Posted in Common Dreams Courts Elections News Voter suppression

Supreme Court blocks GOP effort to curb ballot deadline in Pennsylvania

‘One of the Most Significant Rulings’ of 2020 “This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 In both a…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News

Justice Department sues Google in antitrust case

The filing, announced Tuesday morning, accuses the tech giant of violating law to stifle competition. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 This is a developing story and may be updated. The U.S. Justice Department…

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Posted in Health Insurance Misleading advertising News Pro Publica

“Trumpcare” does not exist. Nevertheless Facebook and Google cash in on misleading ads for “garbage” health insurance.

The thousands of “Trumpcare” ads Facebook and Google have published show that the shadowy “lead generation” economy has a happy home on the platforms — and even big names like UnitedHealthcare take part. by Jeremy B….

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment First Nations News

Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop abetting ‘climate-wrecking’ tar sands sector or expect more resistance

“Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries.” — Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Sioux by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 A group of Indigenous women and their allies…

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Posted in Accountability Environment Government News Race for the White House 2020

Montana judge rules Trump’s illegal land manager’s decisions are invalid. ‘The Pendley Fire’

Illegal, unconfirmed acting official charade has consequences. Meteor staff Monday, October 19, 2020 Late last Friday, federal district judge Brian Morris ruled William Perry Pendley’s decisions as acting Bureau of Land Management director in Montana were…

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Posted in Analysis Climate change Dams Environment First Peoples News The Revelator Wind energy

Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home? And what effects on the environment and indigenous peoples? by Tara Lohan — The…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Want to feel better? Give!

by Wade Rathke October 19, 2020 New Orleans   Finally, a cure for Covid-19 pandemic depression! I can’t believe that the president hasn’t been screaming the news at the top of his compromised lungs now. If…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News Toxic Chemicals

Amid US sanctions, Venezuelan oil tanker at risk of spilling 1.3 million barrels and devastating Caribbean ecosystems

This is five times the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska. “The Caribbean Sea would never be the same” should the oil spill, climate scientist Eric Holthaus tweeted. by Julia Conley, staff writer Monday,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Health

As pandemic surges in US, Trump says ‘People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’

“People are tired of a science-denying president that has allowed over 218,000 people to die from Covid,” responded Rep. Mark Pocan. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, October 19 Hours after bragging about his persistent refusal…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News

Oil giant refreezing rapidly melting permafrost to keep arctic drilling alive

The effort represented such “mindless idiocy” for many that 350.org ran a “help us out with this caption” contest in response. by Jon Queally, staff writer Monday, October 19 Reporting out Monday detailing how oil giant…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Safety Net

Judge strikes down Trump effort to slash food stamps for 700,000 Americans

Victory for ‘Basic Human Decency’ “There’s a lot of competition for Vilest Policy Ever, but slashing food stamps during a pandemic that’s causing massive unemployment is way, way up there.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Monday,…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Trump campaign’s secret weapon: Door knocking!

by Wade Rathke October 18, 2020 Pearl River   With hardly two weeks before the election in the United States, it’s down to the wire. It will be interesting and important to see the final strategy and…

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Posted in Censored News First Peoples News News

Trump Jr. and Navajo Vice President endanger high-risk native elderly and children at Williams super spreader event

by Brenda Norrell, Censored News Sunday, October 18, 2020 WILLIAMS, Ariz — Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer and Donald Trump Jr. ignored the coronavirus spreading through the Trump family and White House staff at a rally…

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Posted in Air Polution Analysis Common Dreams Environment Pesticides Toxic Chemicals

Critics say deregulatory rush shows even if defeated the Trump White House willing to ‘Scorch the earth before they go’

From bomb trains to biometrics to workers’ rights, the administration is pushing for last-minute rollbacks that could prove hard for its successor to overturn. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Sunday, October 18 With President Donald Trump’s…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 The People Speak Women

Women-led marches and rallies in US cities nationwide call for Trump’s ouster and GOP defeat

‘We’ve Had Enough’ From Denver to Durham to D.C. “His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with women voting,” said head of the Women’s March. by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Sunday,…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus The Conversation

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk: Fauci’s right – holiday plans may have to change

College students are making plans to head home for the holidays at the same time U.S. COVID-19 case numbers are rising.  William Campbell/Getty Images  by   Walter Thomas Casey II, Texas A&M University-Texarkana; Marcia G. Ory,…

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Posted in Analysis Environment Public Health Toxic Chemicals

Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism

Most genes in the human body can be disrupted by man-made chemicals.  Göran Andersson/Getty Images by  Alexander Suvorov, University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunday, October 18 Today humans are exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals. Yet the…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter News Pro Publica Voter suppression

Why do nonwhite Georgia voters have to wait in line for hours?

Their numbers have soared, and their polling places have dwindled. The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Racism

‘Well that is incredibly racist,’ says Kamala Harris campaign after David Perdue’s dogwhistle attack at Trump rally

“This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members of the Senate,” said Perdue’s Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, in response. by Jon Queally, staff writer Saturday, October 17…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Recession

Trump’s millionaire economic adviser celebrates ‘gales of creative destruction’ as millions lose their jobs and go hungry

“Wonder how the 14% of households with kids who reported that they didn’t get enough food to eat in the last seven days feel about the ‘gales of creative destruction.’” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday,…

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Posted in Analysis AZ Center for Investigative Reporting News

History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty

By Sam Kmack, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Friday, October 16 Phoenix, Ariz    Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona’s voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether…

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Posted in Columns Politics Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Payment is coming due for a Deal with the Devil

by Wade Rathke October 16, 2020 New Orleans   We’re on the election countdown, but, frankly, that’s been the case for almost four years, so in some sense, what’s new? The polls don’t look good for…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Covid-19 deaths expected to spike 80% in US by February

As White House Embraces Dangerous ‘Herd Immunity’ Strategy “This is the time when we could be entering one of the worst periods of our epidemic and one of our worst periods in modern American public health….

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Posted in Analysis Investigative Reporting Workshop News Policing

Police stockpile ‘less-lethal’ munitions

Caught off guard, agencies place emergency orders for riot gear By Chris Halsne and Sasha Fernandez / IRW Friday, October 16 A special report with WUSA9 After two nights of chaotic protests near the White House…

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