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Norwegian fund divests from firms linked to Israeli settlements
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Norway’s largest pension fund announced it has divested assets in 16 companies for their links to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including telecom equipment giant Motorola. “In KLP’s assessment, there is an unacceptable risk that the ...[Read more]
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I cant live on $709 a month: (Retired) Americans on social security push for its expansion
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Reynolds is one of millions of Americans who are either senior, disabled or survivors of a deceased worker, and rely on social security benefits for the majority of their income, but the average benefit of just over $1,500 a month doesn’t provide enough ...[Read more]
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Trump told chief of staff Hitler did a lot of good things, book says
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On a visit to Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, Donald Trump insisted to his then chief of staff, John Kelly: “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things.” The remark from the former US president on the 2018 trip, whic ...[Read more]
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The failed legacy of the 50-year War on Drugs started with a lie
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Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon stood before the White House press corps, staffers at his side, to announce "a new, all-out offensive" against drug abuse, which he denounced as "America's public enemy number one." He called on C ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders Calls Jeff Bezos’ Wealth ‘Morally Obscene’ As Amazon CEO Steps Down
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) described Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth as "obscene" and called for taxes on billionaires as Bezos left his role as company CEO. Sanders took to Twitter on Monday to highlight how much Bezos earns and contrasted it with t ...[Read more]
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Unvaccinated Americans Make Up 99% of Current COVID Deaths, Fauci Tells NBC
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As the rate of COVID deaths has slowed significantly, Fauci sought to give coronavirus vaccines their due credit on Sunday during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, noting that most of those who are dying now are people who have not re ...[Read more]
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Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld
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As President Ronald Reagan’s special envoy to the Middle East, Rumsfeld travelled to Baghdad to shake hands with Saddam Hussein and assure him of US support in the eight-year war that the Iraqi dictator had launched against Iran. His camaraderie with Sa ...[Read more]
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With the rate things are going, Trump may come back
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The social dynamics that created Trumpism are not being addressed. Inequality continues. People lack housing, healthcare, jobs. Retirees are struggling. Infrastructure is falling apart. Biden administration promised various things to solve these before ...[Read more]
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Iran marks 33rd anniv. of US downing of passenger jet in Persian Gulf
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Iran commemorates the 33rd anniversary of the downing of its passenger aircraft by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser over the Persian Gulf, which killed 290 people. ...[Read more]
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UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence
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On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a stunning 23-page report accompanied by a 95-page conference room paper for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) documenting systemic racism and human rights violations ...[Read more]
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Canada’s Indigenous Genocide Is Ongoing
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The recovery of mass and unmarked graves at former Indian residential school sites in recent weeks has released a deluge of outrage and grief across the settler colony known as Canada. Horrifying truths are being unearthed that reveal the treachery by whi ...[Read more]
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