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Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes
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On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes. In 2015, Hale, whose job involved identifying targets f ...[Read more]
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The Right Wing Wants Misinformation and Manufactured Ignorance, Not Democracy
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Manufactured ignorance now thrives in a world of interlacing disasters. This age of consuming catastrophes is part and parcel of an age of survival-of-the fittest economics fueled by the rise of right-wing authoritarianism and political extremists. The ru ...[Read more]
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Biden Upholds Last-Minute Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back to Prison
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Marquez is one of over 4,000 people who were released from federal prison to home confinement under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to stem the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. The CARES Act prioritizes the release of people ...[Read more]
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Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration’s First Drone Strike in Somalia
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A trio of senators, including Bernie Sanders of Vermont, issued a statement late Thursday condemning the U.S. military's drone strike in Somalia earlier this week, the first known bombing of the East African country since President Joe Biden took office i ...[Read more]
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America’s history wars get serious: Texas GOP wants to dump MLK — and whitewash the KKK
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In the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney proclaimed that Black people have "no rights that the white man is bound to respect." Today's Jim Crow Republican Party, and the white right more broadly, have taken the spi ...[Read more]
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The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
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The battle to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States is shaping up to be a legal case of paramount importance to the future of national security reporting. The U.S. continues to press the case even after ...[Read more]
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A pedophile’s best friend is a Trump Republican
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Of all the lurid nonsense circulating among conspiracy-addled Republicans, none of their theories is viler than the libel of child sexual abuse that began under the rubric of "Pizzagate" and became the basis of the cult ideology of QAnon. So successful wa ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders Is the Real Force Behind the $3.5T Reconciliation Bill
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When the idea of the reconciliation bill was originally floated in June, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) had an ambitious price tag in mind: $6 trillion. And, though the reconciliation bill currently in discussion is $3.5 trillion, senators say that the b ...[Read more]
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If Biden Wants to “Stand With the Cuban People,” He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade
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The corporate media have been bashing the Cuban government in response to the recent protests in Cuba, while President Joe Biden claims, “We stand with the Cuban people.” But they ignore or minimize the leading cause of economic suffering in Cuba: the ...[Read more]
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Trump rages at his former Republican allies in an off-the-rails interview
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No matter how much a Republican has done for Donald Trump, the former president can easily turn against them if he feels they have let him down in some way — and that includes former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr a ...[Read more]
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Report: Ex-Wife of Trump Org Exec Says Trump Is Involved in Tax Avoidance Scheme
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Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law to the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, reportedly told investigators last month that she and her now-ex-husband had received perks in lieu of compensation from the company, ...[Read more]
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