sanders, despite similar voter support.
Tap water in a Flint hospital on Oct. 16, 2015., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The EPA's Hush-Hush Response to the Flint Water Crisis In Flint, outrage over the crisis and the alleged cover-up has reached a boiling point. Local students have launched a petition calling for the resignation of Governor Rick Snyder, which comes on the heels of a separate call for his arrest.
Sanders holds a signature rally on June 9, 2016., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sanders: End of Voting Does Not Mean End of Political Revolution Bernie Sanders held a press conference on Tuesday calling for reform of the Democratic party--starting with the ouster of Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz--and said he would remain in the race until the end. Sanders said, "The time is now--in fact, the time is long overdue, for a fundamental transformation of the Democratic party."
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Edward Snowden Awarded "Alternative Nobel" for Revealing Vast Surveillance The Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which stated that it will fund legal support for Snowden, said his honorary award recognizes "his courage and skill in revealing the unprecedented extent of state surveillance violating basic democratic processes and constitutional rights."
NY Prosecutor Preet Bharara fired, From YouTubeVideos
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US Attorney in New York Fired After Refusing Trump's Abrupt Request to Resign The surprise development comes as right-wingers agitate for President Donald Trump to "purge" the government of Obama-era appointees. "By asking for the immediate resignation of every remaining U.S. Attorney before their replacements have been confirmed or even nominated, the President is interrupting ongoing cases and investigations and hindering the administration of justice," Chuch Schumer said.
Dakota Access Pipeline - Native Americans Protest DAPL, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 23, 2016
"Stakes Are Getting Higher": 83 People Arrested, Maced in North Dakota Protests against DAPL have been ongoing for months, as the Standing Rock Sioux, along with other tribes and environmental activists, say the $3.8 billion, 1,100-mile pipeline threatens their access to clean water and violates Native American treaty rights.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Government Surveillance Threatens Journalism, Law and Thus Democracy: Report The impunity with which the American government spies on journalists and attorneys is undermining the American people's ability to hold their leaders accountable, thus threatening the core of our democracy, charged a joint report published Monday by two leading rights organizations.
Free Julian Assange, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2021
Threat to Journalism Remains Despite Rejection of Assange Extradition From Why did a British judge reject the Trump administration's attempt to extradite Julian Assange, despite accepting "virtually all of the allegations" the U.S. government leveled against the WikiLeaks founder?
Fear of separation shadows immigrant families crossing US border, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2018
Would God Really Snatch a Suckling Baby From Its Mother's Breast? This is evil -- a just-following-orders, look-the-other-way, not-my-fault species of moral putrefaction brought to you by the most ostentatiously Christian political party in one of the most noisily Christian nations on Earth. The hypocrisy of it reeks to, well...high heaven.
A U.S. Marine stands in front of Osprey aircraft on Aug. 12, 2014., From ImagesAttr
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US Ramps Up Military Strikes in Iraq as Militant Control Over Key Dam Remains Unclear Iraqi and Kurdish officials claim Monday to have retaken control of a strategic dam held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters following a weekend in which the United States ramped up its military involvement in the country with additional air strikes.
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"Journalists" Agree to Keep Mum on Conservative Donors at Koch Brothers Event In a rare move, journalists from a handful of major media outlets were granted access this weekend to a private and well-heeled gathering of Republican benefactors, sponsored by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, on one condition: that they do not name any of the 450 donors attending, unless given explicit permission.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, right, and his partner, David Miranda, testifying in Brazil in 2013 on U.S. government spying on that country., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2016
In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms "Journalism Isn't Terrorism" Miranda, who is the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was interrogated for nine hours at Heathrow in August 2013 while transporting documents to Greenwald from journalist Laura Poitras, both of whom were reporting on the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program.
Already Hillary Clinton's campaign has pocketed about $300,000 from employees at the nation's six largest banks., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 19, 2015
Clinton Challenged to Break Up -- and Break Up With -- Wall Street Banks Faced with the possibility of yet another Wall Street crony taking over the Oval Office next year, progressive lawmakers are directly challenging Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to break up -- and break up with -- the big banks.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2015
At Heart of Humanitarian Crisis, Israel Building Wall to Keep Syrian Refugees Out Israel is not the only country to refuse entry to refugees. Its close ally the United States has admitted just 1,500 Syrian refugees since 2011, and in 2013, the last year for which Homeland Security statistics are available, granted asylum to a mere 36.
A Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS), which Human Rights Watch calls a prototype for fully autonomous weapons--or
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Hawking, Musk, Woz: We Must Ban the "Kalashnikovs of Tomorrow" ie., Robot War Machines More than 1,000 science and technology experts on Monday published an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous weapons -- machines capable of killing without human operators -- to prevent a "virtually inevitable" high-stakes global arms race.
Impeach Donald Trump Rally, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 27, 2019
A Trump Impeachment Has Risks, But They Are Worth Taking There are risks for impeachment. Political risks. It is obvious that no House-led impeachment proceeding, however well-orchestrated and compelling, can possibly result in a Senate conviction of Trump; the consistent conduct of Senate Republicans for over two years makes this clear. There is a risk that an impeachment could be framed as both "overreach" and "failure," and thus could strengthen Trump's hand in 2020.
Michael Bloomberg, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2016
Not-So-Subtle Establishment Threat? Bloomberg Hints at Presidential Run With the Iowa caucuses just over a week away -- and with Sanders surging in both state-level and national polls -- there has been a palpable sense of unease in the upper echelons of both the major parties about what should be done to dissuade voters from throwing their support behind "insurgent" candidates.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 2, 2016
Reasons to Celebrate: Key Progressive Gains in 2015 Bernie Sanders holds the record for highest number of contributions for a White House bid, breaking the record held by President Barack Obama in 2011, and a Quinnipiac University poll this month found that, if the 2016 U.S. presidential election were held today, Sanders would win by a landslide over GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking during the Democratic Presidential debate from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2015
Bernie Sanders Just Made Presidential Campaign Contribution History The Bernie Sanders campaign announced Sunday that the campaign has now received over 2.3 million contributions. That means Sanders now holds the record for highest number of contributions for a White House bid, breaking the record held by President Barack Obama in 2011.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2016
Sanders: "We Have Enormous Momentum" Going Into South Carolina With less than a week to go until the next Democratic primary in South Carolina, Sanders told CNN on Sunday that the Nevada loss still proved how much progress his campaign has made in just a few short months. Sanders noted that he received 47 percent of the vote to Clinton's 52 percent after trailing by as many as 50 points in Nevada in prior months.
Medics evacuate the body of a man from Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 21, 2014
"Indiscriminate" Bombing in Gaza Pushes Death Toll Beyond 500 Intense shelling and aerial assaults that claimed hundreds of lives over the weekend continued in the Gaza Strip on Monday, pushing the number of Palestinians killed by Israel's "Operation Protective Edge" beyond 500 people, with many thousands wounded, since it began on July 8.

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