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Amazon, Whole Foods workers walk off job to protest “unjust and unsafe” labor practices

‘The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing’ “One of the best ways to thank essential workers is to support the fight to improve their lives.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Labor rights advocates on Monday urged…

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Posted in Health Health Care National News Pro Publica VA

The Trump Administration is leaving the nation’s emergency backup hospital system on the sidelines

Leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs say they are ready to answer the call to assist HHS or FEMA. But the call has not come. by Isaac Arnsdorf March 27, 3:38 p.m. EDT The Trump…

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Posted in Coronavirus Health National News Pro Publica

Here’s Why Florida Got All the Emergency Medical Supplies It Requested While Other States Did Not

The Department of Health and Human Services has come under fire as several states’ requests for supplies from the emergency medical stockpile go unfulfilled. A chaotic distribution plan is buckling under a big problem: Nobody has…

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Posted in Common Dreams Insider trading National News Politics

Demands for resignations as more GOP Senators accused of ‘Smash and Grab’ stock dumps ahead of coronavirus crash

“They didn’t mobilize to help families, or prep response. They dumped stock.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, March 20 After news of Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s stock sell-off ahead of the coronavirus-induced market crash prompted…

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Posted in Coronavirus National News Public Health Public Policy Safety Net Utilities Water

Some towns still haven’t halted utility shut-offs for unpaid water bills during coronavirus, even as federal lawmakers demand it

While some municipalities with only a few cases of the coronavirus have stopped disconnecting water service for residents with overdue bills, a few utility companies at the coronavirus epicenter in Washington have made no such promises….

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Care National News Public Health Public Policy

CDC head to commit to free coronavirus testing

“We live in a world where 33% of Americans put off medical treatment last year, and we have $1,133 expense just for testing for the coronavirus.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Democratic firebrand Rep. Katie Porter…

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Posted in Bribery Business Corruption National News Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

Trump’s company paid bribes to reduce property taxes, assessors say

Five former city employees and a former Trump Organization employee say the company used middlemen to pay New York City tax assessors to lower building assessments and pay less taxes in the 1980s and 1990s.  …

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Posted in Coronavirus Health Health Health Care National News Off the wire

Surging health care worker quarantines raise concerns as coronavirus spreads

Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News March 9, 2020 As the U.S. battles to limit the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus, the number of health care workers ordered to self-quarantine because of potential exposure to…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Health Health National Public Health The Conversation

How big will the coronavirus epidemic be? An epidemiologist updates his concerns

By Maciej F. Boni, Pennsylvania State University Monday, March 9 The Harvard historian Jill Lepore recounted recently in The New Yorker magazine that when democracies sink into crisis, the question “where are we going?” leaps to…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams National News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Coalition urges everyone to join movement supporting Sanders to secure a ‘feminist future’

“For the nurses, teachers, cooks, domestic workers, bus drivers, farmers, librarians, organizers, caretakers, writers, sex workers, shamans, and waitresses: there’s another America waiting for us and we are ready to greet her. ” by Jessica Corbett,…

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Posted in Coronavirus Health Health National News Public Health

On front lines, first responders brace for coronavirus ― and their own protection

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News March 6, 2020 When first responders answered roughly 10 calls from a long-term care center in Kirkland, Washington, over the course of a week, they did not expect to become…

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Posted in Courts/justice Family Separation Immigration National News

Scathing new government report on Trump family separation policy

“This report shows that high-level officials chose to ignore the warnings about the harms of family separation. It also raises serious questions about whether the lack of interagency communication has still not been fixed. Thousands of…

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Posted in National News Race for the White House 2020

People’s Action: We are grateful for Sen. Warren’s accomplishments

Meteor Staff report People’s Action released the following statement in response to news that Sen. Elizabeth Warren would suspend her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “Senator Warren ran a principled, historic race for the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Journalism National News Public Health Public Policy

Trump White House bars press rom filming or recording coronavirus briefing

“We need transparency. Instead we are getting this.”       by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams Wednesday, March 04, 2020 The Trump administration on Tuesday barred the media from filming or recording audio of…

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Posted in Common Dreams National News Off the wire Politics Race for the White House 2020

Warren urged to help form ‘Progressive Front’ with Sanders as Big-Money establishment fuels Biden surge

“If she can make the case for Sanders, she’ll help build a progressive front against a moneyed and well-organized moderate force.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams Wednesday, March 04, 2020 After Super Tuesday’s results…

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Students raise $10,000 to get classmate released from Immigrant Detention Center

Students from Crystal Lake Central High school decided to take matters into their own hands when one of their own was facing deportation. Together, the students and staff of Crystal Lake Central High School raised over…

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Trump’s new spy chief used to work for a foreign politician the U.S. accused of corruption

Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail. by Isaac…

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Posted in Analysis Ethics National The Conversation

Why Trump’s post-impeachment actions are about vengeance, not retribution

“Since the end of his Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump has carried out a concerted campaign against his Democratic political opponents as well as members of his administration who cooperated with them.” Austin Sarat, Amherst…

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Judge sentences Roger Stone to 40 months in prison

Stone is expected to be pardoned by President Donald Trump. by Eoin Higgins, staff writer This is a breaking news story… Stay tuned for updates. Longtime Republican operative and ally to Preisdent Donald Trump Roger Stone…

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After granting Blagojevich and others clemency, Trump calls himself the ‘Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country’

“NARRATOR: He is not the chief law enforcement officer in the country.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer, Common Dreams.org February 18, 2020 Telling reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews that he had commuted the…

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Xi Jinping reassures Trump that April heat will kill virus

Quick health brief from the president. The Washington Post reports President Trump said that heat will kill the coronaviruses. At a White House meeting with state governors this morning Trump said Chinese President Xi Jinping feels “Very…

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Georgia Governor Kemp loses vote purge suit brought by reporter Palast

Nicole Powers for The Palast Investigative Fund February 9 Atlanta   In an extraordinary and unexpected move, Federal Judge Eleanor Ross has declared Gov. Brian Kemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by investigative journalist Greg Palast…

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Trump reportedly compiling Nixonian ‘Enemies List’ as he seeks revenge for impeachment

“McConnell hasn’t even held the final vote to launch the post-checks and balances era, and already the would-be authoritarian is escalating his abuses of power.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, CommonDreams President Donald Trump is reportedly…

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Posted in Child Welfare Immigration National News Off the wire Politics Pro Publica Social Justice

Zero Tolerance: “Women to one side, men to the other”: how the Border Patrol’s new powers and old carelessness separated a family

Under Trump, Border Patrol agents wield nearly unchecked power over the fate of migrants — and their seemingly random decisions can cleave families apart. by Dara Lind, ProPublica Jan. 31, Mirza had a sense of foreboding…

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