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Theresa May Just U-Turned On Social Housing Policy After Pressure From Jeremy Corbyn
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Theresa May has unexpectedly U-turned on a major government housing policy, in a significant victory for Labour. The prime minister announced that ministers would scrap a proposed cap on the amount of money the government is willing to pay towards the cos ...[Read more]
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How Democratic Socialists Convinced a Congressman to Sign Onto Single-Payer Health Care Bill
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MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC REP. John Conyers has been introducing his single-payer health care bill for decades. But in the explosion of activism following the Bernie Sanders campaign and the pushback against GOP efforts to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Ac ...[Read more]
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Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth
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On 16 October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States. Wading through the Clinton book, "What Happened"  ...[Read more]
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A Family’s Long Search for Answers After Israel’s Killing of a Palestinian-American Teen
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THE LAST TIME Fawziya Shaalan saw her son alive was February 26, 2016. After eating lunch, Mahmoud, a 16-year-old Palestinian-American living in the West Bank, decided to go on an afternoon walk. This was routine; it was a way for Mahmoud to deal with his ...[Read more]
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Why Trump Has Gone Nuclear on Iran
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The absolute majority of the Global South now has definitive proof; Washington simply cannot be trusted to keep its promises related to any major geopolitical deal. The possibility of a nuclear agreement – or any agreement – between Washington and Pyo ...[Read more]
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Top Trump Official John Kelly Ordered ICE to Portray Immigrants as Criminals to Justify Raids
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Earlier this month, The Intercept published a cache of internal emails exchanged between Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Texas in February, while the first mass raids of the Trump administration were underway. The redacted emails, obtaine ...[Read more]
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Koch Brothers’€™ Internal Strategy Memo on Selling Tax Cuts: Ignore The Deficit
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The Intercept obtained a messaging memo from the Koch brothers’ network on how to sell tax reform legislation. The memo went out to members of the network of likeminded Republican donors, which includes dozens of wealthy investors and business executive ...[Read more]
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Kansas Is Punishing a Teacher for Following Her Church’s Guidance to Boycott Israel
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ESTHER KOONTZ IS a long-time math teacher and curriculum coach at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School in Wichita, Kansas. She’s also a member of the Mennonite Church USA, which in July voted to divest itself from American companies that profit off o ...[Read more]
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When Community College Is Free
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Does free community college work? An experiment in Chicago suggests that the answer is yes. Two years ago, under a program called the Star Scholarship, Chicago began to offer free community college to all public high school graduates who earned a B averag ...[Read more]
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Russian MoD Delegation Traveling to UN Headquarters Denied US Entry Visas
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Members of a delegation from the Russian Defense Ministry were not issued visas to enter the US to take part in a joint Russian-Chinese military conference at UN headquarters in New York, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Alexander Yemelyanov says. ...[Read more]
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Sanders: To Lift Outrageous Burden of Student Debt, Implement Tuition-Free College for All
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In order to lift the burden of debt on millions of students and unleash the potential of current and futute generations, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared on Tuesday night that the time is now "to make public colleges and universities tuition free" in ...[Read more]
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